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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 2021

What a 40-year experiment can tell us about organic food. Takeaways from Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial. https://peeled.substack.com/p/what-a-40-year-experiment-can-tell Transform school meals to nourish kids and

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Green Mission News – December, 2020

For sustainable business, ‘planetary boundaries’ define the new rules https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/for-sustainable-business-planetary-boundaries-define-the-new-rules/ What could a good green recovery plan actually look like? What do governments across the

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Green Mission News – July 2020

A greener economy: how we make sustainability central to business  https://theconversation.com/a-greener-economy-how-we-make-sustainability-central-to-business-139086   The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape:  Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share Message for

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Green Mission News – May 2020

From Emergency to Emergence.   The pandemic has also exposed extreme vulnerabilities in the global market economy, including its long and highly specialized linear supply chains,

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Green Mission News – Earth Month 2020

Ecological Reflections on the Corona virus From the forests, to our farms, to our gut microbiome https://navdanyainternational.org/one-planet-one-health-connected-through-biodiversity/ Coronavirus pandemic leading to huge drop in air

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Green Mission News – March 2020

Al Gore promotes carbon markets, regenerative agriculture at D.C. conference https://thefern.org/ag_insider/al-gore-promotes-carbon-markets-regenerative-agriculture-at-d-c-conference/ How to support your children in turning climate angst into climate action https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/how-support-your-children-turning-climate-angst-climate-action/  

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Green Mission News – February, 2020

Banking on Climate? https://www.ran.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Banking_on_Climate_Change_2019_vFINAL1.pdf Hundreds of workers defy Amazon rules to protest company’s climate failures Employees ‘needed to stand up for what’s right’ despite policy

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Green Mission News – January 2020

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon https://theconversation.com/statistic-of-the-decade-the-massive-deforestation-of-the-amazon-128307 Greta Thunberg named Time magazine’s person of the year Teen activist lauded by magazine

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Green Mission News – October 2019

‘Genius’ Grant Goes To Marine Scientist Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/09/25/763456317/genius-grant-goes-to-marine-scientist-who-embraces-flash-mobs-and-comic-books Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly? A new

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Green Mission News – September 2019

Greta Thunberg’s Transatlantic Sailing Trip Is Seriously Carbon-Neutral https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/22/greta-thunbergs-transatlantic-sailing-trip-is-seriously-carbon-neutral/   Walter Jehne – The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123y7jDdbfY

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Green Mission News – July 2019

  A new generation of leaders understands that individual actions won’t fix our environmental problems By defining environmental citizenship as responsible consumption, sustainability advocates downplay

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Green Mission News – June 2019

Climate change and biodiversity should be top headline news (David Suzuki) http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2019/05/climate-change-and-biodiversity-should-be-top-headline-news We’re Not the Class of 2019. We’re the Class of 0000. Deliver a

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Green Mission News – May 2019

A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaaw2869 AND New paper proposes a science-based ‘Global Deal for Nature’ https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/new-paper-proposes-a-science-based-global-deal-for-nature/ Why Is Going

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Green Mission News – March 2019

US Youth Climate Strikes https://www.youthclimatestrikeus.org/ Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/climate/greta-thunburg.html THIS IS A CRISIS FACING UP

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Green Mission News – October 2018

California Climate Strategy An Integrated Plan for Addressing Climate Change http://www.climatechange.ca.gov   New study finds incredibly high carbon pollution costs – especially for the US

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Green Mission News – May 2018

Closing the Loop, the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy.   “Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over

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