Earth Day Network Blog Updates

New School Lunch Standards have been served… Finally!!!

Yup, you heard right… The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is overhauling its nutritional guidelines for school meals and serving up some new healthier guidelines. First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and celebrity chef Rachel Ray recently announced the new guidelines during a visit at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandra, Virginia.

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To start a new year for trees, the Jewish Community sets goal of reducing greenhouse gas

Tonight is erev Tu Bish’vat, marking the beginning of the Jewish new year for trees. On this holiday, we consider our moral obligation and tremendous responsibility to share the fruits of God’s earth with all.  Now, more than ever, we must take the essential steps of reducing the environmental impact of our own communities as well as advocating for policies that affect environmental integrity.

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Green Cars Steal the Show

At the Washington D.C. auto show the Advanced Technology Superhighway highlights the new green and alternative fuel cars. The variety is great, from fuel cell to natural gas cars with even more green cars displayed on the main floor. These cars are the future of consumer motor vehicles, as oil supply decreases we will be turning to the alternative fuels these vehicles utilize, and there have never been so many choices.

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Women Speak Out at Prestigious Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Earth Day Network, in partnership with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), hosted a day-long forum in Delhi, India, on February 1, 2012, as part of the Women and the Green Economy (WAGE®) campaign. The event was held in conjunction with the 12th annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), which brings together government, civil society and corporate leaders from around the globe.

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Tell Congress to Save Safe Routes to School!!!

Does your child ever walk or bike to school? Tens of thousands of students, and many adult counterparts, take such a journey on a daily basis. Yet the safety of these efforts – basic staples for any neighborhood like functional crosswalks, stop signs, or sidewalks, etc. – is now in jeopardy due to another inane proposal from Congress. Specifically, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to vote on Thursday, February 2nd on a bill to eliminate ALL funds for Safe Routes to School.

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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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