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Climate Change and Spoken Word Poetry with Aditi

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Climate change is a problem that our current world is facing and it needs to be solved, it involves global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases resulting in large-scale shifts in weather patterns. This is unhealthy for our planet, which is why people like Aditi Banerjee (UK) are very important. I interviewed Aditi and we talked about climate …

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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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Adopting to New Models – Container Based Sanitation From Sanivation Kenya

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By Jane Wambui Mugo Rapid urbanization in the developing countries leaves very little time and space for proper infrastructure and settlement planning. This is because rural-to-urban migration in the past few years that has been fueled by search of employment and opportunities in urban centers. In the case of Naivasha, almost 400,000 people inhabit the municipality about 90 km North …

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Youth Empowerment to Drive Social Change: Youth Initiative for Africa Development

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By Abdul-Rahman Abdullai The desire to positively impact the life of the average African youth as well as the need to drive development through the modern-day youth were the key principles that guided me to form the Youth Initiative for Africa Development (YIFAD) a non-governmental organization in Ghana whilst at undergraduate studies in the University of Ghana, Legon. YIFAD was …

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Opportunities to Connect in The Introducer: Climate Change and Circular Economy

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As is our practice with The Introducer Magazine, we are sharing the connections we see between those featured in the current edition (this one is the 16th on Climate Change & Circular Economy).  If we see the connection, we’ll also include members of the Frontrunners League. Here we go:  (You can follow the links to their article.)  For League members:  …

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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: Michael Soskil (United States)

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Michael Soskil, Executive Director of Take Action Global, Inc. and 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, is determined to make learning meaningful for every child and to empower students and teachers as positive change agents in their communities. For his innovative work in education, Michael was named one of the top-10 teachers in the world and a finalist for the …

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Game Changer: Stephen Fern (Switzerland)

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Stephen Fern is the Chairman of G9 Ark.  Following Law School, Stephen qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before establishing a financial education business which he sold in 1999.  He established the G9 in 2003, working with global business families to drive private capital into Impact, and developing a plan to end the climate crisis. (Editor’s Note:  We …