Sustainable Development

2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All

December 29, 2011

Alternative energy will be a major talking point in 2012, thanks to the UN’s decision to declare it as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The decision was made back in December 2010 during a UN General Assembly. The initiative recognizes that access to “modern affordable energy services in developing countries is essential […]

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Fair Trade USA Launches Facebook and Smart Phone Apps

November 1, 2011

Fair trade is one of the great initiatives of our time. Fair Trade Certified means the product purchased complied with internationally-monitored environmental standards; farmers get the support they need to acquire resources and knowledge for sustainable growing, organic conversion, reforestation, and water conservation. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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San Jose Promotes Solar Energy Event

April 28, 2011

As part of the city’s Green Vision program, San Jose in California is promoting a free event tomorrow (Friday 29) called Bright Green Day. It includes tours, workshops, live music, food trucks, community art canvas, a 22-foot Earth Baloon and a show case of the City’s green plans. Related Posts:City of San José Promotes Solar […]

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Are Women Greener Than Men?

March 8, 2011

Some people claim that women tend to be greener than men when it comes to everyday actions we can take to mitigate our impact on the planet. For example, women are more likely to be vegetarian (60 per cent more) than men; they’re also more consistent with their recycling. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go […]

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Coalition of Emerging Countries Calls For Action On Biodiversity

September 25, 2010

In preparation for COP10, the meeting on biodiversity that will take place in Japan in October, a group of 17 developing countries known as Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) met earlier this week to discuss and present their vision for future action on biodiversity under the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the […]

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