Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Congressman Edward Markey Pledges an Act on Facebook

Using our new Billion Acts of Green Facebook application, Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.) has pledged to "keep fighting in Congress for clean energy like wind, solar and electric vehicles and oppose the GOP's Oil Above All agenda."

Check it out here.

Go to our cool new application and pledge to join him or make your own pledge! 

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What Lisa Jackson Wants for Earth Day!

You.

Or, rather, your help. 

Writing in the Environmental Protection Agency blog Greenversations, Administrator Lisa Jackson notes: 

"To continue making progress today, we need to do the same thing our predecessors did 41 years ago: come together and work to make a difference. There are new and extraordinary ways for you to make a difference. As EPA Administrator, what I want this Earth Day is your help in this important work."

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Celebrating Women on Earth Day 2011

Here’s another reason to celebrate April 22nd, Earth Day: Women!

As Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, has clearly illustrated in her Earth Day 2011 message, women are at the forefront of developing and effecting innovative solutions to critical environmental problems.

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Mia and the Migoo Supports Earth Day!

Be the first to see the breathtaking new animated adventure about a girl trying to save the world from destructionMia and the Migoo, and help us plant trees!  The English version (it is a French production by Jacques-Remy Girerd) features John Di Maggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, and James Woods.

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Kurdish Leaders Discuss Their Environmental Challenges

Earth Day is tomorrow, and Earth Day Network has been mobilizing local officials worldwide for weeks to discuss challenges and opportunities in sustainability with their communities through Global Day of Conversation.  The Kurdish region in Iraq has joined in this international endeavor to promote understanding and commitments at the community-level.

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Save Endangered Sea Turtles for Earth Day!

Scientists estimate that 6.4 million tons of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. The massive amount of garbage that litters our oceans is one of the main reasons why nearly half of the world’s species of sea turtles currently face extinction.  This issue is particularly serious in the South China Sea, a major lane of migration for many species of sea turtles.  Luckily, at least one organization is dedicated to protecting these cute critters.

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Earth Day Volunteers Lend Helping, if Grimy, Hands in Panama

Earth Day is celebrated in over 190 countries around the world.  Though groups and individuals may celebrate it in different ways, the message is clear: people everywhere are concerned and passionate about saving our planet’s limited resources. One group in Panama is getting their point across by ... getting their hands dirty.

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Trouble in the Serengeti

The famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is home to the world’s single largest wildlife migration.  Over two million species of animals, including half a million wildebeest and some 250,000 zebras, travel these lands each year in search of greener pastures.  This Great Migration is among the most amazing assemblies of wildlife on the planet. 

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Trees = Life

Have you ever heard the Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is right now”?

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Earth Day Honored in the Villa Borghese!

In 2011, Earth Day will be used as a platform to educate the world about the important environmental issues facing our planet.  From global climate change to deforestation, environmental awareness is the central focus on April 22 in over 125 countries.

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