Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Twenty-seven Years in the Making: EPA Releases Dioxin Report

On February 17, 2012, EPA finalized its final Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments, Volume 1. Twenty-seven years in the making, the delay of this report was due to resistance from the chemical industry. The history of the agency's efforts to regulate Dioxin is chroniclized here and shows that this process began back in 1984. 

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Halfway to a billion!

Our campaign to reach A Billion Acts of Green® has now reached the halfway mark.

We've come a long way and still have a ways to go:

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Recreation: Get to know your Earth!

I wanted to think a little more on this concept of Green Recreation. Sure, going out on a bike, run or kayak outside means that no electricity was used to light and heat your gym; no energy was used to power your treadmill or lifecycle. Of course that’s a greener way to go.

But, I still think what is really important is that we learn the outdoors is our friend. How can you want to save the earth if you’re not really comfortable being on it?

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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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