Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Saving the Rubbish...on Earth Day

Swabhav (meaning “personality,” “character” or “nature”), an NGO based in Kolkata, is essentially a creative learning centre, housed in a wonderful old building teaming with a range of activities, including dance, handicrafts, music, theatre, yoga and computers. Earth Day Network-India was proud to partner with them on a creative educational event at one of Kolkata’s cultural landmarks.

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Guest Blog: Corbett Foundation Mobilizes in India for Earth Day 2012

Guest blog by: Zaara Kidwai

Between April 14 and 23, the Corbett Foundation (TCF) carried out a series of events and activities for Earth Day 2012 in Corbett, Kutch, Bandhavgarh and Kanha, India. We engaged schoolchildren here in a variety of interactive seminars and competitions designed to teach them and their communities about the importance of sustainable living and preserving the environment.

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Guest Blog: IUCN participates in Earth Day

Maggie Roth, IUCN

This is a guest blog from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, an Earth Day Network partner.

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, and just last week we celebrated our planet. For this year’s Earth Day, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) spoke about energy issues and the importance of nature-based solutions on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall.

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Guest Blog: What's even better than recycling? Upcycling!


By Leanna Reece

Hipcycle Scholar at


This is a guest blog from Hipcycle, a recent Earth Day exhibitor on the National Mall.

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A School Garden Blooms for Earth Day

Earth Day Network, in partnership with Wells Fargo, hosted a community work day at our newest venture – a school garden at the Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast, DC.

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GUEST BLOG: Supports Billion Acts of Green Through “Earth Day Living Contest”

This is a guest blog from Earth Day Network partner celebrated its fifth birthday on April 22, Earth Day 2012. And for the 22 days after, we’re marking the occasion with an “Earth Day Living Contest” that will run through Monday, May 14, via Facebook.

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Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Winners Announced

Early yesterday morning, after a rain-soaked but amazing day on the National Mall for Earth Day’s 42nd Anniversary, the first-ever winners of the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program were announced at Stoddert Elementary school in Washington, DC (Read More

1 Billion People Participate in Earth Day in 192 Countries

More than one billion people in 192 countries took part in the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day.  From Cairo to Beijing, Melbourne to Rome, Rio to St. Louis, communities everywhere stood united in their effort to Mobilize the Earth™.

In Iraq, the Ministry of the Education sent Earth Day materials to schools around the country and engaged more than 1 million students in 3,000 schools in Earth Day activities.

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We’ve reached A Billion Acts of Green!

For the past two years, Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green® campaign has been inspiring amazing environmental commitments from individuals, businesses, governments and civic organizations all over the globe. Their contributions have made A Billion acts of Green the largest environmental service campaign in the world.

And now, we’re proud to announce…

We’ve reached A Billion Acts of Green!

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Local Governments, Elected Officials Turn Out in Droves for Earth Day 2012

Earth Day has always offered an amazing platform for elected officials to initiate and boost local sustainability efforts. And local governments are key players when it comes to managing the impacts of climate change. Many communities around the world have already implemented extensive sustainability plans and begun to embrace the green economy. 

This Earth Day, through Earth Day Network’s Campaign for Communities, the number of elected officials participating in Earth Day events around the world was one of the highest we have ever seen. 

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