This year for Earth Day, Global Citizen wants to challenge you to take an action a day for a week straight to protect our environment. The challenge is simple. Starting April 22, 2017, you will receive an email a day with an action of the day for seven days. Once you complete the challenge, you will have been a part of protecting the environment for generations to come. Continue reading
A year ago (exactly September 25th, 2015), 193 leaders of the world made a promise of the Global Goals. A promise to the seven and a half billion people on this planet that our lives will get a lot better over the next 15 years. They came together to agree on 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet. Continue reading
The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement and its importance for Earth Day.
April 22nd is celebrated as the International Mother Earth Day. In addition to this, a high-level signing ceremony, convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, took place as a first step in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, which was adopted in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015. Continue reading
Nigeria ranks 133rd out of the 180 countries surveyed for the 2016 environmental performance index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a global view of environmental performance and country by country metrics to inform decision-making. The EPI was launched at the World Economic Forum, is in its 15th year and more relevant than ever to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and carrying out the recent international climate change agreement. Continue reading
Our grandparents’ generation created an amazing system of canals and reservoirs that made it possible for people to live in places where there wasn’t a lot of water. For example, during the Great Depression, they created the Hoover Dam, which in turn, created Lake Mead and made it possible for the cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix and Los Angeles to provide water for people who lived in a really dry place. Continue reading
Next time you are in the shower using a refreshing exfoliating shower gel, take a moment to check what the scrubbing agents are made of. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), chances are pretty high they are made of tiny plastic beads, and by the time the container is empty, you will have used and poured down the drain as much plastic as the packaging the gel came in. Continue reading