15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Yet if we continue to lose our forests at the current rate, in 80 years from now there will be no forest left on our “green” planet [2]. Deforestation is happening everywhere on the planet for many different reasons that vary from region to region. Forests are one of the most important.

5 Impactful Strategies for Communicating Sustainability Online

Green Prophet

It’s our responsibility to get better at communicating the things that matter most to building a sustainable future for our planet. People are searching for information about global warming online. Don’t believe me?

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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.

Students around the globe will walk out of school Friday to protest for the planet

Green Prophet

Concern over climate change is urgent and admirable, but question remains if it is possible to adopt habits and policies that also provide for sustained growth and prosperity while healing our planet? This truly is ‘The Handbook’ we all need to flourish on our small planet.”.

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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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Urban Biodiversity Strategies

The Green Changemakers

by Erik van Lennep Amongst the survival concerns now facing our planet and people, the destruction of biodiversity has become prominent, and this issue lands squarely in the middle of our plates as an industry.

A New Diet for the Planet?

Conservancy Talk

Why doesn’t The Nature Conservancy make changing people’s diets one of its strategies? What’s clear, however, is the urgency of meeting our growing demands for food and water without destroying our planet. Can changing your diet make a positive impact on the planet?

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New Government energy rules could undermine climate strategy

Green (Living) Review

We want a healthy planet and a good quality of life for all those who live on it. A new report by a committee of MPs of Wednesday, 26 January 2011, warning that new UK planning rules could lead to a new 'dash for gas' and stall low-carbon energy investment, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.

Save Water, Save The Planet

Green (Living) Review

By taking small steps to conserve water, you can help the planet in big ways. In a study published in the February issue of the journal Global Environmental Change, an authority on the subject of water footprint named Ridoutt proposed a strategy that takes the original location of the water into account when evaluating the environmental impact of its use in product manufacturing. Just because water comes gushing out of our faucets, it doesn't mean that it's an infinite resource.

Heroines for the Planet: Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker Marilyn Weiner, Creator of Journey to Planet Earth

Eco Chic

Journey to Planet Earth is one of the most important TV series you’ll watch. And in my opinion, one of the most important, world-changing women on our planet co-created this series: Marilyn Weiner. And what inspired you and Hal to create Journey to Planet Earth to begin with?

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A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map

Nature Conservancy - Science

If forests really are the lungs of our planet – absorbing and storing carbon dioxide while spitting out oxygen – then the map represents a cutting-edge, continuous image scan of our collective lungs. Red blotches are eating away at the lung capacity of our planet.

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Putting Conservation on the Map: A Blueprint for a Healthy Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Traditional habitat protection is an important conservation strategy, but the current placement of protected areas is not sufficient to mitigate future development impacts.

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Heroines for the Planet: Future Weather Director Jenny Deller

Eco Chic

Jenny Deller Future Weather centers on 13-year-old Lauduree, who fears the collapse of both her family and the planet. This strategy has been extremely effective in mixing people up, and creating a skepticism and mistrust around the issue.

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Building a better world - 6 strategies for engaging the SDGs in the classroom

The Green Changemakers

Most of the SDGs are borderless challenges that face all nations across the planet, if in different ways. Today, almost 800 educators from across the planet have pledged to bring the SDGs into their classrooms, and to make sure that the world’s youth truly contribute to change in their communities and beyond. by Jennifer D.

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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. To be sure, some bad actors exist, and there is sometimes a need for confrontational strategies. And the strategy is now influencing similar efforts to address the very serious challenge of deforestation from palm oil production in Indonesia. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.”

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

But as threats to nature became more complex, we realized this strategy would only take us so far. Photo credit: NASA Here in Ohio, you can see some of these strategies at work. At the time, for example, only 56% of Alabamans said they even believed that our planet is warming.

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5 Strategies to Help Bring Humane Education to Schools

The Green Changemakers

So whether you're a classroom teacher or community educator, here are 5 of the most useful strategies you can use to help ease the way for bringing humane education into schools: STANDARDS : The easiest and most obvious way is to link humane education content to standards.

Building Cities that Think Like Planets

The Green Changemakers

From a planetary perspective, the emergence and rapid expansion of cities across the globe may represent another turning point in the life of our planet. If we are to think like a planet, the challenge will be to deal with scales and events far removed from everyday human experience.

Connecting the Dots - Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Which learning strategies best contribute to students becoming engaged and active citizens involved in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability? Connecting the Dots focuses on learning strategies and the ways of organizing learning experiences; the “how to” of learning.

Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto,

The Green Changemakers

Leading business strategist Adam Werbach pushes sustainability well beyond quaint notions of saving the planet. In Strategy for Sustainability , Werbach redefines the movement to address not just environmental and economic trends, but also social and cultural ones. Werbach underscores that strategy has always been about making profits first, and that can’t change. Layoffs. Failing companies. Collapsing economies. Tainted products. Scarce resources.

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Trash Planet: Germany

The Green Changemakers

by Marie Look The Trash Planet series highlights various countries around the world and how they handle their waste. Germany’s three-point strategy doesn’t apply to just the country’s solid and packaging wastes, but also to liquid, gaseous, hazardous, radioactive and medical wastes.

