Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Mexico City Virtual Town Hall Joins Global Day of Conversation

On Tuesday afternoon, May 3, Mexico City’s Minister of Environment, Martha Delgado Peralta, discussed the city’s future green economy with her constituents in a virtual town hall as part of Earth Day Network’s Global Day of Conversation.  Over the course of several days, the virtual stage was set as many Mexican citizens posted questions for the Minister to answer.  

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Leading Indian Women Highlight Female Green Economy Leadership

India’s country-wide participation in Earth Day 2011 was a revival of the original 1970’s grassroots event. People young and old turned out for over 150 events and activities in all 28 states of the country. Activities, which lasted all month and are continuing into May, have been spearheaded by Earth Day – India staff out of Kolkata.

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National Coalition Honors Lisa Jackson as Steward of God's Creation

Environmentalists of faith bestowed their 2011 Steward of God's Creation upon EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for her "courage and resolution in the face of opposition of multinational corporations" at the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care's (NRCCC) sold-out prayer breakfast last week. 

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Gov. Richardson Keynote Pushes Clean Energy Reforms

9:20pm – Governor Richardson said the needs of climate change demand unprecedented international cooperation.

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Climate Gala, Round Two

8:25pm -- Just before dinner, former president of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres commended EDN President Kathleen Rogers for celebrating women’s leadership in the green economy.

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Climate Leadership Gala Opening Salvos

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”.

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Stars Converge on DC for Climate Leadership Gala!

The Climate Leadership Gala tomorrow night promises to be a grand ceremony celebrating achievements in forging a path to a post-carbon future! 

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UNEP Asks the Experts

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.

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Earth Day Network Coalition Scores Green Ribbon Schools Program Victory!

The Earth Day Network Education Team today marked a major breakthrough in its tireless efforts to grow the National Green Schools movement!

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Radical Elements Sway Courts, Undercut Environmental Protections

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.

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