Earth Day Network Blog Updates
Introducing Music for the Earth, the latest addition to our Earth Day 2011 programming. Developed in partnership with indie music exponent Sonicbids, Music for the Earth is a talent competition that provides artists with a chance to inspire millions of listeners worldwide with their brand of environmentally-themed music.Read More
As we approach Earth Day, schools all over the world are preparing events and activities for this international day to honor our planet, and the Middle East is no exception, despite widespread unrest in the region. In Amman, Jordan, students at Patriarch Diodoros, “The 1st School” formed an ‘Earth Day Volunteers’ group and are ‘greening’ their school inside and out. So far, they have improved their school garden and held school-wide assemblies on the environment.Read More
Japan is still struggling to control nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, with new developments arising every day. But, what kind of fallout has America experienced from the Japanese disaster? Predictably, fervor for new nuclear energy has dramatically declined.
Three recent polls indicate that Americans’ support for new nuclear construction is down. Way down. In a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released today, 53% of Americans are opposed to building more nuclear plants, although most support existing nuclear energy production.Read More
Exactly one month before Earth Day, March 22nd is World Water Day! Water is a precious resource that is necessary for all life on Earth, but our freshwater sources are under increased strain worldwide. The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater and its status in the international environmental community. Read More
Make no mistake about it, this is a dark day for the planet. A bill that will take away the EPA's ability to regulate greenhosue gas emissons sailed through Chairman Fred Upton's Energy and Commerce committee.
Here's what some House members in opposition to the bill had to say:Read More
Join 500 of the world's most prominent green economy leaders at the Climate Leadership Gala. This exclusive Gala will bring together leaders of industry, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements, discuss how to remove impediments and forge a path to a post-carbon future.Read More
Yesterday morning, in an unusual break with the planned agenda, the co-chair of the assembly planning the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, randomly chose to give the floor to representatives of each of the stakeholder groups most affected by development and the environment. One by one, spokespeople from Business and Industry; Children and Youth; Farmers; Indigenous Peoples; Local Authorities; Non-Governmental Organizations; Scientific and Technological Community; Women; and Workers and Trade Unions got to say what they want Rio+20 to deliver.Read More
As we inch closer to Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Earth Day Network staff is participating in the second Preparatory Committee meeting in New York, also known as “Prepcom 2.” As part of the Rio+20 Women’s Steering Committee of the Women’s Major Group, we areRead More