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New Earth Challenge 2020 App

In recognition and celebration of the importance of bees to global biodiversity, the Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the U.S. Department of State released a state-of-the-art mobile application which utilizes citizen science to collect data on bees and other insects around the world. Comprehensive data collection is urgently needed to help fill in…

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…

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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…