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Guest Blog from the University of Illinois at Chicago

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Brianna Ceglia

MobilizeU School Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago; Illinois, USA

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Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and Explorers Club to Perform at Earth Day Rally on the National Mall

Earth Day Network today announced plans for the Mobilize the Earth™rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day, including appearances by Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and The Explorers Club. The April 22 event to galvanize the environmental movement will run from noon to 7:00 p.m. 

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A Historic Summit Amid Historic Cuts

Earlier today, the White House hosted the first ever summit on environmental education. This historic event was literally decades in the making and signified the level to which the issues of environmental education and green schools have become the topic du jour in communities nationwide. The EPA deserves credit for making the event happen, as does the Department of Education and the White House Council on Environment Quality.

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Earth Day in Zakopane

Earth Day Network is proud to work with partners across the globe to Mobilize the Earth™ for Earth Day 2012.  Through a partnership with the US State Department, Embassies and Consulates all over the world are logging their Earth Day events as part of Mobilize the Earth.  Below is information about a great event happening in Zakopane, Poland:   

By the U.S. Consulate General Krakow,

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Less than Two Weeks to Mobilize the Earth

Earth Day will be here before you know it. Earth Day Network is working harder than ever in preparation to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22nd. Check out the weekly international highlights to see what progress is being made globally.

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Check out these U.S. Earth Day Events

Earth Day Network is registering Earth Day events across the U.S. as we gear up to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22. Check out some of the events that are happening during Earth Day weekend:

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Participate in the Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest!

Do you know any schools, classrooms, or students who might want to put their "green" awareness to the test? Tell them to participate in the Go Green Initiative Earth Day Contest!

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Youth to March at Earth Day on the National Mall

My name is Lucy and I’m the organizer for the iMatter March, part of the “Mobilize the Earth” Earth Day event on the National Mall. Last year, I helped organize the iMatter Marches that took place in 160 locations, in over 40 countries. Youth around the world marched with one message: Live as if the future matters.

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Earth Day: Coming to a Country Near You

A new week is underway, and organizers at Earth Day Network are continuing to build international partnerships in preparation to Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22nd. This week’s international highlights are worth checking out so take a look to see what’s happening around the world.

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“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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