Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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.

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...

High School Students Create Recyclable, Eco-Friendly Hydroponics Garden – and You Can Too!

Written by: Jasmine Wu Why should you care about hydroponics? If you’re looking for a new hobby during quarantine or just in need of some fresh, organic produce year-round, a garden may be the right...

Ingmar Rentzhog- Together We Are the Solution: How Social Media Can Help Us Solve the Climate Crisis

https://youtu.be/O6qBlTQBwxw Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder of We Don't Have Time. Thank you...

Hollywood Climate Summit: Entertainment Industry Joins Together to Address the Climate Crisis

The entertainment industry is coming together to address the climate emergency. The Hollywood Climate Summit has officially kicked off its four-day interactive conference.  Presented by Netflix and NYU Los Angeles and produced by YEA! Impact, the summit aims to...

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...

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...

North Pole Walk for Climate Action: Endurance Athlete to Shine Light on Devastating Climate Change Impacts

Written by: Kimberly White  Endurance athlete Michael Haddad has set out to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change in the Arctic. Haddad is attempting to walk 100 kilometers across the North Pole.  Paralyzed from...

Stockholm+49: Make 2022 a Game Changer

It has been nearly fifty years since the historic UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm. The 1972 conference was the first of its kind to prioritize environmental issues and represented a turning point in the development of international environmental politics. Since...

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Nature Doesn’t Recognise Borders but Countries Can Collaborate to Save Species. The Escazú Agreement...

Written by: Rebecca K. Runting, Leslie Roberson, and Sofía López-Cubillos Nature rarely recognises national...

UN Recognizes the Right to a Healthy Environment in Historic Vote

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations has recognized the right to a healthy environment for the first time. 

Angola Joins Global Call to Strengthen International Environmental Law to Tackle Wildlife Crime

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Angola has joined a global call to strengthen international environmental law to...