Earth Day Network Blog Updates
Our Economic Climate
This morning Al Gore and Pharrell Williams kicked off the 45th annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos with a rousing panel on the need for environmental action.
For the next few days business leaders, officials, and public figures from around the world will come together to discuss the latest developments in the global community. This year, to reflect to a more balanced and modern outlook, the World Economic Forum announced a shift of focus for their 2015 platform:Read More
This week could be an important week, at least symbolically, for America’s commitment to tackling issues related to climate change.Read More
Soil, where would we be without it?
Though it may seem to only thinly cover the surface of our globe, soil is the site of intense ecological activity, home to billions of creatures, the largest exchange center and the source of our existence.Read More
100 days from today, people around the world will be participating in the world’s largest, non-secular celebration, EARTH DAY. Here at Earth Day Network, we are getting busy. We are working with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries mobilizing people across the globe for the planet. The theme of Earth Day 2015 is “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” and we are seeking commitments from global leaders, businesses and citizens to pledge Acts of Green. Big and small, we need everyone to make a commitment for meaningful change.Read More
This week I traveled to Dorsey High School (Dorsey) in LA to see a green school in action. Mr. Jeffers, an English teacher and environmental leader at Dorsey, gave me and my colleagues from LA Unified School District (LAUSD) a tour of the grounds. We visited the “Eco Club’s” Native Plant garden that produces vegetables the students use in their culinary arts classes. Mr. Jeffers even offered us some kale for the road – an eco handout!Read More
Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Summit, held annually in Rome for more than a decade, hosts these truly remarkable people who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the most prestigious internationally recognized award in the world. This year's summit was dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela.Read More
Riding the bus this morning into the “Pentagonito” (or Little Pentagon, the COP venue), I spoke to a delegate who was heading into the negotiations. I asked how he felt now that it was the last day. He sighed. I knew I had asked a loaded question. He has been in Lima working for the past three weeks, far away from home and he was tired. His answer to me, “Well...it’s hard to say.”Read More
This is a busy and crucial day for the COP process. Helicopters are flying in with government leaders. Secretary Kerry arrives in the afternoon to speak before the COP plenary meeting. The new IPCC 5 summary report finally comes out today. Last minute discussions are taking place before commitments are made toward a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.Read More
We are 50% of the population. It's our turn to lead.Read More