Earth Day Network Blog Updates

EDN to host Women and the Green Economy® forum at 12th Annual TERI Sustainability Conference

Earth Day Network (EDN), in partnership with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), will host a day-long forum to discuss Women and the Green Economy (WAGE®).

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Mobilize Your U for Earth Day 2012

As 2012 begins, people all over the world are making New Year’s resolutions for a better life. As college students, we all know the drill: hit the gym, get better grades, keep in touch with family and friends. This year, why not add some green—and I’m not talking about salad for that diet you’re starting. I’m talking about the Earth!

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How atomic is your drinking water?

We've become accustomed to seeing people light their tap water on fire thanks to hydrofracking, but what if your drinking water also contained something far more sinister like radioactive waste? The nuclear waste that is leaked into drinking water can cause cancer and genetic defects, says a new report by U.S. PIRG and Environment America. 

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Solar Decathlon 2013 Site and Teams Announced!

There's some exciting news in the world of sustainability education! Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the new site and schools for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is one of the premier educational and energy events in the world. Colleges and universities are tasked with creating the most aesthetically pleasing, affordable and energy efficient house, which they then have to ship and construct at the competition site.

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Rep. Giffords: A strong advocate for green energy

Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords is a woman of extraordinary courage and character. She has served her constituents with unwavering devotion. For over a decade, she has been an elected official representing the state of Arizona at both the state and federal level as a primary advocate for green energy. She firmly believes that global warming is induced by human actions and that it is necessary for us to take action to mitigate the situation in order to prevent further deterioration of the environment.

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NASA Releases Amazing High Def Picture Of Earth

NASA just releaed the latest "Blue Marble" image of the Earth. The high definition image, a composite of numerous pictures of the Earth, was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite on January 4th 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

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Stay Tuned: Michelle Obama to Serve Up Another Victory for Healthy Schools on Wednesday!

 

That’s right. We’re starting off 2012 right with increased nutrition standards in our nation’s schools!!! On Wednesday, January 25, First Lady Michelle Obama along with the Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce new nutrition standards for America’s school meals. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this win for healthy schools!!

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Cities Continue to Lead Environmental Efforts amid National and International Inaction

In recent years, local governments across the nation have stepped up to the plate, making solid progress in tackling environmental issues ranging from green education and transportation to energy efficiency and sustainability.

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DC Health Schools Act: A Snapshot of Great Progress

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will surely know all about The DC Healthy Schools Act. For you newbies out there, the DC healthy Schools Act was a landmark piece of legislation –passed unanimously in May of 2010 - that cemented the District as a national leader in raising health and wellness standards in public schools.

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First Ever Winter Youth Olympic Games Keeping Green, part 3

I have to keep this report brief because we’re getting really busy with racing now, but I need to share one more great thing I saw:

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