Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Earth Day in the Middle East and Africa

Earth Day 2014 is shaping up to be a huge success, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Several countries in the region will have Earth Day events this year, including Tunisia, Ghana, Oman, and Iraq, just to name a few.

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Spotlight Green City: Santa Fe, NM

Earth Day Network is excited to partner with the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Green Cities campaign. The campaign is focused on helping cities achieve a more sustainable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in technology, and regulation reform.

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Spotlight Green City: Jackson, MS

Through the Green Cities campaign, Earth Day Network is working to help cities transition to a cleaner, healthier and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology and regulation reform. Earth Day Network is excited to be partnering with the city of Jackson, Mississippi as one of our highlight cities in the campaign.

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Earth Day at Union Station

Come out to Union Station in Washington, DC for an Earth Day event you won’t want to miss!

On April 22nd, the historic public transportation hub will feature free interactive, educational exhibits in honor of Earth Day for guests of all ages. The event aims to show people how they can observe Earth Day by making simple changes in their lives to save energy and protect the environment.

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Participate in Earth Day with an Earth Dinner

If you’re looking for an easy, fun way to show your support for the environment and eat healthy on Earth Day, we’ve got just the thing—an Earth Dinner! After all, every holiday has its own food tradition except Earth Day, until now. Start by planning a dinner with as many local, seasonal, and organic ingredients as possible – supporting local and organic farmers is a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

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Earth Day in the Western US

Cities in the western U.S. have big plans for Earth Day 2014. Some cities to keep an eye on this Earth Day are Des Moines, Iowa, Reno, Nevada, and San Francisco, California.

The city of Des Moines, for example, is hosting an annual Earth Day Trash Brash on Friday, April 25th. The event will involve teams of volunteers racing to remove litter, beautify natural landscapes in Des Moines, and remove invasive species from public parks, all in an effort to improve Iowa’s water quality and natural beauty. Participants will also be treated to food, music, and educational activities.

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Earth Day Network and ForestNation Launch New School Fundraiser

Why should students sell candy bars or wrapping paper for school fundraising when they could sell tree saplings instead?

Earth Day Network and ForestNation have teamed up to change school fundraising for the better by encouraging students to sell tree-growing kits. For every tree-growing kit a student sells, ForestNation will match it by planting another tree elsewhere.

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Earth Day Network Takes to the Skies

Earth Day Network is proud to announce that our Canopy Project has been featured in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine! The article—written by Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network—details the Canopy Project’s tremendous success over the past 3 years in planting more than 1.8 million trees in 22 countries.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Preparing for Earth Day

All across Latin America and the Caribbean, individuals and organizations are gearing up for Earth Day.

The island of St. Kitts and Nevis, for example, will be home to the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society’s Earth Day “Clean Island Sweep,” where they will teach the public the importance of caring for their island through several waste management activities. This year, the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society will also be adding the “Environmental Fun Day” for children to teach them about the environment.

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New IPCC Report: Climate Change is Already Affecting All Continents

According to a new a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate change is already affected people throughout the world. “In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans,” says the IPCC report. We have already experienced many of the negative effects of climate change such as damaged food crops, more extreme weather, melting glaciers, the spread of disease, and rising sea levels that threaten lowland communities.

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