Earth Day Network Blog Updates

US and China are finally getting their act together on GHG emissions

A Step Forward

This past November, leaders from the United States and China teamed up to announce a major step in the effort to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. As the two greatest emitters of GHGs, it was high time for these countries to begin earnestly tackling climate change. China in particular has begun to show some much needed progress in cutting emissions and creating a more sustainable economic framework.

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India-US Cooperation on Climate Change

During President Obama’s visit to India next week, India is likely to ask for additional support with their renewable energy program.  A joint statement is expected to be released by the two countries ahead of the climate talks in Paris later this year. 

This step towards a renewable energy program builds on the India-US Joint Statement between Prime Minister Modi and President Obama in 2014 in which they “agreed to a new and enhanced strategic partnership on energy security, clean energy, and climate change.”  

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Bill Nye the STEM Guy

Bill Nye is best known for his quirky educational videos that show young students that science is fun. Yet no matter how much kids love Bill Nye, they don’t follow him into the sciences. Proficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects in the United States is low and high school students do not go on to study STEM in college. According to the U.S. Department of Education, STEM related careers will increase 14 percent between 2010 and 2020, accounting for millions of positions available for students.

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The Stars of Pop Culture and What This Means for the Environmental Movement

 

 “Climate change is now destroying the earth. We need to reduce or eliminate these fuels and replace them with renewables while conserving energy. We need our leaders to take action.” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network during The Guardian’s live panel.

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Obama, “Protect the one planet we’ve got.”

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called for more forceful efforts to combat climate change during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Obama said the United States will double the rate in which the U.S. cuts carbon emissions alongside China, which, for the first time, also committed to limit their emissions.

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Why The World Economic Forum is Turning to Sustainable Business

Our Economic Climate

This morning Al Gore and Pharrell Williams kicked off the 45th annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos with a rousing panel on the need for environmental action.

For the next few days business leaders, officials, and public figures from around the world will come together to discuss the latest developments in the global community. This year, to reflect to a more balanced and modern outlook, the World Economic Forum announced a shift of focus for their 2015 platform:

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Keystone Bill to Become a Statement on Climate Change

This week could be an important week, at least symbolically, for America’s commitment to tackling issues related to climate change.

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Soil, where would we be without it?

Soil, where would we be without it?

Though it may seem to only thinly cover the surface of our globe, soil is the site of intense ecological activity, home to billions of creatures, the largest exchange center and the source of our existence.

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Letter from Earth Day Network

 

 

Letter from Earth Day Network –

Wasted Waste

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Countdown to Earth Day 2015 – 100 Days until Earth Day 45

100 days from today, people around the world will be participating in the world’s largest, non-secular celebration, EARTH DAY. Here at Earth Day Network, we are getting busy. We are working with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries mobilizing people across the globe for the planet. The theme of Earth Day 2015 is “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” and we are seeking commitments from global leaders, businesses and citizens to pledge Acts of Green. Big and small, we need everyone to make a commitment for meaningful change.

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