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Mark Coleman on Mindfulness and Nature

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The last time you went for a little walk around the neighborhood, did you take a few moments to drink in the natural beauty around you, even in the most unlikely of places, like a timid squirrel, a blossoming tree or a unique cloud formation or did you choose to zone out with a podcast, talk on the phone or text someone? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio wants you to try your best next time to be more attentive of your surroundings - and, who knows, it might just become a habit.

Conservation Camp Celebrates Sustainable Forestry

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When Bonny Skene attended Conservation Camp in 10th grade, she wasn’t looking for a career in forestry. “My parents always encouraged me to try new and different things, and Conservation Camp was definitely new and different,” she says. “I didn’t know much about forestry, although I grew up in a forest in Dryden, Ontario. But I attended the camp, and I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot.”

An Olympic Homecoming: In 2021, IOC Session Returns to Athens, Where Olympic Legacy Stands Tall

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

The Olympic Cauldron of the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 to Be Powered By Eco-Responsible Fuel

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The Organising Committee for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 Has Announced That Its Olympic Cauldron, the Construction of Which Began on 17 June 2019, Will Be Powered for the First Time in the History of the Olympic Games by an Eco-responsible Fuel.

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The Organising Committee for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 Has Announced That Its Olympic Cauldron, the Construction of Which Began on 17 June 2019, Will Be Powered for the First Time in the History of the Olympic Games by an Eco-responsible Fuel.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Walk in the Woods

By: John A. Lanier
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It was beautiful. I took such joy in seeing my child drinking up all of nature’s wonder in that forest. It was as if the trees were speaking an ancient language to him, one he’d known all of his short life, telling him stories that left him spellbound.

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It was beautiful. I took such joy in seeing my child drinking up all of nature’s wonder in that forest. It was as if the trees were speaking an ancient language to him, one he’d known all of his short life, telling him stories that left him spellbound.

Introducing Our 2030 Social Impact Vision: Progress Made Real

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This post is authored by Chris Fraser, Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell Technologies & Brian Reaves, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dell Technologies

Here's How JetBlue Is Helping to Restore Puerto Rico's Marine Habitats

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As Puerto Rico’s largest airline, JetBlue is committed to helping restore the island after the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.  JetBlue’s latest project in its100x35JetBlue initiative, which honors the popular reference to Puerto Rico’s 100×35 mile size and outlines the airline’s commitment over 100 days – and beyond – to launch 35 initiatives to support the island, is now underway.

Driving Sustainability Standards Ever Higher

GRI makes key appointment as Chief Development Officer joins the organization
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GRI is raising its capacity to build on the success of the GRI Standards, following the recruitment of Marco van der Ree as Chief Development Officer.

The new appointment will be crucial in ensuring the funding is in place to support the future delivery and improvement of the GRI Standards – the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework.

Marco, who starts in post on 15 July, will lead work to diversify and implement the organization’s fundraising strategy and oversee outreach to institutional, foundation and public donors.

Ceres Praises New Bill That Will Help Ensure Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for 1 Million Californians

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Ceres joins other environmental and community advocates and many California businesses in welcoming a major legislative victory today after state lawmakers approved a bill that will help ensure more than 1 million Californians have safe and affordable drinking water. 

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