Earth Day Network Blog Updates

A Billion Acts of Green: Stop Using Disposable Plastic

It’s time for a new Billion Acts of Green action! This month, we’re encouraging our followers to stop using disposable plastic. Make the pledge today!

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Earth Day Network and Yale Work to #BEBOTTLEFREE

It’s been a busy week at Earth Day Network. First, as part of our SustainableU Week, we have been featuring different sustainability initiatives and programs from universities across the US (check out our Newsroom if you missed any of the postings). Second, we're launching a new action for A Billion Acts of Green® on the importance of limiting our reliance on plastic.

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Going Green at Evergreen State College

This whole week, we’ve been highlighting some of the country’s greenest colleges and universities.

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John Kerry and Denis Hayes Discuss Energy Future at Greening Embassies Forum

Tuesday’s Greening Embassies Forum at The U.S. Department of State proved we have both great potential and great challenges in creating a sustainable energy future. A collaboration between the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum, Earth Day Network and the U.S. Department of State, the event brought together high-powered, influential energy leaders from all sectors to discuss the issues, share insights and formulate solutions.

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Wind, Solar, Biomass Power UM-Morris

The University of Minnesota Morris is a small school—it has just shy of 2,000 students—but it’s making a big splash with its commitment to renewable energy.

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American University Going Zero Waste by 2020

American University has made it clear that it takes waste management seriously. The university has pledged to reach zero waste by 2020, meaning that it will no longer send any waste to the landfill. It’s an ambitious goal, but AU is already two-thirds of the way there, thanks to an innovative waste management strategy.

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UCSB Leads the Way in Water Conservation

California has long been a leader in the sustainability movement; its public universities are no exception. The university system has taken some big steps to go green in the last several years, one of which was its commitment to reduce water use by 20% by 2020.

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The Future of Green: Solar Sidewalks


**This is the newest installment of our blog series: The Future of Green. Every other Friday we will post a blog about a cutting-edge and futuristic innovation in the world of green technology. Technology is one of several barriers that stand between today’s society and a sustainable future. The innovators we highlight through The Future of Green are shattering these barriers. Make sure to tune in every other Friday for a glimpse into the future of energy and sustainability.

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Climate Change Investment Falls Short

The Climate Policy Initiative just released its assessment of global climate change investment, and the results are disheartening. According to the report, climate change investment—which includes investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and adaptation—checked in at $359 billion in 2012, $5 billion short of its 2011 total.

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California Takes Big Step to Encourage Urban Farming

Governor Jerry Brown is doing his best to make California an even greener state. On September 28, 2013, Governor Brown signed a law called the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act. This act, which is set to go into effect on January 1, 2014, gives tax breaks to property owners who lend their unoccupied land to urban farmers.

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