Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en On Attending the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy, December 2014 http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/16/attending-14th-world-summit-nobel-peace-laureates-rome-italy-december-2014 <p>Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Summit, held annually in Rome for more than a decade, hosts these truly remarkable people who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the most prestigious internationally recognized award in the world. This year's summit was dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/16/attending-14th-world-summit-nobel-peace-laureates-rome-italy-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:42:03 +0000 Earth Day Network 267968 at http://www.earthday.org Let’s Sum It Up – “We Need This.” Last day of COP 20 http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/15/let%E2%80%99s-sum-it-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%9Cwe-need-this%E2%80%9D-last-day-cop-20 <p>Riding the bus this morning into the “Pentagonito” (or Little Pentagon, the COP venue), I spoke to a delegate who was heading into the negotiations. I asked how he felt now that it was the last day. He sighed. I knew I had asked a loaded question. He has been in Lima working for the past three weeks, far away from home and he was tired. His answer to me, “Well...it’s hard to say.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/15/let%E2%80%99s-sum-it-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%9Cwe-need-this%E2%80%9D-last-day-cop-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:07:44 +0000 Earth Day Network 267967 at http://www.earthday.org On the Ground in Lima: A crucial day in the COP process http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/12/ground-lima-crucial-day-cop-process This is a busy and crucial day for the COP process. Helicopters are flying in with government leaders. Secretary Kerry arrives in the afternoon to speak before the COP plenary meeting. The new IPCC 5 summary report finally comes out today. Last minute discussions are taking place before commitments are made toward a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/12/ground-lima-crucial-day-cop-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:39:11 +0000 Earth Day Network 267966 at http://www.earthday.org Letters from Lima: Earth Day Network’s Program and Policy Coordinator checks in: http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/11/letters-lima-earth-day-network%E2%80%99s-program-and-policy-coordinator-checks <em>We are 50% of the population. It&#39;s our turn to lead. </em></p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/11/letters-lima-earth-day-network%E2%80%99s-program-and-policy-coordinator-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:06:33 +0000 Earth Day Network 267965 at http://www.earthday.org Tree planting in Dallas a success http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/03/tree-planting-dallas-success <html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p><img src="http://i.imgur.com/3OO0Ywp.jpg" align="right" style="margin-left:5px;border:1px solid #000;"> This Tuesday, I traveled to Dallas, TX to plant trees on behalf of Earth Day Network with volunteers from our partner, Southwest Airlines. We were all bundled in many layers&mdash;that morning it was 28 degrees, a pretty cold day for Dallas!</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/03/tree-planting-dallas-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:21:51 +0000 Earth Day Network 267963 at http://www.earthday.org Eyes Wide Open—A New Educational Resource for Examining Environmental Challenges http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/01/eyes-wide-open%E2%80%94-new-educational-resource-examining-environmental-challenges-0 <p><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1ePckh9.jpg" align="right" height="200" style="margin-left:5px;">Climate literacy is critical for young adults growing up in today’s climate challenged world. Children’s book author, Paul Fleischman, came into Earth Day Network to chat about his new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. In today’s world, and with new Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards now required in more ard more classrooms, up to date materials to educate young people are in great demand.<p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/12/01/eyes-wide-open%E2%80%94-new-educational-resource-examining-environmental-challenges-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 22:16:48 +0000 Earth Day Network 267962 at http://www.earthday.org RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE! http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/16/recycling-every-day-and-everywhere <p><strong>RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE!</strong><br /><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/16/recycling-every-day-and-everywhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:40:11 +0000 Earth Day Network 267957 at http://www.earthday.org On this Veterans Day http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/11/veterans-day <style> p { font-size:medium; } </style> <p>On Veterans Day, we want to thank our military service men and women for their bravery and personal sacrifice in keeping America safe. And we want to recognize them for recognizing that climate change is one of the fastest growing threats to national and global security.</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/11/veterans-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:51:37 +0000 Earth Day Network 267956 at http://www.earthday.org For Progressives and Environmentalists, No Need to Panic. http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/07/progressives-and-environmentalists-no-need-panic <p>In recent years, as debates over election laws have heated up, Democrats have taken righteous solace in the knowledge that when more Americans vote, they win; on Tuesday they experienced the other side of this truism: Democratic voters are unreliable. In 2012, after the nation’s attention had been gripped for months by the presidential contest, more than 120 million Americans showed up at the polls, more than half of eligible voters, and Democrats won easily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/07/progressives-and-environmentalists-no-need-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:47:08 +0000 Earth Day Network 267955 at http://www.earthday.org The New Environmentalists http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/05/new-environmentalists <p>Each year the Goldman Prize awards six international activists of their extraordinary environmental grassroots campaigns. <a href="http://vimeo.com/102548160" target="_blank">&ldquo;The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon&rdquo;</a> makes its national debut this month on PBS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/11/05/new-environmentalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:49:31 +0000 Earth Day Network 267954 at http://www.earthday.org