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The Issue of Global Climate Change

The Issue of Global Climate Change
"There's one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and this is the urgent threat of a changing climate." - Barack Obama

Greenhouse gas emissions have increased greatly, by about 45%, since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This increase in greenhouse gases is causing and will continue to cause catastrophic damage to our planet if we, as a society, do not take action to ensure sustainable practices are used around the world. 

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Why Biodiversity Matters

Why Biodiversity Matters

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  —John Muir

Earth’s variety of life is known as biological diversity, or biodiversity. Generally speaking, the more variety of life that exists within a given area, the higher the biodiversity. Scientists study biodiversity at three basic levels: species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity. 

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Take Control of Your Food Waste

Take Control of Your Food Waste

According to recent research, 40 percent of the food produced in America goes to waste. That means each year, the average American household is throwing away about $1,400 worth of food. And yet, hundreds of thousands of people live without sufficient access to safe and nutritious food. In 2016 the number of...

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Thinking Globally: Fast Fashion

Thinking Globally: Fast Fashion

Consumer spending is on the rise worldwide. The United States, with over 325 million people, is growing at a faster rate than any other major developed nation. Experts predict that the United States population will reach 400 million by 2050. Many countries depend on, and encourage, increasing consumerism as a vessel...

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Human Rights and Sustainability

Human Rights and Sustainability

“Peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” —Martin Luther King Jr.   Regardless of where we come from or how we go about our lives, all of us are born with fundamental human rights. Human rights are those basic rights and freedoms to...

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