Earth Day Network Blog Updates

A Bake Sale for the Canopy Project

As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, Earth Day Network is happy to recognize Ms. Lindsey Fagrelius from Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska for her contributions to the Canopy Project. For Earth Day 2013, Ms. Fagrelius and her classes organized a bake sale to raise money to plant trees around the world.

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Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (05/06 – 05/10). Take the time this week to reach out to a teacher who has impacted you or your child to say “thank you.” Teachers play a vital role in ensuring that students receive the quality education they need to become the leaders of the future.  Let the teachers in your community know that you appreciate the creativity, patience, dedication, and positivity they bring to their job.

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GUEST BLOG: Students in India Make & Distribute 200,000 “Green Bags”

Earth Day Network partner The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) conducted a waste paper recycling and bag-making campaign around Earth Day.  Over sixty schools across the length and breadth of India participated.  The result was 200,000 recycled bags! 

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National Healthy Schools Day brings awareness to indoor school health issues

Today, we celebrate the 11th National Healthy Schools Day in order to bring attention to the correlation between healthy indoor school environments and student health and academic success. Nearly 55 million children and 7 million adults in the United States (20% of the population and 98% of all children) spend their days inside school buildings. Children have no control of their environment but are suffering the consequences of attending unhealthy schools. Read More

The Next Generation Science Standards and Climate Change

On April 16, the Next Generation Science Standards were released, revealing a significant change in the direction of science education. For the first time, the topic of climate change has been included in both the middle and high school science standards.

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2013 Green Ribbon Schools Announced!

On Earth Day, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the sixty-four 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and 14 District Sustainability Awardees during a visit to Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

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Thank You for Taking Action!

During the past couple of weeks, over a billion people in 192 countries participated in Earth Day and built an impressive digital display capturing The Face of Climate Change. Around the world people organized rallies, demonstrations, clean ups, tree plantings, educational events, festivals, and more to protect the environment.

We can’t stop there.

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It's Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change.

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Earth Day Lessons

If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world.

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 19

The Face of Climate Change photos and stories continue to pour in. Keep them coming! Check out these Faces of Climate Change from Morocco, Georgia, and South Korea.

 

 

 

In Zagora, Morocco, The Face of Climate Change is more frequent flooding.

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