Earth Day Network Blog Updates

The Act of Green of the Week - Don't buy bottled water

Our act of green of the week comes from Ann Lin who is urging us all to reconsider our consumption of bottled water.

The manufacturing of bottled water wastes a lot of water. So, don't buy bottled water, use a water flask.

We are depleting local acquifers worldwide. There's also the issues of pollution from discarded water bottles which we don't recycle. Lastly, let's not forget the amount of fuel used in making water bottles and transporting them.

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Bill Daley says EPA will remain strong

It is heartening to hear White House Chief of Staff Willaim M. Daley support the Environmental Protection Agency in this manner

“No, we’re not going to allow any legislation that impedes the need to improve our health and safety,” Obama’s chief of staff Bill Daley said Thursday when asked whether the White House would consider legislation to block or delay EPA climate regulations.

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On October 31st say hello to your 7 billionth neighbor

There's an old joke that goes: how many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? The punchline is: how many can you afford? On October 31, 2011 when you turn to look at the person standing next to you on the subway platform, or on the bus you ride to work each day--will you then realize that you are now part of a planet that has seven billion inhabitants? The question that will now be posed for all of us to ponder is how much can the Earth afford?

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Americans are concerned about global warming

The verdict is out.  Americans are concerned about global warming. 

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The first ever National Biodiesel Education Day

Earth Day Network - Green Schools Coordinator - Josh Volinsky

Earth Day Network, in partnership with the UPS Foundation, launched the first annual National Biodiesel Education Day on May 17.  To mark this occasion, our Green Schools Coordinator, Josh Volinsky, organized an event in Newton, Massachusetts to attend a celebration of Newton North High School’s Greengineers program.

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EPA Finds Air Pollution A Threat to Schools: No Idle Legislation Can Help

Earth Day Network Interns - Timothy Damon & Andrew Kuhlman

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Bruce Babbit: Congress has declared war on our land, water and natural resources

“It is now more than ten years since I left public office. I am returning to the public stage today because I believe that this Congress, in its assaults on our environment, has embarked on the most radical course in our history. Congress, led by the House of Representatives, has declared war on our land, water and natural resources.”

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It's alright to be conservative and care about the planet

Earth Day Network - Guest Blogger - Cheri Smith - Hockley, TX

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We're not winning the green future

We're troubled to read in the NY Times that the United States is falling behind other countries when it comes to creating green jobs and a green economy. 

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This doll needs a green makeover

When it comes to fashion, you’ll never find Barbie lacking.  From stylish clothes to her keen sense of fashion, America’s favorite blonde has a knack for staying in touch and up to date with the latest trends and never misses an opportunity to show off in public.  She thinks of herself as an icon, a role model and the apple of Ken’s eye. But times are a changing, and the more time she spends with her head in fashion magazines the more she is found lacking in other important areas- CONSERVATION. 

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