Earth Day Network Blog Updates

"Green" Your Waterways for Earth Day!

The majority of our planet is covered in water, but we forget how precious this delicate substance is. Earth Day Network is proud to announce the success of our partners at World Water Monitoring Day™. World Water Monitoring Day is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local fresh water bodies.

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Wendell Berry Medal Highlights Food Issues

The Obama Administration continues to underline the importance of how we manage our foodshed by honoring Kentucky author, farmer, conservationist and activist Wendell Berry yesterday with the National Humanities Medal.  

Celebrated food writer Michael Pollan has noted that his work only builds on the writing and activism of Berry, who has long fought against the ravages of industrial agriculture to American health and communities.  

Writing in The Nation magazine, Pollan says:

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Support Young Green Activists With New Guide!

If you’re looking to change the world for the better but don’t know how, start by reading The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World.  

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CNN Features Women Green Economy Leaders Op-ed

Our WAGE campaign is gathering steam! Today, our joint op-ed with former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson was picked up on Excerpt below. 

Building a low-carbon economy is the scientific, political and moral challenge of our time, and a tremendous opportunity for women.

But are we marshaling the talent and resources necessary to tackle this problem?

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DC Flexes Its Green Muscle

Of all the cities in America, Washington, DC should have heard President Obama’s State of the Union address the loudest and clearest, and under Mayor Vincent Gray’s leadership, the city is showing that it has.

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Going Green in Iraq

Iraq faces serious environmental problems, running the gamut from biodiversity to waste management. That’s hardly surprising. Events from 1980 to the present day have created challenges precluding Iraq from becoming a hotbed of environmentalism. Today, we feature one partner organization working hard to reverse that trend.

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Youth Connect with Ocean Conservation

Engaging youth in environmental awareness and action can be a huge challenge. Be it apathy, distractions or lack of awareness, some older environmentalists look on the young generation with no small sense of disappointment.

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Women Taking the Lead – from New York and Worldwide

Our international department is out in full force at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York this week.

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Announcing the Climate Leadership Gala: May 3, 2011

On May 3, 2011, Earth Day Network in partnership with the Carbon War Room and ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy), will present the Climate Leadership Gala at the EPA Atrium of the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC. The Gala will be the pinnacle of Creating Climate Wealth, a two-day Summit taking place on May 3 and May 4. 

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Observe Presidents' 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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