Earth Day Network Blog Updates

A Billion Acts of Green Revamped

For over two years, A Billion Acts of Green® has been steadily building commitments by individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the planet, inspiring and rewarding both simple individual acts and larger organizational initiatives that reduce carbon emissions and support sustainability.

Taken together, these seemingly small actions add up to big dividends for the planet. And A Billion Acts of Green® has become the largest environmental service campaign in the world.

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Students in India Select Greenest Durga Puja Pandal

By Neela Majumdar

In Kolkata, the week-long festival of Durga Puja makes the whole city feel magical with incredibly beautiful temporary temples everywhere. These intricately-decorated structures are called “pandals.”

Durga Puja is a time when the whole city comes alive, with millions of people from all over the world visiting the pandals around the clock.

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Californians: Vote YES on Prop. 39

November Ballot Measure Will Close a Tax Loophole and Fund Clean Energy Projects

California is known world-wide for its innovation, its creativity and its world-class economy. But between the national economic downturn and state policies like the corporate tax giveaway created in 2009, California is struggling to remain competitive.

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Announcing the School Food Journalism Awards!

 

Earth Day Network has joined forces with author and food activist Michael Pollan, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project to launch the first annual Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards. Open to high school students ages 13 to 18, the competition seeks to bring the hard facts about school food to entire school communities – in the students’ own words

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Going Green During Durga Puja in India

By Neela Majumdar

In a continued effort to create awareness about India’s environmental issues, Earth Day Network has partnered with The Telegraph, a leading English-language newspaper in India, on The Telegraph in Schools (TTIS) Chhoto Chokhey Baro Pujo campaign for the first Alchemist Earth Award to the greenest Durga Puja Pandal.

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Globetrotters to Kids: Eat Healthy, Sustainable Foods

Just in time for National School Lunch Week, Earth Day Network has teamed up with the Harlem Globetrotters to bring kids a special message: To stay on top of your game, you have to eat right.

Check out their video:

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Wind Energy’s Future Threatened in Congress

One of the fastest-growing sectors in the energy industry, wind energy is playing a critical role in developing America’s vision for a clean, energy independent future.

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Watch Our 10 Million Trees Pledge

Check out this video of Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers at the Global Citizen Festival announcing our commitment to plant 10 million trees in in 5 years to help alleviate poverty. She’s joined by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunis and by Chris Peck from UPS, which made the first donation to this tree-planting effort.

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Join Neil Young and Foo Fighters to fight poverty

Later today, the most widely-broadcast charity concert in history will take place in New York City's Central Park. The Global Citizen Festival will shine a spotlight on extreme poverty.

Earth Day Network is the official Sustainability Partner, and we’ve made a major commitment:  We’re going to plant 10 million trees in impoverished areas in five years.

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