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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How Business Leaders Can Help Save the Planet—and Lead a Joyous Life

Conservancy Talk

On the other hand, many companies now understand that factoring nature into their decision-making is a smart business strategy. I encourage you to be bolder—use your clout to push decision-makers and build coalitions that result in win-win strategies that strengthen both business and environmental outcomes. Let’s face it—solving today’s environmental challenges requires unprecedented leadership.

Blue planet or green globe?

The Green Changemakers

Singapore has a strategy to diversify and secure its limited water supply. Inspirational examples of how villages, towns and cities around the world are becoming greener and cleaner. Photo by William Cho. Community groups, planners and politicians across the world face strikingly similar environmental challenges. These include many problems that we are familiar with, such as managing sustainable urban growth, making the best use of scarce resources and adapting to climate change.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Why and How Conservation Needs to Tackle Human Well-Being: A Conservation with Heather Tallis

Nature Conservancy - Science

The next 20-30 years will see dramatic change in the face of the planet — and what lives on it or doesn’t — as society decides how to double food production, build hundreds of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure and create more megacities. We also have to get people strategies right.

Five Strategies to get our Kids to Eat Better (& Like it).

Elephant Journal

To save our planet and save our children, we must stop this cycle. While changing our family’s way of eating might seem easier said than done, these five strategies can introduce our kids to good-for-them foods that also taste good.

Grow fresh food in the middle of Manhattan? Meet Henry

Green Prophet

Henry, or Henry Gordon-Smith is an urban agriculture consultant for Blue Planet. “Then, based on if their goals are yield, education, or job-training, our team recommends design, technology, and operations strategies.”

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The growth machine is killing our planet, so why hasn’t it been stopped?

Green Blog

This brief introduction cannot do justice to Gareth Dale’s account, which not only deals with the history and roots of the growth paradigm, but offers valuable insights into its implications for left-green strategy in this century. In article after article, book after book, scientists and environmentalists have exposed the devastating effects of constant economic expansion on the global environment.

Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

Eco Chic

That was our strategy.”. It was a tactic of war, a strategy to destroy the entire community.”. Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York. Photo by Svetlana Jovanovic. “I

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Failure of Trans Pacific Partnership good news for American People and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

The TPP favored the interests of big business over people and the planet. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides economic strategies and practical tools for businesses and individuals to solve today's social and environmental problems.

Interview with a Yogi: Healing through Nada Yoga. ~ Daniel Barnes

Elephant Journal

We have had enough of talking, brain storming and strategies. Power games and corporate greed have raped our planet earth. Haven’t all of us signed hundreds of pleas and petitions to political leaders which have fallen on deaf ears? Arm chair tactics don’t carry any more firepower. We need action oriented schemes and not just meditations for peace. We have to trust in collective action.

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Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

During his first term as President, Barack Obama took historic steps to mitigate the climate crisis our planet is facing. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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9 Surprising Facts About Junk Food | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Heres Moss: "This," Witherly [a food scientist] said, "is one of the most marvelously constructed foods on the planet, in terms of pure pleasure." Internal papers reveal a strategy to safeguard sugar from "opportunists," "pseudoscientists," and "enemies."

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10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

See how easy it is – and how fun – to do your part to save the planet? And pouring enormous amounts of money and natural resources into mutually-assured destruction seems like an outdated model for peacekeeping on a finite planet. BUILD BRIGHT GREEN CITIES We are now an urban planet.

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Divided Fossil Energy Industry Improves Chances For Climate Legislation

Green Living Ideas

As we near the fall of the Copenhagen talks and a last-chance-to-save-the-planet climate bill in congress, there are some encouraging signs. Tags: Alternative Energy Carbon/ GHG Reduction News and Events CEJAPA Chamber of Commerce climate legislation copenhagen divide to conquer fossil industries defections strategy In battle, you divide to conquer… Till recently the traditional energy industry has been able to front a monolithic lobby with an agreed upon agenda.

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Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools, & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom

Green Life Smart Life

Incorporating ways to help the environment into your lessons is not only good for the planet, but offers plenty of hands-on activities, lessons, and projects for students. Students can play this game to save Planet Helios from ecological disaster.

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century. These include strategies like energy efficiency to nuclear power to biofuels.

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Hope for a World in Crisis

Environmental News Network

Over time, this more forward-looking value system will likely be adopted not because it is idealistic or morally correct but because it is necessary for our survival and for the maintenance of life as we know it on this planet. An Introduction to A New Reality by Jonas and Jonathan Salk.

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Can we save the earth without the Arctic ice?

Green Prophet

Researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism. This is bad news for the world, as ice and snow reflect a high proportion of the sun’s energy into space, thus keeping the planet cool. Glaciers retreating in Iran.

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Advertising research: downplay the “green”

Green Prophet

Green products usually include environmentally friendly features that are less harmful to the planet and population, such as biodegradable and nontoxic ingredients, that enhance energy efficiency and include recycled components.

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of December 2016?

10,000 Birds

Don’t worry; you don’t have to start handing out gifts tomorrow, but you should certainly be thinking about your decorating strategy. Looks like I may have to endure another year on this planet without seeing Bohemian Waxwings.

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How Sustainable Were the London 2012 Summer Olympics?

Sustainability Ninja

The group project to make the Olympics sustainable was officially named One Planet Olympics , but its goals were based on the analysis of a previous project called Olympic Games Global Impact. One Planet Olympics used 10 principles to guide what had to be done.

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