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Tomorrow, June 5th is #WorldEnvironmentDay and the theme this year is #GenerationRestoration to raise awareness about the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The events actually kick off officially at 9 a.m. ET this morning and there is programming throughout the day today and tomorrow — including a Virtual Launch Gala with inspiring messages from world leaders, activists, celebrities, and musical performances. His Holiness Pope Francis will welcome the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; international supermodel, author and philanthropist Gisele Bundchen will appear in conversation with ecologist John D. Liu; as will Dr. Jane Goodall. You can catch all the action right here. But wherever you are, take a minute to celebrate the wonders of our planet and the need to conserve 30% of it by 2030. Happy World Environment Day!
The folks on Hilton Head Island have a great new way of “recycling” plastic beach toys — they have built a big bin on the beach at Islanders Beach Park where people can drop off beach toys they find and other families can borrow them and later either return them there or take them home. […]
On Tuesday, Pope Francis launched an initiative to make Catholic institutions environmentally sustainable in seven years with the overarching goal of protecting the environment and the poor from climate change.
By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new study published Tuesday found that just 20 companies are responsible for more than half of all single-use plastic pollution. The Plastic Waste Makers Index names some of the world’s largest plastics manufacturers and notes that many are backed by a small pool of financiers. The study — and its detailed […]
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