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Living Within Our Means

According to the Global Footprint Network calculations, we took only nine months to exhaust the ecological budget for the year. On August 21st we reached the Earth Overshoot Day, or in other words, the day of the year where our demand on the biosphere exceeds what it can regenerate. Already on the 8th month of the year, we have maximised all the ecological services that nature can regenerate this year. What do we do for the other four months?

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David Suzuki's Force of Nature

This weekend I volunteered at the local small cinema during the first few screenings of the documentary by David Suzuki, entitled "Force of Nature", to generate viewer support for the David Suzuki Foundation. The film is a winner of the People's Choice Documentary Award in the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, showcasing 339 films from 59 countries.

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Fantastic Ocean of...Plastic?

Did you know parts of our ocean contain more plastic than plankton?! About 1300 kilometres North of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean on the Eastern corner of a 13-billion-hectare oval known as the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, lies a stretch of ocean which is avoided by most boats and top predators, alike. These waters look deserted, slow and stale...resembling a floating landfill.

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Segnali di fumo per la giornata mondiale della Terra

By Davide, 04/22/2010 - 05:30

Per il quarantesimo anniversario dell'Earth Day, ? finito il blocco dei voli e gli aerei possono decollare regolarmente dopo una settimana durante la quale la terra ci ha mandato un segnale di fumo.

Una nube passeggera di cenere dalla piccola Islanda, situata all'estremit? del pianeta, ha interrotto i flussi turistici, i viaggi, il commercio e la cultura (eventi) tra l'Europa ed il resto del mondo.

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Smoke signals on Earth day

By Davide, 04/22/2010 - 05:27

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the flight disruption stops and airplanes take off again regularly after a week that the Earth is sending us a smoke signal.

A passing cloud of ash from the tiny little island at the top of our planet has disrupted tourism, travel, commerce and culture across Europe and the globe.
Mister Eyjafjallajokull's costs the airline industry an estimated $200 million a day, with further damages spreading throughout the global economy.

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2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

By Emily, 03/18/2010 - 00:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 12 finalists for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The winners will be revealed on May 26th celebrating the best in sustainable tourism throughout four different categories. This year over 160 entries were received from over 45 countries.

The categories and the finalists are:

Destination Stewardship Award

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Attraversare il Sud Africa in bicicletta

Il 13 febbraio Ruan Smit d? inizio alla sua avventura in bici da Johannesburg, Sud Africa. Ha in programma di farvi ritorno dopo 10 settimane, il 14 aprile circa, dopo aver pedalato per 9000 km in bicicletta per tutto il Paese. Attraverso questa ambiziosa avventura Ruan vuole portare il proprio contributo per catalizzare l'attenzione su tutto quello che il Paese ha da offrire. Secondo il piano giornaliero, Ruan pedaler? per circa 150-200 km al giorno, documentando tutto via blog, Facebook, Twitter, la radio e la stampa.

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Vancouver 2010: Carbon Neutral Olympic Games

By Emily, 02/16/2010 - 22:01

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver have embraced the opportunity - and the responsibility - to take action on climate change by aspiring to be a carbon neutral Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) has assessed the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions from all their operations leading up to, and for holding the international event.

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