On April 22, 2015, which marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental agencies, released the names of over 25 of America's leading environmental advocacy organizations that voluntarily submitted their diversity data to GuideStar.
April marks the official launch of Find Your Park, an initiative of the National Park Service and National Park Foundation to connect the next generation to America's parks. The National Park Service needs to ensure that generations to come have an interest in not only visiting parks but becoming public land and water managers.
Dharnai, a solar-powered village in India, shows how we can make the renewables boom deliver for all -- including the rural poor. Dharnai is located in Bihar, one of the poorest provinces in India. It did not have access to electricity for 30 years before a solar mini-grid was installed with the support of Greenpeace India in July last year.
We need to change the narrative around climate change. Instead of a call-to-arms, we need a doctrine of "mutually assured survival" -- a doctrine in which all commit to the goal of 100% renewable energy.
You've probably heard it all by now. Almondgate, the Devil Eats Marzipan, the 1.1 gallons of water it takes to grow an almond -- which is a lot, but a little misleading when it isn't put into perspective.
The main goal is to get people out into the North Carolina Mountains and do work that improves the amazing experience of being on the lake. It's a beautiful place and a popular spot for many grassroots environmental organizations.
Today, with climate change, our problem is that we are all part of the problem, leaving many of us feeling powerless to contribute much to solutions. Yet until each of us takes up our piece of the problem, there will be no solution.
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we're celebrating eight extraordinary women who have continuously advocated and rallied for our earth.
In 1970, there was shock of learning that we smart Homo sapiens were actively shrinking our food supply by feeding a third of the world's grain to livestock that return to us only a small fraction of what they eat. We are creating scarcity from plenty.
Although more and more religious leaders and faith groups are working to protect the environment, there are still those that hold on to the false belief that you can't be for the environment and for people.
Happy Earth Day! April 22, or more commonly known as Earth Day, is the friendly reminder the world sends us once a year to think about the impact we ...
As New York City public school students who live in front-line communities that have experienced the ravages of climate change, we believe it is our right to be educated on the science of climate change.
Oh, don't get me wrong, we wide-eyed, bomb-fearing, TV-addicted, Beatles-worshipping, suburb-loving, post-war Baby Boomers did not invent environmental activism. We only learned it at the knees of rugged, daring, free-thinking individualists like Teddy Roosevelt.
But, Earth Day should not be limited to one day. It takes a lifetime of commitment to ensure that our resources are protected for our children and grandchildren. And it takes constant reminders to keep us on task.
The next time someone tries to tell you that we can't really do anything about climate disruption, you can inform them that we already are. We (and by "we," I mean people all over the planet) are replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy at a record pace.
On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.