Thursday, February 11, 2016
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed" -Mahatma Gandhi

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Climate Education Creates Young Leaders Today

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Climate Education Earth Day Network (EDN) launched a free Climate Education Toolkit for K-12 educators to initiate EDN’s inaugural Climate Education. The toolkit seeks to equip educators with the tools to teach and activate students on climate issues and solutions. As international action to address climate change and other environmental issues remains stalled, EDN intends to raise awareness among K-12 ... Read More »

Elephants, Killed for Tusks, Every 20 min.

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Elephants African Elephants may be gone in as little as 10 years as a result of organized crime syndicates, rebel groups, militias and insurgents. That’s the findings from a new program, Illicit Ivory, from the critically acclaimed series Earth Focus. The program, which will air on May 28 on Link TV, investigates this insatiable demand for ivory. The show will “uncover the ... Read More »

Solar Capacity in U.S., Enough to Power 4 Million Homes

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Solar Capacity In 1970, the first ever Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection. At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number has more than doubled. Well, guess what? Greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since then, too. Simply put, the world is in real danger, locked in on a collision course with disaster. It’s ... Read More »

Adidas, to Turn Ocean Plastic Into Sportswear

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Adidas Would you buy shoes or clothes made from trash that is recovered from the ocean? Adidas has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to develop materials made from ocean plastic waste to use in its products starting in 2016. The sportswear giant will also phase out plastic bags in its 2,900 retail stores around the world. Parley for the Oceans is ... Read More »

Earth Day, 13 Reasons to Be Optimistic!

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Earth Day Earth Day has undoubtedly become a mainstream celebration in the 45 years since it was first launched in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, California in 1969. Unfortunately, we just marked the anniversary of another massive oil spill (the worst one yet). But instead of giving you all the doom and gloom about how far we have ... Read More »

Organic Food Industry Explodes

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Organic Food Looks like organic food has gone from a new-age trend to a staple in supermarkets and many American diets. According to a new analysis from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic food sales in 2014 jumped 11 percent to $35.9 billion, claiming almost 5 percent of the total food sales in the U.S. The numbers are a huge ... Read More »

Climate Change, Finding Real Solutions

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Climate Change During the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event on the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, DC, Connect4Climate and Earth Day Network organized a roundtable to engage world leaders and influencers in a candid conversation on climate communication. The discussion provided new approaches to messaging and framing climate science and solutions to increase awareness and catalyze action on climate change. ... Read More »

Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels 2nd Yr. In A Row

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Renewables Renewables, start spreading the news: The world is now deploying more renewable energy in the production of electricity—more wind and solar power, in particular—than it is fossil fuels. And it has been since 2013, according to the analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That year, the world added 143 gigawatts of new renewables capacity, compared to the 141 gigawatts ... Read More »

Environmental Heroes, meet 6 here

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Environmental Heroes The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced today the six winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists. Every year since 1989, the foundation has chosen an environmental hero from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions. The prize “recognizes fearless grassroots activists working against all odds to protect the environment and their communities.” The winners ... Read More »

Cheap Clothes, Who’s Really Paying?

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Cheap Clothes Can the fast fashion industry ever truly be sustainable? Earlier this month, H&M released its 110-page Conscious Action Sustainability Report, its 13th annual review of its green practices and efforts towards fair wages within its factories. Although many of its figures and initiatives are commendable (e.g. its in-store recycling program brought in around 13,000 tons of clothing; it aims ... Read More »

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