Earth Day Network Blog Updates

DC Health Schools Act: A Snapshot of Great Progress

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you will surely know all about The DC Healthy Schools Act. For you newbies out there, the DC healthy Schools Act was a landmark piece of legislation –passed unanimously in May of 2010 - that cemented the District as a national leader in raising health and wellness standards in public schools.

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First Ever Winter Youth Olympic Games Keeping Green, part 3

I have to keep this report brief because we’re getting really busy with racing now, but I need to share one more great thing I saw:

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First Ever Winter Youth Olympic Games Keeping Green, part 2

This past Saturday, I spent the day at the luge and bobsled tracks with all the athletes training (70 athletes from 21 countries between the ages of 17 and 18).  I took the opportunity to chat with Peter Knaudseder, Track Chief for the Bobsled and Luge venue.

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Pope Benedict XVI Encouraging Unity on Environmental Action

On January 9, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI addressed the recent natural and ecological disasters and the importance of cooperation on the issue of environmental quality in the 2012 message to the Vatican’s diplomatic corps.

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First Ever Winter Youth Olympic Games Keeping Green

I arrived yesterday and got settled in the small village of Igls, above the main center of Innsbruck, Austria.  You enter through a valley between the Alps that is truly spectacular, especially as they have just ended two weeks of fog and snow and the mountains are freshly covered in white.

Today, I managed to go down to the city for an hour, between our training sessions on the luge track, and they are setting up for the official opening of the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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EDN to host Women and the Green Economy® forum at 12th Annual TERI Sustainability Conference

Earth Day Network (EDN), in partnership with The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), will host a day-long forum to discuss Women and the Green Economy (WAGE®).

The WAGE forum will be held on February 1, 2012, in Delhi, India, in conjunction with the 12th annual TERI Sustainability Conference, which brings together government, civil society and corporate leaders from around the globe. The forum also coincides with the United Nations Foundation’s regional meeting on renewable energy in Delhi. 

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Earth Day International: 5 Million Trees in Kurdistan


Earth Day Network understands that the fight to save the environment is a completely global effort. In preparation of Earth Day 2012, Earth Day Network has created the campaign Mobilize the Earth and will continue to work with individuals and organizations all around the world to promote A Billion Acts of Green®. To date, Earth Day Network has registered almost 500 million green actions, and the goal to reach One Billion before Rio+20 in June 2012.

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Cities and Climate Change: Toronto

The urgency of finding appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for the long-run has become a major topic of concern across the globe. As the world has yet to agree on which strategies to adopt, cities and local governments have taken it upon themselves to do so.

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Appeals Court in Ecuador Upholds 9.5 Billion Ruling Against Chevron

A class action lawsuit of 30,000 Ecuadorians living in the Amazon rainforest has reached a major milestone in its litigation. An appeals court has upheld a 2011 ruling that the oil company Chevron pay 9.5 billion dollars for damage caused to the environment. The President of Ecuador, Raphael Correa is said to be pleased with the ruling.

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EPA Issues First National Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

In 1970, the first Earth Day was instrumental in mobilizing support across the country for the passage of the Clean Air Act and other key environmental laws. In the 1990s, under the leadership of President George H. Bush Congress passed Clean Air Act Amendments, which mandated that the EPA take control and regulate toxic air pollutants including mercury across the nation.

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