Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Warming Wonders of the World

The pyramids, Stonehenge, Mt. Everest, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canyon, the Colosseum, the Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls… We know these iconic places and others like them as “wonders of the world.”  Various lists of “wonders” have been made since antiquity – lists of spectacular, awe-inspiring places that are important to our common heritage. They are places that we inherently want to preserve. The thought of anyone destroying them is immediately offensive.   

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A STEM Is Often the Base of Something Green

For most kids in the U.S., the start of the school year is just around the corner.  And that got us here at Earth Day Network thinking about our favorite teachers – those who had the biggest impact on us. It also got us thinking about the fact that, if we’re really going to grow the green economy, we need more kids getting excited about math and science and eventually going into STEM careers. (That’s a fancy way of saying science, technology, engineering and math.)

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“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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