Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en It's Earth Day! http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/22/its-earth-day <p>Today is finally Earth Day! Today, over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—take action to protect the planet. They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is <a href="http://www.earthday.org/greencities/"target="_blank">Green Cities</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/22/its-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:54:31 +0000 Earth Day Network 267834 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day at Union Station http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/earth-day-union-station-0 <p><b>Come out to Union Station in Washington, DC for an <a href="http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-union-station"target="_blank">Earth Day event</a> you won’t want to miss!</b></p> <p>On April 22nd, the historic public transportation hub will feature free interactive, educational exhibits in honor of Earth Day for guests of all ages. The event aims to show people how they can observe Earth Day by making simple changes in their lives to save energy and protect the environment. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/earth-day-union-station-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:02:21 +0000 Earth Day Network 267830 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day in the Eastern US http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/earth-day-eastern-us <p>Earth Day continues to thrive in the United States with several Earth Day events taking place in cities scattered around the Eastern U.S. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/earth-day-eastern-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:59:44 +0000 Earth Day Network 267829 at http://www.earthday.org Share a Ride, Plant a Tree http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/share-ride-plant-tree <p>The theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. So what exactly are we supposed to do to make our cities green? We can start with transportation. That means transforming our public transportation systems so that they’re accessible, convenient, and run on clean fuels. It also means making our cities more walkable and bikeable—with protected bike lanes, plenty of public green space, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Finally, it means switching over to electric, hybrid, and other eco-friendly vehicles and relying on ride-sharing, rather than driving alone. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/21/share-ride-plant-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:54:42 +0000 Earth Day Network 267828 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day in Europe http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/18/earth-day-europe <p>Cities throughout Europe are gearing up for Earth Day. With several events going on across the continent, Europeans will surely find somewhere to celebrate and promote a more sustainable and healthy planet this Earth Day. </p> <p>In Geneva, Switzerland, the International School of Geneva is hosting a “green sale” and an organic food sale to raise money to plant trees on the school grounds. There will also be activities like recycling games and environmental arts and crafts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/18/earth-day-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:16:06 +0000 Earth Day Network 267825 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day in the Middle East and Africa http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/16/earth-day-middle-east-and-africa <p>Earth Day 2014 is shaping up to be a huge success, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Several countries in the region will have Earth Day events this year, including Tunisia, Ghana, Oman, and Iraq, just to name a few. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/16/earth-day-middle-east-and-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:42:49 +0000 Earth Day Network 267823 at http://www.earthday.org Spotlight Green City: Santa Fe, NM http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/15/spotlight-green-city-santa-fe-nm <p>Earth Day Network is excited to partner with the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the <a href="http://www.earthday.org/greencities/"target="_blank">Green Cities campaign</a>. The campaign is focused on helping cities achieve a more sustainable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in technology, and regulation reform. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/15/spotlight-green-city-santa-fe-nm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:54:36 +0000 Earth Day Network 267821 at http://www.earthday.org Spotlight Green City: Jackson, MS http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/15/spotlight-green-city-jackson-ms <p>Through the <a href="http://www.earthday.org/greencities/"target="_blank">Green Cities campaign</a>, Earth Day Network is working to help cities transition to a cleaner, healthier and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology and regulation reform. Earth Day Network is excited to be partnering with the city of Jackson, Mississippi as one of our highlight cities in the campaign. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/15/spotlight-green-city-jackson-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:16:40 +0000 Earth Day Network 267820 at http://www.earthday.org Participate in Earth Day with an Earth Dinner http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/11/participate-earth-day-earth-dinner <p>If you’re looking for an easy, fun way to show your support for the environment and eat healthy on Earth Day, we’ve got just the thing—an <a href="http://earthdinner.org/"target="_blank">Earth Dinner</a>! After all, every holiday has its own food tradition except Earth Day, until now. Start by planning a dinner with as many local, seasonal, and organic ingredients as possible – supporting local and organic farmers is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/11/participate-earth-day-earth-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:54:55 +0000 Earth Day Network 267815 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day in the Western US http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/10/earth-day-western-us <p>Cities in the western U.S. have big plans for Earth Day 2014. Some cities to keep an eye on this Earth Day are Des Moines, Iowa, Reno, Nevada, and San Francisco, California. </p> <p>The city of Des Moines, for example, is hosting an annual Earth Day Trash Brash on Friday, April 25th. The event will involve teams of volunteers racing to remove litter, beautify natural landscapes in Des Moines, and remove invasive species from public parks, all in an effort to improve Iowa’s water quality and natural beauty. Participants will also be treated to food, music, and educational activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/10/earth-day-western-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:05:25 +0000 Earth Day Network 267814 at http://www.earthday.org