Earth Day Network Blog Updates
On February 19th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had fined six school districts in Arizona for asbestos violations. The 25 schools involved were issued fines in excess of $94,000 for not inspecting their schools and failing to have a plan to manage the presence of the toxic minerals.Read More
Denis Hayes, Chairman of the Board of Earth Day Network had a great opinion piece that was featured on Philly.com yesterday in which he stated that a great president would tackle climate change.
He alluded to President Barack Obama's legacy and how it would be determined. According to Hayes, the issue of climate change will determine whether the president will be remembered as a great president or just a good one.
Today, the first of February, United States Senator John Kerry will assume the office of Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Secretary of State Kerry not only brings to the president’s cabinet years of experience in foreign relations, but he also possesses an immense understanding of environmental issues, especially climate change.Read More
Earth Day Network-India teamed up with the prestigious Calcutta School of Music to present “Earth Notes,” an environmentally-themed classical music concert. The event was held on January 20, 2013, at the school’s Sandre Hall; and it turned out to be one of the school’s most successful events, according to its president, Dickoo Nowroji.Read More
A recently-released study by the NAACP found that the United States is home to 75 coal-fired power plants that contribute extensively to environmental and public health hazards in disadvantaged communities and communities of color.Read More