World leaders given 'trash' to eat at United Nations to highlight food wastage

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World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates on Sunday at the United Nations — trash. The burger came with fries created from starchy corn that would typically go to animal feed — which along with biofuels is the end product of the overwhelming majority of the 36 million hectares of corn grown in the United States. food waste United Nations UNO

United Nations Blames Humans for 2013?s Extreme Weather

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The newest “Status of the Climate Report” from the United Nations states that global warming is predominately caused by human activity. The climate report for 2013 was based on data Read More The post United Nations Blames Humans for 2013′s Extreme Weather appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Science Top News

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Israeli Sunshine Girl Gets United Nations Prize for Jewish Heart

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She puts two and two together by taking Israeli technologies and matching them with Jewish donors in the United States to fund real world green energy projects in Africa. Her hard work and idealistic spirit has paid off: the United Nations just presented her with a prize, acknowledging the importance of her work. Energy Africa devtech Innovation Africa Sivan Yaari-Borowich Solar Energy tikkun olam United States

United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to find new ways to reduce the wasteful industry. Date palm groves can be made more sustainable using permaculture and smarter irrigation solutions proposed by companies like flux www.fluxiot.com.

Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference

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Israeli diplomats and ministers have taken a quasi-Messianic tone as the Rio+20 United Nations conference approaches.”Our It has not only fostered a market for clean technology and sustainable innovation, but has also made these developments a national priority. Eyal Rosner was recently appointed the director of Israel’s national initiative to develop transportation technologies that reduce the use of oil.

United Nations Makes Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of Peace

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Read More The post United Nations Makes Leonardo DiCaprio Messenger of Peace appeared first on Ecorazzi. Leonardo DiCaprio is taking on the new role of Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, where he''ll raise global warming awareness. Causes Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Microplastics in the sea a growing threat to human health, United Nations warns

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This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today. More than a quarter of fish in markets in Indonesia and California contain plastic particles Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

United Nations Webinar On Solar Projects in the Middle East

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Free webinar helps you understand how to secure government interest, manufacture locally, and export to Europe in order to keep your solar project rolling. It has long been established that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have enough solar energy to power the world.

Ronaldinho Joins The United Nations In Fight Against AIDS

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Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho has teamed up with the United Nations (UNAIDS) and Brazil’s Ministry of Health to help educate the public about HIV prevention. Even though HIV/AIDS has been around for a few decades, only 1/3 of young people have accurate knowledge on how to protect themselves. Using his star power, the attacking midfielder [.]. Causes People Sports ronaldinho

Alliance of Civilizations - United Nations

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Exploring Misconceptions about the Islamic World – A Daily Lesson Plan on the AoC by the New York Times Learning Network In this lesson, students learn about a United Nations initiative to create the Alliance of Civilizations to resolve conflict between the East and West.

A United Nations of All Species

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United Nations -a nation for all species. The concept of the Earth as alive and full of meaning vs our current apartheid between people and the Earth.Official trailer 2013

United Nations Celebrates Fibers and Biodiversity with Eco Chic Fashion Show in Geneva

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I just ran across this video from the eco fashion show that was held a few weeks ago at the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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United Natures- A United Nations of All Species

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Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

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The United Nations sent Green Prophet a new report: a record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the United Nations in their Global E-waste Monitor 2020.

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United Nations Global Compact launches new management model for sustainability management

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Aligning strategies and operations with Global Compact principles [link] New York, 17 June 2010 — The United Nations Global Compact today launched the UN Global Compact Management Model , which is designed to help Global Compact signatories align their operations and strategies with both the letter and spirit of the Global Compact’s ten universally accepted principles.

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Deadly worm invades Middle East, The UN wants $500 million attack fund

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The United Nations launched today a three-year Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to scale up efforts to curb the growing spread of the invasive pest which is causing serious damage to food production and affecting millions of farmers across the world. .

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Challenging Ourselves to be Better at Helping Others.

Elephant Journal

On September 19th, the United Nations General Assembly will conduct a day-long summit discussing “large movement of refugees and migrants” and the opportunity to develop a plan for a better international response. Enlightened Society Equal Rights helpful New York Times Nicholas Kristof Syrian refugees United Nations Commission of Refugees

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New UN tool can track illegal fishing

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Nature FAO fish greenpeace over-fishing United NationsAn aerial view of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise and Tunisian tug during a non-violent action to release highly-endangered bluefin tuna from a cage towed by a Tunisian tugboat to a tuna farm where the fish were to be fattened and sold to the market. Greenpeace is in the Mediterranean to take action against the bluefin tuna fishing fleets and to promote marine reserves.

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Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

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Act Food regenerative agriculture United NationsWind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions.

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International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

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Following an international trend pressuring large food chains to think local and source local food, Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (or the FAO) to do just that. Lifestyle FAO hydroponic Thailand United Nations

Sustainability and Storytelling at NYFW: James Nathaniel Piña’s Love Letter Home

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The Conscious Fashion Campaign is a call to action for brands, media and retail to commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda to achieve peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The initiative, supported by the United Nations Office for Partnerships, seeks engagement and collaboration among industry stakeholders to accelerate change towards a sustainable future for all. James Nathaniel Jacket.

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Palestinian rappers tackle MidEast sexism

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” The video was promoted in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, which focuses on changing sexist attitudes in the Middle East and improving reproductive health for women around the world. Ideally the message in this video will resonate far beyond Palestine, highlighting our commonalities and uniting us in a re-evaluation of gender inequality. At least, we can unite around a catchy song.

