March 21st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic food retail chain, announced the launch of its first ever nationwide film festival “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” kicking off on April 1, 2011.
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April 22nd, 2010 - Barbara Feiner
Today is Earth Day, and teens who want to make a difference in the fight against climate change now have a place to share their pledges, actions and ideas.
Inconvenient Youth, the Alliance for Climate Protection’s new teen education initiative, launches today. The program will also enable five teens to participate in upcoming in-person training with Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.
“Inconvenient Youth is built on the belief that teens can help lead efforts to solve the climate crisis,” Gore says. “It will give this generation—which has a unique stake in this issue—a chance to organize and exchange ideas with other young people who want to do their part to address the climate crisis. Perhaps most importantly, this initiative was inspired by youth and shaped by youth, with their unique viewpoint guiding it forward.”
“It’s not a website; it’s a community,” explains program manager Sam Davidson. “We are building a community—a place where people engage, encourage and empower one another to take action. We’re not broadcasting ‘green tips’ from on high; we’re creating a space where teens can share their ideas and their solutions.”
Interested teens can visit the organization’s website from now until May 15 and apply for the opportunity to attend a Gore-led training session in June.
Students will go through a committee review process. Those selected will become official presenters who can deliver a new slide show to their local communities based on Gore’s latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
“The ultimate goal of Inconvenient Youth, at least for me, is to provide ideas and to consciously act on those ideas, while pursuing efforts that make obstacles entirely irrelevant,” says Shilpi Misra, a member of the teen advisory board.
Read More:Inconvenient Youth: Al Gore’s New Earth Day Initiative
May 4th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
I remember hearing about Earth Day in high school. Quite frankly, I thought it was a new thing, but apparently it’s been around since the 1970s and those are a couple of Earth Day posters from the past. There’s actually a whole bunch.
Some others feature an axe made with a tree branch, a collection of rare insects from the Pacific, an earth goddess, the Incredible Hulk and even the United States military. Although, I think Lewis Black’s dead Sponge Bob is more convincing.
Via Red Green and Blue.
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April 27th, 2009 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
On The Daily Show’s Back in Black segment Lewis Black puts together a classic rant over the big push to make kids more eco-friendly. Shouting about kids pooping in a bucket and why killing Sponge Bob Square Pants is the perfect way to get kids green.
I’m a huge Lewis Black fan. So I love this! But just like anything, it starts with the parents. If parents care about the environment, so will their kids. And quite frankly, having your kid crap into bucket is borderline child abuse.
Read More:Lewis Black on Earth Day and Pooping in a Bucket
April 25th, 2006 - Barbara Feiner
Here’s a post-Earth Day challenge for readers who are dedicated to organic gardening: Work with local government agencies to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, set for May 7–13.
Sponsored by the U.S. Composting Council, it’s the largest environmental education event for composting. Across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, composting advocates will be encouraging everyone to compost—whether you’re a do-it-yourself gardener or community-based professional.
Urge your mayor or city council to go green by signing a proclamation that supports composting. A sample is available for regional use and modification.
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April 10th, 2006 - Barbara Feiner
At Organic Authority, we’re proud to join a host of supermarkets and manufacturers in supporting the Second Annual Go Organic! for Earth Day campaign—the largest educational effort to promote organic products in history.
Throughout April, more than 3,500 grocery stores and 50 organic product manufacturers are joining forces to promote this national campaign, designed to encourage people to learn about and try organic products. The event is held in conjunction with Earth Day (April 22) and is intended to draw attention to the ways organic products support a healthy environment and build on Americans’ growing interest in organically produced products. Go Organic! for Earth Day is a project of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Earth Day Network and MusicMatters.
“Organic foods can now be found in most grocery stores, and many people would like to try them,” says OTA Executive Director Caren Wilcox. “Looking for the Go Organic! for Earth Day campaign logo in supermarkets is one fun way to get familiar with organic products—and a simple way to take care of yourself and the planet.”
“Most Americans would like to buy products that are grown without pesticides and made without artificial colors and flavors,” adds MusicMatters President Michael Martin. “By choosing organic products, consumers get these benefits and more. The Go Organic! campaign provides a simple way to experience the benefits of choosing organic products.”
The campaign includes money-saving coupons, available free through participating retailers or by calling 1-866-I-GO-ORGA(NIC). Supermarkets will also host organic food demonstrations and offer product samples.
More “Go Organic! for Earth Day” coverage will be featured in our blog this week. Please refer your friends and family for daily updates.
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March 28th, 2006 - Barbara Feiner
The sun has decided to participate in preparations for Earth Day, which is less than a month away. Use your dedication to organic living and the environment, coupled with the wonders of modern technology, to teach your children more about our planet.
NASA and San Francisco’s Exploratorium are teaming up to provide webcast, podcast and broadcast of tomorrow’s total solar eclipse. The coverage is part of this year’s Sun-Earth Day theme, “Eclipse: In a Different Light,” which shows how solar eclipses have inspired people to observe and understand our universe.
This eclipse is special because the total phase lasts more than 4 minutes at the center of the path. (Most last only a minute or two.) The next total solar eclipse is Aug. 1, 2008, and it will be seen in northern Canada, Greenland, Siberia, Mongolia and northern China. The next total solar eclipse visible from the United States won’t happen until Aug. 21, 2017.
If you’re a teacher, share the event with your students. NASA’s Public Service Channel (#101) and Education Channel (#102) will carry the webcast. NASA’s Media Channel (#103) will carry a live feed of the eclipse.
Read More:Here Comes the Sun