Monthly Archives: April 2012

Celebrate National Arbor Day – April 27, 2012

It’s time to start planning for a greener future and celebrate nature by planting trees for National Arbor Day!  The first Arbor Day celebration was started by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. Morton spent years advocating for the planting of … Continue reading

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A Message from GEF’s CEO – Earth Day Resolutions

As a mother of two and a citizen of our planet, I truly believe in the critical importance of maintaining a sustainable lifestyle, and evolving as new information and technologies become available. For example, the recent data from the EPA … Continue reading

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Less than One Week till Earth Day 2012!

Earth Day 2012 is right around the corner! This year Earth Day celebrates its 42nd anniversary on Sunday April 22nd.  The 2012 Mobilize the Earth campaign is designed to help individuals unite their voices and take action towards creating a … Continue reading

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April is National Garden Month!

Every April, the National Gardening Association and gardeners across the country celebrate the power of plants during National Garden Month. Nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit … Continue reading

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Sustainability Education at McKinley Elementary

It’s never too early to start learning the basic principles of sustainability. Elementary school students readily connect with ideas of a global system working together and are inspired to action! At McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica, CA students are part … Continue reading

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Submit Your Green-In-Action Awards Today!

There is still time left to submit your 2012 Green-In-Action Award application!  Awards are granted to schools, classes, or groups of green keepers across the country who participate in a sustainability lesson or activity.  Participation is easy- just visit GEF’s website … Continue reading

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