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World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day: Reconsidering Our Relationship With Nature

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care – Today is World Environment Day, or WED. Every June 5th WED serves as a platform for the United Nations Environmental Programme to focus world attention on humanity’s relationship with our environment. Every day, as sunrise moves across the Earth, 7 billion people awake to face another day. For many of those 7 billion,…

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Remi Fraisse

The Slaughter of Innocents: Our Complicity in the Murder of Environmentalists

All around the world, people who are on the front lines of efforts to protect our planet are murdered for their eco-advocacy. They put their lives on the line, and they are being slaughtered while the world does not appear to notice. Many other environmentalists are subject to intimidation, violence, stigmatization and criminalization. As revealed in a Global Warming is…

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A deeper connection to love and spirituality is needed to effectively communicate sustainabiltiy

Making Green Sexy and Spiritual

Sustainability needs a new language that is more accessible and more compelling to the average person. Business, government, and other organizations are making strides advancing sustainability but we need wider involvement and faster growth. Although we are seeing increasing levels of environmental activism, we need to expand the message to reach a larger circle of people. We must do more…

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World Environment Day 2013

Celebrating the Global Power of Environmental Activism on World Environment Day

Environmental activism is an increasingly global phenomenon that is changing the way people relate to the planet. It is fitting that as we acknowledge World Environment Day (WED) on Wednesday June 5th, we celebrate the global power of environmental activism. This year marks the United Nations 41st WED, an annual event that aspires to be the world’s most widely celebrated…

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Developing a sense of deep gratitude for our natural environment may be the best means of spurring the required action to live within its boundaries

Environmental Gratitude and Ecological Action

Environmental gratitude is an approach that can help to inspire ecological action. We need a new way of communicating the urgency of environmental action because it is becoming increasingly apparent that standard fact-based approaches are not getting through. Environmental gratitude encompasses an approach that engenders a full compliment of sentiments required to augur change. As reported in Psychology Today, gratitude is a…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: No Debating Climate Change; Cornbelt Inching Northward; GeoEngineering for Profit, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Environmentalism has become a partisan issue. Many forget that most of our national environmental laws were signed into law by Nixon. Since then the dirty energy industry has realized that there is public opposition to their business and has flooded politics with…

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The London Olympic Games are the greenest games in the modern era

London 2012: The Greenest Olympics in Modern History

The London Olympics of 2012 are making history as the most environmentally responsible Olympics of modern times. Previously, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics held the distinction of being the “greenest Olympics ever” boasting LEED certified buildings and the construction of a hydrogen highway. Now London is on track to soundly best Vancouver’s achievements and make the 2012 Games the most sustainable ever. According to a report…

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