Earth Day Network Blog Updates

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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D.C. Students Attend Climate Leadership Gala

There were some special guests in attendance for Earth Day Network’s fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala: 23 high school students from the D.C. area who take a special interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many are part of a high school robotics team.

Six D.C. area schools were represented: Coolidge, Benjamin Banneker Academic, Friendship Collegiate, School Without Walls, Whitman, and Wilson.

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Schools in Kolkata Take Impressive Action for Earth Day

While millions across India took action for Earth Day 2013 with myriad programs and events, the efforts of educational institutions in Kolkata were particularly noteworthy for their brilliant ideas and innovative ways of promote awareness for The Face of Climate Change.

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Climate Leadership Gala Brings Hundreds of Green Economy Leaders

Earth Day Network hosted its fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd. Hundreds of green economy leaders in business, government and the NGO community assembled at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel to celebrate achievements, share ideas, and advance bold visions for expanding the green economy.

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Millions in India Took Action for Earth Day 2013

With 1.2 billion people and 3.28 million kilometers of land, India is a subcontinent of massive proportions. And across the country, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are readily seen.

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On campus the Face of Climate campaign is still going strong

Earth Day has come and gone, but The Face of Climate Change is still going strong! The campaign has received such a positive response that we will continue to collect and display photos depicting The Face of Climate Change. We want to keep sharing your stories with the world!

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A Bake Sale for the Canopy Project

As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, Earth Day Network is happy to recognize Ms. Lindsey Fagrelius from Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska for her contributions to the Canopy Project. For Earth Day 2013, Ms. Fagrelius and her classes organized a bake sale to raise money to plant trees around the world.

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Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (05/06 – 05/10). Take the time this week to reach out to a teacher who has impacted you or your child to say “thank you.” Teachers play a vital role in ensuring that students receive the quality education they need to become the leaders of the future.  Let the teachers in your community know that you appreciate the creativity, patience, dedication, and positivity they bring to their job.

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GUEST BLOG: Students in India Make & Distribute 200,000 “Green Bags”

Earth Day Network partner The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) conducted a waste paper recycling and bag-making campaign around Earth Day.  Over sixty schools across the length and breadth of India participated.  The result was 200,000 recycled bags! 

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National Healthy Schools Day brings awareness to indoor school health issues

Today, we celebrate the 11th National Healthy Schools Day in order to bring attention to the correlation between healthy indoor school environments and student health and academic success. Nearly 55 million children and 7 million adults in the United States (20% of the population and 98% of all children) spend their days inside school buildings. Children have no control of their environment but are suffering the consequences of attending unhealthy schools. Read More

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