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Monetizing Nature Is a Fool’s Errand

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

How will damage from the Gold King Mine spill of Silverton Colorado be valued? The lawsuits against the EPA for dislodging the toxic yellow sludge into the Animas River and beyond haven’t yet been filed, but injured parties are lining up.

World Environment Day Isn’t About the Environment

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In honor of World Environment Day, Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer at AECOM, discusses his thoughts on the potential for humans to improve their security and quality of life. 

I am really happy to see that this year’s World Environment Day theme — “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” — puts the human element firmly back into the equation.

GM Employees Watch Over Local Wildlife All Year Long

Nature-loving employees photograph wildlife at GM sites
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Our manufacturing sites around the world sit on diverse terrain filled with animals, flowers and colorful vegetation. With certified habitat programs at 40 of our facilities around the world, we like to promote and cultivate that wildlife, getting our nature-loving employees involved along the way.

Outside of work, we have employees who hike, birdwatch, fish, or garden. They have a natural interest in nature, so we give them opportunities to help us keep the habitats outside our facilities’ windows and walls thriving.

Ecocentricity Blog - March 2015

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Why is silence so hard for us?  I really don’t know the answer to that, especially considering the good that can come from it.  So rather than answer the question, I’ll just urge you all to allow silence to find you.  Go outside and let yourself slip into the rhythms all around.  

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Support Needed For Programs That Connect Young People To Nature: Guest Commentary

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By Sarah Miggins

Visionary leaders, it has been said, see possibility where others do not. They make connections between seemingly disparate worlds. And they inspire and empower others to turn their vision into a reality.

Connecting Singapore Visitors to Nature With Technology

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Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, one of the world’s leading horticultural gardens, unveiled its first mobile app today, a project made possible and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. This fun mobile app, designed to connect visitors with nature through technology, engages audiences through interactive games, educational tools, and information about the Garden’s unique horticulture.

Watch: PlantBottle Films Invite Consumers to ‘See Bottles Differently’

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Coke’s PlantBottle packaging, without question, is an environmental breakthrough. But can the technology – which uses plant material to produce PET plastic bottles and much more – break through to today’s consumers, who are increasingly inundated with “green marketing” messages?

Nat Geo Channel's 'Expedition Granted' Awards $50,000 to New Nature Film Series

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After months of carefully reviewing projects and allowing the public to vote for their favorite, the National Geographic Channel has found the winner of its Expedition Granted contest, a nationwide search to find the next generation of great explorers. Charlie Engelman, a biologist and filmmaker based in Chicago, was announced yesterday as the winner, and he will receive a $50,000 grant toward his dream expedition, a cross-country journey to create an educational film series about America's forests.

Nat Geo Channel Selects 10 Passion Projects to Compete for $50,000 Grant

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In June, the National Geographic Channel launched Expedition Granted, a nationwide competition in the U.S. to find and fund the next generation of explorers.

Fox TV Stations Premiere Two-Hour Block of STEM Programming with Philippe Cousteau

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On Saturday, September 13, the Fox Television Stations will debut a new two-hour block of educational programming called Xploration Station. The weekly block, created and produced by Steve Rotfeld Productions, will consist of four half-hour shows based entirely on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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