Earth Day Network Blog Updates

USDA Finalizes Nutrition Standards for “Competitive Foods” in Schools

Yesterday, USDA finalized the national school nutrition standards for vending machines, a la carte purchases, school stores, and other foods sold in schools outside of lunch. Combined with the improvements in school lunches in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, all foods and beverages sold in schools will now need to meet healthy nutrition standards.  The “Smart Snacks in School” standards will take effect in the 2013-2014 school year.

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Poll Reveals Latinos’ Concern for Environment

Today, Earth Day Network’s Campaign for Communities partner the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) released the results of its Latino voter survey on the green economy. The survey, which included 600 Latino respondents from four counties in Southern California, examined Latino attitudes toward environmental and economic sustainability, with an emphasis on renewable energy.

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Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Climate Change

In a Tuesday speech at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out a plan to cement his legacy on the issue of climate change. The plan is a monumental step forward and has the power to be a turning point both U.S. climate policy and international climate negotiations.

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The Next Big Move on Climate Policy

President Obama announced on Saturday that he would unveil his plan to combat climate change in a major speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday. According to administration officials, Obama’s plan will include regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The new policy will also include initiatives on renewable power and energy efficiency.

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Authors Join EDN to Promote Environmental Summer Reading for Kids

Authors Join EDN to Promote Environmental Summer Reading for Kids

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Earth Day Network Educator Wins Golden Apple Award

Last month, Jill Kryzinski was awarded the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.  Only ten teachers in Illinois receive this prestigious award each year.  The Golden Apple Award recognizes Jill’s zest for teaching, dedication her students, and willingness to go above and beyond for her students.  Jill has taught science at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois for over a decade.

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Earth Day Network Webinar Announcement: Summer Reading for the Environment

This Wednesday, Earth Day Network is hosting a webinar on the importance of Summer Reading for the Environment in partnership with the United States Department of Education as part of the Green Strides Webinar Series. The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education.

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EDN Gives Science Supplies to DC Schools

Yesterday, Earth Day Network and Ward’s Science donated twelve boxes of science laboratory supplies, valued at $1,200, to DC Public Schools. This donation will help support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in two resource-limited schools. Read More

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Much is being written these days about how an individual woman can forge a successful pathway into male dominated board rooms, executive suites, and legislatures. But few address the issue of what difference it will make when women have parity in the workplace, academia, and government. Even less is written about the stunning and negative consequences to the global environment resulting from an absence of women leaders throughout the Industrial Revolution, and conversely about the increasingly-chronicled advantages for business, society, and the earth when women assume leadership roles.

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Green Ribbon Schools Honored in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations again to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! The sixty-four winning schools were announced in April, but they were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 14 school districts were recognized with the District Sustainability Award.
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