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Earth Day 2017

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.   The idea for a national day to focus on the…
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UN adopts SDGs

On 25th September 2015, the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals. The new framework, Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out…
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World Environment Day 2015

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. World Environment Day (WED) has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions…
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Buy some happiness!

Religions and self-help books tell us that money can't buy happiness. For example, what happens to most people when they win the lottery? It turns out people think when they win the lottery their lives are going to be amazing. In fact, their lives get ruined. What happens when people…
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What can $10 do?

The Life You can Save initiative decided to take their cameras to Cape Town, South Africa to show what $10 means to people in poverty. $10 probably doesn't mean that much to most of us living in one of the richer countries around the world. For example, if you are…
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DiCaprio at the United Nations

Leonardo DiCaprio addressed delegates at the United Nations Headquarters, urging the international body to act on the climate crisis. He opened his speech by declaring that he's not an expert, but a concerned citizen wanting to help solve the environmental threats presented by climate change. Visit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation…
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