Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Step Into a Magic World

Even if you never received that golden ticket, you can still glimpse a magic world.

This spring you can wander through a landscape equal parts Alice’s Wonderland and Willy Wonka’s candy playground, conveniently relocated to the National Mall.  Step inside, stroll through a bright landscape, a virtual wood where a long river winds through wide fields dotted with colorful, sculpted trees, and fruit bigger than your head!

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How Greenhouse Gasses Impact Earth

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. Studies from the Antarctic, the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef, and beyond show that the earth is in constant transition and that humans have an effect on what happens.

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Climate Change Roundtable to Set International Example

Since 1970, Earth Day has been a seminal event, bringing environmentalists, community leaders, elected officials and ordinary citizens together to discuss ways to improve the world around us. This year, the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event is bringing renowned musicians, such as  No Doubt, Usher, and My Morning Jacket, along with NGOs and finance ministers, together on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to push local and national leaders to commit to powering the world from renewable energy sources.

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Spotlight: Little Hands Go Green

Every day people around the world are looking for innovative solutions to the great issue that impacts us all—climate change. One of the more innovative solutions that we have seen is that of Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green, an organization started by Ugandan native Joseph Masembe that emphasizes green education in children in order to create positive change for the future. In an interview with Mr.

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Earth Day 2015: Everything You Need to Know

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Earth Day Network (EDN), the non-profit organization founded by organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, is announcing a series of events and programs to drive forward the movement. . More than 1 billion people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day activities and events, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This Earth Day, EDN calls upon citizens, educators, corporate leaders, governments and global organizations to take action under the banner,  It’s our turn to lead.

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Undressing our Landfills

“What happens if I have two socks that don’t match?” I asked a crowd of 80 second-graders huddled on the floor of a local elementary school. A flood of students shot their hands up, eager to get involved. I pointed to a boy in the back corner.

“You just wear them! Who cares?!” he said.

I laughed to myself, admitti­ng I should have known that seven-year-olds wouldn’t mind rocking mismatched socks.

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Latin American Leaders Discuss Green Cities

Last week, mayors of Latin America’s largest cities sat down in Buenos Aires to discuss what they can do to fight climate change in some of the most populated cities in the world. The leaders came up with five important measures they need to take to mitigate climate change in their cities.

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Would You Drink It?

“Would you drink it?”  That’s what James Osborn, clad in overalls and a fluorescent green safety vest, asked the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission while pouring fracking wastewater into clear cups.  Others in attendance for the public comment session looked on in horror as Mr. Osborn poured the foul looking yellow-brown water into the cups.

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Annual Reno Earth Day Celebration Opens Door to All Faiths

Multi-faith invocation will launch “Earth Day” celebrations in Nevada on April 26.

Religious statesman Rajan Zed will direct this special multi-faith invocation; which will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Native
American and Baha’i prayers focused on healthier environment and respecting the nature of the planet we live on.

This over 20-years old annual all-day free event in Reno’s about 40-acres Idlewild Park is expected to attract over 20,000 people from all over the region
in Nevada and nearby California.

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Changing the Definition of Waste

Indoor plumbing has become a service that is taken for granted, an amenity that is always provided.  But for one third of the world’s population, a lack of proper sanitation has extenuating circumstances.  It can lead to increased risk for contact with parasites or other bacteria.  It can pollute local water sources which takes away safe, clean drinking water for everyone.  And teenage girls who are menstruating miss weeks of school because their schools do not have proper sanitation, which sets these girls behind until they eventually stop going to school altogether.

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