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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Don’t Just Tweet, VOTE: The Real Lesson of Earth Day

Don’t Just Tweet, VOTE: The Real Lesson of Earth Day

Throughout the week our interviewees like John Kerry and John Podesta have reiterated that the most impactful thing we can do for our planet is VOTE. As we wrap up Earth Week we have to shift our focus to getting every eligible person we know to the polls–that’s the real work. Four more years of […]

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Senator Tom Udall Reflects on Earth Day in the Time of Coronavirus

Senator Tom Udall Reflects on Earth Day in the Time of Coronavirus

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) is one of the foremost conservation champions in Congress. From his recent bills to protect 30% of nature by 2030 and ensure that plastics manufacturers are held accountable for needless waste, Senator Udall was one of the first people we thought to reflect on this very important Earth Day and where […]

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Earth Week 2020: What Will It Look Like?

Earth Week 2020: What Will It Look Like?

Happy Earth Week, Friends of the Planet! This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and it certainly feels disappointing that there will be no big celebrations, clean-ups, marches, sit-ins, and opportunities to connect with our communities and rally for change. But, as we wrote on Saturday, the fight must go on. Earth Day […]

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50 Years of Earth Day: How to Continue Our Fight in the Age of Coronavirus

50 Years of Earth Day: How to Continue Our Fight in the Age of Coronavirus

By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day when 20 million Americans took to the streets and demanded action to clean up the environment.  It was a unifying moment – people from all walks of life and in every region participated. It was an impressive expression […]

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One Future Thing: National Geographic Asks What Will Earth Day 2070 Look Like?

One Future Thing: National Geographic Asks What Will Earth Day 2070 Look Like?

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic Magazine’s April issue asks the question “Where will we be 50 years from now” and looks at the answer from both the optimist’s and the pessimist’s perspective.  The result is a magazine that is equal parts of both — with one side titled “How We […]

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