Earth Day Network Blog Updates

One Boy Inspires Iraqi School for Earth Day

A few years ago, Hocar Hamdamin Hassan was playing with his younger brother, Hauri, at a relative's home. Like so many war-torn regions of Iraq, this particular neighborhood was still plagued by hidden land mines. As the brothers were playing, they accidentally triggered a mine that critically injured them both.

Read More

North Miami & Delmas, Haiti Partner for 1 Million Trees

North Miami, Florida has partnered with BioPlanet USA to jumpstart the One Million Trees Miami campaign on April 29th. This is the first campaign of its kind in South Florida, with a sentimental mission behind it all. Haiti is North Miami’s Sister City International partner, and they have organized an amazing campaign to bring sustainability to both cities.

Read More

How Japan’s Nuclear Crisis is Affecting Food

It’s hard to keep up with all the news coming out of Japan about their nuclear plant troubles.  According to an article in the Washington Post, damages from the events have caused about 25 trillion yen, or $309 billion, worth of damages.

Read More

DC French Embassy Showcases Building Greening Tools

Despite late March’s wet chill Wednesday morning, the D.C. Embassy Greening Forum convened a rousing group of many embassy representatives, D.C. government, local green facilities specialists, the U.S. State Department and Earth Day Network.

Read More

A Mockumentary for April 1...

Explore the life cycle of one of Nature's "most clever and illustrious creatures" from its "pupping grounds in the urban asphalt jungle to its home in the Pacific Ocean"...featured at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Read More

Iraqi Leaders Kick Off April with three Global Days of Conversation!

From the East Coast of the US to Iraq, Earth Day Network’s Global Days of Conversation kicks off April in a big way!  Iraqi local officials in three different regions took the initiative to discuss major environmental challenges facing their community in a Global Day of Conversation for Earth Day 2011.

Read More

Solving Haiti’s Waste Management Problem

Today, only 16% of rural Haitians have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The cities aren't much better, with half of Haiti's urban population left without a working sewer system. Waste is often dumped by residents in local waterways and abandoned buildings. When collected, trucks carrying loads of waste usually offload into Haiti’s sole dump in Port-au-Prince or rivers throughout the country. With a population of about 9.7 million, waste removal in Haiti has become a sanitation and, thus, environmental crisis.

Read More

US Clean Energy Ambivalence Hurting Competitiveness

As President Obama prepares to outline a policy plan for America’s energy security on Wednesday, evidence emerged today that a lack of stable, across-the-board policy support for renewable energy is costing US industry dearly.  Despite the Administration directing much of stimulus funding at clean energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts announced that the U.S.

Read More

S.Korean NGO Celebrates Earth Day through the Arts!

Earth Day Network is proud to announce a new partnership for Earth Day 2011 with the Environment Action Association (EAA), a South Korean non-profit organization dedicated to combating climate change in Asia and the United States. To commemorate this year’s Earth Day, EAA has expanded its 10th Annual International Art Contest for a Green Environment­­­­­ to include students in both South Korea and the United States.

Read More

Washington National Cathedral Spotlights Environmentalism This Sunday

Stewardship of our natural environment is something all faiths should take seriously. Tomorrow, the Wasington National Cathedral's Sunday Forum will host Dr. Matthew Sleeth for a disucssion on creation care and the Cathedral's Earth Day activities.

The Sunday Forum is free and open to the public. If you do not live near D.C., tune in at 10:10 AM at NationalCathedral.org for streaming video

Read More

Syndicate content