Earth Day Network Blog Updates

413,000 New Trees Planted in 5 Countries

Earth Day Network has a longstanding commitment to protecting natural lands and preserving the environment for everyone. As part of that commitment, we developed The Canopy Project, which plants trees to help communities—especially the world’s impoverished communities—maintain thriving and sustainable economies.

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Schools in Kolkata Take Impressive Action for Earth Day

While millions across India took action for Earth Day 2013 with myriad programs and events, the efforts of educational institutions in Kolkata were particularly noteworthy for their brilliant ideas and innovative ways of promote awareness for The Face of Climate Change.

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A Go Organic Garden Party for Women’s Month

Keeping in mind that women make 85 percent of consumer choices, Earth Day Network-India commemorated Women’s Month with a first-of-its-kind event in India – a Go Organic Garden Party in Kolkata co-hosted by Casa Puro of the KL Jalan Group of companies.

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EDN-India Launches “Bags for Earth” Campaign

Earth Day Network-India just launched its Bags for Earth campaign to help turn old clothes and other discarded cloth items into useful bags and provide a green alternative to plastic bags. The program launch was held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Calcutta Yuvis at a housing complex in Kolkata.

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EDN Launches Student Carpooling Campaign in India

Earth Day Network has a fun new campaign to promote carpooling among students in India: Backseat Buddies!  

In India, not all primary and secondary schools have buses. Backseat Buddies encourages students from the same locality to travel together to and from school, instead of traveling in individual cars. This not only cuts down on carbon pollution and conserves resources, it helps to allieviate the severe traffic congestion in many Indian cities.

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Students in India Select Greenest Durga Puja Pandal

By Neela Majumdar

In Kolkata, the week-long festival of Durga Puja makes the whole city feel magical with incredibly beautiful temporary temples everywhere. These intricately-decorated structures are called “pandals.”

Durga Puja is a time when the whole city comes alive, with millions of people from all over the world visiting the pandals around the clock.

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“Green Magic” Program Will Plant 10 Million Trees in India

Earth Day Network-India is actively supporting "Green Magic," Rotary Club's tree planting program that will plant 10 million trees in India.

On July 29, 2012, Green Magic was launched in Kolkata. Over 2,500 school students participated in the launch event by planting a tree and taking a sapling home to plant. Members of the Rotary Club planted trees alongside the children and made it a landmark event in the history of environmentalism in the state of West Bengal.

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Earth Day Coordinators Link-Up India

India is a sub-continent with a surface area of 3,287,260 km, oceans on both arms of its peninsula, high mountains, both cold and hot deserts, diverse flora and fauna, major rivers, the largest deltaic region, and a population of 1.2 billion. 

Mobilizing this region for Earth Day 2012 was a mammoth task.

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Earth Day Photography Competition Results Announced

By Rishika Das Roy

To commemorate Earth Day 2012, the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) joined with Earth Day Network-India to organize a photography contest for children to explore the environment through their camera lenses. The theme for the contest was Earth Day 2012’s slogan: Mobilize the Earth™. 2000 entries were received. The results were announced on World Environment Day (June 5). 

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Rio+20: A Waiting Game

One thing that I have gotten used to rather quickly in Rio de Janeiro is all of the waiting. 

I’ve already spent considerable amounts of time waiting in the security lines to get into the Conference Center and waiting for my meal in the cafeteria at lunch time.  And I’m sure that anyone attending Rio+20 (including myself!) will give you their opinion on the one and a half hour bus rides each way to get from the city to the Conference Center.

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