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A peer educator carrying out a group session on condom use focusing on male involvement in family planning with students of UICT Integrating Reproductive Health into Climate Change Efforts

By Joshua Mirondo, guest blogger for Transition Earth. Uganda is a very young country. Young people below the age of 30 constitute over 75% of the nation’s population and eight million are youth aged 15-30. About 25% of these are in institutions of higher learning like universities and vocational technical institutes. Research shows that almost
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[path.org] Pressing Ahead With Empowering Women

By Suzanne York. A new product is being touted as a game changer for women’s health, giving women a new and easy-to-use device in the contraceptives and voluntary family planning toolkit. Unless you follow issues related to women’s reproductive health, you may not know that some 225 million women in developing countries around the world
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Dr. Doreen Othero presenting at the African Great Lakes Conference A Wake Up Call for Conservationists?

By Suzanne York. A light went off for many conservationists attending the African Great Lakes Conference (AGLC) this past week. They learned that there is an integrated development model that can help make their environmental efforts successful for the long-term. It’s simple, really. By connecting population, health and environment issues, people will be empowered with
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Sister Angelique, who has  helped over 2000 displaced women and girls in the DRC [photo credit: www.unhcr.org] The Congo: What’s At Stake

By Suzanne York. Mention the Congo, and it evokes thoughts of Conrad, King Leopold, diamonds, conflict, war, and also incredible biological diversity and culture. If there is anyplace on the face of the planet that seems to comprise the best and worst of humanity, it might just be the Democratic Republic of Congo. From its
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ASRI sign Making ‘Radical’ the Path to Empowering People and Nature

By Suzanne York, www.transition-earth.org. Amazing things can happen when local voices are heard. In a remote pocket of the island of Indonesian Borneo, a small organization is working with the local community to link the issues of human health and protecting a fragile environment in an effort to build a brighter future.  As the world recognizes
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Water Issues

Aerial view of Jordan, between Amman and Aqaba. [Photo: https://news.un.org] Addressing a Desert Kingdom’s Water Crisis

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger for Transition Earth. Last month, I visited Jordan for the first time. Its colours, the never-ending lands of desert and the magnificent watercolour rocks that cover the whole country, touched my heart and soul. It did not matter what landscape Jordan was preparing for me, I was always surprised
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Biodiversity/Conservation

A thriving herd of elephants in Kidepo National Park, Uganda.  [Photo: Suzanne York] Solutions to Stem the Tide of Extinction

By Suzanne York. We humans, in general, pride ourselves on having such ingenious brains, but we’re not always that smart. We live in a society that is using up natural resources at an unsustainable rate – resources upon which our lives depend upon – yet we blithely continue with business as usual. Certainly there are
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Consumption and Waste

[photo: Ian Kirk, via Creative Commons] Why are People Rushing to Join the Anti-plastics Bandwagon?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger for Transition Earth. Since the 1950’s our world has made some of the biggest developments in history. We came from the disasters of the second world war to a world of peace with no precedence in the developed countries. However, even with this scenario of peace and comfort, some
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Environment/Sustainability

Elephant in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda Reversing Global Overshoot for a Healthy Planet

By Suzanne York. As the planet is literally burning up, awareness of our greater human impact on the world may just be increasing.  It does get more difficult to deny climate change as the daytime temperature records are broken in Scotland, Japan faces floods and then a heatwave and Yosemite National Park closes due to
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Reproductive Rights/Women's Rights

Women's March 2018, Oakland, CA [photo: Suzanne York] The Right to Family Planning Is Not Ridiculous

By Suzanne York. Unless you’ve been off the grid, chances are that you are at least somewhat aware of the battle taking place in the U.S. over reproductive rights.  With a potential new conservative Supreme Court justice poised to join the court, it is a dire time indeed for those who support women’s health and
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Food and Hunger/Agriculture

Young Masai herder. [Photo: Andreas Lederer, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.] Cattle, Culture and Sustainability: The View from the Ground

By Karen Gaia Pitts, Transition Earth. Cattle are of critical importance to the Maasai people of East Africa and are the primary source of income. The Maasai rely on their land and above all their cattle for their livelihoods, and do so while facing many challenges. The Maasai Harmonial Development and Sustainability (MHDS) project is a community-based organization
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Family Planning

One of the many signs at the Oakland Women's March, 01/20/18 [photo: Suzanne York] Supporting What Women Want

By Suzanne York. Given the chance, would you support something that many women say they want? Something that is not costly in the scheme of things? That “something” would be contraceptives and family planning services, and yet it is under threat in the U.S. and around the world (mainly because of the U.S. government). The
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Energy and Carbon Emissions

Google data center [www.ormsdirect.co.za, Creative Commons Attribution license] The Internet – An Energy Wasteland?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. As this is a post on a blog, normally you would be reading it through any of your devices using internet. However, have you ever thought about the impacts of using the Internet? Likely the answer is no. For this reason, no matter how much we try
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