“We’re convinced that average, ordinary people can tackle the toughest issues facing humanity.” -Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff A small ambitious Ethiopian nonprofit which manufactures and distributes portable solar powered lanterns is one of twelve nominees for the 2018 Billion Acts campaign: Little Sun is nominated along with IKEA for the
A well known gay rights attorney and environmental activist burned himself to death last week to call attention to the assault of fossil fuels on the viability of sustainable life on Planet Earth. “Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” David S. Buckel, 60, wrote in
The Paris text was a political fix in which grand words masked inadequate deeds. The voluntary national emission reduction commitments since Paris now put the world on a path of 3.4°C of warming by 2100, and more than 5°C if high-end risks including carbon-cycle feedbacks are taken into account. The Paris outcome
Young people from across the world are utilizing the mobile application of Voices of Youth Maps to publicize local issues and promote positive change in their communities. In the lead up to COP21, 800 young reporters from communities in France, Ireland, Guatemala, Malaysia, China, the Kiribati Islands, Tanzania, Zambia, Niger,
A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.
What can we do about climate change? The Best Climate Practices Observatory has just announced its fifth challenge “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk, in a search for innovative best practices to address the severe danger from extreme weather events. The 2017 contest, which begins March 13 and runs
End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. In just 17 steps. Over the course of 15 years. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is 17 aspirational “Global Goals,” which are also referred to as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 169 targets