Earth Day Network Blog Updates
After months of redrafting, the Senate Farm Bill finally passed on June 10, 2013. Bill S. 954 Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act will set the United States agricultural policy until 2023. According to this bill, it will cost approximately $954 billion dollars to revamp the current Farm Bill. However, the most shocking parts of the bill are not related to the cost but with the cuts that are being made to the most crucial parts of the agricultural bill. Read More
Authors Join EDN to Promote Environmental Summer Reading for KidsRead More
Last month, Jill Kryzinski was awarded the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Only ten teachers in Illinois receive this prestigious award each year. The Golden Apple Award recognizes Jill’s zest for teaching, dedication her students, and willingness to go above and beyond for her students. Jill has taught science at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois for over a decade.Read More
This Wednesday, Earth Day Network is hosting a webinar on the importance of Summer Reading for the Environment in partnership with the United States Department of Education as part of the Green Strides Webinar Series. The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.Read More
Much is being written these days about how an individual woman can forge a successful pathway into male dominated board rooms, executive suites, and legislatures. But few address the issue of what difference it will make when women have parity in the workplace, academia, and government. Even less is written about the stunning and negative consequences to the global environment resulting from an absence of women leaders throughout the Industrial Revolution, and conversely about the increasingly-chronicled advantages for business, society, and the earth when women assume leadership roles.Read More
Congratulations again to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! The sixty-four winning schools were announced in April, but they were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 14 school districts were recognized with the District Sustainability Award.
There were some special guests in attendance for Earth Day Network’s fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala: 23 high school students from the D.C. area who take a special interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many are part of a high school robotics team.
Six D.C. area schools were represented: Coolidge, Benjamin Banneker Academic, Friendship Collegiate, School Without Walls, Whitman, and Wilson.Read More
Earth Day Network hosted its fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd. Hundreds of green economy leaders in business, government and the NGO community assembled at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel to celebrate achievements, share ideas, and advance bold visions for expanding the green economy.Read More