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Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

Creative MIDORI Prize Winners Sustain Biodiversity

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, November 7, 2016 (ENS) – Conserving Mexican islands and coasts, fostering the recovery of big cats in Russia’s Far East, and empowering women as seed keepers and organic farmers in India – the...

 

Ruffalo, DiCaprio Fund Quick Investment in Green Groups

Ruffalo, DiCaprio Fund Quick Investment in Green Groups

  OAKLAND, California, August 18, 2016 (ENS) – Actors Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo diCaprio are supporting a new grant-making program for community-based groups in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are on the front lines of the...

 

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Grassroots Leaders Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 18, 2016 (ENS) – “If we seek to achieve environmental justice we must first empower citizen participation and protect our natural resources,” said Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, the 2016...

 

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

Earth Hour 2016: Lights Off to ‘Change Climate Change’

  SINGAPORE, March 18, 2016 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 19 at 20:30 local time, hundreds of millions around the world will turn off the lights for Earth Hour to give the planet a rest from burning fossil fuels and demonstrate their...

 

Sustainability Central to International Women’s Day

Sustainability Central to International Women’s Day

  NEW YORK, New York, March 9, 2016 (ENS) – International Women’s Day is officially celebrated every year on March 8, but this year, so much is happening that the day has expanded to a week-long series of events throughout the...

 

DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Climate Action

DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Climate Action

  HOLLYWOOD, California, February 29, 2016 (ENS) – Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama last night for his role as frontiersman Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” The star used his acceptance...

 

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,...

 
 
 
 

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