Earth Day Network Blog Updates http://www.earthday.org/blog en New funding opportunity for energy efficiency in low income communities! http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/29/new-funding-opportunity-energy-efficiency-low-income-communities <p> Low income housing and community centers, like schools, are falling apart in the US. The majority of schools in the country are over 40 years old, and low-income schools systems rarely get any attention. These facilities desperately need energy efficient construction and retrofits so that they can be healthier and more affordable. <br /><br /> <u>Healthier Buildings</u><br /><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/29/new-funding-opportunity-energy-efficiency-low-income-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:08:49 +0000 Earth Day Network 267950 at http://www.earthday.org John Grisham’s new ‘Gray Mountain’ http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/21/john-grisham%E2%80%99s-new-%E2%80%98gray-mountain%E2%80%99 <p>On October 21st, John Grisham’s newest novel will be released both <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Mountain-Novel-John-Grisham/dp/038553714X">online</a> and in stores. In this novel, Grisham follows the stories of two characters to show the suffering inflicted by mining companies and the politicians who pander them. This fictional exposé on Big Coal digs deep into today’s real, and dirty, energy industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/21/john-grisham%E2%80%99s-new-%E2%80%98gray-mountain%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:08 +0000 Earth Day Network 267943 at http://www.earthday.org Walk to School Month http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/20/walk-school-month <p>Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day began in the United States in 1997. Aimed at building awareness and the need for walkable communities, this event now includes 40 countries around the world. With an increase in participation each passing year, this year’s walk to school day included over 4,700 events in the United States alone! Although Walk to School Day was on October 8th, Walk to School Month goes on for the entire month of October so there’s still time to participate!</p><p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/20/walk-school-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:35:29 +0000 Earth Day Network 267942 at http://www.earthday.org High School Student Takes Activism to the Bike Lanes in Mumbai http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/16/high-school-student-takes-activism-bike-lanes-mumbai <p>In 2012, Mumbai emitted 3.83 tons of carbon dioxide, about two times the national average. The city has also recently become notorious for bad traffic; following in the footsteps of India’s other big metropolitan centers like Delhi. Roads are chaotic with little reverence for traffic laws. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/16/high-school-student-takes-activism-bike-lanes-mumbai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Earth Day Network 267941 at http://www.earthday.org We must keep and improve the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/10/we-must-keep-and-improve-healthy-hunger-free-kids-act <p>Children receive their most healthy meal at school, in addition to half their daily calories.  As a program that once set out to improve national nutrition, the Nation School Lunch Act (NSLA) is now shamed for forcing tasteless and extremely low calorie foods upon children, while disrupting the once bipartisanship support over school lunch programs. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/10/we-must-keep-and-improve-healthy-hunger-free-kids-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:08:14 +0000 Earth Day Network 267940 at http://www.earthday.org National School Lunch Week http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/10/national-school-lunch-week <p> This year&rsquo;s National School Lunch Week is coming up! Next week, October 13-17, schools will celebrate healthy lunches with the national theme &ldquo;Get in the Game with School Lunch,&rdquo; intended to encourage kids to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://earthday.org/nslw">Find resources and information to use in your classroom to celebrate with us here! </a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/10/national-school-lunch-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:01:58 +0000 Earth Day Network 267939 at http://www.earthday.org Chevron in Ecuador http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/09/chevron-ecuador <p>Chevron, formally Texaco, has been operating in the Ecuadoran Amazon since 1964. After an eight year trial, in 2011 Chevron was found guilty of dumping 18.5 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazon Lago Agrio region between 1964 and 1990. The legal battle began in 1993 when some 300,000 local residents from five different Amazonian tribes filed a lawsuit against Texaco.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/09/chevron-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:52:51 +0000 Earth Day Network 267937 at http://www.earthday.org Green Puja Bazaar http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/07/green%C2%A0puja%C2%A0bazaar <p> India&rsquo;s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durga_Puja">Durga Puja</a> is a festival similar to Christmas.  People buy new clothes, exchange presents, and enjoy eating out. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Earth.Day.Network.India">Earth Day Network-India</a> organized a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/760884833979348/" target="_blank"><strong>Green&nbsp;Puja&nbsp;Bazaar</strong></a> on September 20 at the South City International School, Kolkata to give consumers an environmental alternative for the holiday season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/07/green%C2%A0puja%C2%A0bazaar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:01:18 +0000 Earth Day Network 267936 at http://www.earthday.org Recycle-Bowl 2014 http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/06/recycle-bowl-2014 <p>Since 2010, <a href="http://www.kab.org/">Keep America Beautiful</a> has been hosting and promoting “<a href="http://recycle-bowl.org/">Recycle-Bowl</a>,” a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students. Keep America Beautiful (KAB), an environmental nonprofit, and one of our partners, focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling, and community greening and beautification.</p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/10/06/recycle-bowl-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:24:32 +0000 Earth Day Network 267935 at http://www.earthday.org UN Climate Summit: Did it have an impact? http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/09/29/un-climate-summit-did-it-have-impact <p>Almost a week after the UN Climate Summit, lasting effects are difficult to size up. While key announcements and pledges were made, it is difficult to discern how much impact this summit will actually have since a treaty will not be made for another fifteen months. </p> <p><a href="http://www.earthday.org/blog/2014/09/29/un-climate-summit-did-it-have-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:30:19 +0000 Earth Day Network 267931 at http://www.earthday.org