Earth Day Network Blog Updates

“Nature Deficit Disorder” Gaining Wider Acceptance

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.

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Some Earth Day Inspiration from Around the Globe

Here at Earth Day Network, organizers are continuing to build international partnerships as we work to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22nd. Check out the weekly international highlights: 


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The Start of MobilizeU is Just 3 Days Away!

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.

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Engaging Catholic Parishes across the Nation for Earth Day

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.

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CO2 Green Drive: Art, Climate & Technology project around the word

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 Project

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How it all Started at Jinnah University for Women

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Amna Hasan

MobilizeU School Coordinator

Jinnah University for Women; Karachi, Pakistan

It all started with panic during exams.

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Earth Day Network and the Harlem Globetrotters on the Winning Team

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!

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Where in the World is Earth Day

The one-month countdown to Earth Day 2012 is fast approaching.  Here at Earth Day Network, organizers are working around the clock with partners all over the world toMobilize the Earth™on April 22nd. Check out the weekly international highlights to see what’s going on around the world. 

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Running for the Earth

As the flowers begin to bloom and the birds begin to chirp again, we know that spring is around the corner.  And what better way to celebrate the spring season, than getting outside and enjoying the world around us. Here at Earth Day Network’s Arts and Athletes for the Earth Campaigns, we have partnered with a few marathons we think you should know about:

Magnuson Series Earth Day Races located in Seattle, WA on Saturday, April 21, 2012 (

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Earth Day on the National Mall

In little over a month, millions of people from around the world will participate in Earth Day on April 22.  From Rome to Rio, London to New Orleans, Beirut to Muscat, Kolkata to Jakarta, Beijing to Melbourne, communities everywhere will come together to Mobilize the Earth and call for a sustainable future.

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