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Posts Tagged ‘Earth Day’

Why Earth Day Should Become Earth Year

  • David Miller
  • 22 April 2013

Today is Earth Day, the annual global event held to highlight environmental issues and demonstrate support for environmental protection. As with all periods of transition, we need to start with small steps. But how long will it take for more and more people to wake up to what it means to to be “green” all year round?

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Photo of the Week: Underneath the Baobab Tree, Western Kruger, South Africa

  • Induna Adventures (Photo) Jaco Lubbe (Text)
  • 22 April 2012

This gigantic, magnificent, old-as-time and – some would say – upside-down tree is known as the baobab. A symbol of endurance, strength and conservation. While you are likely to be taken aback by its presence and history, it also gives an exciting feeling of freedom and inspires a desire to explore, as many generations before have done.

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For Earth Day 2012, Help Commit a ‘Billion Acts of Green’

  • Joe Ascanio
  • 19 April 2012

Since the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, over 20 million Americans from all walks of life have contributed to major environmental accomplishments. For 2012, the Earth Day Network is again hosting “A Billion Acts of Green®” with the ambitious goal of registering another one billion environmentally friendly actions.

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What is Tourism’s Biggest Threat to the Environment?

  • WHL Group
  • 18 April 2012

In honour of Earth Day – scheduled this year for Sunday April 22 – and our focus this month on ecotourism, we’re thinking about our planet. We’re thinking about the human activities that have the most harmful impact on it, especially the one we love most – travel. We’re compelled to ask: What is tourism in its worst form, environmentally? Even in its best form, can the cost to the earth of tourism ever really be offset?

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Video Spotlight: Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS

  • Paul Tavner
  • 20 November 2011

This genuinely amazing video, compiled by filmmaker Michael König using images shot from recent missions on the International Space Station (ISS), reminds us that space, as a wise man once said, is the final frontier. But with our ambition and pioneering instinct, mankind has never been particularly daunted by frontiers. If we’re ever to get anywhere, though, we should never forget where we come from.

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Happy Earth Day 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 April 2011

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. If you have not yet heard of Earth Day, it is an annual commemoration of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970 and it ‘has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.’

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Our Favourite Earth Day Videos

  • WHL Group
  • 21 April 2011

In honour of Earth Day, staff at WHL Group took a moment to think about our planet. Today, we can travel the world in a way that we never could before — virtually, online. Although there is no replacement for seeing the wonders of nature live and in person, digital media such as online video delivers powerful and inspiring messages. Here are our top picks of videos of ‘earth moments’ that move us.

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