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Earth Overshoot Day 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day in 2014. This means that humanity has consumed in almost 8 months what the earth could produce in 1 year. So it would be necessary for us to have an-Earth-and-a -half to sustain the 7 billion-population of our planet. Or, to be more clear, our Earth needs 1 year and 4 months to renew the resources we used in 1 year. As you may expect, this day has occurred sooner and sooner each year. If in 1990 it was December, 24 years later it is August. Imag...


Me and my Nepal

Posted July 3, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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My first post is dedicated to my country Nepal. First of all, I am very glad to get the golden opportunity to be the UNESCO VOY intern. I want to thank the organization for providing me with this great opportunity. I belong to the small beautiful south Asian nation of the globe Nepal, with a wide range of natural & cultural beauty. We have unique cultures & traditions of 123 ethnic groups (census, 2011). Mt. Everest & Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, are our prid...


We need a better environment

Posted April 9, 2014 no picture Beatrix Cendana

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Global warming has actually been a main issue on our earth. Everyone knows that, but what are we going to do? Nothing? We are trying this year to solve the problem but it‘s not enough. Now the planet is warmer and time is passing by, especially in the polar region. So I have a good question for all of you young people, what can you do to prevent this situation? This is unstoppable and we must slow all the effects of global warming down. Let's look to the future and imagine wh...


Changing the role of pollutants

Posted April 3, 2014 no picture JESSY MWANDWE

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The combustion of wood, oil and coal results in increased levels of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide acts as a greenhouse gas because it lets natural light in through but traps out on going long-level radiation. The consequence is that increased levels of carbon dioxide are slowly making the earth warmer causing climate change. Greenhouse gases can cause depletion of the ozone layer which protects humans from cancer of the skin. It also reduces...


Actions Speak Volumes

Posted April 2, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Pondering about life and our actions, I discovered that the responsibility to make a sincere change in our generation lies deep within each of us. We make our own path in life, we decide our own fates, we decide what we want out of life simply because we are all free willed beings, but ponder on this. Great powers comes with great responsibilities and that's why we all need to take full responsibilities of what we do with what God has given to us (our giftings / talents). Just as we have the...


How can we save mother earth?

Posted March 18, 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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Agriculture is a very important sector that helps alleviate hunger and poverty. It is also essential for the development of a country, but unfortunately people are using some very poor practices which is destroying our mother earth. Land transformation, the use of land to yield goods and services, is the most substantial way humans alter the Earth's ecosystems, and is considered the driving force in the loss of biodiversity. Estimates of the amount of land transformed by humans v...


Spirituality and Soweto

Posted December 29, 2013 no picture Mpilonde Shady Manyike

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My soul scored & bitten on the oak tree of Egypt by its own kind. I feel the plate tectonic drifting upon the natural earth created to be the dwelling of all mankind. With seas of blood hovering upon my misfortune of what could have been. KING OF MY OWN THOUGHTS but with a slay of the sword, my blood contributes to the volume of seas *in the fading image of that* in the exhalation of breath due to wait upon three days of restoration of what has been the unveiling of the tomb,...