Elevating Women in STEM with the Green Girls

Elevating Women in STEM with the Green Girls

Green Girls, a program created by the City Parks Foundation in New York, inspires young girls to become environmental scientists. The program focuses on science and technology by immersing the girls into surrounding ecosystems for hands on experience. Careers in STEM are male dominated and programs like Green Girls are giving young women confidence to change that.

“A lot of girls want to be actresses or models,” related N’Kaylah Simmons, 17, pausing to develop her thought, “and sometimes I think, do they actually want to be these things? Or is it because it’s the only thing they see?”

Reasons to Be Optimistic - WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Reasons to Be Optimistic - WATCH THIS VIDEO!

There are no reasons to why we shouldn't be optimistic about are future, especially since there are so many ways that we as conscious humans being can make a change! Watch this video and feel yourself transform. And if you don't have a huge smile on your face after these short 3 minutes, then have a big cup of coffee and watch it again!

Maldives Promote Sustainable Fishing Methods

Maldives Promote Sustainable Fishing Methods

Fish is one of the most traded food commodities, and global consumption of fish and seafood has more than doubled since 1973. Over the same period, overfishing increased from 7 per cent to 33 per cent of all fish stocks.

San Francisco Bans the Plastic Straw - YAY!

San Francisco Bans the Plastic Straw - YAY!

Earlier this month I joined local politicians and fellow environmentalis on the steps of City Hall to rally for our wish to ban the plastic straws, amongst other unnecessary things, in San Francisco. Our wish has now been voten unanimously in our favor and the city has determined to ban straws, stirrers and other plastic utensils from San Francisco restaurants and vendors. Hooray!!

Sustainable Fashion Innovator Makes Fiber From Banana Waste & Pineapple Leaves

Sustainable Fashion Innovator Makes Fiber From Banana Waste & Pineapple Leaves

In 1960, 97 percent of the fibers used in clothing came from natural materials. Today that number has fallen to 35 percent. But sustainable fashion veteran Isaac Nichelson wants to reverse that trend.

UN Environment and Google announce Ground-Breaking Partnership to Protect our Planet

UN Environment and Google announce Ground-Breaking Partnership to Protect our Planet

New York, 16 July 2018 – UN Environment and Google announced today a global partnership that promises to change the way we see our planet. Combining environmental science, big data and unprecedented accessibility, this joint effort aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems.