Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Take a Trip Around the World

We now have less than 40 days until Earth Day 2012. Check out the weekly international highlights to see what is going on in your part of the world: 

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Tell Congress to Fund Environmental Education

There’s been another disappointing turn of events here in Washington. President Obama’s new budget proposal to Congress seeks to eliminate funding for the Environmental Education Program at EPA, the Environmental Literacy Grants program at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Bay-Watershed Education Training initiative also at NOAA.

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The Future Lies in Rio

With a little over 40 days before Earth Day 2012, the focus on bringing the world together to Mobilize the Earth™ for environmental justice is on everyone’s mind.  But we must not forget that one of the most important international conferences of our generation is just a short two months after April 22nd.

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Women leading the green economy

To celebrate International Women's Day, Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, explains why it is imperative to the green economy for women to be at the forefront.

"The stark fact is that almost all green-revolution investors and decision-makers — those who are defining and designing the green economy — are from a single demographic: men. International Women’s Day, March 8, presents a timely and important opportunity to examine why women should be leaders in the green economy.

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Earth Day Network Signs Onto Interfaith Moral Action On Climate Change Statement

For Earth Day 2012, Earth Day Network is working closely with various groups of faith who are part of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change Coalition. Several religious groups and their supporters, including Earth Day Network, have signed onto a statement that outlines a call to action to climate change.

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Earth Day Around the Globe

Earth Day 2012 is only 46 days away.  As always, Earth Day Network organizers are hard at work so we can Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22nd. Check out the weekly international highlights to see what is going on around the world. 

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Promoting Sustainable Transportation in the Real World

Just as Congress was busy putting the kibosh on useful transportation policies like Safe Routes to School, Earth Day Network’s Green Schools Program was out in the real world promoting sustainable transportation solutions.

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Enviros: Invest in Latinos

“Slowly but surely, environmental and conservation advocates are realizing that the answer to their slipping influence may be the burgeoning Latino community…”

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, and Antonio Gonzalez, president of Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, have co-authored a Huffington Post piece on the importance of Latinos to the environmental movement.

Read the full article at the Huffington Post.

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The Green Schools Movement Has Come of Age

At its second annual conference, the green schools movement today witnessed an informed and passionate keynote from none other than Arne Duncan himself, the U.S. Education Secretary. In it, Sec. Duncan proclaimed that green schools are “engines of innovation” and “critically important” to paving the way for America’s educational system and student-body to be competitive in the 21st century.

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The Movement Grows

With only 53 days left until Earth Day 2012, the response from the international community to Mobilize the Earth™ has been spectacular. Check out some highlights below, and don’t forget to login and register your own Earth Day Event today!

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