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GHR Foundation Helps Build Interntional Trust Through Faith-Based Communities

The lives of millions of children in Nigeria are saved through the simple use of bed nets

This post first appeared in TriplePundit Nigeria is a land of contrasts and conflict. Too often potential allies are mistaken as enemies and, for the nation’s more than 184 million people, one key path to survival is distinguishing who, or what, is truly the enemy. Emblematic of an oil-rich nation burdened with the “resource curse,” Nigeria suffers under a history of rampant corruption and vast inequality …

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World Bank Touts Achievements of Clean Investment Funds

Shelter from the storm. The World Bank reports progress from the Clean Investment Funds in protecting the world's most vulnerable nations from climate change

Those least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that continue to accumulate in the atmosphere are and will continue to be hit hardest by a warming global climate. They’re also the least capable of coping with it. A recently released video from the World Bank (see below) highlights the progress being made as a result of the activities of UN Climate Investment Funds to reduce …

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Jeffrey Sachs: 2015 A Critical Year for Sustainable Development

2015 picks up where the Millennium Development goals end. A watershed moment for sustainable development

Jeffrey Sachs, UN Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, explains why 2015 is a critical year for global sustainable development. 2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals set in place in 2000, to be replaced with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September. In July Heads of State, government ministers, NGOs, and other …

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Prince Ea Deforestation: Sorry… Or Not. It’s Up to Us

Prince Ea raises awareness about deforestation in support of Stand for Trees

St. Louis-based rapper Prince Ea is an artist that understands the power of narrative to propel change. As of this writing, his Earth Day video has been viewed more than 33 million times on Facebook alone. His rapped words cut like a knife. Unless we choose to ignore then, we are obliged to make a choice. Inspired by a recent trip to Kenya and the …

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Earth Day 2015: A Balancing Act Between Hope and Despair

The message of Earth Day. Balancing despair with hope, vision and action toward a sustainable, just future.

For most chroniclers of recent history, April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It was a different time in so many ways. Instead of SUVs and hybrids, muscle cars and big sedans dominated the roads, guzzling leaded gas at an average cost of 35 cents per gallon. The exhaust spewed out their tailpipes mixed with industrial emissions that buried many American …

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Climate Change Denial Disorder – How You Can Help

Climate Change Denial Disorder

Scientists have isolated a new psychological disorder called Climate Change Denial Disorder (CCDD). This rapidly spreading disorder attacks neurons in the brain preventing those affected with an inability to understand basic words such as “world,” “melting.” “not,” “good,” “science,” or “factual.” It is interesting to note that CCDD is most prevalent among GOP members of Congress. Thus far no cure has been found, but you can …

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