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Wasted Waste

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Countdown to Earth Day 2015 – 100 Days until Earth Day 45

100 days from today, people around the world will be participating in the world’s largest, non-secular celebration, EARTH DAY. Here at Earth Day Network, we are getting busy. We are working with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries mobilizing people across the globe for the planet. The theme of Earth Day 2015 is “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” and we are seeking commitments from global leaders, businesses and citizens to pledge Acts of Green. Big and small, we need everyone to make a commitment for meaningful change.

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Earth Day Network Visits a Green School in Action

This week I traveled to Dorsey High School (Dorsey) in LA to see a green school in action. Mr. Jeffers, an English teacher and environmental leader at Dorsey, gave me and my colleagues from LA Unified School District (LAUSD) a tour of the grounds. We visited the “Eco Club’s” Native Plant garden that produces vegetables the students use in their culinary arts classes. Mr. Jeffers even offered us some kale for the road – an eco handout!

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On Attending the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy, December 2014

Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Summit, held annually in Rome for more than a decade, hosts these truly remarkable people who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the most prestigious internationally recognized award in the world. This year's summit was dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela.

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Let’s Sum It Up – “We Need This.” Last day of COP 20

Riding the bus this morning into the “Pentagonito” (or Little Pentagon, the COP venue), I spoke to a delegate who was heading into the negotiations. I asked how he felt now that it was the last day. He sighed. I knew I had asked a loaded question. He has been in Lima working for the past three weeks, far away from home and he was tired. His answer to me, “Well...it’s hard to say.”

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On the Ground in Lima: A crucial day in the COP process

This is a busy and crucial day for the COP process. Helicopters are flying in with government leaders. Secretary Kerry arrives in the afternoon to speak before the COP plenary meeting. The new IPCC 5 summary report finally comes out today. Last minute discussions are taking place before commitments are made toward a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Tree planting in Dallas a success

This Tuesday, I traveled to Dallas, TX to plant trees on behalf of Earth Day Network with volunteers from our partner, Southwest Airlines. We were all bundled in many layers—that morning it was 28 degrees, a pretty cold day for Dallas!

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Eyes Wide Open—A New Educational Resource for Examining Environmental Challenges

Climate literacy is critical for young adults growing up in today’s climate challenged world. Children’s book author, Paul Fleischman, came into Earth Day Network to chat about his new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. In today’s world, and with new Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards now required in more ard more classrooms, up to date materials to educate young people are in great demand. Read More

RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE!

RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE!
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