Earth Day 4.22.2010

4/13/2010:

Did you know that the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day is coming on April 22, 2010?

What are you doing on Earth Day 2010?

“Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy.

Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.”

Earth Day in Hudson County

Earth Day Festival at Liberty State Park (4/24)
Saturday, April 24th, Liberty State Park will host the Earth Day Festival, a daylong celebration includes which includes vendors, exhibitors, food, and a 5K run! Our friends at Liberty Humane Society will represent – along with “Frogs are Green” – who will also have a table handing out free stuff and to talk about saving the frogs!

Speaking of Frogs…
Hudson County resident Susan Newman – who runs the blog Frogs are Green, has an exhibit on the 2nd floor of Hoboken City Hall as well!

Check out the site to enter her Earth Day Contest where you can win a “frogs are green” t-shirt or poster!

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5 Comments on "Earth Day 4.22.2010"

Derrida
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Derrida

“Green jobs”, while perhaps not the best moniker, have always been a goal of the environmentalist movement. Whether it be in high-tech alt-energy arena, low carbon mass transportation or low energy architecture – to name a very few – the direction of the movement has always been toward a commercial, agricultural and consumer synergy.

Unfortunately, due to incredible pressure by oil and gas industry and their traditional allies in Congress, the USA has not permitted its entreperneurs the full opportunity to develop green industries (tax incentives, loans, access to existing infrastructure). As a result, the europeans, Chinese and Indians have surpassed us so remrakably in green tech that most experts expect — for example — that any high speed, low energy trains used in the US will be purchased from the Chinese, an irony of the highest order when one considers the importing of tens of thousands of Chinese laborers to build the great railroads of 1800s USA.

hobposer
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hobposer

4-15-10 TAX DAY 🙁

Derrida
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Derrida

April 15, never a happy day to be sure, but it is interesting to note that — contrary to the lies of the right — middle class americans today pay taxes on only approximately 4% of their income, an historically low figure.
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Of course when the costs of Bush’s Iraq war and his Medicare drug prescription law hit home, we will no doubt be paying more in the future. It is expected that even President Obama’s tax cuts will not be able keep our kids and grandkids from being eventually held responsible for the misdeeds of Bush, the Republican Party and its allies on Wall Street.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
4-15-10 TAX DAY 🙁

getz76
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getz76

The hijacking of the environmentalist continues!

What happened to clean air, clean water, clean earth, and open spaces? How about conservation and stewardship of the land.

Green Jobs? What a freaking pyramid scheme…

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