Earth Day Network Blog Updates

EDN Joins “Global Festival” to End Poverty

The largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast TV history will take place in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, September 29, 2012: the Global Citizen Festival. Organized by The Global Poverty Project, this event will shine a spotlight on extreme poverty. More than just a concert, the event is designed to actually help people do something about the problem.

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GUEST BLOG: Join the Rooftop Revolution: Go Solar Today

Solar power is an American innovation and success story that now drives one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Aside from being clean and carbon-free, communities all around the globe are finding solar power can provide electricity for less cost than conventional power supply and create jobs and other benefits.

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More Women in the Boardroom, Please

The European Union law that proposes to impose sanctions on companies that do not allocate at least 40% of their board seats to women appears to be in trouble even before it has been presented for adoption.

Nine countries (Britain, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and the Netherlands) have submitted a letter stating that national governments should be the ones that decide what penalties, if any, should apply to corporations that fail to comply. 

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Help us win $$$ to protect kids’ health

Earth Day Network has a chance to win $10,000 or more to support our green schools and environmental education campaigns through the Chase Community Giving competition! We just need your votes on Facebook.

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Voting is open September 6-19, 2012.

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Happy Birthday, Denis Hayes

As we count our years, we tend to look back on what we have accomplished. Today, on his birthday, we here at Earth Day Network are reflecting on the many accomplishments of Denis Hayes.

At the young age of 25, Denis was the National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, which launched the modern environmental movement. His decision to leave university to coordinate students around the country took not only great courage, but a passion for the environmental movement when it was in its infancy.

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Obama Admin. Finalizes New Efficiency Standards for Autos

America’s future is looking a little bit cleaner today, thanks to the clean car standards finalized today by the Obama administration. Under these standards, the fuel efficiency of cars will be doubled by 2025, the largest single step by the U.S. government to combat climate change.

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EDN Launches National School Lunch Week Campaign

Earth Day Network launched a new multi-year campaign today to raise the profile of National School Lunch Week and the need to provide K-12 students with healthy, sustainable food.

The campaign’s launch comes as millions of American children head back to school and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act goes into effect across the country.

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We’ve Blown Nature’s Budget for the Year

As of today – August 22nd – humanity has blown nature’s budget for the year. In just eight months, we’ve used more resources than the planet can regenerate. In fact, we’d need 1.5 Earths worth of resources to sustain our current level of consumption.

To draw attention to this striking fact, Earth Day Network partners Global Footprint Network have dubbed today Earth Overshoot Day.

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Millions Denied Vital Protection for the Air They Breathe

Yesterday, a historic air pollution rule that would save approximately 34,000 lives per year was handed a major defeat.

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“Pledge for Life” Campaign for COP 11 Engages India’s Youth in Protecting Biodiversity

Earth Day Network is supporting the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11) with the campaign “Pledge for Life.”  COP 11 will be held October 8-19 in Hyderabad, India.

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