Archive for the ‘Protection of the Environment’ Category

Is It Getting Really Dangerously Hot in Here?

539wThe time-lapse below shows global temperatures for each decade, beginning with 1880. One thing is clear, the world is definitely getting warmer. According to NASA, whether the cause is human activity of natural variability — and the preponderance of evidence says it’s humans — thermometer readings all around the world have risen steadily since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.”

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Earth Overshoot Day 2017

According to scientific research, today, August 2nd 2017, we have used the resources from nature that the planet can renew in a year! Earth Overshoot Day marks the unprecedented environmental damages we made to our planet.

In this short video, you may learn about global resource consumption and excessive use of the Earth’s resources. The narrator explains our Ecological Footprint and Earth Overshoot Day with a particular focus on the #movethedate campaign to move back the day of ecological overshoot. Watch the video, take action and help the campaign.

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24 EU Members Call Europe to Shift to Plant-based Diet to Protect the Environment

In what might be the most amazing news coming out of Europe last year is that 24 members of the EU parliament (MEPs) have signed a letter to the European Commission President insisting on a reduction in animal agriculture, and a shift to promoting a plant-based diet.

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Flower

In the series of Nature is Speaking celebrities like Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the film about the Flower, which Lupita Nyong’o personifies.

People underestimate the importance of a pretty little flower, it’s role in sustainability. Their life starts with a flower, and it could end without it. So, do not hesitate, but take action.

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Ice

maxresdefaultLiam Neeson is Ice in the series of Nature is Speaking. As you may recall from the previous videos, Conservation International shows the grandeur of nature, its power and humanity’s dependence on it. This video conveys a message of the ice caps and that we should take care of our environment. Watch the inspirational film about Ice and take action.

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Water

imagesIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Penélope Cruz is Water. The videos of Conservation International show the impressive power of nature and humanity’s dependence on it. This particular video conveys a message how we should take care of water. Watch the inspirational film about Water and take action.

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The Soil

real_compostIn the series of Nature is Speaking celebrities like Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the film about The Soil, which Edward Norton personifies, and take action. Don’t forget that soil is a non-renewable resource, its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future.

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Home

sdpM0SitIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Reese Witherspoon is Home. All the videos of Conservation International’s series give us some insight into the impressive power of nature. This particular video conveys a message how we should take care of our home. Watch the inspirational film about Home and take action.

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The Mountain

mountain_hpslider copyIn the series of Nature is Speaking, Lee Pace is the Mountain. These videos give us a glimpse on the impressive power of nature, and moreover, they are inspirational and educational and wish to make us aware of the changes in nature all over the world. Watch the film about The Mountain and take action.

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Moving Mountains and Not only Figuratively

wallpaper-mountain-7In West Virginia, USA mining companies are trying to reach a thin layer of coal under the Appalachian Mountains. In order to manage this difficult task, these companies use a process called “mountaintop removal,” which might sound innocent enough and like a rather impressive feat. However, in reality they just use huge amounts of explosives to blow up the mountain tops, which seems like cheating. Besides destroying mountain tops, they are also massacring the region’s biodiversity by killing hundreds and thousands of living beings and making the areas’ rivers toxic.

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The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.