Earth Day Network Blog Updates

“Green Magic” Program Will Plant 10 Million Trees in India

Earth Day Network-India is actively supporting "Green Magic," Rotary Club's tree planting program that will plant 10 million trees in India.

On July 29, 2012, Green Magic was launched in Kolkata. Over 2,500 school students participated in the launch event by planting a tree and taking a sapling home to plant. Members of the Rotary Club planted trees alongside the children and made it a landmark event in the history of environmentalism in the state of West Bengal.

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Earth Day Coordinators Link-Up India

India is a sub-continent with a surface area of 3,287,260 km, oceans on both arms of its peninsula, high mountains, both cold and hot deserts, diverse flora and fauna, major rivers, the largest deltaic region, and a population of 1.2 billion. 

Mobilizing this region for Earth Day 2012 was a mammoth task.

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Earth Day Photography Competition Results Announced

By Rishika Das Roy

To commemorate Earth Day 2012, the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) joined with Earth Day Network-India to organize a photography contest for children to explore the environment through their camera lenses. The theme for the contest was Earth Day 2012’s slogan: Mobilize the Earth™. 2000 entries were received. The results were announced on World Environment Day (June 5). 

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And the Winner Is….

Last week marked another historic milestone for the green schools movement.

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Women Leaders Gather in Rio to Develop Green Economy Proposals, Influence UN Conference

While world governments struggled to make progress on global sustainability issues at Rio+20, women leaders from business, civil society and governments met in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend to develop a concrete set of recommendations for fast-forwarding women’s leadership in the green economy.

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Flash Mob Captures Spotlight at Rio+20

Over 100 demonstrators calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies joined a "flash mob" in the heart of the Rio+20 conference this afternoon.

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The Promises of Rio

From June 20-22, the eyes of the world will be on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Those gathered there at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (aka "Rio+20") will decide whether and how to deal with a broad range of issues that affect the environment. 

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Rio+20: A Waiting Game

One thing that I have gotten used to rather quickly in Rio de Janeiro is all of the waiting. 

I’ve already spent considerable amounts of time waiting in the security lines to get into the Conference Center and waiting for my meal in the cafeteria at lunch time.  And I’m sure that anyone attending Rio+20 (including myself!) will give you their opinion on the one and a half hour bus rides each way to get from the city to the Conference Center.

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Welcome to Rio

Wednesday afternoon, the first part of Earth Day Network's delegation to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, touched down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together and attempt to jumpstart the green economy and ensure environmental protection while fostering international development, advancing equality, and reducing poverty .

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