Posts Tagged ‘ environment ’

School’s In By Julie Salzman

Oct 29th, 2013 | By
School’s In By Julie Salzman

Summer has passed and I hope every student enjoyed their well-deserved time off.   Back-to-school campaigns are on the TV and invaded many magazines and newspapers.  So whether you are the student who hasn’t emptied out their backpack from the prior year or you are the student who likes to do your school shopping early, please
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Youth from Garissa County gets honored as Tree Ambassador

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
Youth from Garissa County gets honored as Tree Ambassador

Meet Abdikadir Aden, also known as Mr.Environment from Garissa. The 25 year old youth is a great inspiration, especially to youth in this country and
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How to Make an Environmental PSA

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
How to Make an Environmental PSA

Like many others who visit Action for Nature, you likely want to spread the word about some environmental issue you are ardently passionate about. It’s a great idea to take initiative and raise awareness about water pollution, recycling, or an endangered species. Only problem is, you may live in a small rural town where the
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

“Each of us consumes an average of seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. Over a lifetime, this amounts to approximately 525 trees- sufficient to cover about 1 acre of land.” What YOU can do to stop this from happening: -Use social networking (email) instead of sending letters or
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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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Economics and Environmental Policies by Pavan Gowda

Dec 17th, 2012 | By
Economics and Environmental Policies by Pavan Gowda

Every day in the news, I hear how the environmental policies are hindering our economic growth.   I then became curious and wanted to understand how something so good, like taking care of the planet, can actually have a negative effect on us. So I studied about the economy over the summer, but I still could
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Plastic In Our Oceans by Abbie Barnes

Dec 13th, 2012 | By
Plastic In Our Oceans by Abbie Barnes

Plastic is a cheap and incredibly useful material that has dominated the way in which we live, work, eat and drink for 70 years. In the present time, it seems impossible to imagine a world without it, and it is easy to take this handy invention for granted. However, due to our wasteful lifestyles it
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Rain Water Harvesting by Abdikadir Aden

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
Rain Water Harvesting by Abdikadir Aden

Photo by: Abdikadir Aden Water is life and every running life is in need of it. It is one of the most important elements and no creature can survive without it. What happens when there is no single drop of water? This small world seems to come to an end. But as humans we appreciate
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Re-use that bath water!

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By
Re-use that bath water!

Have you ever thought about re-using your bath water?  I am not talking about for another bath, but for something else that you use every day in your bathroom.  If you guessed toilets, you are right!  We are going to talk about how you can flush your toilet by re-using bath or shower water. Did
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Friendly Water

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By
Friendly Water

                 This summer, our family traveled to Washington State so we could learn how to make and use biosand water filters.  This training was given by Friendly Water for the World.  This nonprofit organization helps people all around the world to have safe drinking water.  The way they help is by teaching people about sanitation,
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An Existential Crisis

Jun 10th, 2011 | By
An Existential Crisis

  There is an issue in environmental education that is not usually discussed as much, but it is very important. I consider it to be the core of the crisis humanity is facing. The issue is population. Five hundred years ago, before the Global Era, the world population was just a few hundred million. Two
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