April is, among other things, Autism Awareness Month, so you may see tables for autism advocacy organizations around (especially on college campuses). 

Do not donate to Autism Speaks- they have no autistic people on their board, haverefused to hire parents with autistic childrenuse legal threats to shut down criticism of their organization from people with autismadheres to the widely-discredited theory that vaccination causes autism (in that they dump money into researching the connection), and are generally not useful or well-liked by actual autistic people.

Generally, the endeavor is like Susan G. Koemen, a big fundraising loop (they sell products to ‘raise awareness’ and then use those proceeds to sell more products) that fails to benefit anyone but those pulling salaries from the effort, who are notably not autistic. Only 4% of their budget goes to services for autistic people and their families

Instead, donate to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.


After Earth comes out tomorrow! Take the movie’s environmental message to heart and support The Canopy Project.

Join us on September 22 at 3pm EST for Middle-earth Network’s annual Hobbit Day online convention!

Hosted by upcoming Oloris Publishing author Heath Dill (Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth) with highlights including exclusive content throughout the day from many friends and guests such as Dr. Corey Olsen (“The Tolkien Professor”), Ethan Gilsdorf, Sue Liang, Charlie Ross, exclusive footage from the Greisinger Museum, The Tower House Preparatory School, 3RingsLeft, Samantha Gillogly, the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship, Jef Murray,and many more!

For updates on new titles and release dates of books including Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth, follow Oloris Publishing on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day


This event is FREE!! Tickets are not required. From 10am – 7.30pm it will be open to the public.


This historic event will unite two of the world’s largest movements to address two of our generation’s greatest challenges on one global stage: ENDING EXTREME POVERTY BY 2030 & TACKLING CLIMATE…

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Earth Day & Earth Hour: Differences To Remember

Earth Day & Earth Hour: Differences To Remember

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir

Earth Hour & Earth Day: Differences to Remember – Earth Day Flag collage

Earth Day Network’s Climate Education Week

Earth Day2015 will take place on April 22 and this will be their 45th Anniversary of encouraging all of us to…

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Climate Education, Dark Skies and (Barely) Biodegradable Plastics

Climate Education, Dark Skies and (Barely) Biodegradable Plastics

For Friday, April 3, 2015


April 22 is Earth Day. The week of Earth Day, April 18-25, is Climate Education Week.

The week, organized by the Earth Day Network, urges teachers to educate and engage students on climate change.

To help, there’s a free Toolkit that educators can use. It includes a week of lesson plans,…

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Two great books from Earth Day Network board members

Two great books from Earth Day Network board members

Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network is excited to announce the publications of board members Denis and Gail Hayes’ COWED and Nora Pouillon’s My Organic Life.

Denis Hayes is known for having been the National Coordinator of the first Earth Day and has since then expanded the event to over 170 nations. Time Magazine selected Hayes as one of its “Heroes of the Planet.” Gail Boyer Hayeshas…

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The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people.


Energy Efficiency and the CRA

Energy Efficiency and the CRA

Energy Efficiency (Earth Day Network)

Right now we have a revolutionary opportunity to secure billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects in disadvantaged communities. Every year theCommunity Reinvestment Act (CRA) mandates that banks invest in low-income communities. Now for the first time, the US Department of the Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will expand the…

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44 Years of Earth Day... Moving Towards Green Cities

44 Years of Earth Day… Moving Towards Green Cities

Front: Denis Hayes, 1970. Source: National Geographic

Yesterday marked the world’s 44th Earth Day. At its heart, Earth Day aims to raise awareness and encourage consciousness about the environmental movement. Today, over 1 billion people celebrate Earth Day. Growing from a national rally of 20 million Americans, Earth Day has become the largest secular international holiday.

This year, the Earth…

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