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‘Nature Has Rights’: Aruba Could Become 2nd Country to Recognize Rights of Nature in Constitution

https://www.ecowatch.com/aruba-nature-rights-constitution.html

 

In Libya, one person’s garbage is another person’s gain

How unlikely recycling initiatives began supporting those in need

https://ensia.com/articles/recycling-plastic-libya-pollution-cancer-jobs-emplyment/

 

U.S. Oil Industry Peaks as “the days of easy oil are over”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/3/6/2227802/-U-S-Oil-Industry-Peaks-as-the-days-of-easy-oil-are-over

 

Postcard from California: After plastic bag ban backfires, lawmakers seek a fix

https://www.thenewlede.org/2024/02/postcard-from-california-after-plastic-bag-ban-backfires-lawmakers-seek-a-fix/

 

Inching toward a global treaty on plastic pollution 

Delegates from 175 nations are working on an international agreement that would tackle the vast amounts of plastic waste in the environment. A marine scientist specializing in plastic pollution discusses the problem and her hopes for the proceedings. 

https://knowablemagazine.org/content/article/food-environment/2024/imogen-napper-interview-global-treaty-plastic-pollution

 

Food matters: Dietary shifts increase the feasibility of 1.5°C pathways in line with the Paris Agreement

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adj3832

 

A potent planet-warming gas is seeping out of US landfills at rates higher than previously thought, scientists say

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/28/climate/us-landfills-methane-pollution-climate/index.html

 

‘We Have Just Arrived’: Author Rick Bass on Writing and Activism in Montana

https://www.ecowatch.com/rick-bass-interview-ecowatch.html

 

What is dirt? There’s a whole wriggling world alive in the ground beneath our feet, as a soil scientist explains

https://theconversation.com/what-is-dirt-theres-a-whole-wriggling-world-alive-in-the-ground-beneath-our-feet-as-a-soil-scientist-explains-224152

 

A California man brings new composting technique to schools

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/a-california-man-brings-new-composting-technique-to-schools

 

Preserving Community Compost in New York City

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/03/preserving-community-compost-in-new-york-city/



Adding compost to soil for healthy gardens.

https://agupdate.com/farmandranchguide/news/crop/adding-compost-to-soil-for-healthy-gardens/article_afcf820e-e538-11ee-8d53-ff9928830721.html

 

“Composting links everything together,” 

Farm event will explore soil’s hidden life.

https://www.bristol247.com/climate/news-climate/farm-event-will-explore-soils-hidden-life/

 

What Does Poop, Farms, and Food Have in Common? REGISTER: bit.ly/ConversationCompost

 Where does our food waste go? What is the price we pay for our disposable economy? Discover the unlikely places

https://cumberlink.com/events/?_evDiscoveryPath=/event/2323112-conversation-on-compost-biosolids-food-and-plastic

 

Worm castings finding grower favour in large scale farming (video, 13 mins.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28uyaa5Ev2U

 

Mexico’s precaution on GM corn safety is justified

https://foodtank.com/news/2024/03/mexicos-precaution-on-gm-corn-safety-is-justified/

 

America Has a Farming Crisis.

https://www.newsweek.com/us-farming-crisis-h2a-visa-reform-labor-shortage-1878530

 

Farm like an ecosystem Part III: Wild farming.

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2024-03-12/farm-like-an-ecosystem-part-iii-wild-farming/

 

The 2024 Dirty Dozen™

Of the 46 items included in our analysis, these 12 fruits and vegetables were most contaminated with pesticides:

https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php

 

Global water crisis looms yet only one in four of the biggest food and agriculture corporations say they’re reducing water use and pollution. 

https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/global-water-crisis-looms-yet-only-one-four-biggest-food-and-agriculture

 

Safe, affordable and climate-friendly energy for all.

https://dont-nuke-the-climate.org/blog/iaea-nuclear-fairy-tales

 

We Must Break the Oligarchy’s Grip to End Economic Anxiety for So Many Americans
https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/oligarchy-economic-anxiety-working-class

 

Composting, water access and backyard chickens: Detroit’s urban farming evolution

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2024/03/detroits-urban-farming-evolution/

 

Gardeners Corner: Spring into composting by reviving a compost pile after winter

https://pantagraph.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/gardeners-corner-spring-into-composting-by-reviving-a-compost-pile-after-winter/article_2f0604a4-e628-11ee-9f49-4393ed1e4787.html

 

Farmers’ markets, leaf composting key initiatives of historic RWA The monthly market is one of multiple initiatives by the CWA, which is one of the oldest in the city.
https://www.deccanherald.com/features/farmers-markets-leaf-composting-key-initiatives-of-historic-rwa-2947446

 

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

https://www.schwarzenegger.com/issues/post/the-schwarzenegger-climate-initiative

 

