Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Observe Presidents' Day...in Nature

Monday is Presidents’ Day!  We all know what that means...a day off to kick back, lounge around, and be thankful that we’re not stuck inside an office or school.  Instead of pulling out your stove-top hat to dress like Lincoln or donning Washington-esque wooden teeth like last year, use the extra time this long weekend to celebrate Nature.

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Japan Gives Whales a Break!

In an update today, Japan announced that its initial suspension of whaling activity has been extended to the entire season's "research" whale hunt in the Antarctic, due to "persistent harassment" from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. 

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China Ditches Traditional Seal Fur for Lantern Festival!

Happy Chinese Lantern Festival!  Today's festival officially ends the Lunar New Year with a New Year’s Gala which features a special hostess. Traditionally, the hostess wears an elaborate dress that includes seal skin and fur.

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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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