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Wangari Maathai: The First African Woman & First Environmentalist to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

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Wangari Maathai. Have you ever heard that name before? She was an outstanding woman, and remains a powerful example of how one person can be a force for change starting from a small community and impacting the whole world! Her exceptional contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace earned her […]

Mayan Civilizations: Sustainability Pioneers

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Sustainability is not a new and innovative ideology, but rather a reclaimed way of thinking. Research suggests that in earlier civilizations, several communities practiced sustainable lifestyles, thus laying the foundation for this reclaimed movement. For example the Mayan civilizations are considered today as sustainability pioneers. While sustainability appeared to draw […]

Who Are the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Impacts and Why?

Since the industrial revolution, human activities have greatly contributed to the drastic increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. These increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere cause global temperatures to rise, and result in rising sea levels, and changes to climate patterns including rainfall, wind, and temperature patterns. These […]

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