DATES TO REMEMBER - PAST AND CURRENT
13TH ANNUAL "GLOBAL GREEN USA" MILLENNIUM AWARDS
Wallis Annenberg, Marc Nathanson, Zem Joaquin and Jeff Skoll will be nonored for their Environmental Achievements at a star-studded fundraising gala for Global Green USA in Santa Monica, California.
Click on above link for details and tickets.
EARTH DAY worldwide
Earth Day was created in 1970 to spark a revolution against environmental abuse and the organizers, including EDN Board Chairman Denis Hayes, would not take no for an answer. Neither should we. Global warming is real and we're part of the problem. Now, we need to become part of the solution.
EARTH HOUR worldwide
More than 2,800 cities and towns worldwide dim their lights at 8:30 pm local time for the annual Earth Hour -- a day-long energy-saving marathon spanning 83 countries and 24 time zones.
CNN's "PLANET IN PERIL"
Watch CNN's 2007 award-winning documentary "Planet in Peril: Battle Lines" hosted by Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" correspondent and National Geographic host Lisa Ling. CNN's award-winning series examines the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources.
LIGHTING A BILLION LIVES Campaign
Lighting a Billion Lives is a distribution campaign organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), an organization that aims to develop solutions to fight global problems in the fields of “energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable.”
Together with your help Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) will be able to distribute solar lanterns and flashlights to rural communities that lack modern and clean sources of light.
GOVERNORS' GLOBAL CLIMATE SUMMIT
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brings international leaders together to "find and implement new and creative solutions to address climate change through regional and global action."
Biggest ever "CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE" in Bali
Delegates and scientists from around the world opened the biggest-ever climate change conference Monday, urging rapid progress in building a new international pact by 2009 to combat global warming or risk economic and environmental disaster. Some 10,000 conferees, activists and journalists from nearly 190 countries gathered on the resort island of Bali for two weeks of U.N.-led talks that follow a series of scientific reports this year concluding that the world has the technology to slow global warming, but must act immediately. The Bali meeting will be the first major climate change conference since former Vice President Al Gore, due to arrive next week, and a U.N. scientific council won the Nobel Peace Prize in October for their environmental work, fueling the growing sense of urgency as ice-caps melt, oceans rise and extreme weather increases.
"ECO FAIR" at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
Universal Studios Hollywood plans a full schedule of Green programs beginning November 5 to 10
with events aimed at reaching both guests and employees with messages supporting environmental responsibility.
"2007 GREEN AWARDS" in London, U.K.
Now open for entries! Deadline August 31, 2007
Set out to recognize outstanding creative work that communicates the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainable development, and ethical best practice in any sector and across any marketing discipline for brands promoting anything from fair trade and renewable energy to resource efficiency and waste awareness.
THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD + THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF NATURE
More than 90 million votes later - The New 7 Wonders of the World:
The Great Wall of China / Petra in Jordan / Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer / Peru's Machu Picchu / Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid / The Colosseum in Rome / India's Taj Mahal. Honorary Status and the only survivor of the original 7 Wonders of the World: The Pyramids of Giza
"LIVE EARTH" CONCERTS worlwide
Bringing together more than 150 of the world's top musicians for 24-hours of music from 7 concerts across all 7 continents. Live Earth will bring together an audience of more than 2 billion at the concerts and through television, radio, film, and the Internet. Watch the concerts on MSN online.
"STEP IT UP" - NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
Tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. We will hike, bike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners of our call to action: "Step It Up Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050"
There are already 1305 events planned in 50 states across the country!
AL GORE'S TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS FROM AL GORE'S JOURNAL
"VIRGIN EARTH CHALLENGE" $25 Million Global Science & Technology Prize
For whoever can demonstrate to the judges' satisfaction a commercially viable design which results in the removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases so as to contribute materially to the stability of Earth's climate.