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Celebrating 40 Years of Earth Day

“We did not inherit the Earth from our forefathers, but it is on loan to us from our progeny.” That bit of ancient Native American wisdom is by far the most succinctly powerful statement that sums up the essence of Earth Day. The BeginningEarth Day was born 40 years ago, on April 22, 1970, when…

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HBS Celebrates Earth Day 2009

While trekking across campus last week, you may have noticed an abnormal amount of green shirts being worn, especially on Wednesday, April 22nd. Don’t be alarmed, HBS didn’t have any late St. Patty’s Day celebration, nor did your section have a theme day that you missed out on, it was merely Earth Day, a time…

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I Heart Earth

The “Green” movement has reached a fever pitch, and this was true on Earth Day at Harvard Business School. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is prepared to take serious steps to curb emissions of carbon dioxide. As such, the case for manmade climate change should be evaluated on its merits, especially at HBS. Many people at…

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Learning About Your Carbon Footprint

What is Earth Day? This past Sunday, April 22, 2007 marked the 37th anniversary of Earth Day. The first Earth Day was organized by US Senator Gaylord Nelson (D – WI), a longtime environmental activist, and celebrated by over 20 million Americans in streets, parks, and campuses all across the United States. Overwhelming public support…

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The Moon Daughter's Riddle

This story is dedicated to Earth Mother, whom we honor on Earth Day, April 22. From the Beginning, Earth Mother was quick with child. She gave birth to twins, Sea Daughter and Cloud Daughter, who together shielded her and each other from Sky Father’s withering glare. Yet even the Twins combined could not withstand the…

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Earth Day Activities Around Massachusetts

Ashland CleanupTown officials are looking for volunteers to clean up roadsides and schools to celebrate Earth Day. Bags, vests, tools, and refreshments will be provided. A noontime lunch and environmental fair also are planned. The celebration of Clean Up Ashland Day and Earth Day, sponsored by the Board of Health and Recycling Committee, is scheduled…

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Where did Earth Day Come From?

Earth Day, event first observed internationally on April 22, 1970, to emphasize the necessity for the conservation of the world’s natural resources. Starting as a student-led campus movement, initially observed on March 21, Earth Day has become a major educational and media event. Environmentalists use it as an occasion to sum up current environmental problems…

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