FROM: Sustain Lane
|IN THIS ISSUE|
|What NOT to Do on Earth Day|
|The State of the American Green Movement|
|Earth Day: Then and Now|
|WHAT NOT TO DO ON EARTH DAY|
|You've probably already received hundreds of tips on what you should do to celebrate Earth Day - and by now they are most likely a big mish-mash in your brain. For a change of pace, take a look at|
Diane MacEachern's innovative list of ten things you SHOULDN'T do. After all, sometimes isn't it nice to just say no?
Don't Do THIS on Earth Day!
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|THE STATE OF THE AMERICAN GREEN MOVEMENT|
James E. writes about a new report by HSBC, with the horrific headline that they think we will be out of oil in 50 years: "If supplies were not constrained, the world would see a 110 percent jump in demand by 2050, equivalent to 190 million barrels a day..." read more.
With a little help from the BBC, Beth S.highlights the first deepwater drill permits given out since the BP Gulf spill: "In a statement, a US official said Noble Energy had demonstrated it could safely drill a well 70 miles (113km) off the Louisiana coast. The well is situated 6,500ft (1,981m) under the Gulf of Mexico..." read more.
Peggy E. believes that while the economy is getting itself back on track, the green economy still has a long way to go. She offers a great list of five resources for finding a green job for anyone still looking to make money in a way that is good for people, profit AND planet: "New jobs in renewable energy, green building, organic foods and environmental research are created as society becomes more aware of the importance of protecting the earth for future generations..." read more.
A man may have coined "Earth Day," but women have played an outsized role in the environmental and sustainability movement here in America. To highlight the importance of their contributions, Women of Green, in conjunction with Kathleen Rogers, the President of Earth Day Network, have put together a list of several women fighting hard today to help stop climate change and advance the cause of sustainability.
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|EARTH DAY: THEN AND NOW|
Earth Day, celebrated April 22nd, is a day set aside to honor the Earth. Did you know Earth Day is now observed in 175 countries and is the largest secular modern day holiday in the world?
As we celebrate Earth Day this year, it seems like the perfect time to reflect back on possibly the greatest environmental disaster in our nation's history. One year later, what have we really learned as a country from the BP Gulf Oil Spill? Are we any better off today than we were then?
The Environmental Protection Agency was born during a time when air pollution was highly visible across the country and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring topped bestseller lists. Right now, the EPA is being attacked, and its funding has been threatened by conservatives in Congress. Do we still need the EPA, or are conservatives right when they say that the EPA has already fulfilled its mission and is no longer necessary?
Looking back into the past and taking stock of where we are now are both important, but as always, we need to look forward in order to make a difference. Read on to see five things we all can do in the next year to help make the earth a better place to live.
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