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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: Earth Day 2009 - Launching The Green GenerationTM


The Green Generation™ Campaign is launching on April 22, 2009 and will culminate with the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. Do your part for the environment and join now! Visit our new web site and sign up for our campaign on renewable energy, green jobs, and a new green economy plus personal responsibility leading to sustainability.

Earth Day Network has big plans for Earth Day 2009 - more than a billion people are expected to mark Earth Day globally this year. Use our Global Events Registry to find Earth Day events happening in your country and city.

Show your support for Earth Day by purchasing our Earth Day 2009 poster here, and also our new "Adopt Me" poster for 2010. Donate $500 to Earth Day Network and get a commemorative poster signed by Denis Hayes, one of the Earth Day founders from 1970!

The Flaming Lips, moe., Los Lobos, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be on the National Mall for Earth Day!

The Flaming Lips will headline Earth Day on The National Mall in Washington DC on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Actor Chevy Chase will emcee this free event which will feature an eclectic performance line-up with moe., Los Lobos, and DJ Spooky. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network, actor Matthew Modine, Philippe Cousteau, and Rep. Edward Markey, U.S. House of Representatives will join us to kick off The Green Generation™ Campaign. Earth Day on the Mall is sponsored by Disneynature Earth, Motorola, Clear2Go and Timberland.

Volunteer for Earth Day!

Across the U.S. on April 17 and 18, Earth Day Network and partner Green Apple Festival will host volunteer projects in parks, beaches, schools and forests, focused on climate change. Volunteer activities and thank you concerts will take place in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, Chicago and Washington, DC. Volunteer sign-up closes today at midnight, and we still need help in Denver, Atlanta, Seattle and Austin! Visit Green Apple Festival's web to sign up.

Send your Earth Day stories, videos, and photos to CNN's and The Huffington Post

CNN's and the news blog The Huffington Post want your Earth Day reports! This is a great opportunity to publicize your event, and let the world know about what you and your community are doing! Your video report could be used on CNN International's Earth Day coverage, and up to twelve submissions will be featured as stories on the Huffington Post and photographs will be incorporated into a slideshow on the site. Please write up your story - or just send your pictures - about your actions this weekend and send to

Change Begins with a Conversation

Earth Day Network is partnering with ICLEI USA, Yale, and America Speaks to present the 2009 National Conversation on Climate Action. These town-hall style meetings in 50 cities across the U.S. on Earth Day, April 22nd, are focused on local solutions to climate change. Local officials and experts on issues ranging from renewable energy to corporate sustainability will face the public in an effort to build support for climate protection.

Stories of Water

The Global Water Network has released the Water Stories Report, a collection of stories about the role of water and sanitation in the lives of members of the Global Water Network. The stories display the vast differences in access to water and sanitation around the world, but also demonstrate how important water and sanitation are to all of us- equally. Read the Report

Watch the Earth

Earth Day Network is proud to have Disneynature sponsoring Earth Day on the National Mall 2009. Disneynature Earth, the movie, has amazing nature photography and is a great learning experience for young and old. Disneynature Earth opens in theaters on Earth Day, April 22nd.

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