Earth Day Network Blog Updates
As part of Earth Day Network’s Green Schools Program, our National School Lunch Week campaign promotes the importance of health, nutrition and sustainable food production to U.S. K-12 students, parents, teachers and policymakers.Read More
It’s come down to a fight for local control. Negotiations on the federal transportation bill are at a critical point and twenty years of gains on biking, walking and Safe Routes to School are at risk.
Cities and counties all over the country need transportation funding to build sidewalks and bikeways to make streets safer, get local economies moving, and encourage active living. But some members of Congress want to eliminate local access to these federal funds.
Will you ask your members of Congress to protect local access to funds for biking and walking projects?Read More
Last Friday, our Education team broke ground on the fruit orchard at “newest career and technical high school in Lexington, Kentucky,” the Locust Trace Agriscience Farm. Through the generous support from The UPS Foundation, we were able to plant multiple peach trees with several representatives from the school, and we hope to plant up to a thousand (including a native chestnut forest) over the next school year!Read More
Earth Day Network, in partnership with The UPS Foundation, today unveiled the first large-scale biodiesel production and education facility at a school in Appalachia. The facility was installed at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky.
And that’s not all. Tomorrow, we’ll be planting a fruit tree orchard at the Locust Trace Agriscience Farm career and technological campus in Lexington.
Learn more here.Read More
Recycling, a term that grew to international importance almost four decades ago, is commonly represented by images of blue plastic bins and bottle drives. However, in a 21st century, electronic-dominated world, recycling solely aluminum cans or plastic water bottles is not the only game in town. “E-waste,” waste from printer cartridges, mobile devices, and other small electronics, needs to become a more integral part of the recycling equation.Read More