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World Oceans Day 2012: Youth – The Next Wave for Change

May 31, 2012, 8:07 pmFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Record Number of Aquariums, Zoos, and Museums to Host Celebrations for World Oceans Day on June 8th

On June 8th communities around the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day as an opportunity to learn more about our ocean and take action to help conserve it. This year the celebration is bigger than ever with hundreds of family-friendly events at aquariums, zoos, museums, exciting online events, and strong prospects for a new youth movement to protect the ocean!

"A record number of aquariums, zoos, and museums are providing ways on World Oceans Day for their visitors to get inspired and take personal action to help our world’s ocean," said Bill Mott, director of The Ocean Project. World Oceans Day provides an opportunity for people across the country and around the world to celebrate our ocean connections, do more for ocean conservation, and learn more about our ocean!"

World Oceans Day coordinator, Alyssa Isakower, commented, “The worldwide response has been more enthusiastic than ever. June 8th provides a chance for the world to rally for a generation of ocean advocates who go beyond raising awareness and take real action for ocean protection.”

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World Environment Day 2012: Green Economy – Does it include YOU?

May 25, 2012, 1:58 amFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand.

The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2012

May 12, 2012, 1:20 amFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Migratory Birds and People – Together through Time

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 (12-13 May 2012) celebrates the continuing relationship between migratory birds and people. The relationship between birds and people has always been a special one, and the closer one looks at these valuable associations, the greater these connections seem to become. Throughout time and across cultures humans have relied on birds, be it to supply food, to deliver messages, or to serve as symbols of power and prestige.

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The International Day for Biological Diversity 2012: Marine Biodiversity

May 9, 2012, 11:54 pmFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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The United Nations proclaimed 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity to promote a greater understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). Designation of IDB 2012 on the theme of marine ecosystems provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and everyone interested in marine life, the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.

Another simple way to join the campaign is by inviting your family and friends to become friends of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 on FACEBOOK. It will be one more way to reach as many people as possible.

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Earth Day 2012: Mobilize The Earth

April 16, 2012, 11:59 pmFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together they will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.

As the 42 Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps toward protecting and preserving the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future and direct them toward quantifiable outcomes, using vehicles such as petitions, the Billion Acts of Green® campaign, and events.

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World Water Day 2012: Water and Food Security

March 21, 2012, 11:34 pmFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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World Water Day 2012: The World Is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry

World Water Day 2012 is coordinated by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It is a global campaign to promote worldwide efforts to raise awareness and take action to respond to the challenge of maintaining and improving access and safety in regards to water and food. UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day in 2012 to the theme of ‘Water and Food Security’.

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