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Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

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Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. Earth To Paris—Le Hub will provide the opportunity for cross-sector, solutions-oriented engagement in climate change conversations around COP21; a platform for amplifying the conversation across social and digital media; and series of activations through inspiring calls to take bold, meaningful action to address climate change. Experts, advocates, CEOs, and other leaders in Paris will discuss creati
National Drive Electric Week Celebrated in Oklahoma, USA

National Drive Electric Week Celebrated in Oklahoma, USA

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Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization has been working to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce America's dependence on petroleum and to improve the global environment. Plug In America has been successful in developing the world’s largest network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers. The organization conceived a National Drive Electric Week in 2011 and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations such as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. The National Drive Electric Week was celebrated between September 12-20, 2015 and was designed to showcase the fun, cost-savings and clean-air benefits of plug-in vehicles. John Gallagh
Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosting the 21st UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in December this year. As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, the UNFCCC invites all global citizens to help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, young people from around the globe have been invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change, for example convincing their parents, school or college to take climate action, or taking part in a campaign. Two winners of the t...
Tanzania Launches Wildlife Campaign to Save Elephants

Tanzania Launches Wildlife Campaign to Save Elephants

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The elephant may seem like a big, powerful animal but even the mighty elephant has not been left untouched by human greed. Elephant poaching is rampant in many parts of the world and the number of these giant yet vulnerable tuskers is constantly on the decline. In order to protect elephants, Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, in association with WildAid and the African Wildlife Foundation, has launched a new public awareness campaign to inform the public about the severe poaching crisis currently facing Tanzania, and to generate widespread support among civil society for the protection of elephants and other wildlife species. The campaign plans to use all forms of media and public spaces in order to reach as many members of the public as possible, including the...
5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

5 Must-Know Terms for All Solar-Interested Homeowners

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Being interested in solar power isn't just an efficient way to power all the electrical or modern items your house usually requires in order for you to lead a comfortable life, but it's also environmentally-conscious too. As homeowners, especially in the time of rapidly depleting fossil fuels, your interest in turning to solar-power might seem even more heroic. Yet understanding renewable energy, and certainly all the terms and jargon that fit around solar energy, isn't entirely easy. That's why this article hopes to debunk and hopefully explain to you, in more simpler terms, what things you should know if interested in powering your home by solar means. Solar Finance Terminology With solar being a readily accessible source of power that's better for the long-term prospects of t...
Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

Battle to Protect Ozone Layer Progresses in Paris

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A unique collection of countries representing a majority of the world population and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) consumers and producers, including China, India, Brazil, and South Africa, along with the European Union and the United States, have called for fast action to cut production and use of HFCs. HFC is the fastest growing greenhouse gas in the world. The use of HFCs became popular in the world after the phase out of the ChloroFluoroCarbons (CFCs) which were found to be the cause of the destruction of the ozone hole over Antarctica. Nations around the world have now called for using the institutions and expertise of the Montreal Protocol (the protocol used for phasing out CFCs), to bring down the use of HFCs.  In total, more than 120 countries have called for action to phase down HF
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