Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics. Plastic pollution is poisoning the oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting the health of the planet and people. Earth Day Network, the world’s largest environmental movement who founded Earth Day, is working to secure a future free of plastic pollution. … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!

Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Miami-based teen, Theo Quenee, is helping to preserve and protect the South Florida landscape, having planted hundreds of mangroves to replace trees trampled by last year’s Hurricane Irma. Mangroves are an essential part of a marine eco-system. In addition to providing a healthy and complex habitat for fish, sharks, and turtles, they also protect the coastline from erosion. Though the tropical storm, Hurricane Irma, wreaked havoc … Continue reading Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Feed the Green: Documentary explores the correlation between the abuse of the planet and women

Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth is a documentary movie that looks at the correlation between the destruction of the planet and the abuse of women and other oppressed groups. Given that Mother Nature, the planet itself is female, Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth highlights the destruction of the environment and its impact on femicide and genocide. Filmmaker Jane Caputi brings to light gender … Continue reading Feed the Green: Documentary explores the correlation between the abuse of the planet and women

Columbian Amazon granted “person” status thanks to efforts of Columbian youth

The Colombian Amazon is now legally a person thanks to a group of Columbian youth. The Colombian Supreme Court has made Colombia the first country in South America to recognise the personhood rights of the Amazon Rainforest. Twenty-five young people, aged between 6 and 26, filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government for its response to climate change and the deforestation of the Amazon, which contributes to the … Continue reading Columbian Amazon granted “person” status thanks to efforts of Columbian youth

VICE News investigates the cost if climate change wrecked cities in the US

Climate change could cause as much as $44 trillion in damage over the next five decades. In the US, as many as 100 million Americans live in coastal cities and towns where rising sea levels pose a risk to residential and business properties. In an effort to combat the rising seas, Miami Beach launched a nearly half a billion-dollar project in 2015 to pump water off the … Continue reading VICE News investigates the cost if climate change wrecked cities in the US

Young climate champion Esau Sinnok helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska

Alaskan native Esau Sinnok is helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska. The former Arctic Youth Ambassador hails from the village of Shishmaref in northwest Alaska, where essential ice is being lost and homes are in danger of melting away. The 20-year-old comes from a long line of Inupiaq Eskimos who have inhabited a small Alaskan barrier island, Sarichef, and others like it for some 4,000 years. The residents … Continue reading Young climate champion Esau Sinnok helping to build a sustainable future for Alaska

Trash Robot: Urban Rivers turn Chicago River clean up into real gaming

Urban Rivers have created a trash robot controlled by you at home to clean up Chicago River. The idea of a trash cleaning robot, controlled by gamers from the comfort of their home, came about as Urban Rivers, a Chicago nonprofit dedicated to reviving the rivers in the city, needed a way to clean up trash on their floating gardens. Last year, Urban Rivers had installed floating … Continue reading Trash Robot: Urban Rivers turn Chicago River clean up into real gaming

All-women voyage to sail through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in aid of plastic pollution research

British skipper and ocean advocate Emily Pennwill will lead an all female group on a research mission through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch this summer. The journey, which will clock up over 3,000 nautical miles, will wade through the world’s densest ocean plastic accumulation zone – the North Pacific Gyre. The research mission aims to shine a light on microplastics and their impact on environmental and human health, as well … Continue reading All-women voyage to sail through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in aid of plastic pollution research

SOS signal carved into Sumatran palm oil plantation warns of environmental dangers

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation, as part of a campaign on the impact of such plantations on tribal communities and endangered species. The giant SOS signal, which the artist completed last month, runs for about a half-kilometre inside a plantation in North Sumatra, and can be seen from the air. It is expected that the … Continue reading SOS signal carved into Sumatran palm oil plantation warns of environmental dangers