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Earth Day 2011

We Just Don't Seem to Care

Leon Logothetis | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green
Leon Logothetis

"Every day is Earth Day." Author Unknown "The greatest wealth is health." Virgil I find Humanity's relationship with mother earth similar to the ...

How To Get Involved On Earth Day

Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

Exactly 41 years ago today, the inaugural Earth Day was celebrated with 20 million participants in the United States. Today, April 22, 2011, Earth Day...

See The World's Most Polluted Places

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

The world's most polluted places in the world might come as a surprise to some. No sprawling, globally-renowned metropolis like Los Angeles or London ...

Books That Changed The Way We Think About The Earth | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

We may be incredibly pessimistic about the direction our country is headed at the moment, but so were many residents back in the last days of Manifest...

WATCH: Google Animation Celebrates Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

It's Earth Day's 41st birthday, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a colorful animated doodle. Running your mouse over the illustration's pla...

9 Earth Day Favorites You Should Read To Celebrate (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

It's Earth Day, and in order to celebrate, we asked you what you'd be reading, or recommend reading, to recognize the day. We got a wide range of ...

PHOTOS: 21 Places To Visit Before They Disappear

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.22.2011 | Travel

The new book, 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, will appear on bookshelves on May 1st. It's a compelling title: a list of 100 places around the ...

Women as Environmental Change Agents

Melanne Verveer | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Melanne Verveer

As we celebrate Earth Day, we would be wise to focus on the role of women as environmental leaders. Investing in women will be critical to addressing the myriad environmental challenges our world faces.

Why Family Planning Is Critical to Global Energy Strategy

Diane MacEachern | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Diane MacEachern

On this Earth Day we should recognize that energy demand and population growth go hand in hand. If the U.S. is serious about reducing its energy needs, supporting family planning must be part of the strategy.

Meatless Monday: Earth Day Friday Extra -- Keep it Cool

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It's Earth Day, how cool is that? Plenty cool, if you do it right. Good thing, too. It's been a year since the Gulf oil spill, a month since the...

The Best Earth Day Freebies

Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

Earth Day 2011 is April 22, and in addition to spending time outdoors, spreading awareness and saving the environment, there's no better way to celebr...

PHOTOS: Take Action For Earth Day

Posted 06.21.2011 | Green

While every day should be Earth Day, only one day of the year has been designated as such. Thus, let's take this opportunity to participate in activit...

The Lawn Chemical Ritual

McKay Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
McKay Jenkins

It's not just our health that suffers from our cultural obsession with lawn chemicals; our environment suffers too. The Chesapeake Bay suffers catastrophic "dead zones" resulting from the excessive nutrients running off suburban lawns.

Our Responsibility to the Earth

Michael Brune | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Oil and its proxies hate alternative energy and energy efficiency. Do you think they'd be kicking and screaming to stop progress if they didn't see a threat to their bottom line?

Water: A Global Crisis For Almost A Billion People

Scott Harrison | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Scott Harrison

For Earth Day, we teamed up with Jonathan Jarvis and Kristen Bell to create a simple film on how water changes everything for people in need. Help us make this Earth Day all about water.

Hosting Green

Liza Utter | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Liza Utter

It's hard to feel good about a party when you think about the potential cost to the environment. Here are some of the things you can do right now to have a clear conscience and help nourish the planet.

Act Local, Act Global, But Act

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

What's it going to take for us to awaken from our complacency? Now is precisely the time to leverage our economic and technological connections to save our natural resources and jumpstart the green economy.

Green Faith: Religions Celebrate Earth Day 2011

Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion

Earth Day 2011 will be observed April 22 in over 175 countries around the world. Individuals and communities will unite in service projects, conservat...

Historic Home Produces More Energy Than it Consumes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Matt and Kelly Grocoff's was -$68.44 -- and yes, that's a minus sign before the dollar sign. Their home -- America's oldest net-zero energy restoration -- produces more energy than it consumes.

Earth Day Dishes At Batali-Bastianich Restaurants

Elizabeth Meltz | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Meltz

We recognize that sustainability means different things to different people, so we hope that these different manifestations will be appreciated.

What Islam Teaches About Protecting The Planet

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

People are often surprised when I tell them that my faith, Islam, has an ecological imperative. In fact, I believe that all faiths have, at their very core, this same imperative.

It's International Mother Earth Day, Ready Or Not

Bron Taylor | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Bron Taylor

We are a species not highly evolved enough to be ready for Earth Day, let alone Mother Earth day. But there is some tantalizing and hopeful evidence that we're beginning to find our way.

Crucified Creation And The Hope Of Eco-nomics

Doug Demeo | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Good Friday is Earth Day, an especially opportune time to see and feel and repent of creation's pain -- which is ours.

Eco-Buddhism: A Sustainable Enlightenment

John Stanley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

At the end of the hottest decade on record, we are surrounded by unprecedented droughts, floods, crop losses and technological accidents. Has western enlightenment run its course?

Earth Day 2011: What's Old is New

Courtney Reum | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

Sometimes with green, what's old is new. Case in point: cooking with hay. No, it's nothing you can rush to your kitchen and do on a whim, but some o...