Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en Environmentalism is catching on at The Independent School http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/05/environmentalism-catching-independent-school <p class="MsoNormal">Ayden Bolin<em>, Guest Blogger, Junior at The Independent School, Wichita, KS</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/05/environmentalism-catching-independent-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 18:31:27 +0000 Earth Day Network 268124 at http://www.earthday.org Earth to Congress: Star Wars Isn’t Real http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/04/earth-congress-star-wars-isn%E2%80%99t-real <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/04/earth-congress-star-wars-isn%E2%80%99t-real" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 May 2015 21:33:11 +0000 Earth Day Network 268123 at http://www.earthday.org Education for the Future in Nigeria http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/04/education-future-nigeria <p>Earth Day 2015 represents an opportunity to convene and facilitate conversations about sustainability in Lagos, Nigeria. With this year’s theme “It’s our turn to lead,” Resource Innovation and Solutions Network Nigeria (RISNN) calls for strong leaders that will strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to its most daunting economic, social and environmental challenges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/05/04/education-future-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 May 2015 20:21:47 +0000 Earth Day Network 268122 at http://www.earthday.org The Art of Sustainability at Mount Holyoke College http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/30/art-sustainability-mount-holyoke-college <p>Earth Day Network’s MobilizeU campaign is an international movement of concerned and active university students mobilizing their campuses. This Earth Day, Mount Holyoke College participated by inviting artist Jay Mead to campus. In the many challenges we face in the future, creativity is at the forefront for helping us understand and develop solutions for a healthier planet. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/30/art-sustainability-mount-holyoke-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:02:48 +0000 Earth Day Network 268120 at http://www.earthday.org California Governor Orders Stricter Climate Regulations http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/29/california-governor-orders-stricter-climate-regulations <p>Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order establishing a target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. </p> <p>The governor recognizes climate change poses a threat to the well-being, public health, natural resources, economy, and the environment of California as a result of climate change. Governor Brown explains, “I’ve set a very high bar, but it’s a bar we must meet. It’s a bar not only for California, but it’s a goal for other states, for the United States as a whole, and for other nations around the world.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/29/california-governor-orders-stricter-climate-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:37:10 +0000 Earth Day Network 268119 at http://www.earthday.org The Vatican Holds a Climate Change Conference http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/29/vatican-holds-climate-change-conference <p>Pope Francis convened a one-day conference on climate change on April 28th in the Vatican. The conference comes before Pope Francis is expected to deliver a papal encyclical in June, highlighting environmental degradation and the effects of climate change. <p> <p>The conference, hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, brought together around 60 Catholic leaders, economists and scientists, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who spoke of the crucial role that people of faith can play in mobilizing the planet to address global climate change.<p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/29/vatican-holds-climate-change-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:28:11 +0000 Earth Day Network 268118 at http://www.earthday.org Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth On 45th Anniversary of Earth Day http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/28/pope-francis-urges-all-people-protect-earth-45th-anniversary-earth-day <p>Pope Francis commemorates&nbsp;Earth Day&nbsp;with a speech of environmental stewardship today in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. On this 45<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;anniversary of&nbsp;Earth Day, the Pope's remarks bring the message of the environmental movement to billions of people around the world. Over one billion people of all faiths observe&nbsp;Earth Day.</p> <p>In attendance was&nbsp;Earth Day&nbsp;Network (EDN) president&nbsp;Kathleen Rogers. Following the Pope's address he met with&nbsp;Kathleen Rogers along with&nbsp;Earth Day&nbsp;Italy and a small group of other leaders.</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/28/pope-francis-urges-all-people-protect-earth-45th-anniversary-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:18:45 +0000 Earth Day Network 268117 at http://www.earthday.org Climate Education Week School Trips with NASA and Connect4Climate http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/28/climate-education-week-school-trips-nasa-and-connect4climate <p>Earth Day Network&rsquo;s (EDN) Climate Education Week initiatives in Washington, D.C. have been an &nbsp;absolute success. EDN, working in collaboration with NASA and the World Bank&rsquo;s Connect4Climate, provided over one thousand students from the DC Metro area with a fun and interactive science extravaganza. Over the course of four days, students visited to the National Mall and Union Station to learn about the Earth, our changing climate, and how they can take action to protect our planet.</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/28/climate-education-week-school-trips-nasa-and-connect4climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:16:47 +0000 Earth Day Network 268116 at http://www.earthday.org School Kids Robotics Team Creates Sustainability Lessons for Elementary School Children http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/27/school-kids-robotics-team-creates-sustainability-lessons-elementary-school-children <p>What will our world be like in a 100 years? You wake up and go outside, only to be welcomed by a fierce wind of hot, dry air, bringing a wave of trash with it. You bring your portable air breather, because all the clean air has been ruined by people polluting the air. The 4 seasons have now become only 2; Drought and thunderstorms. While this seems like a hellish environment, it will be so if we do not change our use of resources and burning of fuel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/27/school-kids-robotics-team-creates-sustainability-lessons-elementary-school-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:54 +0000 Earth Day Network 268114 at http://www.earthday.org Iowa State celebrated Earth Week in a uniquely “eco” way http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/27/iowa-state-celebrated-earth-week-uniquely-%E2%80%9Ceco%E2%80%9D-way <p>Iowa State University&rsquo;s Student Sustainability Network was excited to kick-off the first annual EcoWeek weeklong event to celebrate Earth Week, April 20-26th!! A diversity of sustainability-minded and connected student organizations have committed to planning and implementation of at least one event resulting in a collection of unique, fun, active and green opportunities for the campus and community to take part in.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/04/27/iowa-state-celebrated-earth-week-uniquely-%E2%80%9Ceco%E2%80%9D-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:32:02 +0000 Earth Day Network 268113 at http://www.earthday.org