Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental responsibility ’

Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
Plastic Bottles by Julie Salzman

No matter how careful my family and I are about using reusable drinking bottles, at the end of the week our recycle bin is full of plastic water bottles. My family is not alone in this because according to kids.nationalgeographic.com, the US is consuming 29 billion water bottles a year. They also say that only
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



Je-ju Island by Alberta

Oct 29th, 2013 | By
Je-ju Island by Alberta

I would like to introduce Je-ju Island, a new seven wonders of nature. Je-ju island is located southwest of the Korean peninsula. Below are some facts about Je-ju Island: The island is home to both polar and tropical animals. It is home to 77 types of mammal, 198 species of bird, 8 kinds each of
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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.
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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.
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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;
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]



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
[continue reading…]