Earth Day Network Blog Updates
With little political traction in Congress to move towards a renewable future, the EPA has been forced to take greater responsibility for addressing climate change and curbing fossil fuels. Over the past few years, they have done that in a number of ways, most recently producing regulations for states to reduce pollution coming from coal-fired power plants.
However, the corporate interests that have stalled action in other parts of the political arena have taken notice and will now bring the fight to the courts system.Read More
As news has come recently of an unwritten policy mandated for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection not to use the words “climate change”, “global warming”, and “sustainability”, it is important to underscore the necessity of state Climate Action Plans. Although Florida actually does have a state action plan which is designed to protected biodiversity (mainly in the Everglades region), the high level of denial of anthropogenic climate change in certain coastal regions is worrisome and potentially dangerous.Read More
Chris Palmer, famous for his 30+ years of work in the wildlife film industry, will release his new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, later this month. This book is the second that Palmer has written that exposes what he calls ‘the dark side of wildlife filmmaking,’ the other being his book Shooting in the Wild. When Chris Palmer is not writing books, he also serves as the Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.Read More
March is not only the month when we get into gear for Earth Day at EDN, it’s also Women’s History Month! Women have played a crucial role in the environmental movement in the last 50 years, and will increasingly do so in the future. More women now work in the environmental field than ever before - doing university research, running nonprofits, creating movements, and spreading awareness. Let’s take a look at some of the great females who have paved the way!
1) Rachel CarsonRead More
Pens are something that has been part of our lives since we were kids. We get a pen, we write stuff, it runs out of ink, and it goes in the trash. From offices, to schools, to homes that is the same fate of each and every ballpoint pen. This produces an immense source of waste in the workplace and at home. Not only is it damaging to the environment, as not all of those used pens are properly recycled, it is also not economically efficient. There is a simple solution to this wasteful problem, and that is something we already have, the fountain pen.Read More
Can we reverse climate change? If we can’t change our dependence on fossil fuels, perhaps technology affords us another solution; what else can we put in the atmosphere?Read More