#Earth Day

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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Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Using Social Media as the Platform for Protesting in an Age of Social Distancing

Among the sea of online posts, hashtags like #ClimateStrikeOnline, and #FridaysForFuture continually pop up to show hundreds of videos and photos where people are coming together to protest in a new way.

Why This Matters:  This new form of climate protest being taken on during the global pandemic is quickly becoming a part of our new reality due to a crisis caused by our unsustainable practices.

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One Cool Thing: Earth Day at 50

One Cool Thing: Earth Day at 50

On Sunday, February 2, Earth Day Network ran a full-page ad in The New York Times announcing a global day of activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.  The advertisement ran nearly 50 years to the day that a full-page ad in The New York Times used the words “Earth Day” for the first time. […]

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Tweet of the Week: Obama Praises Youth Climate Movement

They're people like 16-year-old @GretaThunberg, whose protests at Swedish parliament sparked a movement. Inspired by Greta's action, Fridays for Future brought together more than a million strikers on every continent last month to demand action on climate. https://t.co/un7nBhEF8i — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 22, 2019 On Earth Day this Monday, former President Obama dedicated his […]

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The Week Ahead: April 15 – 19, 2019

Happy Monday!  Today is tax day and hopefully, your taxes are filed.  Here is a list of freebies available to make the day a bit more fun.  It’s also Patriot Day in Massachusetts and Maine, and we are hoping the Boston Marathon runners don’t get too wet – the forecast there was for rain. Tiger […]

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