Earth Day Network Blog Updates

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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Official Earth Day 2013 Video

Have you seen the official Earth Day 2013 video yet?

Watch the video and share it with your friends.

Also, don't forget to check out our website and upload a photo to The Face of Climate Change wall! Together we will personalize the massive challenge that climate change presents and help unite people around the globe into a powerful call to action on Earth Day.

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Tell EPA to Regulate Existing Power Plants

Please send a letter to the EPA demanding that they start regulating existing power plants.

Here’s why:

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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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