Author Archives: Aleksandar Janicijevic

Ozone Layer Preservation Day – 16 September

CAMS monitors a very unusual 2019 ozone hole Less than one month into the 2019 Antarctic ozone hole season, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has observed that this year’s hole is currently decreasing in size and will rapidly continue to do so over the next three days to reach an unprecedentedly small area for […]


Environment and intelligence

Environment and intelligence research investigates the impact of environment on intelligence. This is one of the most important factors in understanding human group differences in IQ test scores and other measures of cognitive ability. It is estimated that genes contribute about 20–40% of the variance in intelligence in childhood and about 80% in old age. […]


My Zero-Waste Challenge: One Day With One Kid

Using tote bags at the grocery store. Refusing straws. Taking my reusable coffee mug to a local cafe. But after another Plastic-Free July, I realized that my plastic-free efforts weren’t anything new. And actually, my efforts no longer felt good enough compared to being a zero-waster—that is, fitting a year’s amount of trash in a […]


Adapting to a changing climate

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Resilient Cities, Resilient Lives

… This report is meant to inspire, to capture the lessons we’ve learned from working in this space over the past six years, and to serve as a practical guide for new actors hoping to learn how they too can participate in this global movement to make cities more forward-looking Spread the word


Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in a day

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Earth Overshoot Day 2019

July 29 – Earth Overshoot Day 2019. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. Spread the word


Better World

“Impact Day has become an integral part of the DNA at UM, bonding employees to each other, to the agency and to their communities,” said Anthony Hello, Senior Vice President and Better World Global Chair, UM. “By inspiring change and making an impact within our local communities, this day of service truly embodies the better […]