Guest Post: Pass the Climate Commitment Act on Earth Day

Washington Nature

On April 22, Earth Day, the Washington State House will vote on the Climate Commitment Act ( SB 5126 ). There is no better way for the Washington Legislature to honor Earth Day than by passing the Climate Commitment Act. Pass the Climate Commitment Act on Earth Day!

Earth Day special: Four ways the Mathur et. al. youth climate case is making history

Eco Justice

The post Earth Day special: Four ways the Mathur et. Seven young Ontarians have burst through major barriers in the legal fight for a safer climate future. GenClimateAction: Seven young Ontarians are breaking down barriers in the Mathur et. Read more.


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The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?

Law Columbia

In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to formally recognize and implement the Rights of Nature, which Ecuadorians refer to as the Rights of Pachamama (Mother Earth). The latest case in Pakistan was decided a few days ago, on April 15.

Climate Rules Built to Last

Law Columbia

Climate Policy Biden/Harris Earth DayBy Michael Burger *. US Capitol Hill – Flickr.

Earth Day’s 50th Sees Explosion in Rights of Nature Movement Worldwide

Vermont Law

anniversary of Earth Day. This Earth Day demands both deep reflection and bold action. first Earth Day. environmental laws arose in part from Earth Day. To better guide our relationship with the natural world, we need legal and economic systems arising from a new frame, one of natural systems as fellow Earth citizens. Earth Day has been a notable marker in the growth of the nature’s rights movement worldwide. Earth Day.

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Green Sabbath Project

Environmental News Bits

The mission of the Green Sabbath Project is to spark a mass movement of observance of a weekly day of rest — shabbat, sabbath, a green sabbath or a weekly earth day — on which impact on the environment is minimized as much as possible.

New book by former Pa. state senator calls for environmental rights amendment to the Constitution

Environmental Law Reporter

That amendment was enacted on Earth Day 1970 and ratified by Pennsylvania’s voters one year later. Penn Live Patriot-News (by Marcus Schneck). April 2021. link]. An amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing a right to a healthy environment is the call issued in a new book by Franklin Kury, who more than 50 years ago, as a newly elected Pennsylvania state senator, drafted and championed an Environmental Rights Amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Reminder: Deadline For Keep PA Beautiful Litter Hawk Youth Awards January 31

PA Environment Daily

Winners will be announced in April in time for Earth Day celebrations. “We Keep PA Beautiful will be accepting nominations for the Litter Hawk Youth Awards Program for students in grades K to 6th through January 31.

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PA Resources Council Announces 2021 Lens On Litter Photo Contest Winners

PA Environment Daily

Adult Category -- 1st Place ($500 prize): Richard Oberndorf, Wexford , “Teach Your Babies to Respect Our Waterways!” -- 2nd Place ($250 prize):Nancy Furbee, Sewickley , “Barreling Along to Remove Trash on the Shenango” -- 3rd Place ($100 prize): Carye Bye, Pittsburgh , “Happy un-Earth Day!”

Keeping PA Beautiful Accepting Art, Essay, Video Entries For Litter Hawk Youth Awards Program

PA Environment Daily

Winners will be announced in April in time for Earth Day celebrations.

At The Side Of Spring Creek In Dauphin County: An Introduction

PA Environment Daily

On a cold, rainy Earth Day (2021) we laid out flags to mark the site of each tree that would be planted in our new streamside research and Extension conservation area. By Jennifer R.

Washington Takes Bold Action with Passage of Climate Commitment Act

Washington Nature

In the waning hours of the 2021 session and the day after Earth Day, the Washington House of Representatives passed the Climate Commitment Act in a floor vote of 54-43.

Climate Neutral Certification – Is It For Your Organization?

Eco Coach

Tomorrow is Earth Day. Unlike past Earth Days, this one will be celebrated remotely as we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the large majority of us are practicing shelter in place.

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Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 8.5.21

PA Environment Daily

Senate returns to session September 20, 21, 22 -- Committee Schedule House returns to session September 27, 28, 29 -- Committee Schedule TODAY’s Calendar Of Events -- House Environmental Committee Sets Aug.

Conservative Climate Policy is Here to Stay: CRES Webinar Forum Looks at Conservative Engagement Following the Monumental Passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act


In advance of Earth Day, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced the Energy Innovation Agenda: Conservative Solutions for a Better Climate. An enduring stigma exists that Republicans are against clean energy and climate policies. But as the recent CRES Forum webinar revealed, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

New Jersey Firms Up Funding For Electrification of Transportation Sector

Cole Sholtz

As an update to last week’s post concerning Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) new Strategic Funding Plan, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), in celebration of Earth Day, announced that they will be investing an additional $45 million into the electrification of New Jersey’s transportation sector.

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City trees bring joy and other benefits

Washington Nature

Tacoma Tree Foundation continued to lead the year-long South Sound Earth Day celebration with partners, hosting tree giveaways at local parks.

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces Watershed Milestones Award Winners; Awards Ceremony Oct. 20

PA Environment Daily

For the past few years, enthusiastic groups of employees have attended Earth Day events, planting trees near the Roosevelt Boulevard underpass, as well as a native plant garden by the Ramona Avenue Gateway.

22 New Stories - Real Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

PA Environment Daily

Here are 22 new stories in this week’s PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us.

1,198 New Stories In 2021 - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA - Is Your Story Being Told?

PA Environment Daily

Envirothon Team Partners With Izaak Walton League To Plant Trees For Earth Day; Wins Greene County Envirothon -- Honesdale H.S.

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Labor and the Environment

Legal Planet

Labor Day is a good time to talk about an important topic: the impact of environmental protection on jobs. In short, Labor Day and Earth Day don’t have to be at odds. This is a clearly a fraught issue.

50% By 2030 — The Administration Is Figuring Out How to Actually Get There

Law and Environment

It’s Earth Day. It’s a day to be optimistic. The President today formally announced that the United States was pledging to reduce its emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030. The announcement isn’t a surprise, but that doesn’t lessen its importance.

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Environmental Perspectives

Environmental Science

This lecture is the most technical of the three and is about topics I practiced every day. 140 Billion gallons per day to power plants (plus 60 Billion saline). 32 Billion gallons per day treated at 16,000 sewage treatment plants.

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