Grass-roots green living: Lingnan University students empower communities towards sustainable waste practices

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In this service learning course, students collect food waste from stalls and shops in Hong Kong, bring it to farms to compost and educate the public about sustainability

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/lifestyle/features/article/3256223/grass-roots-green-living-lingnan-university-students-empower-communities-towards-sustainable-waste

 

Tea industry contends with environmental and social problems

Solutions lie in reducing the sector’s environmental footprint and building resilience against climate change effects in a rapidly warming world, say experts.

https://scroll.in/article/1065311/tea-industry-contends-with-environmental-and-social-problems

 

Innovators offer solar drying solutions for farm produce

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2024/03/innovators-offer-solar-drying-solutions-for-farm-produce/

 

4 Must-Read Graphic Nonfiction Books About the Environment

https://www.ecowatch.com/graphic-nonfiction-environmental-books-ecowatch.html

 

California is wrestling with electricity prices – here’s how to design a system that covers the cost of fixing the grid while keeping prices fair

https://theconversation.com/california-is-wrestling-with-electricity-prices-heres-how-to-design-a-system-that-covers-the-cost-of-fixing-the-grid-while-keeping-prices-fair-217073

 

Rose Essential Oil Is a Safe and Effective Pesticide for Organic Agriculture, Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/rose-essential-oil-safe-pesticide-organic-plants.html

 

People With Views of Greenery or Water at Home Get Better Sleep, New Global Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/better-sleep-nature-greenery-water-science.html

 

As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars

Recycling and upcycling clothing saves money and reduces waste while offering new employment opportunities, too

https://ensia.com/articles/sustainable-fashion-egypt-economy-upcycle-recycle-environment-landfills-waste/



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Farmers’ markets, leaf composting key initiatives of historic RWA The monthly market is one of multiple initiatives by the CWA, which is one of the oldest in the city.

https://www.deccanherald.com/features/farmers-markets-leaf-composting-key-initiatives-of-historic-rwa-2947446

 

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

https://www.schwarzenegger.com/issues/post/the-schwarzenegger-climate-initiative

 

Grass-roots green living: Lingnan University students empower communities towards sustainable waste practices

Listen to this article

In this service learning course, students collect food waste from stalls and shops in Hong Kong, bring it to farms to compost and educate the public about sustainability

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/lifestyle/features/article/3256223/grass-roots-green-living-lingnan-university-students-empower-communities-towards-sustainable-waste

 

Tea industry contends with environmental and social problems

Solutions lie in reducing the sector’s environmental footprint and building resilience against climate change effects in a rapidly warming world, say experts.

https://scroll.in/article/1065311/tea-industry-contends-with-environmental-and-social-problems

 

Innovators offer solar drying solutions for farm produce

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2024/03/innovators-offer-solar-drying-solutions-for-farm-produce/

 

4 Must-Read Graphic Nonfiction Books About the Environment

https://www.ecowatch.com/graphic-nonfiction-environmental-books-ecowatch.html

 

California is wrestling with electricity prices – here’s how to design a system that covers the cost of fixing the grid while keeping prices fair

https://theconversation.com/california-is-wrestling-with-electricity-prices-heres-how-to-design-a-system-that-covers-the-cost-of-fixing-the-grid-while-keeping-prices-fair-217073

 

Rose Essential Oil Is a Safe and Effective Pesticide for Organic Agriculture, Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/rose-essential-oil-safe-pesticide-organic-plants.html

 

People With Views of Greenery or Water at Home Get Better Sleep, New Global Study Finds

https://www.ecowatch.com/better-sleep-nature-greenery-water-science.html

 

As Egypt’s economy dips, sustainable fashion soars

Recycling and upcycling clothing saves money and reduces waste while offering new employment opportunities, too

https://ensia.com/articles/sustainable-fashion-egypt-economy-upcycle-recycle-environment-landfills-waste/



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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2024

‘Nature Has Rights’: Aruba Could Become 2nd Country to Recognize Rights of Nature in Constitution https://www.ecowatch.com/aruba-nature-rights-constitution.html   In Libya, one person’s garbage is another person’s

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Compost Happens – March 2024

Opportunities for scaling compost strategies help farms’ soil health https://www.agdaily.com/features/opportunities-for-scaling-compost-strategies-help-farms-soil-health/   GrowNYC prepares layoffs as city shifts to curbside composting https://www.crainsnewyork.com/politics-policy/grownyc-cut-54-workers-city-shifts-curbside-composting   Local farmers discuss

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Compost Happens – February, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Composting: Enhancing Soil Health and Boosting Crop Yields https://medriva.com/health/eco-health/unlocking-the-power-of-composting-enhancing-soil-health-and-boosting-crop-yields/   Chance Farm pursues ‘closed loop’ agriculture with composting group https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/agriculture/chance-farms-pursues-closed-loop-agriculture-with-composting-group/article_0011a7a0-c6c7-11ee-9c20-abf130d4d6b4.html  

