Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

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
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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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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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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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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. 



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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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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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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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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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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Sustainability

Oct 20th, 2010 | By
Sustainability

Sustainability can be described in many different ways. Some say that it is the practice of exploiting natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of an area. Others say that it is the capacity to endure. According to the EPA, sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations
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