The “Edible Gardens” that will help Restore our Planet’s Ecosystem. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness ecosystem edible garden elephant magazine environment environmental footprint environmental impact food forest green regenerative agriculture save the planetYou can think of them as edible gardens constructed out of perennial woody crops (fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, fruiting vines) in the form of a forest.

Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?

Greentumble

That area can be as large as the earth itself or it can be in a very small ecosystem such as the life in and surrounding a patch of moss on a fallen tree trunk. Biodiversity and the ecosystem sustainability. Ecosystem services. Ecosystem biodiversity. Ecosystem diversity.

How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

Maddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems. Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet. communities ecosystems permaculture

UN values ecosystem loss to trillions of dollars a year

Green Prophet

Their numbers are amazing – according to their recently released report, the world’s loses ecosystem worth up to $10.6 Soil is the second largest carbon sink of the planet, while agriculture and land use changes represent the second largest source of green house gases.

Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

Nature Conservancy - Science

I hate that new stuff : Are novel ecosystems cheapening restoration policies? Wilson’s audacious plan : half the planet for wildlife. Woodpeckers pound their heads repeatedly with no ill effects. What can we learn from them?

How Wildflowers Benefit the Ecosystem

Eco Friendly Daily

To others, it is a thing of beauty and an ecosystem alive with buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies. In reality, it is an ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity and habitat for a wide variety of organisms. Endangered Ecosystems.

The Ross Sea – the Last Intact Marine Ecosystem on Earth – and I

10,000 Birds

The Ross Sea is the most productive stretch of water in the Southern Ocean, teeming with large predatory fish, whales, seals, penguins and other animals that form the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth. I want to write a book – in English – about this “voyage of the Beagle”, about Antarctica and its wildlife in the light of climate changes, and us, the travellers on board the Ortelius and us, the mankind on board our only planet. Working title: The Only Planet.

10 Things A Planet Needs to Make it Habitable

The Alien Next Door

artist rendition of Kepler 186f Using the latest Kepler telescope, scientists have recently discovered close to 140 Earth-like planets among thousands of exotic exoplanets in the galaxy. The one common ingredient that makes a planet habitable, Batalha tells us, is the need for liquid water.

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Captain Planet Stressed Me Out

Conservancy Talk

As a child I was discouraged from watching a television program called “Captain Planet.” Captain Planet in the Flesh! It’s been over a decade and a half since my first encounter with Captain Planet, but it wasn’t until recently I was able to meet my childhood hero in the flesh.

Can Robots and Artificial Intelligence Save the Planet?

Green Prophet

But how is the new era of technology really helping the world we live in and, moreover, how much of a role can it play in restoring the planet’s health? These processes can be extended to more than farming and can help monitor and protect all sorts of ecosystems and habitats around the globe.

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How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Reducing meat consumption by half could feed 2 billion people, reducing the burden of hunger on the planet without increasing the area under cultivation at all. As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

I am fascinated by trying to understand the socio-economic and political factors that variably influence these links to the natural world and, what we can learn as a society towards a sustainable planet.

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Can Environmental SF Help Save Our Planet?

The Alien Next Door

Journalist and climate activist Dan Bloom coined the term Cli-Fi in 2008 to describe literature whose premise is based on some element of climate change and its impact on the planet and on humanity.

Bottled water: A natural resource that is taxing the world's ecosystem

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world's ecosystem. The abstraction of water itself is what is causing real grief to the Planet.

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

Saving the planet will largely depend on our ability to close this gap. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.” Milken recently published the anthology — which contains remarks from 18 thought leaders — in advance of next week’s 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference.

Seven Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

A panel of four leading thinkers on conservation, population, and development tackled these and many other questions in a wide ranging conversation — 7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet — hosted by the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts on April 28.

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Biodiversity leads to resilience and ecosystem services

The Green Changemakers

It covers everything from genetic diversity through to the mix of animals and plants that make up an ecosystem. Different species within ecosystems fill particular roles, they all have a function, they all have a niche.

Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

I am fascinated by trying to understand the socio-economic and political factors that variably influence these links to the natural world and, what we can learn as a society towards a sustainable planet.

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Handling global warming: Iron Oxides in marine ecosystems

EcoFriend

So while cutting carbon emission is great way to stop polluting the planet further, keeping our coastlines clean and dump-free will help even more. The studies further prove how essential our marine ecosystems are for our planet’s sustenance and give another way to reverse global warming.

Keep Plant Life Diverse to Buffer Against Warming Planet

Green Prophet

While small-scale controlled experiments have provided evidence of the positive relationship between biodiversity and multi-functionality over the years, this study is the first in explicitly evaluating such relationship among real ecosystems at a global scale.

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Heroines for the Planet: Tea Expert and Climate Change Scientist Selena Ahmed

Eco Chic

I am fascinated by trying to understand the socio-economic and political factors that variably influence these links to the natural world and, what we can learn as a society towards a sustainable planet. Worldchanging Women china climate change heroines for the planet science stem Tea yunnan

The Eco-Apocalypse is Here. Indonesia is Burning. It’s Time to Wake Up & Give a Sh*t.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today #fuckhalloween #loveyourmother #tigers #worldwildlifefund Earth ecosystem Fire how to save the planet IndonesiaHonestly, this is so disturbing that it makes me want to dedicate my life to conservation efforts.

Living Planet report 2010

The Green Changemakers

Living Planet Report 2010 The Living Planet Report relates the Living Planet Index – a measure of the health of the world’s biodiversity – to the Ecological Footprint and the Water Footprint – measures of humanity’s demands on the Earth’s natural resources.

