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Lindelwa Kunene is the Green Voice for the Kingdom of Eswatini

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Climate, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Lindelwa Kunene is a big voice in a very small place.  But, his big “green” voice carries significant weight in the second smallest country in continental Africa, named Eswatini. Lindelwa is a social entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience in leadership with various global and national organizations that range from leadership, humanitarianism, public policy, education for sustainable development, community …

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Don Kent Has Gamified Sustainable Practices for Governments to Make Healthy Land Decisions

In Climate, environment, Planet, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Don Kent is the Principal at Healthy Lands, his vehicle for helping decision-makers to create and sustain healthier ecosystems. The company promotes well-being and prosperity for all through resilient and sustainable lands and waters. Don’s approach to “greening” comes from a global background that has allowed him to develop competencies in scientific research, strategy, planning, policy, management, communication, and leadership.  …

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Mario Regis of the Abundance Program Promotes New Mindset for Community Problem Solving

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It’s no secret that we believe significant impact is where the goal should be in achieving solutions to big problems with lots of political and social “moving parts.”  But getting to a doable solution is nearly impossible for so many communities around the world and innovators who believe they have the golden ticket to impact.  Enter, the Abundance Program – …

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Editor’s Perspective: Checking in on Planet Earth During the Pandemic

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So many articles I’ve read lately indicate that the planet, itself, is enjoying a respite from the fumes, emissions, smog, and air quality issues that have long plagued our more metropolitan areas.  Perhaps that’s not all.  So, with Earth Day 2020 very much in mind, below I’ll share some excerpts from a few articles I’ve read recently that reveal some …

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Cellphone, COVID-19, and Climate Change in Africa

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By:  Osita Aniemeka, PhD, Ambassador, Telemedicine Today, NIGERIA Before the dawn of COVID-19, the effects of climate change were already being felt by people across Africa. Evidence shows that change in temperature has affected the health, livelihoods, food productivity, water availability, and overall security of the African people. According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index for 2015, seven of the …

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Climate Change and Contagion

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By David Ramjohn Our Perilous Path to Pandemics and Why Addressing Climate Change Can Prevent and Mitigate Outbreaks We asked one of our favorite scientists and environmental advocates, David Ramjohn, CEO, AlgEternal Technologies  and Head of Sustainability, Kind Earth Tech to share his commentary on the connecting points between pandemics and disasters and planet Earth.  Please read and share his …

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Jeff Schlegelmilch: Public Health Preparedness and the Environment

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Jeff Schlegelmilch is the Deputy Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. His areas of expertise include public health preparedness, community resilience, and the integration of private and public sector capabilities. Some topics of past work include developing inter-organizational processes for operational epidemiological modeling, evacuation and sheltering planning for people with medical dependencies, and adapting business intelligence systems for …

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Sustainable Community Project: A Zero Waste Motive

In Africa, Climate, Features 19 by Mary Kurek4 Comments

By Joshua Amponsem Our concern over waste, our wish to encourage recycling, and our worries about pollution conceptualized the theme “A Zero Waste Motive” Africa is facing a growing waste management crisis. While the volumes of waste generated are relatively small, compared to developed regions, the mismanagement of waste in Africa is already affecting human and environmental health. Waste is, …

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Game Changer: H.H. Princess Maja von Hohenzollern (Spain)

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H.H. Princess Maja von Hohenzollern is a designer for furniture, home-decoration, pets-children-and lifestyle products. She is successfully presented with her collections in about 80 countries on the international market. She was honored with the ASIA DESIGN AWARD GOLD; in Shanghai/China as the best designer. She has a high international reputation in media. Currently, Princess Maja has presented her “Royal Bath” …

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Game Changer: Vannary Kong (United States)

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Vannary Kong is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Harvard University in International Relations. She currently works for Granicus, a cloud-based digital solutions firm that focuses on enhancing the citizen-to-government relationship. She currently serves as a United Nations Youth Ambassador for Manta Sailing Centre in Mui Ne, Vietnam advocating for the rights of many Asian Indigenous groups through cultural preservation and …