Earth Day 2021 Takes on a New Meaning

Taylor Patterson, 4/22/21. Earth Day has now been celebrated for 51 years. What started as a Minnesota senator’s desperate plea to spotlight climate change has evolved into a worldwide day of recognition and action to protect our struggling planet. Now, over 1 billion people across more than 174 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making … Read more

Earth to get a Seat at the Table as “Missing Stakeholder”

This article was originally published on on April 20, 2020. When Business Roundtable published its now-famous statement of August 19, 2019, on the purpose of the corporation, it was hailed by many as an inflection point in modern business. Here were 184 leading CEOs advocating for corporations to take a broader societal role and … Read more

Trash Talk: Are You Up for the Challenge this Earth Day?

Written by Alex Schultz, ERS Did you know that the United States produced 278 million tons of municipal waste in 2017 – equivalent to 4.51 pounds per person, per day? Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, which makes now a great time to reflect on ways we can make more sustainable choices in our everyday … Read more

Redefining Earth Day for All Socio-Economic Groups

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The recognition of April 22nd as “Earth Day” does not resonate with the vast majority of metro Detroiters. That’s because it seems like a day dedicated to suburban recycle bins and counterculture energy activists, neither of which reflect the everyday struggles of low-income families across the region.

Bipartisan Energy Bill passes senate, is it good?

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Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Silvia_Hartmann A comprehensive energy bill has passed in the Senate with flying colors, and is now going to be reconciled with a different version of an energy bill that passed the House last year. From the start, sponsors Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) pumped … Read more

Earth Day 2016: Take Control of Climate Change Yourself

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Amber Plante, ERS,  for Zondits. April 21, 2016. Image credit: Josch13 With the historic signing of the Paris Agreement this April 22, 2016, the role of reducing carbon emissions falls more squarely on the shoulders of everyday citizens than ever before. Taking this responsibility seriously and leaving a better footprint in which our children’s children can walk … Read more