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Earth Day's Importance and Evolution Since 1970

April 23, 2015 by Steven Cohen

This Wednesday was Earth Day, an event that began in 1970 with the goals of educating the public about environmental pollution and generating political support for environmental protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was established that same year.[read more]

White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An Environmental Movement in Need of a Makeover

April 20, 2015 by Peter Dykstra

Green Movements and Public Relations

With an environmental movement whose lifespan can be measured by 45 annual Earth Days, it’s time to ask a question: How can a movement featuring so many smart, high-achieving people talking science-backed common sense for so long on issues that can literally be life-or-death still have such a hard time?[read more]

On Earth Day, Did Greenwashing Finally Die?

April 25, 2014 by Caroline Bligh

Earth Day and Greenwashing

Earth Day is Ground Zero for greenwashing marketing ploys, which have been pervasive over the past decade. From releasing “eco-friendly” single use water bottles to encouraging people to fly around the country (with carbon credits), corporations repeatedly bungle sustainability initiatives on Earth Day.[read more]

Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes' New Challenge: Greenest Commercial Building in the World

April 24, 2014 by Christina Nunez

Denis Hayes and Green Buildings

Forty-four years ago, Denis Hayes convened the first Earth Day, an event that drew millions to events across the United States and heralded a new global awareness of the need to preserve our natural resources. Hayes is now at the vanguard of an effort to rethink our buildings and our growing cities.[read more]

How Earth Day is Just Like New Year's Eve

April 23, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Earth Day and New Year's

I’m not eager to spoil the party of Earth Day. For the environmentalist crowd, a group to which I pledge my philosophical, if not always explicit, allegiance, Earth Day is a time for celebration and renewal. But there’s something in “Earth Day” that seems like New Years’ Eve: A disappointment.[read more]

Let's Rename Earth Day

April 23, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Rename Earth Day?

The subject of renaming Earth Day remains more relevant than ever in light of the world’s ongoing inaction on climate change, the over-running of Congress by climate zombies, Obama’s multi-year fecklessness on this gravest of threats, and the amazing climate silence of the U.S. media.[read more]

A Different Green for Earth Day: Investment in Energy Innovations

April 23, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Financial innovations for Smart Grid investments have not kept pace with technologies or even regulatory policies, which move slower than a pre-global warming glacier.[read more]

Let’s Rename Earth Day!

April 22, 2013 by Joseph Romm

renaming Earth Day?

Renaming Earth Day remains more relevant than ever in light of the world’s ongoing inaction on climate change, the over-running of Congress by climate zombies, and Obama’s multi-year fecklessness on this gravest of threats.[read more]

Five Reasons Planet Earth Likes the Smart Grid

April 23, 2012 by Christine Hertzog

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a new guide titled “Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living” that offers practical steps Americans can adopt to reduce carbon emissions.  The largest contributor of carbon emissions is the internal combustion engine in a car.   The UCS’s top recommendation is that...[read more]

Why New Orleans was the Best Place to Spend Earth Day

April 27, 2010 by Wes Sylvester

(Editor's note: Wes Sylvester is employed by Siemens Energy, and Siemens is a sponsor of The Energy Collective) New Orleans was a place of celebration last week. I know, I know, New Orleans has a reputation of being a place of celebration every week. But, last week was particularly special for the following reasons: Earth Day was...[read more]

New Jersey Now Home to Largest Rooftop Solar Array

April 26, 2010 by Taylen Peterson

In yet another Earth Day unveiling, FedEx raised the curtain on its new 12,400-panel-strong solar array on the rooftop of its facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The system is to date the largest rooftop solar electric system in the country, and is helping New Jersey retain its second-place spot behind California in solar energy...[read more]

Yes, there were over 100,000 at the Earth Day rally - Washington Post downplays this amazing show of support for climate and clean energy action

April 26, 2010 by Joseph Romm

In its main environmental story today –  “On climate bill, Democrats work to overcome Graham’s immigration objections” — the WashPost said: In some ways, the problem that proponents of climate legislation face is that they’re pursuing a policy goal that is not much of a hot-button political issue. Environmental activists had a...[read more]

Global warming means local storming

April 25, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The Earth Day rally was incredible.  Well over 100,000 people were in the crowd, well over 10x what the Tea Partiers delivered on tax day, so you can figure out which event the media fawned over. I ended up spending a lot of time chatting with James Cameron, and I’ll do a separate post on what he’s like in person.   I also...[read more]

Earth Day in NYC

April 23, 2010 by LouDubois

Earth Day has certainly come a long way from its grass roots inception, particularly in New York City. On Friday I stopped by the iconic Grand Central Terminal, where Earth Day NY was presenting a massive Earth Fair and CitE of the Future Exhibit (to coincide with Thursday's Times Square celebration, where Mayor Bloomberg announced the...[read more]

Bill McKibben on Eaarth Day

April 23, 2010 by Joseph Romm

We have created a new planet. Not entirely new. It looks more or less like the one we were born into; the same physical laws operate it. But the changes that have already happened are large enough that if you were visiting our planet in a spaceship, this place would look really different from the outside than it did just decades ago...[read more]