Posts Tagged ‘ earth day ’

Earth Day: The Time Has Come For Change

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Suzanne York. Yet another Earth Day is upon us, now officially known as International Mother Earth Day. In honor of it this year, some real steps forward are taking place, with the signing of the Paris climate accord today which, amongst other things, strives for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial
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The Struggle to Protect Mother Earth: David vs. Goliath

Apr 22nd, 2015 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony was held this week, just prior to Earth Day.  It is an annual prize given to six environmental activists who face tremendous struggles – even death threats – to protect their environment. As the world endures increasingly serious environmental problems and intensifying impacts from climate change,
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Climate Change, Divestment and the Power of Youth

Apr 9th, 2015 | By
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By Kimberly Absher, guest youth blogger, www.howmany.org. This April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. With a rich history beginning in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, their actions led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of critical laws to protect our air, water, and endangered
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The Intersection Between Our Environment and Reproductive Health

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org What is the connection between the health of our bodies and the health of the planet? The sad reality is that every day products are damaging our health, especially the reproductive health of both women and men, and damaging our environment.  As people in the U.S. and around the world celebrate
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From Rural to Urban in 60 Seconds or Less?

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Ethiopia's kids - the main reason to invest in a healthy environment

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org As we celebrate Earth Day this year, it is a good time to think about how we can improve not just the environment but also peoples’ lives.  In the face of globalization and the push for endless economic growth, our societies need to determine the best way to grow and where and when it’s needed.
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