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Earth Day 2009

Use Free Speech to Celebrate Animal Life, Not to Enjoy Their Suffering

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vamsee Juluri

Under the dizzying spell of modernity's promises and consumerism's illusions, we see animals as mere objects, either as commodities for our consumption or as blank slates for us to write our fantasies and fears upon.

Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch (VIDEO)

Oprah, Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oprah's green episode for Earth Day started with chilling footage and description of a giant island of trash -- "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch". ...

The Politics of Earth Day

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Earth Day has arrived, and it is bigger than ever -- especially when compared to its humble beginnings in the 1970's.

Green News Report - April 23, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Welcome aboard to our latest new affiliate station - KRXA 540am in beautiful Monterey, CA! IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama in Iowa for Earth Day whil...

Find Water Everywhere You Go in NYC

Scott Ballum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Ballum

The folks behind the TapIt Water initiative are taking the 'convenience' excuse out of the case for bottled water.

EPA Regulations Will Destroy Economy, Says GOP

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

In spite of intense opposition from conservatives at nearly every step, we (read: EPA) have managed to significantly reduce pollution and still grow the economy -- a lot.

Make Earth Day Every Day With Earth Day Resolutions

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I don't want to rain on the parade, but I'm not 100 percent in love with Earth Day. Don't get me wrong--I love the awareness and the fact that project...

Support Non-Profits on Earth Day

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

The green auction not only raises funds for Global Green's National Green Schools and Climate Solutions initiatives, it is also a reminder for the need to take action on climate change now.

On Earth Day: A Green, I Mean Really Very Green, Perspective

Shrek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Shrek

My friends are mostly animals. Sure, they talk and crack wise, but not one of them owns an SUV. Their carbon hoof prints are miniscule. And if they wear fur, they come by it honestly.

The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Nita Lowey

As anyone with experience with recovery knows, the first step in addressing a crisis is to admit that you have a problem. Unfortunately, when it comes to global warming, some elected officials refuse to take Step 1.

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.

National Ecological Literacy Standards

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen H. Dinan

What if we created national ecological literacy standards that helped to ensure that every child in the USA had the basic understandings necessary for us to become a sustainable country?

President Obama To Pitch Energy Plan, Green Jobs In Iowa

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEWTON, Iowa — President Barack Obama, standing Wednesday in the shell of a once-giant Maytag appliance factory that now houses a wind energy co...

When New York Leads, the World Listens

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The New York program is a tribute to the power of intelligent public policy design -- and it puts to shame the conversations the U.S. Congress is having about the new energy economy.

Making Every Day Earth Day

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

Today, pause for a moment and take full advantage of the unprecedented array of tools we have for connecting with others and expressing your views on how to protect the environment.

Controlling The Weather: Scientists Ponder Schemes To Tame Hurricanes, Climate Change, More

ABC News | LEE DYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Why don't we just wrap the entire solar system in aluminum foil so we can capture every bit of energy released by the sun, and use that power to rebui...

Tax Code Can Green Our Country

Rep. Mike Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Thompson

Since Congress passed my provisions to enhance these tax benefits on a temporary basis in 2006, we've seen a fifty percent increase in conservation easements.

"Screw Earth Day," They Say

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anneli Rufus

"Screw Earth Day!" is clever because, even in its stomping denial of the holiday that makes millions of otherwise wasteful people feel okay about themselves, it attracts attention to this day nonetheless.

Marketing Earth Day (and Other Stuff) to Children

Susan Linn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Linn

Have you done your Earth Day shopping yet? Corporations use Earth Day to sell us on the belief that we can buy our way into ecological sustainability. We can't.

Green News Report - April 21, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The EPA declares pollution a hazard (duh)....so Congressional Republicans focus on (wait for it).... cow farts!; The 39th ce...

The Hypocrisy of Green

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Unfortunately, Earth Day for many has become yet another narcoleptic occasion to enact pointless environmental rituals while denouncing the greed and excesses they also find themselves ankle deep in.

Support Non-Profits on Earth Day

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

The green auction not only raises funds for Global Green's National Green Schools and Climate Solutions initiatives, it is also a reminder for the need to take action on climate change now.

Earth Night: 5 Ways To Green Up Your Sex Life

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Along with Earth Day comes Earth Night -- you know, when it gets steamy in a way wholly unrelated to global warming? Or, at least, mostly unrelated? H...

Daily Show Earth Day Segment: "You're Killing SpongeBob!" (VIDEO)

The Daily Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

EARTH DAY 2009 AT HUFFPOST Why It's April 22 Best Earth Day Jokes (VIDEO) Obamas, Bill Clinton Plant Trees More Famous People Planting Trees Earth Da...

Obamas, Bill Clinton Plant Trees With Students At Park (SLIDESHOW)

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled up his sleeves and got his shoes muddy as he, Vice President Joe Biden and former President B...