Empowering Changemakers in the Pacific Islands

There is perhaps no issue more pressing for Pacific Island nations than climate change. Rising sea levels, warming oceans, and depleted fishing resources put the future of these island nations in jeopardy. It is projected that island nations like the Marshall Islands could be underwater by the end...

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2019 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 10th July 2019 at our host partner venue – the Institute of International Education (IIE) – in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the...

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New Korean Stewardship Code

Institutional investors in the Republic of Korea have adopted a stewardship code to promote responsible investing. Adoption of the code is expected to strengthen shareholder activism and evaluation of financial firms’ actions that affect the environment, society, and governance. In the Republic of...

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Recycler of the Year Award

At the Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference, in Bend, Trash for Peace’s Founder and Executive Director and GPSEN Board Member, Laura Kutner Tokarski, received the individual Recycler of Year award. It’s so amazing to see her work recognized by the recycling community....

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NYC has Declared a Climate Emergency

“We are in the midst of a climate crisis.” Why Global Citizens Should Care More than 600 governments have declared climate emergencies as a way to highlight the severity of climate change’s impact. The United Nations urges countries to rapidly transition to clean energy economies...

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Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Report

Sustainability: our sector’s current best chance of responding to the urgent demands of climate science – new report A cross-sector partnership advocating for a more urgent and more co-ordinated approach to sustainability in our universities and colleges is today reporting on the first year in use...

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Empowering a Green Future

During this Spring term 2019 at Portland Community College, I have been taking a class focused on environmental sociology. As part of the curriculum, our instructor Dr. Kim Smith – founder of GPSEN – invited the class to participate in the Northwest Earth Institute’s...

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Serving Coffee and Community: Nossa Familia

Sitting at a cafe, have you ever noticed the large number of straws, to-go cups, and plastic utensils that steadily flow from the counter to the trash can? In a culture of convenience and disposable goods, it can be easy to pass off this waste as trivial. However, these little pieces of waste add...

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