Earth Day Network Announces Climate Rally and Exciting New Website

| 3/11/2010 9:46:06 AM

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Climate Rally Will Try to Push for Climate Bill in 2010

On April 25, 2010, Earth Day Network is organizing a massive rally on The National Mall to demand Congress pass a comprehensive climate bill in 2010. With the 40th anniversary of Earth Day quickly approaching, now is the time to insist elected leaders pass a climate bill that will create American jobs, cap carbon emissions and secure the nation's future. The rally will be the capstone to a week of environmental activity in Washington and around the country.   

"Forty years after the first Earth Day, the U.S. government has yet to produce legislation that will stem green house gases, reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and power the development of a strong green economy," said Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network. "Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, but it also presents an unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy and to ensure a sustainable tomorrow for future generations." 

Earth Day Network Rallies the Environmental Community Online

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is a unique moment to drive an agenda of environmental service, advocacy and education. Earth Day Network takes this agenda online with the official debut of, the digital action center for individuals and groups who want to organize around a common message of progress and sustainability. The online center will expand the movement beyond what is traditionally considered the environmental community by providing individuals and groups with an accessible destination to easily collaborate on the issues that matter most. guides members toward a more active connection with the environmental movement and empowers users to have a voice by creating or participating in tangible advocacy and impactful service campaigns. 

", the new environmental action center, is a powerful digital tool that communities can use to mobilize and support responsible environmental policies that will create jobs and secure America's reputation as an innovative leader on the global stage," said Nate Byer, Earth Day 2010 Campaign Director. "This advocacy site empowers individuals to become serious environmental stewards by providing them with the tools to fight climate change at a grassroots level, and demand that elected officials make a commitment to ending a culture of impunity when it comes to the environment." 

Earth Day Network is a catalyst for the environmental movement; capturing the momentum of a single day and refocusing it on year-round environmental issues like climate change and building a green economy. The Climate Rally on April 25 is a moment from which Earth Day Network will continue to build upon with participation from thousands in Washington, D.C., and online. 

3/16/2010 11:02:51 PM

One volcanic eruption causes more damage to the ozone and environment than all of mans factories and cars on an annual basis. It would be nice if all the Northern cities would stop dumping their waste into the Mississippi River and polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

Fran Tracy
3/15/2010 8:34:50 PM

I guess you guys haven't heard of all the bogus information used to say the earth is warming when it was all a hoax for a fefw people to make millions of dollars. Living conservatively is fine and recycling is something I do every day. I have only one bag of trash to throw out a week. Everything else is recycled. It is time to let people do what they can on their own and leave them alone. Fran

Lester White_2
3/15/2010 10:24:08 AM

If you want to make some changes to the environment, plant more trees. They remove CO2 from the air, and provide us with fresh oxygen. I donated over 200 oak trees, and helped plant them too.

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