Earth Day Network Blog Updates

NASA Releases Amazing High Def Picture Of Earth

NASA just releaed the latest "Blue Marble" image of the Earth. The high definition image, a composite of numerous pictures of the Earth, was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite on January 4th 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

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Stay Tuned: Michelle Obama to Serve Up Another Victory for Healthy Schools on Wednesday!


That’s right. We’re starting off 2012 right with increased nutrition standards in our nation’s schools!!! On Wednesday, January 25, First Lady Michelle Obama along with the Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce new nutrition standards for America’s school meals. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this win for healthy schools!!

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Cities Continue to Lead Environmental Efforts amid National and International Inaction

In recent years, local governments across the nation have stepped up to the plate, making solid progress in tackling environmental issues ranging from green education and transportation to energy efficiency and sustainability.

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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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