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Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

Written by: Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in...

We Don’t Have Time: Climate Solutions for the Here and Now

The reality of climate change is becoming more apparent every day as temperatures rise and extreme weather events plague communities across the globe. The...

Victory: Indigenous Community Wins Decades-Long Battle to Safeguard Land

Written by: Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in Ecuador has finally obtained national protections for part of its territory after decades of fighting off deforestation...

‘Enough is Enough’ – Vatican Calls for Immediate End to Fossil Fuels, Bold Action...

Written by: Kimberly White  The Vatican is calling for an immediate phase-out of fossil fuels. A top Vatican official has signaled support for an agreement...

Global Faith Institutions Announce Multimillion-Dollar Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Written by: Kimberly White  Faith institutions from around the globe are taking a stance against fossil fuels. Thirty-five faith institutions from seven countries have announced a...

Ex-Fossil Workers Convert Old Oilfields to Solar Farms After ‘Rapid Upskilling’ in Alberta

Written by: Mitchell Beer A group of 15 trainees will be heading out into the field to begin converting two Alberta oilfield sites into...

From Desert to Forest: Indigenous Communities Restore 20,000 Hectares of Forest in Mexico

Written by: Juan Mayorga In Tepejillo, on one of the many hills in the southern Mexican municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, extreme erosion has...

Protecting the Central Arctic Ocean: Why the Arctic Needs to Be Considered a Global...

Interview with Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices https://youtu.be/PtBLdNTXe7k Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today...

How Children are Helping to Make Their Families More Eco-friendly – New Research

Written by: Shaheen Hosany, Hongwei He, and Sameer Hosany The UN climate change panel IPCC has warned that 2030 is our deadline for halving global carbon emissions to prevent...

Indigenous Farmers Bring Back Crops Adapted to Hot, Dry Conditions

Written by: YCC Team As the climate warms and the threat of water scarcity grows, a Native-governed nonprofit in Arizona is working to bring back...

Our Common Future: The Pathway to Stockholm+50

Interview with Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNtzdBtQNU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common...

UN Human Rights Council Appoints First Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has appointed climate law and policy expert Dr. Ian Fry as the world's first...

Two Native Tribes are Helping Create an Electric Vehicle ‘Pipeline’

Written by: YCC Team Members of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North and South Dakota have long...

Indigenous Peoples Across the Globe are Uniquely Equipped to Deal with the Climate Crisis...

Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,...

International Women’s Month Spotlight: Kimberlee Centera

International Women’s Month Q&A series Please tell us a little about yourself and your work with TerraPro Solutions.  As one of the only female CEOs of...

Pathway to Hope: The Stockholm+50 Declaration

Interview with Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need https://youtu.be/HZLaBMc0DSE Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations....

International Women’s Month Spotlight: Glenda Monge Alvarado 

International Women’s Month Q&A series Please tell us a little about yourself and your work. I have always believed that regardless of the profession you have,...

Six Behavior Changes That Can Heal People and the Planet

Written by: Neha Pathak, MD Here’s a prescription for improving the health of U.S. residents – and at the same time, helping to protect the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Environmental Justice: Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples Have Power to Protect Their Lands from Oil and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pope Francis: World Leaders Must Show Political Will, Not Defer Action on Climate Change

Written by: Brian Roewe Addressing the U.N. climate summit with his pen rather than in person, Pope Francis called on world leaders assembled here to...

An Inside Look at the World’s Most Crucial Climate Conference

The world’s most important climate conference has officially begun. World leaders, NGOs, corporations, and activists are gathering in Glasgow to discuss the impacts of...

Julian Cribb- Earth Detox: Charting the Path Toward a Safer, Cleaner World

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BRRk_kWl2Z8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Julian Cribb, author, science communicator, and Co-Founder...

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...

Nobel Prize: Why Climate Modellers Deserved the Physics Award – They’ve Been Proved Right...

Written by: Dr. Pushp Raj Tiwari This year’s Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi...

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...

Circularity and The Race to Zero: How a Circular Economy Could Help Combat the...

The countdown is on for the Exponential Climate Action Summit: Circularity and The Race to Zero, a global broadcast focused on the challenges, opportunities,...

