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International Women’s Month Spotlight: Wadia Samadi

International Women’s Month Q&A series Please tell us a little about yourself and your work with Wadsam.  I am Wadia Samadi. I am from Afghanistan and currently living in the US with my husband and two children. I work for Root Change, a non-profit organization in...

International Women’s Month Spotlight: Diana Kapp

International Women’s Month Q&A series Please tell us a little about yourself.  I am a journalist and author based in San Francisco. My work has taken me inside San Quentin prison and to farthest Afghanistan. The last four years I have spent writing books to inspire...

International Women’s Month Spotlight: Maria Antonia Tigre

International Women’s Month Q&A series Please tell us a little about yourself and your work with the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment.  I am, first and foremost, an environmental lawyer and an academic. However, my career as an environmental lawyer developed in a...

Kenyan Community Successfully Restores Half of Their Forest in Just Five Years

Written by: Jackson Okata On a hot, sunny afternoon, Susan Aluoch is among a group of volunteers preparing a tree nursery in preparation for the upcoming long rains. Aluoch is a member of the Mirema Community Forest Association (CFA), hailed for its successful reforestation initiative that regenerated...

Environmental Justice: Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples Have Power to Protect Their Lands from Oil and Mining Following Landmark Ruling

Written by: Kimberly White  Ecuador’s highest court has recognized the right of Indigenous communities to have the final say when it comes to extractive projects that affect their lands.  The Constitutional Court of Ecuador published a ruling that declared that Indigenous communities have more autonomy over...

Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Support Climate Justice Movement

Written by: Kimberly White  Rihanna is stepping up to do her part to combat climate change. The musician and beauty mogul has pledged to donate $15 million to support climate justice initiatives through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF). In partnership with Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative, #StartSmall,...

Why Education Systems Should Build Environmental Ethics Into Every Subject

Written by: Bellarmine Nneji One of the goals most of the world has agreed on is education for sustainable development. This means development that considers present concerns without compromising the interests of future generations. Nations develop through education that takes care of the present and the future. As...

Using the Tool of Law to Reclaim the Right to a Healthy Environment

Interview with Lionel Chami, Special Advisor at the Global Pact Coalition https://youtu.be/uTCu9qdXBYQ Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Lionel Chami, Special Advisor at the Global Pact Coalition. Thank you so much for joining us, Lionel! Lionel ChamiThank...

Alaska Native Villages Band Together to Keep the Yukon River’s Wild Salmon Afloat

Written by: Maia Wikler It’s nearly 2 in the morning and the sun is just beginning to set as Ben Stevens navigates the braided channels of the Yukon River toward his fish camp. Stevens is a traditional fisherman — Dinyee Hutanne, the people of the...

How to Address the Climate Crisis? 5 Young People Share their Solutions

Written by: Sophia Simmons As world leaders meet at the Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26) in Glasgow, how are young people addressing the many facets and immensity of this global crisis, and what does the world need young people to do to address climate...
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Dr. Will Steffen Tribute

With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Will Steffen. A leading thinker and steadfast advocate...

Scotland Bans Sport of Fox Hunting

Written by: Kimberly White  The sport of fox hunting has been relegated to the past in Scotland. The Scottish Government has recently passed legislation limiting...

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