Celebrate a sunrise on Earth Day on the open ocean aboard the yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Racing around the world competition.
It doesn’t take a fortune to do something positive for the climate on Earth Day. In fact, many celebratory activities are 100% free. We list a few of these below. For those of you who have money to put where your mouth is, we can also suggest a few good places to invest it. And
With more than one billion people around the earth celebrating Earth Day this week, you might be looking for something new to do to show your interest in saving the planet. Compiled below are six great ideas that just might inspire you.
As part of Green For All’s Earth Day coverage, they’re sharing this music video in the hopes of making us pause to reflect and celebrate our life here on Earth: “This Earth Day, we’re pausing to both reflect and celebrate. When we look around, we can’t deny that the problems facing our planet are daunting:
A friend of ours recently shot over this Earth Day infographic below for… Earth Day. It’s quite an interesting “green” growth and development over the years. Have a stroll: For more details on various events included in the Earth Day timeline, check out the Kars4Kids page where the Earth Day graphic is hosted. Also, don’t
For those looking to celebrate Earth Day with a bit of humor, and perhaps realism, I’ve gathered together some the funniest free ecards on the subject. Some of them are quite dead on… For a bit of background on the holiday, Earth Day is a holiday held annually on April 22, that is celebrated in
If you participated in our Earth Day giveaway last week, perhaps you’ve been eagerly awaiting the results. The news is: all participants get the book, and Sheila Korman wins the grand prize of the Energy Saving Basket. Congratulations! To redeem your prizes, email: imarketing (at) drenergysaver (dot) com
Collins and Aimer Media have just released the Fragile Earth app, available from the iTunes app store. Coincidentally, it was released just before Earth Day! The app works with all devices compatible with ioS4.2 and above, and it has been optimized for the new iPad. Here’s a video on the app followed by more
One of our multi-year readers (who I’d never been in touch with before) dropped me a music video with a clear environmental / Earth Day theme that he and his band recently created. I love it (love the music… and, of course, the message is good), so thought I’d share it here for Earth Day.
Forty two years ago, environmental protection wasn’t among the main government concerns in the U.S. There wasn’t an agency overseeing industrial activities to measure their environmental impact, and companies were freely dumping toxic waste into our waterways and industrial sites. On April 22, 1970, concerned citizens decided to make a difference and speak up, thus launching the
As we approach the quintessential ‘green’ holiday — April 22, Earth Day — one academic study should provide important perspective on the United States role in the world. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI), a project of the Yale University Center for Environmental Law & Policy, this year ranked the United States 49th in overall
Lynn University recently interviewed me for one of their Earth Day posts on their web magazine, iPulse. They ended up using part of the interview, not the whole thing (apparently, didn’t want it to be too long — understandable). A bit of the interview was actually about Planetsave, and the rest was about environmental issues and green living (a good fit for our site, of course), so I’m sharing the whole thing here with you all. (You can learn a bit more about me as well through this :D)
Oh, I seriously should have checked someecards for good Earth Day e-cards before Earth Day, but caught up in other things, I didn’t think about it. Joe Romm of Climate Progress posted a bunch, though, and I’m going to re-share them and a few more here. Too good.
Ever wonder exactly how Earth Day started? Organic Bouquet, a “mission-based florist and the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic gifts,” put together the video below, including footage from an oil spill off the California coast over 30 years ago (and oil-covered birds like we saw in the Gulf last year). Interesting story. Check it out
I think most of us green bloggers get quite frustrated with Earth Day. It can be a struggle for us to stay positive at this time. Why? Because we write about critical environmental issues and solutions to them all year long, and we are confronted with how little others are aware of or interested in such issues when Earth Day comes around. All of a sudden, a large number of people ‘care’ about the environment,… but don’t expect that to stay ’till tomorrow. We get numerous pitches from non-green companies who want us to feature them in our Earth Day posts (as well as pitches from truly green companies, of course). For one day, it is more “fashionable” to be green. But just for one day.
We’ve got another chance for you to win a great new book here on Planetsave, but it’s not only a book you could win. The “plastic-free prize pack” (see the image below) includes a starter kit for living green, a tote bag, food containers, a water bottle and more (see the full list, 10 items in total, and how to enter at the bottom of the page).
Earth Day is Friday! Have a ball! Share your love for the world with the world! For info on more earth-friendly Poems of Joe M’s check here. And follow Joe on twitter @greencartoons.
Earth Hour will be this Saturday, March 26th at 8:30 (local time). At this time everyone will switch off their lights around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour. So grab some candles and help in the biggest grass roots movement on the planet.
Stephanie Rach has created the Chipper character as a way to capture her own children’s adventures and from a personal desire to provide parents with a resource that makes exploring the outdoors fun and stress-free.
Some of the top green living, activism, and clean energy stories from the past day or so: Activism Greenpeace Gives Facebook “Unfriend Coal” Deadline Greenpeace has been pushing Facebook to “unfriend coal” and go the route of clean energy for awhile. Facebook, for the most part, hasn’t listened. Greenpeace is now telling Facebook it should
Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S.
Earth Day is right around the corner. And us green bloggers know what that means… tons of greenwashing, ridiculous offers and pitches from non-green companies trying to pretend they are green, millions of dollars spent on “green” marketing and advertising (but not necessarily on greening our goods), and, oh yeah, some awareness-raising around important environmental
Here’s a simple way to possibly win a Smart Car. Make a green pledge on the Billion Acts of Green® website. Share your pledge with friends on Twitter, Facebook, and/or email. Easy, eh? The pledge options certainly aren’t that challenging either (not the list I probably would have come up with). The Billion Acts of
Ecotourists Save the World by Pamela K. Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Federation is the newest guide to eco-tourism, volunteerism, or whatever your individual ism is to care more deeply for our incredible planet… [social_buttons] Folks these days are compelled not only to look for less expensive vacations, but also to find a way to
Native Alaskans need our help for Earth Day. Help save Bristol Bay in Alaska and it’s wildlife. [social_buttons] Natural Resources Defense Council is trying to create visibility around the issue of saving Alaska’s Wildlife Eden from becoming a landfill. Few Americans are aware of the UK’s bargain to dump toxic waste in Bristol Bay, what