5 Quotes From Teddy Roosevelt That Exemplify What It Means To Be A Progressive. “Conservation is a great moral issue for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation.”
On August 31, 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt uttered those words in his famous speech, “The New Nationalism.” Certainly there are no greater preventable threats to the safety of the nation than unrestricted carbon pollution. Because some in the media love nonsensical historical analogies, Donald Trump is somehow being compared to the guy on Mount Rushmore. Not. Rajendra Singh: Clean flowing rivers must be a human right.
The “waterman of India” will walk across five continents to raise awareness for his campaign to have the human rights to river water and access to nature recognised by the UN.
“Nature cannot fulfil greed,” Rajendra Singh said on Monday at World Water Week, where he will accept the Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday. Singh argued that communities facing water crises should resist the money and technological solutions offered by corporations. Instead, he told the Guardian, they must find ways to help themselves. “The companies always bother about the profit, they are not bothered about our common future,” he said. “They use the name of social corporate responsibility – but this is not sufficient for life. Thirty-five years ago, Singh revived an ancient dam technology in his hot, dry home state of Rajasthan in north-west India. Singh said he would now embark on a five-year odyssey across five continents. Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil. When the renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado took over family land in the state of Minas Gerais, instead of the tropical paradise that he remembered as a child, he found the trees cut down and the wildlife gone.
He was devastated. It was 1994 and he had just returned from a traumatic assignment reporting on the genocide in Rwanda, he told a meeting of religious leaders discussing climate change in Paris last week. “The land was as sick as I was – everything was destroyed,” said Salgado. “Only about 0.5% of the land was covered in trees. Then my wife had a fabulous idea to replant this forest.
Salgado and his family set up the Instituto Terra and have now planted more than 2 million trees, transforming the environment. “Perhaps we have a solution. Rene Haller. René Daniel Haller (born December 18, 1933 in Lenzburg, Switzerland), is a Swiss naturalist, trained in Horticulture, Landscaping and Tropical Agronomy.
Since the 1970s, he has been known for his commitment to environmental restoration, such as the restoration of a limestone quarry wasteland in Mombasa, Kenya, into the nature park and wildlife sanctuary named Haller Park. Haller is a recipient of a number of awards. He was one of the first recipients of the prestigious Global 500 Roll of Honor by the United Nations for his 'outstanding environmental achievements. He is a Trustee of the Haller Foundation, the Director of The Baobab Trust, and interim Chair of the Kenyan Wildlife Service Board of Trustees. Awards and honors In 1987, Dr. Rene Haller. 3 Integral Steps to Setting Up a Multi Author Blog - ManageWP.
Setting up a multi author site is completely different from running a blog with a single writer.
There are so many other factors to consider and manage: user roles, editorial duties and a host of other challenges that are unique to multi author blogs. However, the upside to having multiple authors all writing for your site is huge. There are several voices contributing content on a regular basis and all of the writers are likely to publicize their work, drawing more traffic to the site than any one person might otherwise be able to. It is a more complex setup than a single user blog so there are several things you should put in place to make life as easy as possible for you and your writers. And that is exactly what I’m cover to cover in this post! 1. So you’ve got your list of writers ready and waiting to start contributing to your new site. Guidelines should be put in place before you even launch the site. Your guidelines should be a living document that develop along with the site. 2. Writer. Communications Strategist. Speaker.
My mother kept meticulous files full of articles and brochures about the places she wanted to travel to, although there was no indication she would ever get to any of them.
My father was deeply uncomfortable leaving home and wanted to venture no further than the garden out back or the workbench in the garage, and she lacked the daring to strike out on her own. As a teenager, I looked on my mother’s files with disdain and, later, with pity. How sad, I thought, to just move papers about and never really do the things you want to do. How tragic, to lock up a life in a box. Many years later, I came to see that I too had much of my life in a box. The walls we construct (what Doris Lessing called The Prisons We Choose to Live Inside) may crumble of their own accord but usually, I think, something else happens. This work stops my heart and fills it at the same time. (This post originally appeared as a guest blog on JaneFriedman.com)
A New Way to Think About Economic Policy. One of the great mistakes of Neoclassical economics is that it treats the economy as a single, monolithic thing (assumed to be in equilibrium and having a “macro” behavior).
In other words, the economy is the primary object of analysis. What if I were to tell you that this traditional approach has it backwards? We have six months to save the world, says leading economist - World - News - The Independent. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN special adviser and director of The Earth Institute who is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on international development, told The Independent that three key meetings set for July, September and November represented “our generation’s best chance to get on track”.
The economist identified the Financing For Development meeting in Addis Ababa, the adoption of new Sustainable Development Goals in New York and the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris as vital in setting a global course of action to end poverty and protect the environment. Loading gallery Earth Day: Pictures that show we are killing our planet 1 of 22 “We are now right at that moment,” Professor Sachs said. The economist was speaking from Stockholm in Sweden, where he has been taking part in this week’s EAT Food Forum on nutrition, health and environmental sustainability.
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