Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Thanks for Taking Action!

During the past few weeks, over a billion people in 192 countries took action for Earth Day. They organized rallies, demonstrations, clean ups, tree plantings, educational events, festivals and more to protect the planet.

In Albania, Earth Day organizers rallied for greener cities. In India, they demonstrated for more renewable energy and less coal. In Columbus, Ohio, thousands of people volunteered at 150 clean-up sites throughout the city.

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Kolkata Launch of the eBook "Pathways to Green Cities"

In honor of the Earth Day 2014 theme, Green Cities, Earth Day Network India has compiled an eBook: "Pathways to Green Cities –Innovative Ideas from Urban India." The book presents 24 case studies from 13 cities across India on innovative strategies that have already been implemented to make cities greener. Many of these are related to water and waste management. Others have to do with increasing the green cover, developing green buildings, traffic control, reduction of air pollution, use of renewable energies, and the judicious use of natural resources.

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It's Earth Day!

Today is finally Earth Day! Today, over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—take action to protect the planet. They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is Green Cities.

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Earth Day at Union Station

Come out to Union Station in Washington, DC for an Earth Day event you won’t want to miss!

On April 22nd, the historic public transportation hub will feature free interactive, educational exhibits in honor of Earth Day for guests of all ages. The event aims to show people how they can observe Earth Day by making simple changes in their lives to save energy and protect the environment.

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Earth Day in the Eastern US

Earth Day continues to thrive in the United States with several Earth Day events taking place in cities scattered around the Eastern U.S.

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Share a Ride, Plant a Tree

The theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. So what exactly are we supposed to do to make our cities green? We can start with transportation. That means transforming our public transportation systems so that they’re accessible, convenient, and run on clean fuels. It also means making our cities more walkable and bikeable—with protected bike lanes, plenty of public green space, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Finally, it means switching over to electric, hybrid, and other eco-friendly vehicles and relying on ride-sharing, rather than driving alone.

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Earth Day in Europe

Cities throughout Europe are gearing up for Earth Day. With several events going on across the continent, Europeans will surely find somewhere to celebrate and promote a more sustainable and healthy planet this Earth Day.

In Geneva, Switzerland, the International School of Geneva is hosting a “green sale” and an organic food sale to raise money to plant trees on the school grounds. There will also be activities like recycling games and environmental arts and crafts.

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Earth Day in the Middle East and Africa

Earth Day 2014 is shaping up to be a huge success, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Several countries in the region will have Earth Day events this year, including Tunisia, Ghana, Oman, and Iraq, just to name a few.

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Spotlight Green City: Santa Fe, NM

Earth Day Network is excited to partner with the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Green Cities campaign. The campaign is focused on helping cities achieve a more sustainable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in technology, and regulation reform.

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Spotlight Green City: Jackson, MS

Through the Green Cities campaign, Earth Day Network is working to help cities transition to a cleaner, healthier and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology and regulation reform. Earth Day Network is excited to be partnering with the city of Jackson, Mississippi as one of our highlight cities in the campaign.

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