Earth Day Network Blog Updates

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Bay Area Civic Leaders Engage on Green Energy

Earth Day Network’s “Global Day of Conversation” campaign encourages local communities to engage in conversations about clean energy, green schools, locally grown food, green jobs and creating action plans to reduce their community’s carbon footprint.

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The True Story of Bottled Water

How many bottles of water do you drink every week?  Maybe not a whole lot, since the trend towards reusable water bottles has gained significant momentum over the past few years.  Yet you might be surprised to know that Americans still consume half a billion water bottles every week, according to Annie Leonard’s “The Story of Bottled Water.”

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Ghanaians Plant Moringas for a Healthy Earth Day!

As contributions continue to pour into Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green® campaign, we are constantly impressed with the actions from partners around the globe who are committing monumental acts of sustainability for their communities and the world. Inspired by the vision and goals of Earth Day, Green Ghana Volunteers, a community-based volunteer partnership program based in Accra, Ghana, is promoting environmental sustainability in a big way!

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