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Earth Day Network (EDN) grew out of the original Earth Day in 1970. Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. Through EDN, activists connect, interact, and have an impact on their communities, and create positive change in local, national, and global policies. EDN's international network reaches over 17,000 organizations in 174 countries. Our domestic programs engage 5,000 groups and over 25,000 educators coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in Earth Day each year.


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The Pickens Plan: As Good As It Seems?
October 17, 2008 09:01 AM - , Earth Day Network

You’ve probably seen the commercials – actually, they’re sort of impossible to miss. T. Boone Pickens, looking folksy in his chambray shirt, talking about how he has been an Oil Man for over 50 years and how he’s got a real plan to break our dependence on foreign oil. I love these ads because I want to believe Mr. Pickens with all my heart. I want to believe that the answer to our oil addiction might be as simple as switching our cars over to clean natural gas to buy us time to develop renewable alternatives that will eventually get us off of oil completely. But I’m skeptical. We’ve been fooled before. So I decided to take a deeper look at this man and his plan…

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