Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en 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 Earth Day at Union Station http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/14/earth-day-union-station <p>Come out to Union Station in Washington, DC for an <a target="_blank">Earth Day event</a> you won’t want to miss!</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/2014/04/14/earth-day-union-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:08:46 +0000 Earth Day Network 267818 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 Earth Day Network and ForestNation Launch New School Fundraiser http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/09/earth-day-network-and-forestnation-launch-new-school-fundraiser <p>Why should students sell candy bars or wrapping paper for school fundraising when they could sell tree saplings instead? </p> <p><a href="http://forestnation.com/school-fundraising/"target="_blank">Earth Day Network and ForestNation</a> have teamed up to change school fundraising for the better by encouraging students to sell tree-growing kits. For every tree-growing kit a student sells, ForestNation will match it by planting another tree elsewhere. </p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-program"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/program/education">Education</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/09/earth-day-network-and-forestnation-launch-new-school-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:42:15 +0000 Earth Day Network 267811 at http://www.earthday.org Earth Day Network Takes to the Skies http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/08/earth-day-network-takes-skies <p>Earth Day Network is proud to announce that our <a target="_blank">Canopy Project</a> has been featured in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine! <a target="_blank">The article</a>—written by Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network—details the Canopy Project’s tremendous success over the past 3 years in planting more than 1.8 million trees in 22 countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/08/earth-day-network-takes-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:20:03 +0000 Earth Day Network 267810 at http://www.earthday.org Latin America and the Caribbean Preparing for Earth Day http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/07/latin-america-and-caribbean-preparing-earth-day <p>All across Latin America and the Caribbean, individuals and organizations are gearing up for Earth Day.</p> <p>The island of St. Kitts and Nevis, for example, will be home to the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society’s Earth Day “Clean Island Sweep,” where they will teach the public the importance of caring for their island through several waste management activities. This year, the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society will also be adding the “Environmental Fun Day” for children to teach them about the environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/07/latin-america-and-caribbean-preparing-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:46:36 +0000 Earth Day Network 267808 at http://www.earthday.org New IPCC Report: Climate Change is Already Affecting All Continents http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/02/new-ipcc-report-climate-change-already-affecting-all-continents <p>According to a new a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate change is already affected people throughout the world. “In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans,” says the IPCC report. We have already experienced many of the negative effects of climate change such as damaged food crops, more extreme weather, melting glaciers, the spread of disease, and rising sea levels that threaten lowland communities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/04/02/new-ipcc-report-climate-change-already-affecting-all-continents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:12:54 +0000 Earth Day Network 267806 at http://www.earthday.org