Indigenous Groups Accuse Brazil’s Bolsonaro of Genocide, Call on the ICC to Investigate

Written by: Kimberly White Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for genocide and ecocide.  The...

Helena Lindemark: Climate Change- We’re In This Together and We Need To Solve It...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEBn_X6E5DE Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Helena Lindemark, Founder of the 2022 Initiative Foundation....

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

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...

Will a Native-led Initiative Spur an Agricultural Revolution in Rural Alaska?

Written by: Max Graham When Eva Dawn Burk first saw Calypso Farm and Ecology Center in 2019, she felt enchanted. Calypso is an educational farm...

Climate Is More Than A Concern, It Is A Common Heritage

Written by: Kimberly White  Climate change is no longer just a threat to future generations or some far away place. It is happening now, and...

Scientists Understood Physics of Climate Change in the 1800s – Thanks to a Woman...

Written by: Sylvia G. Dee Long before the current political divide over climate change, and even before the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), an American scientist...

Why Are Women More Vulnerable to Flooding in India?

Written by: Deepa Padmanaban In India, floods are the most frequently occurring natural hazard, accounting for 47 percent of all natural disasters and claiming 1,700 lives per year on...

How Colonialism’s Legacy Makes it Harder for Countries to Escape Poverty and Fossil Fuels...

Written by: Patrick Greiner While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations’ economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South...

Maria Espinosa and Izabella Teixeira: We Need a New Relationship Between Humankind and Nature

https://youtu.be/n80OB_qJmdU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by María Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of...

Podcast: Princess Esméralda of Belgium, journalist, documentary‐maker, environmental activist, and President of the King...

https://youtu.be/rjzJ2-rFHi8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we are joined by Princess Esméralda of Belgium, journalist, documentary‐maker, environmental...

Podcast- John Hewson: These are the Top 10 Megarisks to Civilization

https://youtu.be/oGy4stoloQ8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Dr. John Hewson, former leader of the...

Meet the Farmers Helping to Reforest Timor-Leste

Written by: Andrew Mahar High in the mountains of Timor-Leste, a group of subsistence farmers earn an income by planting trees, leading the way to...

Podcast: Angela Pozzi, Founder and Artistic Director of the Washed Ashore Project

https://youtu.be/hjqssBiecw0 Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Angela Pozzi, Founder and Artistic Director of the Washed Ashore Project....

Meet Coté Castañeda, the Recycling Expert that Connects People and Companies Contributing to the...

This profile is published in collaboration with Level Magazine Coté Castañeda is an industrial and civil engineer, and she is a dreamer and visionary of...

Climate Campaigners Enlist Football Fans in Support

Written by: Alex Kirby For many football fans − British ones, at least − no match day is complete without its traditional fuel: a (meat)...

Podcast: Kimberlee Centera, President and CEO of TerraPro Solutions

https://youtu.be/KvDYYVoloxk Today's episode of The Planetary Podcast features Kimberlee Centera, President and CEO of TerraPro Solutions, a risk mitigation consultancy for the development and financing...

This 100% Natural Material is Being Used to Mop Up Ocean Pollution

Written by: Alex Thornton What happens to hair after it’s been trimmed? Usually, the piles of clippings are simply swept off the floor and discarded. But...

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,...

Prince William Launches £50 Million Prize to Find Innovative Solutions to the World’s Greatest...

Written by: Kimberly White  Prince William has launched a new initiative to solve the world’s most significant environmental problems. The Earthshot Prize aims to incentivize...

Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Lands Essential to Curb Biodiversity Loss, Says New Study

Written by: Kimberly White A "first-of-its-kind" study from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that protecting Indigenous Peoples' land is...

How are Farmers Responding to COVID-19?

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Pavel Devyatkin Forest and farm producer organizations, known as FFPOs, and the people they represent, produce 70 percent of the...

These Andean Communities are Helping Restore the World’s Highest Forests

Written by: Harry Kretchmer On the misty slopes of the High Andes, villagers are at work planting trees. Some have bundles of seedlings tied to their...

Arsenal Footballer Pledges to Plant 3,000 Trees for Every Premier League Victory

Written by: Kimberly White Victory has a new meaning for Arsenal footballer, Héctor Bellerín. The football star has teamed up with One Tree Planted, a...

