air pollution

Air pollution and cardiometabolic diseases

Posted on 8/21/20 by Green Car Congress (https://www.greencarcongress.com/) Air pollution is the world’s leading environmental risk factor, and causes more than nine million deaths per year. New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows air pollution may play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Importantly, the effects were…

Stop Ecocide

Bill to Make Ecocide a Crime

Following French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement in July in support of a crime of ecocide, the Belgian Ecolo-Groen parties have been quick to seize the moment to propose establishing the crime in Belgium and internationally. In consultation with French legal expert, veteran campaigner (and Stop Ecocide associate) Valérie Cabanes, the Greens have this week introduced…

clean air

International Day of Clean Air

Following the international community’s increasing interest in clean air, and emphasizing the need to make further efforts to improve air quality to protect human health, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. Often, you can’t see air pollution but it is everywhere. Air…

litter

TrashDash

TrashDash is the Keep America Beautiful® national initiative dedicated to promoting and eradicating trash in America through plogging. TrashDash inspires communities to actively conserve and enhance communities through ACTION. Plogging is the combination of picking up litter while jogging. Plogging was adopted by Keep America Beautiful because it incorporates the primary areas we address –…

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day 2020 lands on August 22, more than three weeks later than in 2019, according to Global Footprint Network. The date reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day compared to the same period last year, which is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around…

Future of Nature and Business

The Future of Nature and Business

• Report finds putting nature first is good for business and economic resilience • Nature-positive solutions will create $10.1 trillion in business opportunity and millions of new jobs • COVID-19’s impact is a stark reminder of our imbalance with the natural world, but the report shows opportunities for businesses and governments to build back better…