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Environmental Pioneer Maurice Strong Mourned at COP21

Environmental Pioneer Maurice Strong Mourned at COP21

  PARIS, France, December 8, 2015 (ENS) – Urgent as the Paris climate conference is, the delegates paused today to pay tribute to the life, vision and accomplishments of Maurice Frederick Strong, who passed away November 28, on the...

 

Top Talent Headlines ‘World Is Watching’ Climate Show

Top Talent Headlines ‘World Is Watching’ Climate Show

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2015 (ENS) – Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy, Bon Jovi, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Duran Duran...

 

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

Electric Buses + Music = Excitement in Gothenburg

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 19, 2015 (ENS) – The ElectriCity project launched its campaign Silent Bus Sessions in the last week of September, featuring Swedish artists Zara Larsson and Seinabo Sey performing acoustic concerts for...

 

Musicians Urge Climate Pact in Love Song to Earth

Musicians Urge Climate Pact in Love Song to Earth

  NEW YORK, New York, September 7, 2015 – More than a dozen famous musicians are raising their voices in a new song, hoping inspire world leaders to reach a global climate change agreement during the United Nations climate conference...

 

Musician Jack Johnson Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Musician Jack Johnson Named UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

  ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Jack Johnson, the multi-platinum recording artist, acclaimed for his environmental work, was appointed United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, Goodwill Ambassador today, during a...

 

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

Climate Activist Bill McKibben Wins Right Livelihood Award

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 24, 2014 (ENS) – Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the...

 

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

McCartney-Inscribed Martin Guitar Auctioned for Elephants

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – To mark World Elephant Day, August 12, The Nature Conservancy will auction a Martin D-28 left-handed guitar autographed by Sir Paul McCartney and provided by Martin Guitar, founding sponsor...

 

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

2014 Goldman Prize Winners Triumph Over Hardships

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – The Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s first and largest award honoring grassroots environmentalists, has been awarded this year to brave activists from South Africa,...

 

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

Earth Hour Wave of Darkness Set to Sweep Across The World

  SINGAPORE, March 27, 2014 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time, darkness will fall over the Earth in a revolving wave as people from Singapore all the way around the globe extinguish their electric lights...

 

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

The Vortex Project Transforms Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

  NEW YORK, New York, February 9, 2014 (ENS) – People who love the oceans and people who love fashion have joined forces in The Vortex Project, a new initiative to clear the oceans of plastic debris and transform it into fashionable...

 

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Inspirational Singer-Songwriter-Activist Pete Seeger Dies at 94

  NEW YORK, New York, January 28, 2014 (ENS) – Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer-songwriter and environmental activist, passed away on January 27 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City surrounded by his family. He was...

 

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 3, 2014 (ENS) – The International CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and held annually in Las Vegas in early January, never used to be about automobiles. Instead, it was solely about...

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Launch Formula E Racing Team

MONACO, December 11, 2013 (ENS) – Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles have co-founded a racing team to participate in the new FIA Formula E, the first international championship for 100 percent electric...

 

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

African Visionary and Conservationist Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 6, 2013 (ENS) – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of the world’s most honored statesmen and conservationists, died at his home near Johannesburg on December 5 at the age of 95. Born in Transkei,...

 

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

Nature Inspires 2013 LA Auto Show Design Challenge

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 13, 2013 (ENS) – This year’s Design Challenge at the Los Angeles Auto Show calls on automotive designers to use natural forms and functions as inspiration for their concept cars. “Biomimicry...

 

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

Real Food Short Film Contest Offers Cash Prizes

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 28, 2013 (ENS) – The Real Food Media Film Contest, a new competition seeking short films about sustainable food and farming, is welcoming entries at: www.realfoodmedia.org. The contest invites...

 

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

Mandela’s 95th Birthday Inspires Good Works for the Planet

  NEW YORK, New York, July 18, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations today marks Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrating the South African leader’s 95th birthday by honoring his dedication to public service, social justice and...

 

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

Syria’s World Heritage Sites Placed on ‘Danger’ List

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 20, 2013 (ENS) – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to place the six World Heritage sites of the Syrian Arab Republic on the List of World Heritage in Danger to draw attention to the risks...

 

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Steven Tyler Support Sea Shepherd

  MELBOURNE, Australia, June 12, 2013 (ENS) – Sea Shepherd crewmembers were honored in May to host two of rock’s greatest legends, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown,...

 

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

Marine Debris Gyre Expedition Sets Sail

  SEWARD, Alaska, June 10, 2013 (ENS) – “How sad it is that garbage and debris are what is calling us to wild shores,” Carl Safina said as he joined an international team of scientists, artists and educators in Seward...

 
 
 
 

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