“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.
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.
There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Sustainably-Sourced Palm Oil. We wanted to give you a quick summary of the story as well as the players involved on all sides of palm oil production.
A carbon footprint measurement is the yardstick by which we measure our impact on the world around us. The saying "for every action there is an equal reaction" holds true when it comes to the things we do and how they affect the earth.
Saying we leave “tons of CO2 footprints” as we make our way on our journey is not an understatement. Every breath we take and everything we do has an impact on something, no matter how small. Some footprints are stronger than others, while a few are so minimal they go unnoticed.
Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, this is a great time to develop habits that will help you to be a lifelong friend of the planet. In addition, by making these changes yourself, you'll be part of a grassroots movement to improve your community and the world. Others will see what you do and make changes in their own lives.