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Whether teaching online or in person, there are many ways teachers can celebrate Earth Day with their students this year!

With Virginia's bold action on climate change, clean energy and plastic pollution, among other environmental issues, it's safe to say the once-purple commonwealth is trending green. 

In one of its final acts, the Trump administration struck down vital protections for Northern spotted owls: The administration opened up 3.4 million acres of their protected habitat for logging and other development.

A bipartisan law in Virginia could have ripple effects on the health of our wildlife and wild places for generations to come. 

Virginia will soon be for lovers of electric vehicles, too.

As an ode to the planet we love, we launched a Valentine's Day week of action to encourage Whole Foods to prioritize its relationship with the planet over plastic.

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Wendy Wendlandt
President, Environment America; Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network

Looking to save money, water and energy? You shouldn’t have to look to showerheads of the past.

When President Joe Biden was sworn into office last month amid a masked and eerily quiet Washington D.C., I wasn’t expecting immediate, far-reaching action on climate. I had become so accustomed to the executive branch ignoring the existential threat of a warming planet that I forgot what was possible at the federal level. President Biden reminded me.