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 […]Continue Reading 234 words
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 […]Continue Reading 142 words
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 […]Continue Reading 584 words
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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 […]Continue Reading 683 words
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 […]Continue Reading 850 words
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 […]Continue Reading 193 words
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.Continue Reading 508 words
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. […]Continue Reading 144 words
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 […]Continue Reading 259 words
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 […]Continue Reading 555 words