Biden Climate Corps Has Roots In History click button

Biden Climate Corps Has Roots In History

President Biden’s Climate Change Executive Order stated that it is the government’s obligation to “protect America’s natural treasures, increase reforestation, improve access to recreation, and increase resilience to wildfires and storms” and that the Biden administration will “put a new generation of Americans to work conserving our public lands and waters.” 

Why This Matters:  One of President Roosevelt’s legacies is the more than 130 public and privately funded conservation organizations providing young people and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through projects on public lands.

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The Conservation Presidents You Don’t Know

The Conservation Presidents You Don’t Know

Presidents Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt are well known for their contributions to land conservation in the U.S.  But the Department of Interior’s list of the top Presidents who shaped America’s public lands also contains a few surprises.   Abraham Lincoln saved the union but he also set aside some of the most iconic lands we own […]

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Look Folks, There Is Only One Choice For President in 2020 – Joe Biden

Look Folks, There Is Only One Choice For President in 2020 – Joe Biden

By Miro Korenha and Monica Medina When we launched Our Daily Planet over two years ago, we wanted to change the conversation about conservation and climate change – to make these issues a key part of the political and policy discussion so that they would finally be addressed. We firmly believed then and still do […]

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Why Does Presidential Action on Climate Change Matter?

Why Does Presidential Action on Climate Change Matter?

By Natalia Uro-DeLeon, Wakefield High School, Arlington, VA Today, the conversations concerning the current state of the environment quickly become frustrating arguments that always seem to run me dry of hope. It seems so unfair that a generation ridiculed for being glued to their screens, often communicating in a language of slang yet to be […]

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Gillibrand and Steyer Roll Out Detailed Climate Plans

Gillibrand and Steyer Roll Out Detailed Climate Plans

Last week Democratic Presidential candidates Tom Steyer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand both issued impressively detailed and comprehensive climate change plans.

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Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Endorsing the Green New Deal is becoming a talisman of politics in the 2020 Presidential race on the Democratic side.  The Washington Post’s Power Post pointed out that this is a policy that almost no one had heard of last November but is now one of the key planks that appears to have nearly unilateral support.

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