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These Young Climate Activists Are Breaking Through the Language Barrier Around the World

Confused about climate change? This young climate NGO is using people’s own languages to deliver the facts.
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Cape Town Solved Their Water Crisis — Here’s What We Can Learn From Them

In 2018, after three years of poor rainfall and the worst droughts on record between 2015 and 2018, the city made the announcement “that drastic action was required to avoid running out of water entirely.” 
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Queer Eco-Activism: How One Activist is Transforming the Outdoors for the LGBTQ+ Community

Queer activist — Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd — provides an exploration of ecological grief and pathway to healing for the LGBTQ+ Community.
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63 Best Jane Goodall Quotes on Hope & Making a Difference

In celebration of Jane Goodall's birthday, let's learn from her wisdom and deep sense of hope.
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The Invisible Climate Refugee Crisis is Finally Getting a Spotlight

This legal definition of refugees, unfortunately, doesn’t include those who have to flee their homes because of the climate crisis. But it should.
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People & Planet: What Is Intersectional Environmentalism?

Intersectional environmentalism is the mainstream environmentalist movement demanding that our planet and its people are both cared for and seen as interconnected.
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Instead of a Wall, a Binational Park To Be Built on Border of Texas & Mexico

Only two years ago, Laredo, Texas, was bracing itself for the construction of a border wall that threatened to cut off the city, its people, and the environment from its main water source. Today, a binational river park is set to be developed where the wall was set to stand.
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Camden, Newark, & Baltimore Lead in Building Equitable Access to Urban Tree Canopy

Maps of the hottest areas in major American cities often correspond almost directly to redlined areas on maps from nearly a century ago. Tree equity is an opportunity to create positive change.
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Moms Are Driving the Push To Get More Electric School Buses on the Streets

Moms mobilizing to protect their children’s health is not a new phenomenon; they’ve led the fight against fracking, air pollution, and contaminated water in their neighborhoods.
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How Cleveland Is Salvaging Old Buildings To Create a New Circular Economy

When two Cleveland-area nonprofits embarked on major building projects, they also set the lofty goal of going green. They used deconstruction, or the practice of carefully dismantling old buildings for reuse, to reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill.
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