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Youth Cop Milano 28 September - 2 October, a global youth climate conference ahead of Cop 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

After striking for the climate on Friday, September 24, activists from the Fridays for Future movement, along with young people from all over the world, are gathered in Milan from today, September 28, until the 30th, for the Youth Cop, a global youth climate conference, ahead of Cop 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.Among them was Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. "We can no longer wait for empty and useless discussions, showcasing personalities who, while dyeing their communication green, continue to stand in the way of a fair ecological transition: it's time to really listen to our voices."A group of climate...

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International Day of Peace 21 September 2021

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another. And we must make peace with nature....

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Russia to ban single-use plastics by 2024

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Cups, straws, plates and other plastic items frequently used in everyday life will be banned on Russian territory. The production of disposable plastic items and packaging is expected to be permanently phased out in Russia in 2024, as stated by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. A recent poll reported that 80% of Russian citizens are ready to abandon the use of plastic plates, forks and glasses. 44% admitted to being categorically opposed to the use of disposable tableware, and another 38% are ready to give up the use of plastic. In 2019, 170 countries, including Russia, pledged to...

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Zero Waste Week 6th - 10th September 2021

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Zero Waste Week was created a non-commercial grassroots campaign to demonstrate means and methods to reduce waste, foster community support and bring awareness to the increasing problem of environmental waste and pollution. The term ‘Zero Waste Week’ is now used by many organizations, groups and individuals not connected to the original campaign. Local and national events are held annually where participants and communities make a concerted effort to demonstrate that household, business and industrial waste can be eliminated or reduced.  This concept is inspired largely by the natural ecosystem that efficiently reduces nearly all organic substances to reusable components to...

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Amazon rainforest day

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The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest on Earth, with the highest density of plant and animal species anywhere. This impressive region provides essential ecological services, stabilizing the world’s rainfall patterns and storing massive amounts of carbon that mitigate climate change.  Spanning nine South American countries and 2.5 million square miles, the Amazon represents over half of the world’s remaining rainforest. Its moist, tropical vegetation stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Andes Mountains in the west, a reflection of the high rainfall, high humidity and high temperatures that prevail in the region year-round. Running through...

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