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Bristol Bay Blog, Part 2: The Salmon Portfolio

Nature Conservancy - Science

Unlike at most salmon-producing regions of the world, at Bristol Bay scientists can still study a full and functioning salmon ecosystem. For millennia, people at Bristol Bay have experienced one of the greatest food deliveries on the planet: salmon brought literally to their door.

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Our Life, Our Planet, Our Future

Eco Friendly Daily

Taking into account the sheer number of stars it would be improbable to assume that our planet is the only one on which Life had evolved. Our planet is extraordinary regardless of whether studying it on a macro or a micro level. Our planet is extraordinary and we are her stewards.

Urban Planet Project

The Green Changemakers

Contact info For more information on Urban Planet, contact Project leader Danil Lundback danil@ecology.su.se +46 73 707 8718 The world is turning increasingly urban with more than five billion people projected to live in cities by 2030.

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This Earth Day, Let’s Picnic for Earth!

Conservancy Talk

You don’t have to wait till Monday to do something easy and fun to celebrate our planet. Join us in celebrating this one planet we have and all that it provides us. What are you doing for Earth Day ? It’s sneaking up on us – it’s Monday, April 22!

Can Daikon Save the Planet? How this Vegetable can Help Conservation & Farming

Green Living Ideas

The post Can Daikon Save the Planet? News and Events CSA ecosystem farming organic My partner and I recently joined a CSA and while we’re generally stoked on the foods we’ve been getting, daikon seems to show up often and we’ve been a bit perplexed as to how to cook it (check out some great recipes below!). But more interesting than the spicy, biting flavor is the fact that.

The Green Sheikh: Love Your Children and They Will Love the Planet

Green Prophet

Reconnecting with the Planet. Reconnection with our beautiful planet is not a default process. Feel in love with nature, we are part of this earth ecosystem. Love the planet, look after it, and it will love you back.

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Plant 1 Billion Trees: Remembering the Wangari Maathai. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons {Video}

Elephant Journal

Wangari Maathai was the first African woman (and the first environmentalist) to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Building Cities that Think Like Planets

The Green Changemakers

Her most recent book Advances in Urban Ecology (Springer 2008) synthesizes the state of knowledge on the complex interactions between of urbanization and ecological function and articulates the challenges and opportunities for scholars of urban ecosystems.

Eco-Conscious Cosmetics: Looking Good Never So Beautiful for the Planet

Green Prophet

In a continued effort to give back, EcoTools has joined with 1% For The Planet®, an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging resources to create a healthier planet.

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The Transformation of Gabon: Can Nature Make Economic Development Work Better for People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Josh Goldstein , economist and ecosystem services scientist. They’re using science to bring ecosystem services – nature’s benefits to people – directly into Gabon’s economic planning decisions. Getting ecosystem services on the development “balance sheet”.

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The Habitable Planet - A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

The Green Changemakers

Course Overview The Habitable Planet is a multimedia course for high school teachers and adult learners interested in studying environmental science. Many Planets, One Earth 2. Ecosystems 5.

Is mankind in danger of backsliding into pre-industrial times?

Green (Living) Review

Those are the conclusions the Club of Rome, an association of researchers and scientists, arrived at in the report “The Plundered Planet”, which also includes a detailed inventory and appraisal of the raw materials of the Planet.

Ecocide or Murder of Mother Earth

Green (Living) Review

If we do not we are going to kill ourselves and the Planet, and that in that order. ecocide ecosystems ecosystem collapse murder of Mother Earth

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Finding a Home for Evicted Bats

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planet of the Bugs. In Utah and beyond, bats play an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem by keeping insect populations in check. If it wasn’t for these creatures, the planet would be overrun with insects.

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One Planet Living

The Green Changemakers

[link] Guiding Principles - Take action Individuals Government Businesses Guiding Principles of One Planet Living ® To achieve a sustainable future, we need to design communities which enable people to live sustainably. Download the One Planet Living Communities Manual here PDF 1.2

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AUDUBON LAUNCHES SECOND ANNUAL “PENNIES FOR THE PLANET” CAMPAIGN

Green (Living) Review

Fundraising Focus Shifts to Benefit Endangered Coastlines by Michael Smith (Veshengro) New York, December, 2009 – The second year of the National Audubon Society’s Pennies for the Planet, a national conservation education and action campaign for young people, kicked off on December 17, 2009 with a focus on protecting endangered coastlines.

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Meet the Microorganisms That Will Save the Planet (And the Fashion Industry)

Eco Chic

How do we produce the stuff we need with less (or no) impact on the planet’s limited resources? The key is changing their values to consider the betterment of people and the planet in a long run, instead of focusing on a consumer’s short-coming interest.”

We get asked this Question every day. It’s enabling our Own Destruction.

Elephant Journal

We are faced with a seemingly benign choice that has huge implications for the entire planet: Blog Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness environment environmental stewardship marine ecosystems oceans plastic save the oceans

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New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

You’ve probably heard that Earth is becoming an urban planet — and you’ll definitely be seeing it around the world over the next two decades. While the planet’s total urban area is projected to triple in size from 2000 levels over that period, urban populations will nearly double to 4.9

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Heroines for the Planet: Eco Sex Sage, Stephanie Iris Weiss

Eco Chic

And once we hit the sheets, sex toys, lubricants and everything in between contain toxic chemicals and “ingredients” that wreak havoc on our personal ecosystems. You don’t have to want to save the planet.

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