Earth Day Network Blog Updates
We’ve had a busy week here in the education department at Earth Day Network. The Green Schools Program, with the support of the UPS Foundation, recently produced a webinar detailing the importance of biodiesel, and how to integrate its production into schools. This resource was created in conjunction with our work to build two biodiesel production labs at schools outside of both Boston and Seattle.Read More
Today a US District Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must move forward under the Clean Air Act and determine whether carbon emissions from aircraft endanger society.
This is an important move - air traffic accounts for vast amounts of pollution and fuel consumption. U.S. airlines alone used over 16 billion gallons of fuel for scheduled flights in 2010, a figure that is projected to increase.
The International Monetary Fund seems to have recognized the power and value of women -- its 24-member, all-male board elected former French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, to be the new managing director of the IMF. Her selection marks yet another breakthrough for women in economic and political leadership – and reflects that the IMF wants fresh thinking, and that’s laudable.
“Business as-usual” thinking in countries and institutions worldwide has created inertia on climate change policies and an economic crisis – and it’s been dominated by men.Read More
Annie Stoller-Patterson is an intern in the Education Department of Earth Day Network
Next September, members of the Class of 2012 will return to Maryland public schools to finish their last year of high school. But this year, their education will look a little bit different: Maryland high schools have gone green.Read More
Earth Day Network Intern - Preston Kussmann
In the past week, North Carolina's Republican-led General Assembly presented three bills to Democratic Governor Bev Perdue which seek to drastically rollback environmental regulations in the state. If these bills and budget cuts currently working their way through the legislature, are signed into law, it would represent a drastic rollback of environmental regulations in the Tar Heel State.Read More
Drawing lines in the sand have been a symbol of taking a stand for a long time, setting boundaries and showing that certain things cannot be compromised. This past Saturday, June 25th, people around the world gathered around the world for Hands Across the Sand to send a message of solidarity and let the world leaders know the time has come to embrace clean energy.Read More
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.Read More