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Cattle, Culture and Sustainability: The View from the Ground

May 20th, 2018 | By
Young Masai herder. [Photo: Andreas Lederer, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.]

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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A True Earth Day is Grounded in Rights for People & Nature

Apr 19th, 2018 | By
[Climate March, New York City, 2014. Photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York As Earth Day celebrations take place in communities across the country this weekend, it’s a good time to consider how we can really honor the earth. Undertaking efforts such as eating less meat, taking public transit, using clean energy, and so on counts for a lot. Yet with so much on the
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Integrating Reproductive Health into Climate Change Efforts

Apr 8th, 2018 | By
A peer educator carrying out a group session on condom use focusing on male involvement in family planning with students of UICT

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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Attaining a Sustainable Life Through Minimalism

Mar 27th, 2018 | By
Flower

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. Life as we know it is changing rapidly. The rise of new technologies, globalization, the increasing socioeconomic disparities and unprecedented anthropogenic climate change is resulting in a change in how we pursue our lives, some of it for the better. The challenges we face are leading to
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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 [www.ormsdirect.co.za, 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
[photo: pixabay.com]

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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