Monday, June 1, 2020

These Entrepreneurs are Turning Discarded Fishing Nets into Surfboards and Swimwear

Written by: Ross Chainey “Ghost nets” – fishing gear that has been lost or abandoned in our oceans – are a deadly menace for sea life, marine habitats and even the fishermen responsible for putting them there.

Global Coalition of Faith Institutions Divests More than £1 Billion from Fossil Fuels

Written by: Kimberly White A global coalition of faith institutions has come together to combat the climate crisis.  Faith groups from around the globe announced their divestment from fossil fuels in a joint announcement from the...

Philippine Village Delivers Nearly 300 Critically Endangered Sea Turtle Hatchlings to Sea

Written by: Erwin M. Mascariñas Villagers in the southern Philippines taking part in an initiative to protect turtle nesting sites have recorded their most successful season in recent years, with nearly 300 hatchlings released into the sea in the...

A Leading Scientist’s Transition from Climate Science to Solutions

Written by: Dana Nuccitelli Dr. Kim Cobb is an award-winning climate scientist at Georgia Tech and a lead author of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. However, over the past several years, the very climate changes she has researched...

The Entrepreneurs Bringing Us One Step Closer to Solving the World’s Toughest Challenges

Written by: Louisa Montagu-Pollock The world faces an unprecedented set of challenges, from a global pandemic and rampant income inequality, to man-made climate change and the destruction of natural ecosystems. Did you know that 10% of...

Project Green Schools Launches Race for the Planet: Virtual Home Edition

Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has officially launched the Race for the Planet: Virtual Home Edition. The program aims to inspire students, schools, and communities to catalyze positive environmental change.  Project Green Schools is...

Girl Scouts Bring Comfort and Familiarity to First Responders and Local Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by: Kimberly White  The world is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thus far 182 countries have confirmed COVID-19 cases. During these troubling times, many people may find themselves isolated, without work, or mourning the loss of...

In Africa, Bamboo Bicycles are Shifting Gears for Women in the Workforce

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Bamboo might seem an unusual material from which to build bikes, but for young Ghanaian entrepreneur Bernice Dapaah, the idea was easy to come by. “When...

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Earth Fund, Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced that he is committing $10 billion to help tackle the climate crisis through the launch of the Bezos Earth Fund.  “Climate change is the biggest threat...

Prince William Announces Multimillion Pound Prize to Solve Earth’s Greatest Problems

Written by: Kimberly White  Prince William has announced a new initiative to solve the world’s greatest environmental problems. The Earthshot Prize aims to refocus global attention on finding solutions to issues impacting the planet.  The Royal...

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GLF Bonn: Food Systems in Focus at a Time of Crisis

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Efforts to combat global hunger and malnutrition are increasing...

Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Raise $2 Million to Support Mountain Gorilla Conservation

Written by: Kimberly White Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with Emerson Collective, Global Wildlife Conservation, and the European Commission...

BNP Paribas Accelerates Coal Phase Out for OECD Countries

Written by: Kimberly White  BNP Paribas is accelerating its timeline for a complete coal phase-out.  In...