Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Union Station to Celebrate Earth Month 2013

Earth Day in Washington, D.C.? How about Earth MONTH!

Earth Day Network has teamed up with Union Station – one of the nation’s most iconic and historic transportation hubs and a must-see destination for every visitor to Washington – to present Earth Month.

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D.C. School Gets Green Outdoor Classroom

Earth Day Network recently completed the installation of an outdoor classroom at Yu Ying PCS Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. The facility – a storm water pond observation deck with benches and a trough for collecting water samples – will also bolster the school’s application for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School Award.

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Goodbye, Aaron Swartz. The Fight for Openness Continues.

Almost a week ago, the world lost one of the most amazing and effective voices for democracy on the Internet. His name was Aaron Swartz, and he was a computer programmer, writer, political organizer and activist. Aaron was one of the cofounders of the website Reddit and co-authored the RSS standard.

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EDN Launches Student Carpooling Campaign in India

Earth Day Network has a fun new campaign to promote carpooling among students in India: Backseat Buddies!  

In India, not all primary and secondary schools have buses. Backseat Buddies encourages students from the same locality to travel together to and from school, instead of traveling in individual cars. This not only cuts down on carbon pollution and conserves resources, it helps to allieviate the severe traffic congestion in many Indian cities.

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A Win for Wind

As part of the recent fiscal cliff deal, Congress has authorized an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), a move that was applauded by renewable energy advocates all over the country. 

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Letter to Obama: Raise Your Voice, Use Executive Authority

Earth Day Network joined dozens of environmental and health organizations to send a letter to President Obama asking him to take serious steps to stop climate change during his second term.

The full text of the letter is below:

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Earth Day Network Plants 350,000 Trees in Uganda

Earth Day Network completed a tree-planting project in central Uganda today that saw 350,000 trees planted in three high-poverty districts: Kiboga-Kyankwanzi, Kayunga and Kamuli.

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Renewables Are Winning, and You Can Help

By Kathleen Rogers and Danny Kennedy

In a year when the election was dominated by fossil fuel propaganda and both candidates for President failed to mention climate change on the campaign trail, it's hard to say "we're succeeding." However, the trends are clear: An enormous shift has begun in the ways in which the United States and the world will power itself with clean energy.

To understand what we're talking about, consider this fact:

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EDN-India Holds Forum on Green Space in Crowded Cities

India, the second most populous country in the world, has several cities where the pressure of population and construction has resulted in very little green cover. Kolkata is one of these cities. On December 5, Earth Day Network – India, in collaboration with the American Center, Kolkata, and the NGO Center for Contemporary Communication (CCC) hosted a discussion on this topic called “Policies and Land Use for Public Parks and Gardens in Big Cities.” 

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UN Climate Conference Falls Short, Very Short

For the past two weeks, heads of state gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP-18) organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This annual conference brings together representatives from every country in the world to negotiate how the global community will respond to the dangers associated with climate change.

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