When it comes to climate change, I have taken a vow to act on climate rather than fight it.
“It all comes down to money” is something I hear often. Yes, financial sustainability is important. However, it isn’t the only variable in the equation.
Since a large percentage of the population in many countries are urban dwellers, it is important to bring green space to city centers.
Do you have a favorite tree? You know, one that stands out amongst all the rest? Perhaps it’s in your backyard, or you pass by it on the way to school or work.
Have you ever stood under a tree while it was raining? It’s a bit magical really. The sound of the rain drops falling on the leaves, the convenient way you are sheltered from the storm.
For over ten years now I’ve been actively engaged in sustainability and environmentally conscious movements. A series of moments woke me up, and I became aware that I can make a difference on this planet.
You don't have to learn any complicated mathematical formulas or use a carbon footprint calculator to determine your carbon footprint. This is the down and dirty.
"What seems to be the most pressing issue to you today? The Economy with crapy jobs and no loyalty on either side, the environment where every year is the becoming the hottest on record, the elections in the US with what choices are available, or our educational system on a downward spiral...tough pick...make your pick!
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.” This powerful quote stated by Franklin D. Roosevelt accurately sums up the problem with deforestation. Known as, “the permanent removal of forests or stand of trees to make land available for other uses”, deforestation has truly crippled the environment and continues to plague ecosystems on a global scale.
The world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today.
It is vital for children to understand the importance of forests, the role they play in the environment, and the impact of deforestation. With that in mind, we put the following facts together that you can share with the kids in your life to help teach them.
Like in much of the eastern world, birthing a son is preferred, but this village has decided to do something extraordinary to save the lives of newborn girls and ensure they have a promising future- for themselves and the planet.