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Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief

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Ahmed Djoghlaf says nations risk economic collapse and loss of culture if it does not protect the natural world Britain and other countries face a collapse of their economies and loss of culture if they do not protect the environment better, the world's leading champion of nature has warned. economic security nature United Nations

10 Quotes that Encourage us to Pause & Reflect on International Day of Yoga.

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Iyengar Benefits of yoga India International Day of Yoga mind-body connection Narendra Modi osho Powerful Quotes United NationsMore than 180 countries all around the world are expected to celebrate and honour this day, helping to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, and humanity's quest for a more harmonious lifestyle and improved state of. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Yoga B.K.S.

Ritz-Carlton green campaign takes root in Riyadh ?

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The Clean up the World campaign is held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Design Energy bike valet Clean Earth Clean up the World Green Earth honeybees United Nations Environment Program vegetated roof 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.

A Day of National Mourning & a Politician with a Heart.

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Today is a day of national mourning in the Netherlands. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only #MH17 crash Frans Timmermans mourning netherlands speech UN United Nations victims

After America.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today america Democracy empire Security Council United NationsThe American empire is in decline. Americans need to think how to pass the baton. The best runner up is a coalition of democratic states. It's time to build it.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

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Stop using oceans as waste pool: UN’s FAO at Abu Dhabi’s Blue Economy Summit

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Major changes in how the planet’s marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, the United Nation’s FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting today in Abu Dhabi. Health Abu Dhabi FAO oceans sustainable seafood United Nations

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Obama to sign U.N. Firearms Treaty the Senate rejected

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) President Barack Obama will soon sign an international arms trade treaty that has been previously rejected by the United States Senate. The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) establishes regulations for international arms sales. General Assembly passed the treaty on April 2nd with a vote of 153-4, with the United States voting in favor. Senate USA US Constitution United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) POTUS Obama President Obama

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Yoga as an Answer to Combating Climate Change.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today climate change climate crisis mindfulness Narendra Modi oneness reposibility United NationsAll of us, and yet not just one of us, must carry the task of tackling climate change. So it has to be a concerted effort a sense of.

If I Could Speak on Behalf of the Lives of Future Generations.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) decree environment humanity peace on earth United NationsShould we choose to save ourselves from the impending environmental collapse, we will need to be on the same page. Here's my two cents, inspired by the ethos of Biomimicry.

World Habitat Day 2013

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And things are even worse in other cities and towns and we do not even want to talk about the situation in most places in the United States. And if we but watch the arrival of the people commuting by train their either cycle to the station, if they come from a little distance away, or come on foot, unlike in Britain or the United States. United Nations urban transportation World Habitat Day urban mobility urban travel

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World Sees Scary Transition to Seas Full of Jellyfish, Not Fish

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is saying that in fact it is over-fishing to begin with that has caused the initial bloom. Travel & Nature Black Sea Israel jellyfish Mediterranean Sea recipe Turkey United Nations Every summer the surge of jellyfish seem to be getting worse and worse in the Mediterranean Sea. We may be seeing a future where jellyfish overtake fish stocks. Ready for a jellyfish stirfry ?

Internet Access, a Right or a Privilege: Zuckerberg Takes a Stand.

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Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Africa Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bono Connectivity Declaration equality global internet inequality Mark Zuckerberg one privileges rights United Nations world equalityMark Zuckerberg and Bono's One Organization are teaming up to push for universal Internet access by 2020.

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Fish are friends?

Environmental Economics

Fish are the lowest priority on the United Nations Sustainability Goals One thing world leaders agree on?

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

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The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. Lifestyle Climate Change Energy Energy Efficiency fossil fuels oil United Nations It does not look bright. Green Prophet obtained today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the future looks bleak if we do not take action today.

Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

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Lifestyle global warming oceans United Nations This is not an Orson Welles-esque prank , but real and scary: An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than we had thought.

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Plastic Eco-Brick Proposal Wins Dubai Resident a UN Citizen Ambassadorship

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Jonathan Eric Defante submitted his “One Bottle, One Life” YouTube pitch to the United Nations as a potential solution for poor recycling performance around the world. Defante believes this same technique can be used to create model communities in every nation in order to raise awareness of the need to recycle and create long-lasting sustainable solutions. This is the script he delivered to the United Nations via YouTube: Excuse me Mr. Secretary-General.

Vegetarianism and the Environment

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Tags: Food and Cuisine Fruits and Vegetables Health and Fitness Meat ADA American Dietetic Association climate change diet emissions FAO food Food and Agriculture Organization global warming greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gases livestock pollution UN United Nations United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization vegetarian vegetarianism

Venomous Irukandji Jellyfish Kills Eco Bloggers

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Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Nature eco-craft Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations General Fisheries Commission irukandji jellyfish venomous animals Green Prophet recently reported about alarming surges in jellyfish populations in the Mediterranean Sea. No hand-wringing yellow journalism here, the phenomenon was scientifically assessed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Odd timing.

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Women, Rio+20 and the Green Future of the Middle East

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Poverty, national security, environmental problems and economic development are all influenced by women’s access to family planning resources. During the last week of May the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), met in Paris to sign an agreement linking reproductive rights and family planning to climate change , especially in developing countries.

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Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

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This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions. To understand the scale of these figures, consider that Qatar doubles the next highest per-capita emitting country, Kuwait, and trebles the United States.

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