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Free Event-New Ideas on Old Climate Conversations Virtual Gathering

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The last time we held a panel-type event, it lasted about an hour and the exchange was so rich, the group decided that they wanted to continue meeting.  We’ll hold their next chat in a couple of weeks and already there have been several potential opportunities.  So, here we go again.  This time, the subject has to do with a …

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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 …

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Climate Action and Agriculture Impact Focused on Nigeria

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Editor’s Note:  Below you’ll find two people who are focusing their work and ideas on creating sustainable development in Africa by working on climate change solutions in Nigeria.  Adewumi Mojisola (we call her Sola) is no stranger to The Introducer readers.  She was featured in our 14th edition on Developing Youth as Global Citizens.  It’s no surprise then that you’d …

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The Leadership We Need to Drive Climate Action in Africa

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Finding Your Purpose and Making Skills and Talents Count by Dr. Richard Munang “If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents” – this African proverb encapsulates the continent’s climate change predicament. That while it has been a source of misfortune, it constantly provides us with lessons to climate-proof and grow our economies – but only if …

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Game Changer: Austin Shelton (Guam)

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Dr. Austin Shelton joined the faculty of the University of Guam (UOG) in 2016 as an assistant professor of extension and outreach. Shelton later received appointments to concurrently serve as the director of the UOG Center for Island Sustainability and UOG Sea Grant. He leads initiatives that support the transition of island communities toward a sustainable future. Current activities include …

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Closed Loop Partners’ Innovation Ecosystem for a Circular Economy

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Danielle Joseph is a Director and Investment Officer at Closed Loop Partners, an organization developed in 2014 for the purpose of fostering a circular economy in order to achieve zero waste…(it’s how they go about meeting their mission that is fascinating, so read on.) Danielle is responsible for managing Closed Loop Ventures – an investment fund focused on early-stage innovations …

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The New Executive Director for The World Business Council for Sustainable Development Talks About Impact

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Meet Bill Sisson, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) new Executive Director for North America.  Bill joined the WBCSD in January of this year, but, he is no stranger to the organization’s mission.  From the WBCSD’s own announcement of Bill’s new role… “he was UTC’s Liaison Delegate and co-chaired several of WBCSD’s member-driven projects, most notably the Energy …