Earth Day Network Blog Updates

EPA Assault Endangers Health, Green Economy, Says Rogers

The U.S. House of Representatives leadership is putting the country's health and fragile economy at risk by attempting to gut the nation's landmark air, water and wildlife protections that Earth Day helped to pass over 40 years ago, warned Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers in a statement released this afternoon.

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Lewiston, Maine: A Model Energy-Saving City

Earth Day Network’s Global Day of Conversation 2011 is an upcoming Earth Day campaign to engage local communities in discussing community-specific ways to help their city grow economically through sustainable action. This is the second installment of the Global Day of Conversation 2011 blog series.

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Why the Green Economy Must Engage Women

A whopping 2.4 billion people worldwide, primarily in the southern hemisphere, rely on biomass fuels such as wood charcoal and dung for heat and cooking. Women are overwhelmingly responsible for collecting and managing it, often contributing to deforestation and suffering ill health effects for their efforts.

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Good Jobs, Green Jobs Opens With WAGE

Earth Day Network is excited to announce that we will be featured in this afternoon’s Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference workshop on Women’s Leadership in the Green Economy. This workshop will highlight our Women and the Green Economy (WAGE™) Campaign.

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WAGE™ Campaign Featured at Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

From February 8-10 in Washington, D.C., thousands of government, business and labor leaders will come together to share ideas and strategies for building a green economy that creates good jobs while supporting sustainability.

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The Lessons of School Gardens

Autumn is an intern with Earth Day Network's Education Team.

Sadly, most kids these days rarely set foot outside. They might say, “What’s the point, when we have munchies, cable TV, and a computer with Facebook and Youtube?” School gardens give kids a reason to go outside and get much-needed vitamin D, while discovering that maybe it’s not so bad to get their hands a little dirty. Planting school gardens not only shows kids they can grow food right in their own backyards, it teaches them how to do it.

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Burbank: Making Sustainability Work in Celebrity-ville

For Earth Day 2010, Global Day of Conversation was a huge success, with over 500 local and elected leaders participating. Earth Day Network’s Global Day of Conversation 2011 aims to initiate an effective dialogue about how to grow our local economies substantially through sustainability. Over the coming weeks, I will highlight some of our Global Day of Conversation 2010 cities to show the power of conversation, and to help generate ideas that can be implemented in your community.

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Obama's SOTU: Leave Coal and Nukes Behind!

Some welcome potential advances to the U.S. green economy loomed large in President Obama’s State of the Union message on Tuesday night.  Connecting 80% of Americans to high-speed rail within 25 years.  Ensuring that the U.S.

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Avatar Home Tree Initiative Plants Over 1 Million!

In case you haven't already heard, neither natural disasters nor a depressed international economy could thwart the dedication of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE), Earth Day Network (EDN) and 17 partner organizations around the world in achieving the goals of the Avatar Home Tree Initiative.

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Just Say No—to Oil

Earth Day 2010 was not only a day where hundreds of millions spoke out for their environment worldwide, but it also saw the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  What has been achieved since, in the cleanup and prevention of future disasters?

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