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World Ocean Day 2011: Youth – The Next Wave for Change

May 19, 2011, 2:24 amFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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The Ocean Project is launching a two-year theme for WOD 2011 and WOD 2012. The aim is to challenge participants to view ocean protection as a way of life, with a special emphasis around World Oceans Day each year.

This focus on youth is based on market research by The Ocean Project and others which clearly shows that youth are the most promising members of the public to reach out to if you want to effect lasting change.

 

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How eco-art be a part of protecting the wealth of marine biodiversity and ecosystem services? Part 4

May 13, 2011, 9:27 pmFiled under: Eco Arts — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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New Installation by Jason deCaires Taylor

New installation now completed in The Museum of Underwater Modern Art, Mexico. 3 new underwater sculptures explore the relationships between art, science and environment.

  • Inercia (Inertia) 4m depth. MUSA Museo Subaquático de Arte, Punta Nizuc Mexico.
  • Vacio (Void) 4m depth. MUSA Museo Subaquático de Arte, Punta Nizuc Mexico.
  • Herencia (Inheritance) 4m depth. MUSA Museo Subaquático de Arte, Punta Nizuc Mexico.

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The International Day for Biological Diversity 2011: Forest Biodiversity

April 25, 2011, 2:37 amFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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The International Day for Biological Diversity 2011: Forest Biodiversity © The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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

The theme of the 2011 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Forest Biodiversity”. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD Secretariat) encourages governments and civil society everywhere to organize activities and events to celebrate this day, raise public awareness, showcase good practices and inspire further actions for preserving forest biodiversity.

 

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The Billion Tree Campaign – Growing Green

April 20, 2011, 1:02 amFiled under: Home — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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  • Meryem C. Amar
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Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign

The Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign is a worldwide tree planting initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme. People, communities, businesses, industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges on-line. The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

Join the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign!

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Successful Vision 2050 Meeting Concludes – Building a Sustainable Future

April 17, 2011, 9:48 pmFiled under: Eco Travel — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the successful conclusion of its Vision 2050 meeting in Singapore. In total thirty-five strategic thinkers gathered in Singapore under the inspirational leadership of Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and benefitting from the competitiveness expertise of Harvard University’s Professor Michael Porter.

“Aviation is a unique industry. In 2011 we expect to generate almost $600 billion in revenues with the burden of $205 billion in debt.  The industry’s activity is critical. Aviation supports 32 million jobs and facilitates the global village by supporting $3.5 trillion in economic activity. Our commitments to tackle climate change are the most ambitious of any global industry. And we are the safest mode of transport. But our margins are pathetic – just 0.1% over the last 40 years. This is not sustainable. We need to look ahead to anticipate change as we prepare to handle the 16 billion passengers and 400 million tonnes of freight that we will handle in 2050,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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Shelter Box’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

March 30, 2011, 9:59 pmFiled under: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief — Posted by Eco-Question Editor

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ShelterBox is responding to the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. The earthquake struck off the north-eastern shore of Japan at 2.46pm local time on Friday, March 11 sparking a 10 metre tsunami that caused widespread devastation.

ShelterBox were on the ground less than 24 hours after the earthquake struck; one of the first international aid agencies to arrive in the country. A highly-experienced and extensively trained ShelterBox Response Team will be spear-heading the relief effort.

 

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