Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Funding the National Environmental Education Act will fund America’s future

As Earth Day approaches, excitement builds at the thought of the world uniting around a day of environmental service and awareness. But one day a year is not sufficient to combat the environmental challenges we are faced with. One of the primary ways our country has sought to make Earth Day, every day is through funding national environmental education programs for young and old alike.

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 4

Your Faces of Climate Change continue to inspire us! Dozens of photos are rolling in every day, reflecting the massive challenge that climate change presents and the efforts that are underway around the globe to tackle this challenge.

 

 

Here are some new highlights:

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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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