Earth Day Network Blog Updates

The Next Generation Science Standards and Climate Change

On April 16, the Next Generation Science Standards were released, revealing a significant change in the direction of science education. For the first time, the topic of climate change has been included in both the middle and high school science standards.

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2013 Green Ribbon Schools Announced!

On Earth Day, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the sixty-four 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and 14 District Sustainability Awardees during a visit to Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

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Thank You for Taking Action!

During the past couple of weeks, over a billion people in 192 countries participated in Earth Day and built an impressive digital display capturing The Face of Climate Change. Around the world people organized rallies, demonstrations, clean ups, tree plantings, educational events, festivals, and more to protect the environment.

We can’t stop there.

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It's Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change.

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Earth Day Lessons

If you have any sense of wonder or faith in humanity, you would have to agree that Earth Day is an extraordinary event. It combines the functions of educator, movement builder and the largest public service project in the world.

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 19

The Face of Climate Change photos and stories continue to pour in. Keep them coming! Check out these Faces of Climate Change from Morocco, Georgia, and South Korea.




In Zagora, Morocco, The Face of Climate Change is more frequent flooding.

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 18

Earth Day is on Monday—just 4 days away! As Earth Day approaches, The Face of Climate Change continues to build momentum.

Check out these recent highlights:

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 17

Five days until Earth Day! As the big day approaches, thousands of people around the globe are sharing their stories—stories of the impact that climate change has had on their lives, and the extraordinary efforts that they are making to fight it. Each one represents a different Face of Climate Change.

Here are some new highlights:

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The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 16

With Earth Day just six days away, The Face of Climate Change is picking up speed. Your photos make it clear that while the impacts of climate change are very real, people all around the globe are stepping up to confront this challenge.

Here are some recent highlights:

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Goldman Winners Announced in Time for Earth Day

The mission of the Goldman Environmental Prize is to honor grassroots environmental heroes from all over the world for their consistent efforts to protect communities and enhance the natural environment. Each winner receives $150,000 to further his or her work and gains worldwide visibility. Through recognizing these leaders, the Goldman Prize hopes to inspire ordinary people to take courageous actions to protect the planet.

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