Earth Day Network Blog Updates

EDN-India Launches “Bags for Earth” Campaign

Earth Day Network-India just launched its Bags for Earth campaign to help turn old clothes and other discarded cloth items into useful bags and provide a green alternative to plastic bags. The program launch was held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Calcutta Yuvis at a housing complex in Kolkata.

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Green Schools and Student Health

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. 

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A Great President Would Tackle Climate Change

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.

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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

Today, exactly two months before Earth Day, Earth Day Network formally announced the global theme for Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change.

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Teaming up with Extreme Ice Survey for Climate Education

Today, Earth Day Network teamed up with Extreme Ice Survey to launch a middle school education initiative designed to engage and mobilize students around climate change. Read More

“Forward on Climate” Rally Sends Right Message at Right Time

In 2010, Earth Day Network organized a massive climate rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that called for swift, decisive action to stop climate change. But President didn’t listen

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Imperiled Yasuni Rainforest Gets Needed Publicity

In the January edition of National Geographic magazine, we were pleased to see extensive coverage of one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth: Yasuni National Park.

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Sec. Kerry, Keep Leading on the Environment

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.

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“Earth Notes” Concert Inspires Youth to Focus on Nature

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.

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School Inspires EDN-India Staff with Art Exhibition

Birla High School  in Kolkata invited Earth Day Network-India Country Director Karuna Singh to open their environmental art exhibition on January 22, 2013. And we want to congratulate the students for their fantastic work!

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