My name is Alec Loorz. Iʼm 16 years old, and I am a climate change activist. Iʼve spent my entire teenaged life traveling around our planet talking to my peers about global climate change. And now Iʼm planning an international event called the iMatter March, happening on May 8.
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. Our societyʼs addiction to fossil fuels is messing with the perfect balance of nature and threatening the survival of our generation. It needs to stop, and we will not sit idly by as our leaders make decisions that affect our future.Read More
Florida has begun to see cases of dengue fever – a tropical disease rarely found in places as far north as the American continent. Maine has seen a ten-fold increase in Lyme disease, as shortened winters fail to kill off the ticks that carry the disease.Read More
The Iroquois people have a well-known saying: In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation. Sadly, generations of policy makers in industrialized nations have failed to heed this simple wisdom. The world’s youth have the responsibility of fixing the mistakes made in the past. The more we do to prepare them now, the better-equipped they will be to clean up the mess.Read More
A few years ago, Hocar Hamdamin Hassan was playing with his younger brother, Hauri, at a relative's home. Like so many war-torn regions of Iraq, this particular neighborhood was still plagued by hidden land mines. As the brothers were playing, they accidentally triggered a mine that critically injured them both.Read More
North Miami, Florida has partnered with BioPlanet USA to jumpstart the One Million Trees Miami campaign on April 29th. This is the first campaign of its kind in South Florida, with a sentimental mission behind it all. Haiti is North Miami’s Sister City International partner, and they have organized an amazing campaign to bring sustainability to both cities.Read More
From the East Coast of the US to Iraq, Earth Day Network’s Global Days of Conversation kicks off April in a big way! Iraqi local officials in three different regions took the initiative to discuss major environmental challenges facing their community in a Global Day of Conversation for Earth Day 2011.Read More
Join 500 of the world's most prominent green economy leaders at the Climate Leadership Gala. This exclusive Gala will bring together leaders of industry, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements, discuss how to remove impediments and forge a path to a post-carbon future.Read More