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Education Before Marriage: Give Girls a Fighting Chance

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
[photo: UNICEF/UN062031/Vishwanathan]

By Suzanne York. As the world recognizes International Women’s Day this March 8th, there is no shortage of important issues affecting women that should be brought to the table. As movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have brought little discussed problems to the forefront, there is reason, at long last, to feel hope that “society”
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Supporting What Women Want

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
One of the many signs at the Oakland Women's March, 01/20/18 [photo: Suzanne York]

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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‘Day Zero’ and the Water Wake Up Call from Cape Town

Feb 5th, 2018 | By
[photo credit: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)]

By Suzanne York. The allegory couldn’t be more fitting – humanity burying our collective heads in the sand, as the planet heats up and water scarcity becomes more of a reality in many places around the globe. For the past week or so, there have been numerous headlines on the water tap running dry in
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The Internet – An Energy Wasteland?

Jan 10th, 2018 | By
Google data center [, Creative Commons Attribution license]

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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Rights of Nature – The Planet’s Best Hope?

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

By Suzanne York. As the world rings in a new year, there are the ubiquitous feelings of desiring fresh starts and new beginnings. Yes, a fresh start is greatly needed, as the state of the global environment (and more) is extremely bleak. With so much on the line for the planet as a whole –
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A Second Chance to Get Paper Products Right

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
[photo: FAO]

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. What would happen if one day we did not have any more paper? Would technology be the only alternative and solution to this and other pressing problems? We live in a time where the Earth’s forest mass is fast disappearing due to the massive deforestation caused by human
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Cultivating Change for the Climate

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Climate art outside the climate negotiation zones, Bonn [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. The climate negotiations that took place earlier this month in Bonn, Germany (referred to as COP23) dealt with challenging issues, including the U.S. government sticking its head in the ground regarding the reality of climate change. Still, there are reasons to be somewhat hopeful that global society overall is moving in the
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Pollution: The Lasting Effect of the Anthropocene Era?

Oct 22nd, 2017 | By
[photo: UNEP]

By Suzanne York. It’s shocking news that impacts people the world over. A study by the Lancet medical journal has found environmental pollution is the largest cause of disease and death, killing more people each year than war and violence, accounting for 16 percent of all global deaths. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health
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Letting Nature Speak for Us: What Borneo Taught Me

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
Rescued orangutan orphans [photo: International Animal Rescue]

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. When I decided to volunteer to work with orangutans in Indonesian Borneo, little did I know how much it would change my life. It all started with Jane Goodall. Her life and spirit of discovery has always been an inspiration to me since I was young. It
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Deforestation – The Problem that Affects Everyone

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Deforestation in Indonesia [photo:]

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. This past summer I volunteered with an orangutan sanctuary located in Borneo, Indonesia. The feeling of being just one more creature in the middle of the forest, no longer an intruder but a guest, is a beautiful gift that few people get to experience. However, there is a
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