Livingston County News | ‘Save the Humans,’ save the planet: Earth Day weekend marked by clean-up events in Livingston County

Livingston County News | ‘Save the Humans,’ save the planet: Earth Day weekend marked by clean-up events in Livingston County

Students at Livonia Central School put their own novel twist on Earth Day, renaming it “Save the Humans Day” and used it as the starting point for a week’s worth of environmental awareness activities. “Earth Day is not about saving Earth. It is really about securing a quality of life for future generations,” said Brian Sheldon, who teaches Earth Science and Global Environment at Livonia Central School. On Sunday, more than 20 students from the…

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James Cameron touts veganism over Viagra to raise male awareness and save the planet

James Cameron touts veganism over Viagra to raise male awareness and save the planet

Hollywood titan James Cameron wants to save the planet by promoting veganism — and he’s happy to begin in the bedroom by raising the sexual benefits for men of a plant-based diet. “I’d love to put Viagra out of business, just by spreading the word on plant-based eating,” Cameron said in an interview from Los Angeles. The Ontario-born director of Titanic and Avatar is executive producer of The Game Changers, one of the buzz films…

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Carbon Cultivators Aim to Save the Planet – April 21, 2018

Carbon Cultivators Aim to Save the Planet – April 21, 2018

Carbon Cultivators Aim to Save the Planet A new class of ecologically conscious farmers is using agricultural land to suck carbon out of the air. Land use is an often overlooked contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, as large areas of plant growth, so good at absorbing greenhouse gases, have been destroyed. “Carbon farming” seeks to reverse that with techniques such as not plowing, covering bare soil (which emits carbon) or growing trees alongside crops. Those can create large…

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A Search Engine Is Trying to Save the Planet and It’s Not Google: An Interview with Ecosia’s CEO

A Search Engine Is Trying to Save the Planet and It’s Not Google: An Interview with Ecosia’s CEO

Many of our good intentions to go greener or support charity are hard to execute and even harder to sustain. In a lot of cases ‘baby steps’ are the answer–small changes that are easy to make and easy to stick to. Like switching to compostable packaging. Or now, something as simple as changing your default search engine. We spoke to Christian Kroll, CEO and Founder of Ecosia, a social startup trying to empower everyone to easily…

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Capturing carbon and the cold from outer space: TED speakers explore how to save the planet

Capturing carbon and the cold from outer space: TED speakers explore how to save the planet

Capturing excess CO2 to combat climate change and using the cold from outer space to cool the Earth are just two of the ideas to save the planet at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver. The conference, home of the popular online TED Talks, has long hosted researchers and policymakers who explore solutions to some of the world’s pressing environmental problems.  “There are still surprises out there in how we can think about the basic problem of energy,” said…

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latest fitness craze hits the Bay Area

latest fitness craze hits the Bay Area

Have you noticed hikers hauling trash as they wander up the mountain? How about joggers carrying plastic bottles on their morning runs? If you haven’t yet spotted signs of the latest health craze, it’s just a matter of time. Welcome to plogging, the hot fitness trend in Sweden that is now gaining steam in the U.S. The word plogging is a mashup of jogging and the Swedish term for “picking up” which is “plocka up.”…

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Teaching kids recycling and other ways to save the planet

Teaching kids recycling and other ways to save the planet

The man who unraveled black holes can’t be wrong, can he? We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it. Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it. ~Stephen Hawking, 2016 Protecting our one planet to make…

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Can fashion save the planet?

Can fashion save the planet?

Designers the world over are making a slow but steady shift towards sustainable fashion, but does the average consumer know what eco-friendly fashion really is? Sitanshi Talati-Parikh investigates. The sobering 2017 documentary RiverBlue follows international river conservationist Mark Angelo as he brings into focus how some of the world’s key rivers are being destroyed by the mass manufacturing of clothing. Angelo asserts that any major global fashion brand uses approximately 28 trillion gallons of fresh…

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How a £125 million energy company levy could be used to cut fuel bills and save the planet – Neil Elkes

How a £125 million energy company levy could be used to cut fuel bills and save the planet – Neil Elkes

A small report which could have massive consequences for our regional economy, health and indeed the planet was slipped out late last week by the little known Energy Innovation Commission. The group, headed by former Government chief scientific advisor Sir David King, has over the past year looked at putting the West Midlands at the heart of the clean energy revolution. And it has come up with a compelling case for putting £125 million raised…

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Fake Meat Might Feed Your Dog and Save the Planet

Fake Meat Might Feed Your Dog and Save the Planet

In America’s food-obsessed landscape, the quickest route to a new idea is to look for something already being done—and then make it vegan. Wild Earth Inc., a startup based in Berkeley, California, is doing that to pet food with lab-created proteins. Translated, that means fake meat for Fido. The stakes are far from small potatoes. Sixty-eight percent of Americans own four-legged friends, a paw-dropping 184 million dogs and cats to be precise. To feed this…

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Chester firm Dandy’s turns its back on plastic to help save the planet

Chester firm Dandy’s turns its back on plastic to help save the planet

Chester based Dandy’s, established in the city since 1826, is to become the first supplier of landscape supplies in the UK to move away from plastic bags. Owner of the long-established Chester family business, Adam Dandy said: “Like many, I’ve watched the amazing Blue Planet series this year, I’ve seen the unbelievable devastation that plastic causes to the environment and I’ve thought to myself, well there’s nothing really I can do about it. “I thought…

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This 16-Year-Old Founded a “Movement of Unstoppable Youth” to Save the Planet – Mother Jones

This 16-Year-Old Founded a “Movement of Unstoppable Youth” to Save the Planet – Mother Jones

Mother Jones illustration Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. “Sorry, it’s homeroom,” Jamie Margolin, a 16-year-old climate activist and high school sophomore, tells me when I call for an interview. “Let me get to a quieter spot.” Margolin, who lives in Seattle, is used to juggling homework, debate club, media interviews, writing op-eds, and community organizing. As a freshman, she interned for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She volunteers with a local branch of Plant for…

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Giese: Smaller families will save the planet | Letters

Giese: Smaller families will save the planet | Letters

I wish to second the points Shirley Reynolds makes in her recent letter concerning All Saints refusing to perform tubal ligations (and now vasectomies as well). She states, “… limiting family size is an important responsibility.” Indeed it is as we are quite overpopulated. To make this plain, imagine a “role reversal” in numbers with an endangered species. Imagine, for instance over 7,000,000,000 vaquita porpoises and less than 30 humans. We might regard in this…

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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – ‘Blockchain technology could save the planet’

Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – ‘Blockchain technology could save the planet’

‘Blockchain technology could save the planet’ Mar 28, 2018 Jonny Bairstow Coal, Gas & Oil, Sustainability & Environment, Latest Videos, Top Stories 0  Blockchain technology could provide an alternative investment option to fossil fuels as the future of once-stable assets such as coal and oil becomes increasingly uncertain. That’s according to John Henry Clippinger, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) and Founder at digital developer Swytch, which is offering a blockchain-based incentive system to encourage large-scale…

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End culture of disposables to save the planet

End culture of disposables to save the planet

This year, Earth Hour was marked on March 24 with millions of people around the globe turning off non-essential electric lights for an hour as a sign of commitment to rejuvenate the planet. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature, what started as a one-off event in Sydney, Australia, has by now drawn in thousands of towns and cities across 187 countries and territories (according to the WWF). In the run-up to Earth Hour,…

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