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 to support Virunga National Park.  Co-founded by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

YouTubers Surpass Goal to Plant 20 Million Trees in Viral Movement

Written by: Kimberly White  The social media campaign spearheaded by YouTubers Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson and Mark Rober has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million...

Paul McCartney on how his Meat Free Monday campaign can help protect the planet...

Written by: Paul McCartney It is now widely known that animal agriculture creates harmful greenhouse gasses and depletes precious resources, including land, water and energy,...

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

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...

Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere

Written by: Kate Winter As a scientist investigating climate change, I’m embarrassed by the high carbon footprint I have when I travel to, and work...

Snorkeling Grandmothers Uncover Large Venomous Sea Snake Population in New Caledonia

Written by: Shreya Dasgupta A group of seven women in their 60s and 70s, who call themselves “the fantastic grandmothers,” have helped uncover a surprisingly...

YouTubers and Social Media Influencers Unite to Plant 20 Million Trees

Written by: Kimberly White YouTube stars and social media influencers are coming together to tackle climate change. YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, is spearheading...

Plant for the Planet: New Tree Planting App Targets 1 Trillion Trees

Written by: Kimberly White  A new mobile app that makes planting trees easier than ever before has made its debut. Community-led tree planting projects from...

Canadian Climate Scientist Named UN Champion of the Earth

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named one of this year's winners of the UN's highest environmental honor, the Champions...

How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

Written by: James Dunk Last week, one of the world’s leading medical journals declared the medical community must act now to limit the health effects...

7 Indigenous technologies changing landscapes

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Indigenous ways of managing landscapes have often been framed as the antithesis to progress. But most Indigenous communities...

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Veloz Launch Kicking Gas Campaign

Written by: Kimberly White  Former California Governor and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has teamed up with nonprofit Veloz to launch a hilarious new campaign to...

Seafood, Beer, and Plastic? New Study Suggests the Average Person Ingests a Credit Card’s...

Written by: Kimberly White  A new study from the University of Newcastle has found that that the average person may be ingesting a credit card’s...

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises $21 Million to Combat Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour has lent his voice and his guitar collection to raising awareness of the climate...

Indigenous peoples’ work in world’s protected areas is ignored and untapped

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 22–23 June. Register to attend...

New Reality TV Concept Seeks to Take Sustainable Housing to the Masses

Written by: James McGregor What do you get when you mix in a Government policy objective, some reality TV celebrities, the latest in behavioural science...

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Hugh Biggar Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is helping Ghana see the forest for the trees. His country has experienced drastic deforestation in...

2019 Green Difference Awards: Highlighting Heroes of Green Education

Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has announced the honorees for the 2019 Green Difference Awards. Project Green Schools is an award-winning organization focused...

Silk Works to Make Plogging an Olympic Event

Written by: Kimberly White The popular plant-based beverage brand Silk is working to introduce a new Olympic event: plogging. Plogging, a combination of jogging and...

The Nature Conservancy Launches #WinForEarth

Written by: Kimberly White The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has launched an environmental contest in honor of Earth Month. The Win for Earth contest aims...

Former US Vice President Al Gore Honors Florida Climate Activist

Written by: Kimberly White More than 2,000 activists gathered in Atlanta last week to be trained as Climate Reality Leaders by former US Vice...

Why reality TV might be the answer to mass market uptake of sustainable housing

Written by: James McGregor Popular home makeover TV shows like “This Old House”, “Grand Designs”, and the “Property Brothers” are highly influential in setting new...

Million Dollar Vegan: Campaign Calls on Pope to Go Vegan for Lent

Written by: Kimberly White A global campaign calls on Pope Francis to “help fight climate change with diet change” by going vegan for Lent. In exchange for his...

How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Courtesy of Written by: Alessandro R Demaio, Jessica Fanzo, and Mario Herrero If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food, and not ruining...

Chasing the Sun: Alaska to Argentina

Two Australian adventurers are chasing the sun from Alaska to Argentina entirely on renewable energy. Together, Joel Gregory Hayes and Keegan Taccori have begun...