Earth Day Network Blog Updates

The Face of Climate Change – Update, April 3

We continue to receive dozens of powerful images every day—each one showing a slightly different interpretation of The Face of Climate Change.

Here are some recent highlights:

 

The Face of Climate Change is in Inner Mongolia, China. Once a fertile area that relied upon forestry and agriculture, Inner Mongolia has fallen victim to desertification, crippling the local economy.

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Universities Participate in Climate Change Efforts

Campuses around the world have been stepping up to participate in The Face of Climate Change. We’ve received some great student #faceofclimate photos from places as far-flung as Taiwan, Iran, Costa Rica, and the USA. Check out these awesome photos, and send us yours! We want at least 200 campuses represented on The Face of Climate Change wall by Earth Day – April 22nd!

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, March 29

The Faces of Climate Change continue to come forth from all corners of the globe! Thanks to all those who have shared stories of how climate change has affected them and what they are doing to fight it.

Here are some recent highlights:

At Mount Cook, New Zealand, the Face of Climate Change is the face of a mountaineer. In the midst of what is usually prime mountaineering season, the glaciers are melting at a surprisingly fast rate this year, creating impassable crevasses and limiting the number of peaks that can be summited.

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Smarter Snacking for Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently proposed a new rule for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new rule offers updated nutrition standards for snacks and beverages sold in schools through vending machines, a la carte, and school stores. The “Smart Snacks in Schools” rule hopes to limit the amount of nutritionally-poor foods and beverages that are still widely available in schools, such as sugary drinks and sodas.

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, March 27

The Face of Climate Change is off to a great start! We’re receiving dozens of photos every day – photos of the impact that climate change is having on people, animals, and beloved places, photos of the extraordinary efforts of individuals to fight climate change, and photos of the concerned faces of people around the globe.

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A Go Organic Garden Party for Women’s Month

Keeping in mind that women make 85 percent of consumer choices, Earth Day Network-India commemorated Women’s Month with a first-of-its-kind event in India – a Go Organic Garden Party in Kolkata co-hosted by Casa Puro of the KL Jalan Group of companies.

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A Green Pope?

Nearly 200,000 people gathered in front of the Vatican on Tuesday to witness the inauguration of Pope Francis I. Millions of others around the world eagerly awaited his message, which would serve as a blueprint for his papacy.       

Pope Francis did not disappoint, using the ceremony to communicate a strong message of compassion, humility, caring for the world’s poor – and protecting the environment.

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Judge Strikes Down NYC Sugary Beverage Restriction

With American obesity rates continuing to reach staggering heights, it’s no surprise that some people are saying “enough is enough” and searching for ways to stem rising obesity rates in both adults and children.

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Women and STEM

“That’s not very lady-like.” While not intentionally offensive, to me that statement implies that there are things that a “lady” should not do. In general, this is referring to social behavior, but in the past it also referred to how women should be earning their livings and contributing to society. In this age, it would not be proper to imply that women are less capable or welcome in any field and yet we are not seeing the equal participation of women in high level roles in business or the Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) sectors.

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