Earth Day Network Blog Updates

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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Student Regional Coordinators Fueling the MobilizeU Movement

The MobilizeU Movement is underway! With just a few short weeks until March 29th, the start of the competition, college students from all over the world are gearing up to generate acts of green on their campuses. So far, over 70 students internationally have mobilized their campus communities, which span six continents, 18 countries, and 24 U.S. states. We are thrilled to see so many colleges and universities participating in MobilizeU, and we can’t wait to see how many more schools will be mobilized!

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Earth Day Network Launches Government Engagement Program for Earth Day 2012

As Earth Day 2012 approaches, Earth Day Network is proud to present Campaign for Communities, a program that aims to engage local leaders and elected officials across the globe in taking part in Earth Day events.

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Act NOW to save the Coral Sea

The vibrant colors that are iconic to the coast of Australia and the namesake of the Coral Sea are in danger from the pressures of climate change, pollution and ocean acidification. They are further stressed by the activities of commercial fishing and mining in the area. If these practices are allowed to continue, it is doubtful that the area will resemble the picturesque undersea treasure that it is today in the near future.

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Going Global

Earth Day 2012 is a global holiday.  With Earth Day events occurring in almost every country on the planet the international response to the environmental movement has been tremendous.  With only 60 days left until April 22nd, the international community is already organizing Earth Day activities in every corner of the globe.  Check out some highlights below, and don’t forget to login and register your own Earth Day Event today!

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Earth Day Network and Partners Honored for Healthy Schools Work

Earlier this morning, Earth Day Network and several of its D.C. metro-area partners were honored for their work promoting the health and well-being of children and school nutrition in the District. Specifically, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh hosted Earth Day Network staff and others for their success in achieving record growth and participation in the District's School Breakfast Program.

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Twenty-seven Years in the Making: EPA Releases Dioxin Report

On February 17, 2012, EPA finalized its final Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments, Volume 1. Twenty-seven years in the making, the delay of this report was due to resistance from the chemical industry. The history of the agency's efforts to regulate Dioxin is chroniclized here and shows that this process began back in 1984. 

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Halfway to a billion!

Our campaign to reach A Billion Acts of Green® has now reached the halfway mark.

We've come a long way and still have a ways to go:

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Recreation: Get to know your Earth!

I wanted to think a little more on this concept of Green Recreation. Sure, going out on a bike, run or kayak outside means that no electricity was used to light and heat your gym; no energy was used to power your treadmill or lifecycle. Of course that’s a greener way to go.

But, I still think what is really important is that we learn the outdoors is our friend. How can you want to save the earth if you’re not really comfortable being on it?

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New School Lunch Standards have been served… Finally!!!

Yup, you heard right… The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is overhauling its nutritional guidelines for school meals and serving up some new healthier guidelines. First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and celebrity chef Rachel Ray recently announced the new guidelines during a visit at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandra, Virginia.

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