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Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Oil plays a key role in supporting modern-day life. As examples, it is used in plastics, as a fuel, for heating, and as a fertilizer;
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Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

You are probably wondering, “What in the world is she talking about?” Well, let me share my secrets of how you can “Go Green With Friendly Yellow”.  Did you ever stop to think about that glass of lemonade you enjoy occasionally, or that slice of lemon that is wedged on the side of your water
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Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

    Beijing, China Young People Hold Green Leaves That Symbolize Their Environmental Change. (c) Diandian.com/Zhang Jiawei/WWF-China   Find out how YOU can participate here:  http://www.earthhour.org/page/about/about-earth-hour
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Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

                    From left: Salman Khan, a real tiger, and Tiger Jeet Singh (Photo credit: H. Gill)   “Killing tigers is for GREED, not for NEED: SAVE TIGERS” – Anonymous This quote reminds us as animal lovers, to help stop the widespread and growing international poaching of the tigers.
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White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

                      Congratulations to 2012 Eco-Hero Gabrielle Posard, whose organization Donate Don’t Dump has teamed with the White
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Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

                          The father of Youth Blogger Hina gives a talk to youth about  “How We Can Switch to Paper Bags”. (Photo credit: H. Hazrat)   Nowadays, plastic bags are seen everywhere, it’s common to see people carrying their shopping items in plastic bags. There are many
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Drinking Water Out of the Air by Alberta Yoo

Mar 19th, 2013 | By
Drinking Water Out of the Air by Alberta Yoo

I came upon an interesting video on YouTube. The capital city of Peru, Lima, has only two inches of rainfall a year which makes people
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The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

I was born on December 31, 2010, made of virgin plastic, and I will become either a water drinking bottle or a soda pop bottle.  As I leave the factory, I can’t help but to wonder how long my journey will be before I end up in that paradise called the landfill.  I am in a hurry,
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Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

I had originally arranged a small family beach clean-up as a film shoot for my entry into the 2013 EcoTales film competition, but as my
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Young Kenyan Environmentalist Honoured

Mar 5th, 2013 | By
Young Kenyan Environmentalist Honoured

From upper left:   1. Abdikadir receiving the African Young Achiever Award from one of the organizers.   2. Abdikadir (centre) with Kenyan Wildlife Service Staff Madam Mary (left) and Madam
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Sonar 2 Voice by Harnoor Gill

Mar 5th, 2013 | By
Sonar 2 Voice by Harnoor Gill

Youth Blogger Harnoor Gill (Photo credit: H. Gill)   Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine. Species of marine mammals are endangered and could potentially become extinct if we, as a society, don’t make important changes. Sonar 2 Voice (S2V) is a cause founded to save
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Earth Hour 2012 – Go Beyond the Hour! by Abbie Barnes

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
Earth Hour 2012 – Go Beyond the Hour! by Abbie Barnes

                      For the last seven years the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has held a global event on the last Saturday of March known as ‘Earth Hour’. This significant occasion began as a simple idea within a small community, but has now grown into a huge
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Save the Polar Bears by Harnoor Gill

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
Save the Polar Bears by Harnoor Gill

Youth Blogger Harnoor Gill (Photo credit: H. Gill) Save wild life and save yourself. Think about the polar bear; what will it do when there isn’t any ice? Will you be there to bear the sight? – Anonymous Our wildlife in Canada is becoming severely endangered; wildlife which includes the polar bears that reside in the
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Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 20th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Eco-friendly eating : Making it possible “Frozen food uses 10 times more energy to produce than fresh food.” What you can do: Try to buy food that is grown and harvested locally. Locally grown food stands or markets are emerging in many areas. Research the towns close to you and see if there is a
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Share Your Love With Mother Nature This Valentine’s Day! by Harnoor Gill

Feb 14th, 2013 | By
Share Your Love With Mother Nature This Valentine’s Day! by Harnoor Gill

“We’re sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility – all the beautiful attributes that we’ve been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters – because that’s life itself!” – Phil Lane, Sr. This valentine’s
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Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
Saving the Earth by Abbie Barnes

The uncountable number issues that we on planet earth are now facing can be extremely overwhelming, and it is easy to feel lost amongst huge global-scale action plans. However, as an individual or group of any size, change can be made. Below is just a small selection of random ways in which you can help
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Food Miles: From Source to Table by Abbie Barnes

Jan 24th, 2013 | By
Food Miles: From Source to Table by Abbie Barnes

Much of the food we consume travels great distances before reaching the plates in our homes. ‘Food miles’ refers to the distance that food is transported from the time of its production (producer), until it reaches the customer/consumer by boats, planes, lorries or cars. Since food miles were first observed in the 1990s, it is
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THANK YOU 2013 Eco-Hero Awards Applicants!

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
THANK YOU 2013 Eco-Hero Awards Applicants!

  We have received such inspiring Eco-Hero Applications from around the world this year, and we are currently in the process of reviewing the applications, conducting interviews with applicants, and sending the finalists’ applications on to our Judges panel. We want to extend our deep gratitude for all of the amazing youth-led initiatives and projects our potential
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The Environmental Impact of Campaigns by Abdikadir Aden

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
The Environmental Impact of Campaigns by Abdikadir Aden

  Campaign posters on a wall (A. Aden)   Waste from posters in the street (A. Aden) It is campaign period here in Kenya and the streets look beautiful in white printed posters with current politicians and hopeful politicians in suits. Each aspirant wants to be noticed and heard in the loudest voice. From the printing
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Green Festive Season by Abdikadir Aden

Dec 28th, 2012 | By
Green Festive Season by Abdikadir Aden

The year has been so long and people are tired and worn out. That does not mark the end of the year. Every person, whether young or old, wants to rest their mind and celebrate in one way or the other. From New Year parties to X-mas celebrations, happily married couples who want to enjoy
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