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A startup with roots in Stanford, MIT and UC Berkeley is gamifying climate change. You get to compete with your friends as well as find out ways you can cut your own personal footprint, and even get connected with carbon offsets to round out your status as climate warrior. The company is called Oroeco, and […]
I listed 25 ways to celebrate earth day without buying anything, knowing there were thousands, and I was so impressed with some of the suggestions, I thought I would incorporate them into this updated post and give my Care2 peeps a little credit. Really, these are things we should find ways to incorporate into our every-day lives, so . . .
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time. As EarthDay.org explains, “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of […]
You would think that being a Green Diva would mean that I celebrated Earth Day every day. I don’t know whether I celebrate daily, but I do try. The truth is when you’ve been living this lifestyle for as long as I have, this annual Earth Day frenzy can get a little silly.
Enjoy learning about the history of Earth Day and tips to make every day Earth Day.
Earth Day is 42 years old this year and more than a billion people will participate in one type of event or another, in honoring this largest civic observance day in the world. When Earth Day began in 1970, 20 million Americans participated and it influenced President Nixon to create the Environmental Protection Agency the same […]
In celebration of Earth Day 2012, Rooftop Films and BBC America will present a free outdoor screening of the popular history series Planet Earth followed by the World Premiere of The Making of Planet Earth.
We all know about the devastating effect plastic bags have on nature. Plastics degrade too slowly. The chemical bonds that make plastic so durable make it equally resistant to natural processes of degradation. Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. A […]
Earth Day is around the corner, and unfortunately, this day makes me cynical and snarky. Perhaps it’s from years in education seeing teachers make token gestures to celebrate the day, or perhaps it is from years of blogging and reading Earth Day posts…whatever the cause, I’m afraid in many ways Earth Day has lost its […]
You probably have a handful of options in your community for what you can do on Earth Day. Hopefully, each of them would be beneficial to the planet and to yourself. Most environmental organizations or activists will tell you whenever they have the chance that “every little thing counts”, in order to try to get […]
Even though Earth Day was one month ago today, every day is Earth Day around here. Here are some tips to incorporate Earth Day’s ideals and values in your own life throughout the year. Recycle– Take a solid look at your trash. Even if you have green intentions, it’s likely that you probably have some […]
Earth Day is finally here! Today is the day to get out and celebrate our planet. And by that we mean hug some trees, plant some seeds, walk to school. Pick just one thing…it can be anything different to what you normally do, to reduce your carbon footprint today. In case you have not looked […]
Now you might not associate Earth Day with going to the movies. Indeed, this great green day has always been about taking action on the environment. But if you are still somewhat nervous about getting out to hug some trees, here are a couple of new earth awareness films that might just do the trick. […]
Earth awareness has swept the face of the globe in recent years. However, American environmentalism was put on the map almost four decades ago, after the first ever Earth Day. Each year on April 22nd, people around the world rally to support the cause of the environment. The first Earth Day took place on April […]