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Every Monday we profile a Dow Live Earth Run for Water partner organization that works toward providing solutions to the nearly 1 billion people who lack access to clean, safe water. To donate to one of these projects, visit liveearth.org/give.
Pump Aid is an international Water and Sanitation charity that tackles poverty by working with local communities in southern Africa. Pump Aid does this by establishing sustainable supplies of clean water and safer sanitation solutions. The long-term effects of our work will ensure improved health and increased agricultural production by improving the availability and quality of water for domestic consumption; promoting the productive use of water in agriculture, tree-planting; and providing sanitation with health education.
Thank you for your interest in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water. We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to participate! It's people like you who will make the Dow Live Earth Run for Water a success and will help solve the global water crisis.
Dow Live Earth Run for Water Spokespeople, Oct. 13, 2009. / Photo by Stuart Ramson
Volunteers gathered in front of Senate offices urging a comprehensive clean energy jobs bill when the Senate returns this fall.
1Sky used "beach parties" as a symbolic action to remind senators of the challenges that global warming presents and to use the opportunities to steer America towards an economy driven by clean and green energy jobs.
Global climate change is continuing to threaten us like never before. Not only do we see the effects in our home countries, but countries such as Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia face increased droughts, floods and storms, eroded coastlines, falling crop yields, and the spread of waterborne and insect-driven diseases.
Click here to join the ONE Campaign, sign the petition and urge your senator to make sure the U.S. climate legislation meets the standard set by last year's Lieberman-Warner proposed climate bill, and directs 5% of all revenue to begin helping the world's poorest people overcome the horrific threats of climate change.
Help ONE reach its goal of 50,000 signatures!
Check out the new Modest Mouse video for "King Rat," directed by the late Heath Ledger. This video is a really amazing, animated look into what would happen if the roles were reversed....and it was the whales who hunted us humans.
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Everyone should be concerned with having a healthy diet, and one that is good for your body and soul. But what about a diet that is good for the earth as well?
In the United States, we have massive meat consumption in our diets.
According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, eating red meat every day increases your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease by 30% and also found higher morality rates among those who eat processed meats.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced plans to fly from Norway over the Arctic Ocean to visit the Norwegian research vessel Lance near the North Pole on September 1.
This expedition was planned to spark interest from the world leaders set to meet in Copenhagen this December. Hopefully this trip will bring new attention to global warming issues and will encourage participants to make promising changes at the conference.
The Secretary General even visited Antarctica in 2007 to call more attention to climate change, clearly he believes in making a real difference!
Copenhagen, Denmark is the site of the COP15 conference that will likely be a vital step in creating new global protocol to fight climate change.
From December 7th through the 18th, over 170 governmental representatives will come together for critical climate change discussions. This conference will be the last time these key representatives meet on a governmental level before the Kyoto Protocol expires and must be renewed in 2012.