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Healthy Habits for a Healthy World! by Hina Hazrat

Jul 14th, 2013 | By
Healthy Habits for a Healthy World! by Hina Hazrat

  At times, we realize that a lot of our activities injure our earth or, in more simple words, affect it badly. Today, I would like to share few easy and impactful acts that we can implement in our daily lives to ensure a healthy world free of  pollution and over usage of natural resources.
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Preserving the Majesty by Malcolm Barnard

Jun 30th, 2013 | By
Preserving the Majesty by Malcolm Barnard

  Mammoth trees so lush and green These woods are nothing but serene Underneath a cloudless, pearl blue sky Tree to tree, songbirds swoop and fly Swaying gently loom luscious plants Vibrant warblers calling unique chants Slithering snakes oscillate across the trail An electric blue lizard lazily flicks its tail Night falls as stars glisten
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World Environment Day Celebrations in Garissa by Abdikadir Aden

Jun 30th, 2013 | By
World Environment Day Celebrations in Garissa by Abdikadir Aden

Wednesday 5th June, 2013 was my biggest day as a young environmentalist as I joined in the global events for World Environment Day, 2013. Garissa
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Did you know? by Sam

Jun 18th, 2013 | By
Did you know? by Sam

  Did you  know… Many people dispose of an old TV in a dump instead of recycling.  Approximately  3 out of 10 people put their TV in the trash last year. Approximately 2 out of 10 people threw their desktop computers or monitors  in the garbage in the past year. About 130 million cell phones
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PWC’s Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up by Harnoor Gill

Jun 6th, 2013 | By
PWC’s Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up by Harnoor Gill

  Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park, Brampton, Ontario: The shoreline clean-up we conducted at this park in Brampton was the first spring clean-up at our 2nd year pinnacle held on April 21st 2013. We had a great turnout at Chinguacousy Park with lots of youth participation where kids were physically involved in the shoreline clean-up.
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Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Jun 4th, 2013 | By
Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Rain barrels can help you be water smart.  Our lakes provide a fifth of the world’s fresh water.  Simply creating or purchasing a rain barrel can help preserve our fresh water and keep our lakes healthy and clean.  In addition, collecting rain water will also help to protect the many unique species that live and
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Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

May 29th, 2013 | By
Teenagers Launch International Campaign to Save Antarctica by Leah Davidson

In December 2011, then 17-year-old Leah Davidson from Sherbrooke, Quebec received a Leacross Foundation scholarship to participate in an educational expedition with the award-winning nonprofit
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It’s Time for Celebration! by Harnoor Gill

May 21st, 2013 | By
It’s Time for Celebration! by Harnoor Gill

“If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us” – David Suzuki                                          
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Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

May 15th, 2013 | By
Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

“There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical   environment.” – Jason Albright Every day, more and more
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Earth Day Report by Hina Hazrat

May 14th, 2013 | By
Earth Day Report by Hina Hazrat

“Earth is our first belonging, saving it is our first priority!” – Hina Hazrat It all happened on April 22, 2013, when we observed Earth Day all up in our colorful calendars. An activity was to engage participants in bringing wonderful ideas to save the Earth! Participants made a total of 19 amazing posters which had Earth
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The Deadly Styrofoam by Brianna Moore

May 9th, 2013 | By
The Deadly Styrofoam by Brianna Moore

Polystyrene was laying around on the beach, soaking up the sun, using her real name so she could remain surreptitious.  For those of you who do not know her, her street name is Styrofoam, also known as the Deadly Styrofoam.  I will attempt to explain to you what Polystyrene is and what she is capable
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Ivory Trade by Abbie Barnes

May 8th, 2013 | By
Ivory Trade by Abbie Barnes

It is estimated that in 2011 over 25,000 elephants were brutally killed for their ivory, nearly 7% of the total African elephant population. Ivory (elephant tusk) has been used throughout history, all around the globe, to create ornaments, jewelry, and other highly-prized possessions  It was made illegal to sell and trade in 2000, when CITES (Convention on International
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Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

May 2nd, 2013 | By
Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

All over the news, from radios to the internet to mobile updates, climate change and its anticipated impacts are all you hear. Though much of the
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Green On! by Hina Hazrat

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
Green On! by Hina Hazrat

We can not refute the significance of green plants on this planet. Without oxygen we cannot live for even a moment. Without oxygen, the animal world will die away. Plants make the oxygen and spread it in the air. While inhaling air we take the oxygen with it and live in life. Carbon dioxide makes
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Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Apr 25th, 2013 | By
Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses of Earth. The reasons for the increase in atmospheric temperature are the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas which release carbon dioxide and other substances known as “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere. This release saturates
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Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Did you know that the average North American produces approximately 4.4 pounds (2kg) of solid waste each day? This adds up to almost 60 tons of trash over the course of their lifetime! Did you know that garbage remains in a landfill for an average of 30 years before decomposing? This volume of garbage could
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Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Zero waste can be viewed as direct action against global climate change, habitat destruction and over consumption. Did you know that an average Ontarian in Canada produces approximately 385 kilograms (nearly 849 pounds) of waste per year? In this article, you will explore the depths of Zero Waste, the benefits of keeping stuff out of the
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Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Two cigarettes, one named Kool and the other named Newport, were walking down the street looking for some where to hang out.  It was no mystery that they were actually looking for some where to live and survive.  As they walked down the street, they talked about the myth that cigarette butts are biodegradable.  Smarter
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Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By
Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Please visit: http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html  to learn how you can contribute to Earth Day 2013!   Earth Day flyer made by Volunteer Youth Blogger Brianna Moore. 



Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Author Pavan Gowda (left) at INBIO, National Biodiversity Institute, in Costa Rica. (Photo credit: P. Gowda) Biodiversity is a variety of living things that make up an ecosystem. Biodiversity keeps everything in an ecosystem balanced, and helps make sure that no one species over populates the area. For example, if there is a huge decrease
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