Earth Day Network Blog Updates
My name is Lucy and I’m the organizer for the iMatter March, part of the “Mobilize the Earth” Earth Day event on the National Mall. Last year, I helped organize the iMatter Marches that took place in 160 locations, in over 40 countries. Youth around the world marched with one message: Live as if the future matters.Read More
In 2005, Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to better explain the growing concerns and ramifications associated with a person’s prolonged separation from nature. Louv focused the majority of his attention on children in his bestseller book, “Last Child in the Woods,” and there’s good reason why: American children now spend 90% of their time indoors according to the EPA.Read More
Beginning this Thursday, March 29th, youth leaders from almost 200 universities in 32 countries and 34 US states will spend four weeks educating and mobilizing their campus communities around environmental activism. We are elated to have so many passionate students from across the globe generating acts of green and using Earth Day 2012 as a platform to engage new constituencies in the environmental movement.Read More
Earth Day Network is engaging Catholic parishes across the nation and encouraging them to participate in Earth Day Sunday so that faith leaders may share a with their parishioners the importance of protecting and nurturing our planet. Many positive responses have been coming in every day, with events ranging from the installation of solar panels at the Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church in Holmdel, New Jersey, to roadside cleanups at Saint John Fisher Chapel in Auburn Hills, Michigan.Read More
For Earth Day 2012: Mobilize The Earth™ the Danish Cultural Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, is partnering with Earth Day Network for a global event to shed new light on climate issues through the combination of art and technology: the CO2 Green Drive ProjectRead More
Earth Day Network has teamed up with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to promote A Billion Acts of Green and Earth Day 2012! The Globetrotters filmed a public service announcement to encourage all of their fans to participate in the campaign, and they’ll be playing it at their games between now and Earth Day.
Over 750,000 acts of green have already been committed. Pledge your act and help us make this campaign a slam dunk for Earth Day 2012!Read More