Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Bruce Babbit: Congress has declared war on our land, water and natural resources

“It is now more than ten years since I left public office. I am returning to the public stage today because I believe that this Congress, in its assaults on our environment, has embarked on the most radical course in our history. Congress, led by the House of Representatives, has declared war on our land, water and natural resources.”

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It's alright to be conservative and care about the planet

Earth Day Network - Guest Blogger - Cheri Smith - Hockley, TX

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We're not winning the green future

We're troubled to read in the NY Times that the United States is falling behind other countries when it comes to creating green jobs and a green economy. 

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This doll needs a green makeover

When it comes to fashion, you’ll never find Barbie lacking.  From stylish clothes to her keen sense of fashion, America’s favorite blonde has a knack for staying in touch and up to date with the latest trends and never misses an opportunity to show off in public.  She thinks of herself as an icon, a role model and the apple of Ken’s eye. But times are a changing, and the more time she spends with her head in fashion magazines the more she is found lacking in other important areas- CONSERVATION. 

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We are not powerless!

Today I was reading a piece in the New Yorker about President Obama’s trip to the tornado ravaged town of Joplin, Missouri. As he reviewed the aftermath, attended a memorial service and bared further witness to all this town has endured. The President said something that gave me pause.

"Such questions, the President went on, cannot be answered, as “these things are beyond our power to control."

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Green music anyone?

 

Creativity and dreams of rock stardom aren’t the only influences in the music industry.  Some musicians have combined their passion for the environment with their musical talents to produce some solid tunes that are also earth friendly as a part of the 2011 "Music For the Earth"  competition hosted by Earth Day Network and friends. 

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Check out this new green kid’s book – A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet

We in the Education Department of Earth Day Network often receive requests to review environmental books for kids. It is exciting to see so many children’s authors tackling important environmental issues and putting a friendly spin to get kids excited and not overwhelmed when it comes to helping the environment. 

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World Oceans Day

Growing up on the coast of Florida meant not only warm winters and hot summers, more knowledge than I care to admit about mosquitoes, and a discerning palate for orange juice, but also seeing the ocean as not only as a part of the landscape, but as an important part of life to those on land and those who call it home. Having the ocean as such an integral part of my life, taught me that while this part of the Earth may be vast and daunting, it is even more so fragile and often falls victim to the small actions we make on a day to day basis.

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House Members Fight Against Healthy School Lunches

Even though the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama

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The Educators’ Network 2.0 is Here!

Are you a teacher, parent or student interested in environmental issues? Having trouble finding quality resources related to the environment? If so, check out Earth Day Network’s newly launched learning platform to get the best resources and expert advice related to environmental literacy promotion. Read More

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