Jaden Smith (actors Jada and Will Smith’s son) is supporting Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project, which plants trees in impoverished areas around the world. They want to plant 10 million trees in five years.
Learn more at The Canopy Project.
Really nice project. Planting trees with friends is really fun, especially when you visit them years later.
What is Rio+20?
How did we get from 1992 to 2012? What are the countries discussing? Why is this a necessary forum?
The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe provides this infographic to explain Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference currently happening in Rio de Janeiro.
VIDEO REPORT: Malnutrition widespread among Maldivian children
Nearly 17 per cent of children in Maldives are underweight, and up to 19 per cent suffer from stunting. UNICEF is supporting government efforts to improve child nutrition.
Read the full story here: http://uni.cf/M0YGFc
Sign the petition
This weekend, the eight most powerful leaders in the world will meet at the G8 summit and could agree to a plan that could literally stop climate change!
It’s crazy, but right now, our governments give nearly $1 trillion a year of our taxpayer money to Big Oil and coal to destroy our planet. Key leaders, including President Obama who is hosting the G8, have already agreed to stop these polluter payments. Now, if we demand they act on their word and divert this huge sum into renewable energy, experts say we could actually save our planet!
It’s a simple no-brainer that our leaders have already agreed to. Let’s hold their feet to the fire, and push President Obama to lead the world’s largest economies to turn these polluting subsidies green. Sign the urgent petition on the right and forward this to everyone — a massive campaign now can force them from talk to action
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