Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Today Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will join President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and several U.S. cabinet secretaries and private sector and civil society leaders will participate in the live-streamed Leaders Summit on Climate. At 8:00 AM Eastern this morning, President Biden and Vice President Harris will open the […]

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One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

Today, Earth Day, it is important to celebrate and teach kids (of all ages) about the wonders of our planet, and how to live more sustainably on it.  From now through Saturday, NASA is hosting a virtual event focused on “exploring the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, water cycle, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate.” […]

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Earth Day Initiative Hosts Video Game Inspired Virtual Festival

Earth Day Initiative Hosts Video Game Inspired Virtual Festival

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On April 18 and 19, Earth Day Initiative (EDI) and March For Science NYC will be hosting a virtual march and festival to celebrate Earth Day and encourage people to get engaged from their homes. The virtual event, inspired by 90s videogames, will allow marchers to create avatars, explore exhibitions, and engage […]

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Securing a Sustainable Future for Buffalo, People, and Nature

Securing a Sustainable Future for Buffalo, People, and Nature

By Wizipan Little Elk On August 23, 1804, a shot rang out on the wind-swept prairie near what is now called southeastern South Dakota, marking the first buffalo kill of the famous Lewis and Clark reconnaissance expedition. For us Lakota, our neighbors, and our buffalo relatives, it signaled the beginning of what was to become […]

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Special Envoy Kerry Barnstorms In Europe To Demonstrate U.S. Climate Commitment

Special Envoy Kerry Barnstorms In Europe To Demonstrate U.S. Climate Commitment

On Monday, 🇺🇸 @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry was in London to meet with 🇬🇧 allies ahead of #COP26 later this year. We asked Sec. Kerry to tell us more about how we’re working together to strengthen the global effort to combat the climate crisis. pic.twitter.com/qr1A28Fwhs — U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) March 10, 2021 Special Presidential Envoy […]

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Hero of the Week: Senator Gaylord Nelson

Hero of the Week: Senator Gaylord Nelson

In 1970, after a decade of social activism and a series of environmental disasters, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson helped create the first Earth Day and inspired 20 million people to demonstrate across the country. In 1995 on the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, President Clinton awarded Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest […]

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