Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Climate Cooperation: Action from US-Brazil Bilateral, China, and South Korea

Last Tuesday, two of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters stepped forward in a bilateral meeting to announce a new, joint effort towards sustainability and climate consciousness. In the US-Brazil bilateral, Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff agreed to increase each nation’s share of renewable power to 20% by the year 2030.

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July Fireworks

 

For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing July 4th is fireworks. We all love the bright, colorful fire that explodes in the sky. But do we know what the fireworks are doing to our bodies and the environment? How could we reduce the impacts?

 

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Farmers Markets for All

 

Purchasing weekly produce at the local farmers market should not be a luxury. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s efforts, citizens who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits now have better access to healthy foods and a broader selection of fresh fruits and vegetables than ever before.

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Supreme Court Moves Against the EPA

            In 2011, the implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards began under the Clean Air Act. The standards included key regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that required power plants to reduce mercury pollution—linked in multiple studies to respiratory illnesses, as well as birth defects and developmental problems in children.

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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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