Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en How Low-Income Citizens Navigate the Pros and Cons Of SNAP Benefits http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/28/how-low-income-citizens-navigate-pros-and-cons-snap-benefits <p>Research on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap">(SNAP)</a> and national food bank success was presented and discussed at American University July 22, 2015 through collaboration between the School of Public Affairs and <a href="file:///C:/Users/sayyed/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/JN5NOY32/feedingamerica.org">Feeding America</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/28/how-low-income-citizens-navigate-pros-and-cons-snap-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:43:10 +0000 Earth Day Network 268242 at http://www.earthday.org Grunge Meets Green http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/24/grunge-meets-green <p>Pearl Jam may be known as an alternative rock and grunge band from Washington, but they also have an <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pearl-jam-honored-for-environmental-efforts/">environmental edge</a> too. In the past, the band has been recognized for &ldquo;rocking the environmental mission,&rdquo; &nbsp;as Pearl Jam was named <a href="http://www.jambase.com/Articles/49512/Pearl-Jam-Wins-Rock-the-Earth-2011-Planet-Defender-Award">2011 Planet Defenders by Rock the Earth</a> for their environmental activism and their large-scale efforts to decrease their own carbon footprint.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/24/grunge-meets-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:45:42 +0000 Earth Day Network 268240 at http://www.earthday.org “The City That Never Sleeps” Just Found another Reason to Stay Up and Celebrate http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/23/%E2%80%9C-city-never-sleeps%E2%80%9D-just-found-another-reason-stay-and-celebrate <p>With global warming on everyone&rsquo;s mind, the world &ndash;wide initiative to reduce carbon emissions is truly a hot topic. New York, known for being one of the more polluted areas, is taking new measures to help restore a bit more green into our country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/23/%E2%80%9C-city-never-sleeps%E2%80%9D-just-found-another-reason-stay-and-celebrate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:06:39 +0000 Earth Day Network 268239 at http://www.earthday.org Views on Global Warming: Democratic Candidates http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/22/views-global-warming-democratic-candidates <p>As the presidential primaries get closer and the political importance of global warming increases, the candidates must express clear views on environmental issues in order to have a chance at winning the U.S presidency. So what do we know so far?</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/22/views-global-warming-democratic-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:27:32 +0000 Earth Day Network 268238 at http://www.earthday.org Providing the Knowledge to Act on Climate http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/22/providing-knowledge-act-climate <p>The United States is one of only four countries in the entire world that has an organized climate change denial movement.&nbsp; But now more than ever, climate change is an urgent matter that needs to be recognized and addressed by everyone.&nbsp; </p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-program"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/50">Education</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/22/providing-knowledge-act-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:44:47 +0000 Earth Day Network 268237 at http://www.earthday.org Thoughts on Sustainable Food Future by Advocates for Native Knowledge http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/21/thoughts-sustainable-food-future-advocates-native-knowledge <p>The National Museum of American Indian hosted &ldquo;On The Table: Creating a Healthy Food Future&rdquo; last Friday as part of the <a href="http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/">Living Earth Festival and Symposium series</a>. The event brought together three distinguished speakers from the sustainable agriculture and indigenous heritage fields to discuss the current state of sustainable farming and the impacts of genetically modified seeds on traditional methods of crop production.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/21/thoughts-sustainable-food-future-advocates-native-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:06:13 +0000 Earth Day Network 268236 at http://www.earthday.org Views on Global Warming: GOP Candidates http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/20/views-global-warming-gop-candidates <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif;">As the presidential primaries get closer, some of the GOP candidates&rsquo; views on the environment are still vague. Due to the increasing political importance of global warming and climate change, the candidates must express clear views on environmental issues in order to have a chance at winning the presidency. So what do we know so far? </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/20/views-global-warming-gop-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:36:23 +0000 Earth Day Network 268235 at http://www.earthday.org A Link Between Worlds: Gaming and Climate Change http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/16/link-between-worlds-gaming-and-climate-change <p>Video games have been increasing in popularity as a form of entertainment for years.&nbsp; With better technology come better graphics, more intricate storylines, and the ability to play with different people in remote locations around the world.&nbsp; In the United States, 5 million gamers are spending more than 40 hours a week playing videogames.&nbsp; Videogames are a great form of entertainment, but how do they benefit society?&nbsp; The answer is in science.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/16/link-between-worlds-gaming-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:13:54 +0000 Earth Day Network 268232 at http://www.earthday.org The Learning Climate: Help the Senate Advance Climate Education! http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/15/learning-climate-help-senate-advance-climate-education <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Right now the<strong>&nbsp;Senate</strong>&nbsp;is voting to revamp the sweeping&nbsp;<a href="http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=fNEOhYIz31gTEiq4zzDVvQyUv8caOaH0" target="_blank"><strong>No Child Left Behind Act</strong></a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-program"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/50">Education</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/15/learning-climate-help-senate-advance-climate-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:32:04 +0000 Earth Day Network 268231 at http://www.earthday.org Green Spaces Help Decrease Youth Asthma Rates http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/15/green-spaces-help-decrease-youth-asthma-rates <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">South Bronx is one of the most poverty stricken regions in the county, but poverty is not all that is plaguing their residents.&nbsp; Nicknamed &ldquo;Asthma Alley&rdquo; by its&rsquo; residents, South Bronx has poor air quality that is negatively affecting the health of the people within the region.&nbsp; In fact, nearly 50 percent of the children in South Bronx have asthma while the United States average is about 10 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2015/07/15/green-spaces-help-decrease-youth-asthma-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:02:17 +0000 Earth Day Network 268230 at http://www.earthday.org