Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Earth Day Network Educator Wins Golden Apple Award

Last month, Jill Kryzinski was awarded the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.  Only ten teachers in Illinois receive this prestigious award each year.  The Golden Apple Award recognizes Jill’s zest for teaching, dedication her students, and willingness to go above and beyond for her students.  Jill has taught science at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois for over a decade.

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Earth Day Network Webinar Announcement: Summer Reading for the Environment

This Wednesday, Earth Day Network is hosting a webinar on the importance of Summer Reading for the Environment in partnership with the United States Department of Education as part of the Green Strides Webinar Series. The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.

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EDN Gives Science Supplies to DC Schools

Yesterday, Earth Day Network and Ward’s Science donated twelve boxes of science laboratory supplies, valued at $1,200, to DC Public Schools. This donation will help support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in two resource-limited schools. Read More

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Much is being written these days about how an individual woman can forge a successful pathway into male dominated board rooms, executive suites, and legislatures. But few address the issue of what difference it will make when women have parity in the workplace, academia, and government. Even less is written about the stunning and negative consequences to the global environment resulting from an absence of women leaders throughout the Industrial Revolution, and conversely about the increasingly-chronicled advantages for business, society, and the earth when women assume leadership roles.

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Green Ribbon Schools Honored in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations again to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! The sixty-four winning schools were announced in April, but they were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 14 school districts were recognized with the District Sustainability Award.
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D.C. Students Attend Climate Leadership Gala

There were some special guests in attendance for Earth Day Network’s fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala: 23 high school students from the D.C. area who take a special interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many are part of a high school robotics team.

Six D.C. area schools were represented: Coolidge, Benjamin Banneker Academic, Friendship Collegiate, School Without Walls, Whitman, and Wilson.

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Schools in Kolkata Take Impressive Action for Earth Day

While millions across India took action for Earth Day 2013 with myriad programs and events, the efforts of educational institutions in Kolkata were particularly noteworthy for their brilliant ideas and innovative ways of promote awareness for The Face of Climate Change.

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Climate Leadership Gala Brings Hundreds of Green Economy Leaders

Earth Day Network hosted its fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd. Hundreds of green economy leaders in business, government and the NGO community assembled at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel to celebrate achievements, share ideas, and advance bold visions for expanding the green economy.

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Millions in India Took Action for Earth Day 2013

With 1.2 billion people and 3.28 million kilometers of land, India is a subcontinent of massive proportions. And across the country, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are readily seen.

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On campus the Face of Climate campaign is still going strong

Earth Day has come and gone, but The Face of Climate Change is still going strong! The campaign has received such a positive response that we will continue to collect and display photos depicting The Face of Climate Change. We want to keep sharing your stories with the world!

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