Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

Surfers Against Sewage is looking for the next generation of activists between the ages of 11 and 18 to come together at the Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit, on 8 June for World Oceans Day. The Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit is a one-day virtual event, that will cover a range of activities hosted by some of the nation’s leading, influential youth activists. The aim of … Continue reading Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Are you aware of the impact your shopping choices may have on the environment? Many people don’t realize the tremendous impact that agriculture and the production of food have on the environment, or that they can help lessen that impact with their purchasing decisions. Here’s a closer look at this issue. The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Coffee pulp used on deforested land dramatically boosts forest regrowth, study finds

Coffee pulp used on deforested land and degraded farmland can dramatically boost forest regrowth, scientists have found.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University of Hawaii used coffee pulp, a byproduct of coffee production, to cover degraded land which had been used for agriculture in southern Costa Rica.  In 2018, researchers spread 30 dump truck loads of coffee pulp on to about one third of an acre of degraded farmland … Continue reading Coffee pulp used on deforested land dramatically boosts forest regrowth, study finds

Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Athens has started creating “pocket parks” in a bid to tackle its pollution and heat, transforming small plots once ridden with garbage and weeds in Greece’s capital city. The city is closing traffic lanes and transforming them into bike routes, pedestrian walks and small areas of greenery – all in a bid to cut down on vehicles, which account for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. … Continue reading Athens creates “pocket parks” to tackle pollution and heat

Earth Hour: Virtual Spotlight — ecogreenlove

Over the years, the lights-off moment saw entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark – an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis.  This year – amidst the current global circumstances – in addition to switching off your lights, we also invite you to raise awareness and create the same unmissable sight online, so that the world sees … Continue reading Earth Hour: Virtual Spotlight — ecogreenlove

Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove

How we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove Continue reading Valuing Water 💧: 5 Different Perspectives — ecogreenlove

Reasons to Celebrate International Day of Forests — ecogreenlove

The 2021 International Day of Forests celebration, has the main theme of “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” raising awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them are crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics. … Continue reading Reasons to Celebrate International Day of Forests — ecogreenlove

The National Forest reaches its 9 millionth tree milestone this planting season

The National Forest, the first forest to be created at scale in England for over 1000 years, has reached its 9th million tree milestone during this year’s planting season.    The forest, a wooded landscape that stretches across 200 square miles, is a growing network of wooded areas across the Midlands in central England. To mark the 9th million tree milestone, The National Forest held a … Continue reading The National Forest reaches its 9 millionth tree milestone this planting season

Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

Quebec’s Magpie River has become the first in Canada to be granted legal personhood, the Muteshekau-shipu Alliance has announced. The legal personhood of the Magpie River was granted by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit, members of the the Muteshekau-shipu Alliance which also includes several environmental groups. The Muteshekau-shipu Alliance has granted the river nine rights in accordance with Innu … Continue reading Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted legal personhood

Greening the desert: Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years

A reforestation project in desert country, Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years. Forests make up only one percent of the desert kingdom’s territory, according to Jordan’s agriculture ministry, though Jordan also has an estimated 23 million orchard trees, half of them olives. Fires are the biggest problem for Jordan’s wooded areas, according to the country’s agriculture ministry. Forest fires strike almost … Continue reading Greening the desert: Jordan aims to plant 10 million trees in 10 years