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Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from Mother Nature than she can replenish in the whole year. For the rest of the year, we will be living on resources taken from future generations. More ecological resources and services are used than the world can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and ...

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Act on Climate with Organics

Act on Climate with Organics

After the controversial article published by David Wallace-Wells in the New York Magazine in early July, people have questioned the effectiveness of using scare tactics. One of the biggest controversies was the harrowing nature of the report. Is this an effective way to motive action? Or does it simply fatigue and ...

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Synthetic Run Off Creating a Dead Zone

Synthetic Run Off Creating a Dead Zone

In the Gulf of Mexico, an aquatic dead zone has been growing in size for decades and this summer, when the zone spreads to its peak area of the year, will cover 8,198 square miles, an area around the size of the state of New Jersey. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this will be ...

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Chlorpyrifos: Damaging You and Bees

Chlorpyrifos: Damaging You and Bees

Over the past year, chlorpyrifos, a synthetic chemical, has been popping up consistently in the news. First, with the chemical linked to bee colony collapse disorder. Now, with new research: according to a study from the New Zealand’s University of Otago, bees suffer severe learning and memory impairment after ...

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Talk about Climate Change

Talk about Climate Change

Could the way we talk about climate change affect how people react to it? Absolutely! By explaining concepts using large, hypothetical figures and percentages, people “yawn.” For example, saying that coal use in the United States has dropped by 20% in just two years, people immediately turn off and their eyes glaze ...

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Celebrate All Pollinators

Celebrate All Pollinators

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pollinator Week 2017 began as a reminder to address the mass decline of pollinator populations around the world. Today, it is an international celebration of the valuable services birds, bees, butterflies, bats, and beetles provide to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, declining ...

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The Secret to Clean and Cooler Air

The Secret to Clean and Cooler Air

What if you and your children were physically unable to live in your city? If the global community fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many cities in the Persian Gulf will be too hot to live in by the end of the century. However, this is a global problem the world is facing. According to the World Health ...

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World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day 2017

Every World Environment Day, we are reminded of the growing need that our planet has for us to take better care and to be more responsible. We have only one world, and without the proper care and protection of the environment, mankind will cease to survive. This year, the objective of World Environment Day is for all ...

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How Trees Help You

How Trees Help You

In a study on urban trees from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO), trees were found to drastically improve quality of life! Some of the things that trees improve in urban areas: Mental health Water flow and water quality Carbon sequestration Air cleanliness and quality ...

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The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

The Organic vs. Conventional Narrative

What if the narrative of organic and conventional food you are being told isn’t the truth? What if its been tampered with, played with, false hypotheses thrust into our everyday media? That’s exactly what has happened. In a recently released report, Spinning Food, by Friends of the Earth, an independent, grassroots ...

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Your Right to Food

Your Right to Food

According to a new report from the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, the aggressive promotion of pesticides has led to a violation of human rights - our right to adequate food and our right to health. The report emphasizes that “the right to food obligates States to implement protective measures and food ...

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Saving our Environment

Saving our Environment

“This is not a partisan debate; it’s a human one. Clean air and water and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics. It is our moral obligation.” - Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Climate Summit, 2014 With the recent change of power in the United States ...

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An Easy Way to Save the Planet

An Easy Way to Save the Planet

Are you worried about the fate of the planet? You should be. Why? There is a predicted population increase of 3 billion people in the next 30 years. That is a 40% increase in the population! The world reached its first billion just 200 years ago, and during the 20th century alone, the population increased ...

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Neem Trees: Saving the Planet

Neem Trees: Saving the Planet

Earth Overshoot Day, also known as Ecological Debt Day, is the day of the year when humanity’s consumption of resources overtakes the earth’s ability to naturally regenerate those resources. In 2016, this day came earlier than it ever has before: On August 8th we began to rob time and resources from future ...

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Neem’s Repellent Properties

Neem’s Repellent Properties

One of the most common and effective synthetic insect repellents, DEET, is surrounded by controversy. As more and more scientific research has been done on DEET, consumers still worry about unknown health effects that the man-made chemical could cause. There have been many documented health impacts and developmental ...

