Earth Day Network Blog Updates
A recently-released study by the NAACP found that the United States is home to 75 coal-fired power plants that contribute extensively to environmental and public health hazards in disadvantaged communities and communities of color.Read More
There’s only ONE MONTH left to enter the Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards competition!
Here are the basics:Read More
This week, Earth Day Network-India announced Earth Reel – a film competition to awaken interest in the environment and build awareness among Indian youth about critical environmental issues.
The competition has been developed keeping in mind the strong influence the film medium has on young minds, coupled with the belief that youth can play a major role in spreading awareness about the many environmental problems the world faces today.Read More
Earth Day Network recently completed the installation of an outdoor classroom at Yu Ying PCS Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. The facility – a storm water pond observation deck with benches and a trough for collecting water samples – will also bolster the school’s application for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School Award.Read More
Almost a week ago, the world lost one of the most amazing and effective voices for democracy on the Internet. His name was Aaron Swartz, and he was a computer programmer, writer, political organizer and activist. Aaron was one of the cofounders of the website Reddit and co-authored the RSS standard.Read More
Earth Day Network has a fun new campaign to promote carpooling among students in India: Backseat Buddies!
In India, not all primary and secondary schools have buses. Backseat Buddies encourages students from the same locality to travel together to and from school, instead of traveling in individual cars. This not only cuts down on carbon pollution and conserves resources, it helps to allieviate the severe traffic congestion in many Indian cities.Read More