Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Secretary Chu's cool roof passion

We were happy to read about the Secretary of Energy extolling the

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How green is your cell phone?

Earth Day Network Intern - Christine Hoguet

I recently had to replace my 3-year old cell phone. I try to use such electronics for as long as possible to reduce electronic waste, of which there already is way too much in this world. I had now reached a point where replacing the phone had become inevitable.

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Sustainable Energy for All

Earth Day Network Intern - Shela Suh

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Mayor Villaraigosa issues a call to action

In his first speech as President of the US Conference of Mayors at their 79th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa put out a call to action to mayors across the country, “We need to tell the Congress loud and clear - at least observe any good doctor's Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm.” Using the example of the House of Representatives bill HR 1 to illustrate the need for Congress to support local communities, Mayor Villaraigosa emphasized the impact cities have on the economy of the United States of America and the importance of implement

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What One Community Can Do

By Nicole Holstein, Intern, Earth Day Network

Having grown up in West Virginia, I can trace my family history back to the settling of the land in the late 17th century – before West Virginia coal mining helped fuel the U.S. as an industrial nation and secured its status as a world power. The coal industry was our “friend,” fueling our economy, our nation and our families.

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tree-hug·ger

tree hugger  noun, : environmentalist
2; especially : an advocate for the preservation of woodlands

That's the definition that most likely comes to mind for people when they hear the term. Some see it as an unflattering name for an environmentalist. The truth however is a much more surprising and empowering story.

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It's the Green Economy, Stupid.

President Clinton is right on the mark in his latest Newsweek piece.
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On this Father's Day

My daughter Dee Dee was born on Fathers Day at Marineland, a marine park in Florida. As a marine biologist this was a special Father’s Day gift for me, and an auspicious beginning for her.

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A Toast to Scotland’s Green Future

Earth Day Network Intern - Shela Suh

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