Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Closing the Gap: Climate Education

 

Climate change is more evident than ever before. It’s a discussion beyond science that is relevant to religion, politics, and development arenas.  And it’s time the climate conversation was brought into the most important sector: education. Our students must be prepared with the necessary knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking tools to develop actionable solutions to climate change and make sustainable choices in their lives.

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Pointless Poaching and Life-Saving Solutions

Did you know that every six hours a rhino is butchered in Africa? This unsettlingly high number puts this species in grave danger of extinction. The number of animals and plants at risk of extinction rose in 2015 despite government pledges to improve protection, with species under threat ranging from lions in West Africa to orchids in Asia. With this widespread issue comes a dying need for change.

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How Low-Income Citizens Navigate the Pros and Cons Of SNAP Benefits

Research on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and national food bank success was presented and discussed at American University July 22, 2015 through collaboration between the School of Public Affairs and Feeding America.

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Grunge Meets Green

Pearl Jam may be known as an alternative rock and grunge band from Washington, but they also have an environmental edge too. In the past, the band has been recognized for “rocking the environmental mission,”  as Pearl Jam was named 2011 Planet Defenders by Rock the Earth for their environmental activism and their large-scale efforts to decrease their own carbon footprint.

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“The City That Never Sleeps” Just Found another Reason to Stay Up and Celebrate

With global warming on everyone’s mind, the world –wide initiative to reduce carbon emissions is truly a hot topic. New York, known for being one of the more polluted areas, is taking new measures to help restore a bit more green into our country.

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Views on Global Warming: Democratic Candidates

As the presidential primaries get closer and the political importance of global warming increases, the candidates must express clear views on environmental issues in order to have a chance at winning the U.S presidency. So what do we know so far?

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Providing the Knowledge to Act on Climate

The United States is one of only four countries in the entire world that has an organized climate change denial movement.  But now more than ever, climate change is an urgent matter that needs to be recognized and addressed by everyone. 

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Thoughts on Sustainable Food Future by Advocates for Native Knowledge

The National Museum of American Indian hosted “On The Table: Creating a Healthy Food Future” last Friday as part of the Living Earth Festival and Symposium series. The event brought together three distinguished speakers from the sustainable agriculture and indigenous heritage fields to discuss the current state of sustainable farming and the impacts of genetically modified seeds on traditional methods of crop production.

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