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Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

Green Prophet

A hundred employees from The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh planted over 300 trees in the hotel’s surroundings as part of a new environmental campaign called Green Earth, Clean Earth. The Clean up the World campaign is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Can you believe earth is running out of sand?

Green Prophet

In 2009 Green Prophet reported that the massive construction boom caused a shortage of the high quality desert sand used in construction. Green Tech and Gadgets desert environment natural resources sand

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Protect Parrotfish, Protect the Reef?

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s a key recommendation in a recent report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network , the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program. A rainbow parrotfish in the Caribbean. Photo: © Ken Marks.

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Goodall, Clinton and Cousteau at Eye Earth Summit Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

The four day summit was organized by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

6 Excellent Reasons to Peg Your Plastic Habit

Green Prophet

Plastic makes up nearly 80% of the world’s marine debris according to the United Nations Environment Program. Every year, the United States alone consumes roughly 12 million barrels of oil to produce plastic.

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E-waste Causing Problems for Countries

Green Life Smart Life

A report was recently released by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the rising problem of E-waste in countries like China and India. million tons of e-waste in 2010 is second to the United States with around 3 million tons. Their website will help you find state and local government programs along with manufacturer and retailer recycling programs for eCycling all your electronics.

Cities: The Drivers of Sustainable Human Development and Prosperity

The Green Changemakers

[link] by Maggie Comstock While green buildings, by their most obvious definition, address environmental impacts, they also have wide implications for human health, safety and productivity. Well-ventilated green schools can reduce instances of asthma in students. Green offices with day lit spaces boost employee productivity and attendance. Patients feel faster in green hospitals with views to nature.

Sustainable Transportation

The Green Changemakers

Image credit: Inhabitat Transportation corridors and facilities are major components of the nation’s landscape and public realm.

Development: Time to leave GDP behind

The Green Changemakers

Gross domestic product is a misleading measure of national success. Even before the United Nations began requiring countries to collect data to report national GDP, Simon Kuznets, the metric''s chief architect, had warned against equating its growth with well-being.

Entrepreneurs of the Natural World Show Case Their Ground Breaking Solutions to the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

The initiative is the brainchild of the Biomimicry Guild and the Zero Emission Research and Initiatives (ZERI) in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN-the World Conservation Union. Humpback Heart Pacemakers Over 350,000 people in the United States alone are fitted with new or replacement pacemakers annually. Beetle-Based Water Harvesting By 2025, the United Nations forecasts that 1.8

Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

We are optimistic that we have the capacity to meet these challenges and achieve a strong global economy while advancing social well-being and protecting human health and the environment. A starting point for pressures on the global environment is population growth. Alan D.