Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Filtering Out Our Plastic Patchwork Quilt in the Pacific

One of the biggest environmental challenges we face is how to clean up the largest garbage dump in the world. And in case that’s not difficult enough, let’s remember that this dump is in the ocean.

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Nature’s Lingering Beauty

As advocates of conservation we seek to inspire compassion for nature. If you ever start to forget why we stand up for the environment, take a look at trees through the eyes of a poet.

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Will Obama's 2016 Budget Pave the Way for Climate Action?

“Deep, persistent drought. Longer, fiercer wildfire seasons. High tides flooding downtowns. Severe storms wreaking havoc. This is the picture from the front lines of climate change in communities across America.”



Yesterday, President Obama proved his commitment to fighting climate change in his 2016 budget proposal.

Out of his $3.99 trillion budget, billions have been set aside for ambitious climate action programs.

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Are Renewables as Cost Effective As Fossil Fuels?

A new report by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) this month asserts renewable energy generation is now cost-competitive with fossil fuels, despite falling oil prices.

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If Everyone Who Watched the Super Bowl Planted a Tree

So, getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday, we talked about how incredible it is that 100 million people tune in to watch the game (and the commercials, of course!).  100 million people.  That’s a lot!  And that’s what we at Earth Day Network need –for millions of people around the world to take meaningful action to build a healthier environment and confront climate change.

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Big Money and Dirty Energy are Not Voters—Why are Politicians Acting like They Are?

In a poll conducted by The New York Times, most of the American public supports government action on climate change—including almost half of Republicans. So why isn’t Capitol Hill taking acting on it?

Two-thirds of Americans are also more likely to vote for a candidate who campaigns on addressing climate change, a finding that could have implications for 2016 presidential candidates.

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Money in a Bottle

Here are a few ways on why buying a reusable water bottle can help accomplish saving your money, help save the environment, make more time in your day or be healthier!

Save Your Money

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Celebrating the Embassy of Finland – A Green Building Superstar

The Embassy of Finland, prominently located on Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC, deserves huge environmental kudos for achieving LEED Platinum certification, the first embassy in the U.S. to attain this significant goal. 

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The Five Year Fight Against the Pipeline Continues Today

Washington, DC – The five year fight against Keystone XL continues today as the Senate voted in a crushing 62 to 36 majority in favor of the pipeline.

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Save Your Old Devices from Collecting Dust

When upgrading your electronics—from cellphones to iPods— selling them back to your retailer could save you hundreds on your new device. And who doesn’t like “free” money?

Devices can be sent through mail—or you can take them into the store yourself. Many retailers offer gift cards or store discount that you can then use towards your new device. Trading in last year’s products also helps reduce e-waste by keeping toxic chemicals from being released.

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