The first Earth Day was held in Washington DC. Just about everything has changed since 1970, but our annual celebration of Earth Day has only gained momentum.
From January 2016 until end of 2030 the member states of the United Nations are expected to frame their agenda around those goals. Therefore 2015 is a unique year to shape the agenda for the next 15 years.
The forests that produce our oxygen are in turn dependent on animal species that are sustained by them, and pay it back in various ways, such as by dispersing seeds. The vast interdependence of life is a bedrock principle of biology, from bees to buffalo to banyan trees. As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, our fellow species and we will sink or swim together.
Once we, as a society, become aware of the consequences of funding corporations operating on non-renewable resources, there is only one intelligent choice: to take action.
We know from previous disasters in low-income countries such as Nepal that help will be slower to reach rural areas. We fear, with two earthquakes in relatively quick succession, the worst is yet to come for many poor people living in remote villages.
I felt ashamed for having tried to take God away from my father, the very reason that gave him the will to survive the most hopeless circumstances. This was one of the most important lessons I had ever received in my life.
Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.
Yes, Nepal needs this energy for its own security, development, and financial stability. But what is really being wrought here?
These Dutch men and women (under the auspices of an activist environmental organization that calls itself Urgenda -- as in "urgent agenda") have sued their government over its ongoing role in the emission of carbon gases and the resulting climate change.
Your carbon footprint - and your organization's - gives the metric for all the ways you add to greenhouse gases. It's not a pretty picture for anyone, let alone a large company.
Universal WASH coverage cannot be achieved without considering services in a context of environmental sustainability. The consequences of poor water and sanitation management will only lead to social, economic and political issues further down the line.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...
Making cities more sustainable isn't just good for nature -- it's good for people, too, of course. That's a concept Pascal Mittermaier, the Nature Conservancy's new Global Managing Director of Cities, believes can transform how leaders incorporate nature into urban planning.
If we want to encourage autos that are more fuel efficient, and ultimately cars that rely on renewable energy, we need to start with the factors that influence consumer choice.
Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.
While traveling internationally is a bucket-list item for most of us, it comes at a huge cost that is more than just dollars out of your pocket.