Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Local Governments, Elected Officials Turn Out in Droves for Earth Day 2012

Earth Day has always offered an amazing platform for elected officials to initiate and boost local sustainability efforts. And local governments are key players when it comes to managing the impacts of climate change. Many communities around the world have already implemented extensive sustainability plans and begun to embrace the green economy. 

This Earth Day, through Earth Day Network’s Campaign for Communities, the number of elected officials participating in Earth Day events around the world was one of the highest we have ever seen. 

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MobilizeU Sees Overwhelming Student Participation in Earth Day 2012, Continues On

Over the past several months, Earth Day Network’s Earth Day University Campaign has been hard at work launching MobilizeU, a twofold initiative consisting of an international intercollegiate acts-of-green competition as well as a dynamic network of student environmental activists. MobilizeU challenges university students to mobilize their campus communities by organizing four weeks of environmental activism leading up to Earth Day 2012, by organizing environmental initiatives and educational events.

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Pres. Obama Issues Green Schools Proclamation

Pres. Obama Issues Green Schools Proclamation; Earth Day Network Calls upon Congress and the Administration to Fund Environmental Education

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Guest Blog from Rhodes University, South Africa

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Mary Ododa 

MobilizeU Regional Coordinator

Rhodes University; Grahamstown, South Africa

The first week of the MobilizeU competition at Rhodes University in South Africa was a complete success!

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Guest Blog from the University of Illinois at Chicago

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Brianna Ceglia

MobilizeU School Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago; Illinois, USA

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Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and Explorers Club to Perform at Earth Day Rally on the National Mall

Earth Day Network today announced plans for the Mobilize the Earth™rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day, including appearances by Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and The Explorers Club. The April 22 event to galvanize the environmental movement will run from noon to 7:00 p.m. 

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A Historic Summit Amid Historic Cuts

Earlier today, the White House hosted the first ever summit on environmental education. This historic event was literally decades in the making and signified the level to which the issues of environmental education and green schools have become the topic du jour in communities nationwide. The EPA deserves credit for making the event happen, as does the Department of Education and the White House Council on Environment Quality.

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Earth Day in Zakopane

Earth Day Network is proud to work with partners across the globe to Mobilize the Earth™ for Earth Day 2012.  Through a partnership with the US State Department, Embassies and Consulates all over the world are logging their Earth Day events as part of Mobilize the Earth.  Below is information about a great event happening in Zakopane, Poland:   

By the U.S. Consulate General Krakow,

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Less than Two Weeks to Mobilize the Earth

Earth Day will be here before you know it. Earth Day Network is working harder than ever in preparation to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22nd. Check out the weekly international highlights to see what progress is being made globally.

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Check out these U.S. Earth Day Events

Earth Day Network is registering Earth Day events across the U.S. as we gear up to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22. Check out some of the events that are happening during Earth Day weekend:

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