Earth Day Network Blog Updates
On September 1, the White House launched their new Every Kid in a Park initiative. This initiative provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more for all 4th grade students in the United States. Every Kid in a Park comes in the lead-up to the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016 in order to inspire a new generation of Americans.Read More
Have you ever seen these funny-looking birds staring at each other with their angry faces? No matter where you are from, Angry Birds has become globally popular in the past few years. That’s why we teamed up with Angry Birds to launch a global campaign to bring awareness about climate change.
I am honored to be working with Moral Action on Climate (MAC) and Earth Day Network (EDN) on the historic rally for climate justice during the Pope’s visit to Washington, DC. My Climate Reality Project colleague at MAC, Lise Van Susteren, wrangled me into this, thankfully. It has been an experience of a lifetime already and the Pope is not even here yet! We created a coalition from all walks of life that historically have not worked together. It has had its challenges and thankfully we have a licensed psychiatrist on the team- Lise!Read More
The papal visit on September 24, 2015 will make United States history as Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint session of Congress. The pope’s address to Congress marks a significant shift on the discussion of climate change into an inclusive dialogue on how human beings across the globe can be proactive in curbing climate change.
Author: Max Rogers, EDN Intern -
Buildings that eat, breathe, and sleep don’t just belong in storybooks anymore. A new generation of building is here: the “living building.” These buildings are self-sufficient entities that mimic nature’s processes and generate all of their own energy from renewable sources, capture and treat all of their water, operate efficiently, and provide a healthier and happier experience to the people inside.Read More