Hands holding Planet Earth
General

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970, when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Earth Day is now a global event each year, and the Earth Day Network who organizes Earth Day believes that more than

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rainforest deforestation
Conservation

Rainforest Action Network  (RAN) preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and working with local communities and strategic campaigns. Emma Lierley, Forests Communications Manager at RAN, told me recently that palm oil is still a relatively unknown issue. It is a forest commodity which

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Urban wildlife
Wildlife

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (The Fur-Bearers) works to end the commercial fur trade and promotes co-existence with urban wildlife. At this time of year, Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications/Wildlife Conflict Manager for The Fur Bearers hears more about people with urban wildlife conflicts. People living in

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Bamboo Lemur
Endangered Species

Madagascar is one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots, full of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on earth. And sadly, they are at risk. The incredible biodiversity has been negatively impacted from habitat loss caused by deforestation, hunting and the pet-trade. For the last 20 years, Dr. Edward

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UN
General

The Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations are a framework of 17 global Goals and 169 Targets that are to be achieved by 2030. These Goals are universal, and address our world’s environmental, social, economic, and security challenges. All the world’s issues are connected to each other (eg. climate

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Vancouver Island marine waterfront
Conservation

When Roy Mulder learned scuba diving 43 years ago, it set him on his current path to devote his life to the creation of marine conservation areas in Canada. He is a strong believer in community and has been active in numerous organizations and programming. Among other titles, he is

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