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Green Mission News – February, 2024

    Five Ways to Develop “Ecoliteracy”.Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow explain how we can teach kids to care deeply about the environment.https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_develop_ecoliteracy

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Green Mission News – November, 2023

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION LAUDATE DEUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/20231004-laudate-deum.html   The in-depth assessment presented

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Green Mission News – October, 2023

A Love Letter to My Compost Heap https://atmos.earth/a-love-letter-to-my-compost-heap/   The Organic Urban Farm Growing Healthy Food for One of Chicago’s Most Underserved Neighborhoods For two

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Green Mission News – September, 2023

4 factors driving 2023’s extreme heat and climate disasters https://theconversation.com/4-factors-driving-2023s-extreme-heat-and-climate-disasters-209975   True regenerative economies help everyone prosper https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/08/09/opinion/true-regenerative-economies-help-everyone-prosper   The Tragedy of Misunderstanding the Commons Twelfth-century

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Green Mission News – August, 2023

One seed at a time: Lebanese project promotes agroecology for farmer autonomy https://news.mongabay.com/2023/06/one-seed-at-a-time-lebanese-project-promotes-agroecology-for-farmer-autonomy/   On the Cusp of Cleaning Up “Cancer Alley,” the EPA Caved

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Green Mission News – June, 2023

Time to pay the piper: Fossil fuel companies’ reparations for climate damages https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(23)00198-7   Body lotions, mothballs, cleaning fluids and other widely used products contain

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Green Mission News – May, 2023

Discussing systems changes and the circular economy with Dr Anna Birney (5:39 minutes video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU-1Jnlg5V4   What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Vaccines? Should

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Green Mission News – January, 2023

  New Report Reveals Pesticide Industry’s Disinformation and Science Denial Playbook Monsanto’s Tactics to Defend Toxic Weedkiller Glyphosate Exposed https://foe.org/news/merchants-of-poison/   2022 Sustainability ReportTetra Pak

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Green Mission News – November, 2022

John D Liu  Ecological Restoration (10 min, video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hEEFXABFwrY How could positive “tipping points” accelerate climate action? As catastrophic climate change tipping points loom, could

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Green Mission News – October, 2022

Keep it green and lean. Chevron Ad Adam McKay (video 1 min, 40 sec) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XTGteritE   The Campaign to Criminalize Ecocide https://theglobalobservatory.org/2022/03/the-benefits-challenges-and-limitations-of-criminalizing-ecocide/ and www.stopecocide.earth/leading-states Beyond

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Green Mission News – June, 2022

Following Record Growth in 2021, Renewables on Track for New High in 2022 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/following-record-growth-in-2021-renewables-on-track-for-new-high-in-2022   The Insanity of Expanding Nuclear Energy https://boogiegreen.com/2022/05/12/the-insanity-of-expanding-nuclear-energy/   Greenpeace’s Russel Norman

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Green Mission News – March, 2022

  Is Earth Smart?We came up with a way to measure the intelligence of entire planets. Things aren’t looking great for ours.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/02/biosphere-planetary-intelligence-evolution/622867/ Can a planet

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Green Mission News – February, 2022

Just What Is a ‘Resilient’ Forest, Anyway? https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/just-what-resilient-forest-anyway California redwood forest returned to Indigenous guardianship, conservation https://news.mongabay.com/2022/01/california-redwood-forest-returned-to-indigenous-guardianship-conservation/ Trees are important for cleaner air in cities

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Green Mission News – November, 2021

Agrovoltaics = Agriculture + Solar Photovoltaics = Win For Everyone https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/11/2057534/-Agrovoltaics-Agriculture-Solar-Photovoltaics-Win-For-Everyone Stella Vita: The newest solar-powered vehicle.Our Self-sustaining House On Wheels.https://solarteameindhoven.nl/ Cooking with the sun:

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Green Mission News – October, 2021

Welcome to the Pyrocene.Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.https://inthesetimes.com/article/wildfire-history-steve-pyne-fossil-fuels-climate-fire-age-pyrocene

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Green Mission News – July, 2021

Climate, biodiversity & farmers benefit from rubber agroforestry: report https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/climate-and-biodiversity-benefit-from-rubber-agroforestry-report/ Extreme events: ecosystems offer cost effective protection https://www.cmcc.it/article/extreme-events-protect-with-ecosystems-is-cost-effective New research lifts the clouds on land

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Green Mission News – May, 2021

Class ConsciousnessCan’t Combine View: We must understand relationship between economy and ecology https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/et-evoke/view-we-must-understand-relationship-between-economy-and-ecology/articleshow/81876857.cms Changing our ways? Behaviour change and the climate crisisThe report of the Cambridge

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