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Earth Day 2010

This Earth Day, Take the Not One Sock Pledge

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

This Earth Day, let's recognize that just because a piece of clothing is unwearable, out of style, or stained, it shouldn't go in the garbage.

Plastic Activists: Actually, Some Companies

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The furniture store that is synonymous with cheap, trendy furniture moved up green ladder when the company outright banned plastic bags for customers.

Earth Day 2010 Message

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deepak Chopra ...

Dear Senator Reid: I'm in the Ring With You on This One

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

I believe that this legislation -- this moment in time, this fight -- is imperative, and you do, too. As you said, the climate bill "may be the most important policy we will ever pass."

Greening Your Business Is Not Enough

Terry Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Kellogg

As any business owner knows, donating 1% of revenues -- as opposed to profits -- is a high bar to meet. It's a way to inspire or even dare others in your field to join.

First Family Celebrates Earth Day 2010: Sasha Loves Tigers, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As part of her Take Your Child To Work Day and Earth Day speech, Michelle Obama spoke about how The First Family is celebrating with small changes aro...

Earth Day Actions to Help Animals and the Environment

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

If you care about animals, you should care about the environment. To live and be healthy, animals need a healthy environment. And that's one major rea...

Turning Earth Day Into a Climate Action Day

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

All across the country, the climate movement is spreading the message that the most important thing we can do for the Earth at this moment is to tackle climate change head-on.

As the Earth Turns: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Marshall

Unlike the great industrial cleanup of the '70s and '80s, which focused on visible pollution like smokestacks and drainage pipes, we're faced today with damage from "non-point" sources like fields and hog farms.

Protecting Our Oceans for Earth Day

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

Leading marine scientists are deeply concerned that the oceans are 30% more acidic today than they were during pre-industrial times -- and that number is rising quickly.

This Earth Day, Reduce Your Body's Toxic Load by Consuming Fewer Pesticides

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

All of the different classes of pesticides kill the bugs by poisoning their nervous systems. So, guess what they attack when they get to you? Yep, the brain.

WATCH: Youth Tell Their Environmental Nightmares

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Larry Coney, Sam Fuller, Dawit Gebrehme...

Earth Day: Profiling Coal's Eco-Heroes

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

As we remember the first Earth Day happening 40 years ago, it's also worth spending some time today thinking about our eco-heroes, too.

A Dash of Hope From An Earth Day Cynic

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

If you are like me, it's easy to be cynical on Earth Day. For one day the public's attention is turned to the environment, but largely what they see ...

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

The hour is ours. It is now time for each and every one of us to step up to the TASK AT HAND, to ask the important questions, to search our souls for ...

How Deep Is Your Eco-Love? Environmental Values Important in Dating and Mating Survey Says

Margaret Morey-Reuner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Morey-Reuner

Environmental responsibility is gaining traction as a positive character trait and something we consider when it comes to making decisions about the kind of people we want to spend time with.

Happy Earth Weekend!!

Carolyn Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carolyn Scott

Earth Day offers us the chance to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs in addition to learning about sustainable living in our own home and communities.

It's the Sustainable Economy

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

The last 40 years have seen steady improvements in the health of both our environment and our economy. Progress on both fronts has been driven by smart environmental policies.

Earth Day 2010: Greenwashed 'Earth Day' Gimmicks

Green Design Will Save the World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Are you tired of simplistic eco slogans and soundbites yet? This may come as a bit of a shock -- but I'm really starting to hate Earth Day. You may th...

Protecting Water on Earth Day... and Every Day

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

One of the biggest impacts we can make is by educating and motivating others, especially children who will be leading environmental protection in the years ahead, about the things that they can do to conserve and protect our resources.

Earth Day: Does It Really Matter? Green Bloggers Give Their Take

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Every year around this time, the green blogosphere starts to buzz and twitter about the importance of Earth Day. Is it worth celebrating? Washed up? G...

The Power of Earth Day in America

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

I've gone to almost every international environmental summit over the years, from Rio with Sen. Al Gore to Kyoto and Copenhagen. I've heard again and again: the world is ready to act on climate change -- but America must lead.

Earth Day 2010: America's Amazing Canyons (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

"Canyon Wilderness" is a treasure worth holding close to our hearts, reminding us of all that we need to think about.

350 Degrees of Inseparability: The Good News About the Very Bad News (About Climate Change)

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

If the ship of state can't turn in time to avert catastrophe, it's time to jump ship and put ourselves into small, mobile lifeboats, canoes, outriggers, and kayaks. The age of the giants is over.

Earth Day: 40 Years Later, The Problems Are Less Tangible And Tougher To Tackle

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Pollution before the first Earth Day was not only visible, it was in your face: Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught fire. An oil spill fou...