Earth Day Network Blog Updates

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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Music for the Earth

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.

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Greening Jordanian Schools Deepens Environmental Roots

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.

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Earth Day Network, Partners Give Congress Smart Green Budget

In the spirit of smarter federal budgeting, Earth Day Network and 34 partner organizations yesterday delivered "Green Budget 2012" to Congress, their annual recommendations for priority funding to support our nation’s most important environmental and natural resource protection programs.

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Polls Show Americans Have Fallen Out With Nuclear Energy

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.

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Go Green For World Water Day!

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

Kids: Paint Life in a Forest, Win a Trip to Indonesia!

Create ‘green’ art for Earth Day 2011!  Earth Day Network and the United Nations Environment Programme’s youth branch (UNEP-Tunza) are working together to encourage everyone to participate in the 20th Children’s Painting Competition for Earth Day 2011!!

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Chairman Upton's Bill to Handcuff the EPA

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

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