Earth Day Network Blog Updates

The Learning Climate: Using Rubbish In Education

Have you ever thought about the amount of waste you generate in your daily activities? Or have you ever wondered if that material you discarded could still be used for something else? Food waste, coffee grounds and tea bags, soiled paper, and yard trimmings and used napkins are a great example of useful “waste”. These materials can be composted to produce valuable soil amendments that can be used in gardens, agriculture, soil restoration, and erosion and sediment control.

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Costa Rica Turns its Back on Hammerhead Sharks

Costa Rica, the little Central American nation known for its dense tropical forests and impressive wildlife diversity, has won a place in the green hall of fame due to its commitment to environmentalism, renewable energies and nature.

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The Learning Climate: Get Ready for a Weekend of Green

With the 4th of July approaching, people across the country are planning lake trips, camping adventures, relaxing days on the beach.  As you make plans to barbeque with friends or see some fireworks, we at Earth Day Network urge you to think about the environment.

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Global Warming's Six Indias

A study conducted by Anthony Leiserowitz in 2011 identified six different views on how Indians view climate change: informed, experienced, undecided, unconcerned, indifferent and lastly the disengaged. This study interviewed Indians from around the country to partake in a survey regarding opinions on global warming and environmental policies.

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Rooftop Farms Are the Next Step for Sustainable Cities

The image that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “sustainable city” might be one of futuristic rail systems and solar-paneled high rises, but perhaps some of the best solutions take a more earthy approach. Rooftop farms are becoming more and more popular worldwide, and for good reason.

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Our World’s Water is Diminishing, But How Fast?

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently released two studies (here and here) using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites showing that the earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being depleted at troubling rates.

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Removing the Net Metering Cap

According to many industry experts, solar energy has grown into a booming industry in the past few years.  A 2013 study done by Green Tech Media projected that by 2016, a solar panel system will be installed every 20 seconds in the United States.  Additionally, the solar energy industry is expected to grow seven times its current size in the next two years.  The aver

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The Sixth Mass Extinction

A recent study has shown that humans are the cause of the mass extinction of hundreds of animals. Since human civilizations began developing we have harmed the natural Earth, making room for our population, our materialism, and our farms. Over generations, our so-called advancements have led to climate change beyond debate in the scientific community, affecting all species living on Earth.

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LEGO Takes Large Step to Move Away from Fossil Fuel Economy

The toy company is investing millions to end its reliance on plastic.

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