Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Promoting Sustainable Transportation in the Real World

Just as Congress was busy putting the kibosh on useful transportation policies like Safe Routes to School, Earth Day Network’s Green Schools Program was out in the real world promoting sustainable transportation solutions.

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Enviros: Invest in Latinos

“Slowly but surely, environmental and conservation advocates are realizing that the answer to their slipping influence may be the burgeoning Latino community…”

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, and Antonio Gonzalez, president of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, have co-authored a Huffington Post piece on the importance of Latinos to the environmental movement.

Read the full article at the Huffington Post.

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The Green Schools Movement Has Come of Age

At its second annual conference, the green schools movement today witnessed an informed and passionate keynote from none other than Arne Duncan himself, the U.S. Education Secretary. In it, Sec. Duncan proclaimed that green schools are “engines of innovation” and “critically important” to paving the way for America’s educational system and student-body to be competitive in the 21st century.

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The Movement Grows

With only 53 days left until Earth Day 2012, the response from the international community to Mobilize the Earth™ has been spectacular. Check out some highlights below, and don’t forget to login and register your own Earth Day Event today!

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Student Regional Coordinators Fueling the MobilizeU Movement

The MobilizeU Movement is underway! With just a few short weeks until March 29th, the start of the competition, college students from all over the world are gearing up to generate acts of green on their campuses. So far, over 70 students internationally have mobilized their campus communities, which span six continents, 18 countries, and 24 U.S. states. We are thrilled to see so many colleges and universities participating in MobilizeU, and we can’t wait to see how many more schools will be mobilized!

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Earth Day Network Launches Government Engagement Program for Earth Day 2012

As Earth Day 2012 approaches, Earth Day Network is proud to present Campaign for Communities, a program that aims to engage local leaders and elected officials across the globe in taking part in Earth Day events.

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Act NOW to save the Coral Sea

The vibrant colors that are iconic to the coast of Australia and the namesake of the Coral Sea are in danger from the pressures of climate change, pollution and ocean acidification. They are further stressed by the activities of commercial fishing and mining in the area. If these practices are allowed to continue, it is doubtful that the area will resemble the picturesque undersea treasure that it is today in the near future.

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Going Global

Earth Day 2012 is a global holiday.  With Earth Day events occurring in almost every country on the planet the international response to the environmental movement has been tremendous.  With only 60 days left until April 22nd, the international community is already organizing Earth Day activities in every corner of the globe.  Check out some highlights below, and don’t forget to login and register your own Earth Day Event today!

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Earth Day Network and Partners Honored for Healthy Schools Work

Earlier this morning, Earth Day Network and several of its D.C. metro-area partners were honored for their work promoting the health and well-being of children and school nutrition in the District. Specifically, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh hosted Earth Day Network staff and others for their success in achieving record growth and participation in the District's School Breakfast Program.

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Twenty-seven Years in the Making: EPA Releases Dioxin Report

On February 17, 2012, EPA finalized its final Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments, Volume 1. Twenty-seven years in the making, the delay of this report was due to resistance from the chemical industry. The history of the agency's efforts to regulate Dioxin is chroniclized here and shows that this process began back in 1984. 

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