Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Earth Day in the Western US

Cities in the western U.S. have big plans for Earth Day 2014. Some cities to keep an eye on this Earth Day are Des Moines, Iowa, Reno, Nevada, and San Francisco, California.

The city of Des Moines, for example, is hosting an annual Earth Day Trash Brash on Friday, April 25th. The event will involve teams of volunteers racing to remove litter, beautify natural landscapes in Des Moines, and remove invasive species from public parks, all in an effort to improve Iowa’s water quality and natural beauty. Participants will also be treated to food, music, and educational activities.

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Earth Day Network and ForestNation Launch New School Fundraiser

Why should students sell candy bars or wrapping paper for school fundraising when they could sell tree saplings instead?

Earth Day Network and ForestNation have teamed up to change school fundraising for the better by encouraging students to sell tree-growing kits. For every tree-growing kit a student sells, ForestNation will match it by planting another tree elsewhere.

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Earth Day Network Takes to the Skies

Earth Day Network is proud to announce that our Canopy Project has been featured in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine! The article—written by Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network—details the Canopy Project’s tremendous success over the past 3 years in planting more than 1.8 million trees in 22 countries.

 

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Latin America and the Caribbean Preparing for Earth Day

All across Latin America and the Caribbean, individuals and organizations are gearing up for Earth Day.

The island of St. Kitts and Nevis, for example, will be home to the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society’s Earth Day “Clean Island Sweep,” where they will teach the public the importance of caring for their island through several waste management activities. This year, the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society will also be adding the “Environmental Fun Day” for children to teach them about the environment.

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New IPCC Report: Climate Change is Already Affecting All Continents

According to a new a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate change is already affected people throughout the world. “In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans,” says the IPCC report. We have already experienced many of the negative effects of climate change such as damaged food crops, more extreme weather, melting glaciers, the spread of disease, and rising sea levels that threaten lowland communities.

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Get Your Official Earth Day 2014 T-Shirt

The new Earth Day 2014 t-shirts are in! Get yours today! They’re perfect for your local Earth Day event or as a gift for a friend or family member.

And, the best part is that the proceeds will go directly toward building a global movement to fight climate change. So act now and get yourself an Earth Day 2014 shirt while they last!

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Support the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

It’s a brand new month, which means it’s time for a new Billion Acts of Green action. This month we’re calling on our followers to support the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill.

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EPA Finalizes Tier 3 Gasoline Standards

Good news! The EPA revealed a new set of regulations on March 3rd addressing vehicle emission standards and sulfur dioxide emissions from gasoline. The Tier 3 regulations will have a significant impact on vehicle emissions throughout the US.

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A Reflection on Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

Earth Day Network joins the city of Jackson, Mississippi in mourning the death of its mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, who passed away on Tuesday at St. Dominic Hospital at the age of 66. Formerly, Mr. Lumumba was a prominent lawyer and human rights activist. He was sworn in as mayor last July and had a strong vision for the city of Jackson, one that stressed the importance of sustainability.

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