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Neem and Pollution

Neem and Pollution

Contamination and city smog is one of the current issues affecting hundreds of millions of people globally. Each year, 5.5 million people die due to air pollution. Beijing, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has dedicated $2.7 billion to solve the problem. So, how can we ensure clean air with neem? Neem is ...

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What is Neem?

12° What is Neem?

What is neem? Neem is a tree, native to India, that is used as a natural pesticide and fertilizer, as a natural ingredient in cosmetics, as an additive to livestock feed and in pet care products, and even in healthcare treatments! Every part of the tree can be used - the bark, the leaves, the flowers, the gum, ...

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Bees: Vital to Agriculture and Our Survival

Bees: Vital to Agriculture and Our Survival

The first wild bee to be listed as an endangered species, the rusty patched bumblebee, represents the danger that synthetic pesticides pose to our environment and future survival. The United Nations recently released a global assessment stating that 40% of invertebrate pollinator species are in danger of extinction. ...

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‘Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact’

‘Climate change is not hysteria – it’s a fact’

As an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away. ...

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Water Scarcity

Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is an issue that threatens life itself, causing thirst, food shortages, displacement, and disease. More than 4 billion people worldwide are at risk of drought and half a billion already face severe water scarcity year round. When water is hard to find, sub prime, or heavily contaminated water, is ...

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Dealing with Deforestation

Dealing with Deforestation

The very nature of neem makes the tree ideal for reforestation and carbon sequestration efforts. Fast growing, with a large surface biomass and thick foliage, neem has an impressive capacity to capture carbon in the atmosphere with a sequestration capacity of 12.27 tons per tree per year. One of the most resilient, ...

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Neem for Reforestation

Neem for Reforestation

The human population created almost 36 gigatonnes of CO2 during 2014, 60% over the levels experienced in 1990. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, global carbon emissions from fossil fuels have risen by 90% since 1970. Even though these statistics are jarring, there is a problem: every year there ...

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Rising Demand For Forest Carbon Offsets

Rising Demand For Forest Carbon Offsets

At the end of 2013, 26.5m hectares of forest plantations were supported by carbon finance, according to NGO Forest Trends, with $212 million injected into the sector during the previous year. This represents growth of 9% y-o-y and is based on coverage of 162 projects across 58 countries. Part altruism, part ...

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A Leader in Carbon Offsetting

A Leader in Carbon Offsetting

One of the more practical and achievable ways to cleanse our environment and ensure an equitable future is to lock up, or sequester, more carbon from the atmosphere through the simple process of planting more trees worldwide. Neem has a high rate of photosynthesis and liberates more oxygen than many other tree ...

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Growing Green Economies

Growing Green Economies

An explanation of consequences if businesses do not shift to more sustainable conduct and the importance of sustainable practices in reducing the amount of worldwide carbon emissions.

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The Green Revolution and Why We Need A New One

The Green Revolution and Why We Need A New One

Population growth is unrelenting – The 40% increase in our population expected by 2050 will require the production of 70% more food and 100% more protein. At the same time: Arable land is in decline – 12 million hectares (29.6 million acres) of arable land is degrading each year, a rate 35x that was experienced ...

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What You Eat Could Cost the Earth – Chart

What You Eat Could Cost the Earth – Chart

We currently use 1.6x the earth's available resources. Unless moves are made to explore sustainability, living on our planet may mean having to make do with less. Farmland availability is shrinking, much of it to make way for expanding urban populations. Crop yields are no longer expanding and the ‘Green Revolution’ ...

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World Population and Arable Land 1996 – 2020 Chart

World Population and Arable Land 1996 – 2020 Chart

Sustaining the needs of a global population that has tripled in the last century alone is one of the major challenges of modern man. The global population has increased by 45% to 7 billion since the dawn of the new millennium, and is expected to hit at least 9.7 billion by 2050. By 2100, the human population will have ...

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