Earth Day Network Blog Updates
8:00pm -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the assembled Climate Leadership Gala that U.S. mayors are key to leading the way in creating a green economy. As incoming president of the US Conference of Mayors, he said the last USCOM conference saw them all “elbowing each other to see who could do more”.Read More
Through Saturday, April 30, Earth Day Network’s own International Programs Manager, Irene Farrow, will be UNEP’s Expert of the Day! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presents the ‘Ask Today’s Expert’ interactive feature on its website to take questions and facilitate environmental discussion.Read More
The Earth Day Network Education Team today marked a major breakthrough in its tireless efforts to grow the National Green Schools movement!Read More
Extensive recent media attention has focused on setbacks for environmentalists at the hands of the Tea Party activists bent on limiting the ability of the federal government to protect the environment. Indeed, it seems Tea Party elements are comfortable filling our harbors with substances far more toxic than tea.Read More
From sixth-grade Iraqi mine survivors planting trees without hands and Detroit school kids building a plastic bottle boat to Malays cleaning up their waterfalls, individuals and organizations from Delhi, Louisiana to New Delhi have racked up over 100 million Acts of Green in honor of the 41st Earth Day.Read More
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!Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More