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The Eco Auger

Publicado 4 de diciembre de 2014 Avatar Kevin.J.A.Johnson_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One and a half billion people, that's right, billion with a b, people lack access to electricity. In this day and age that seems almost impossible, I mean this is the 21st century, people without electricity sounds as preposterous as ISIS sending President Obama a gift basket and flowers on his birthday. As the WHO explains, “For those living in extreme poverty, a lack of access to energy services dramatically affects and undermines health, limits opportunities for educati...


Tree Kangaroo Friendly Coffee – a triple win story

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2014 Avatar Kevin.J.A.Johnson_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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Imagine protecting threatened wildlife, empowering local communities in the process and doing it all through a premium organic coffee brand. Such was the triple win solution generated by Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme (TKCP).

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it is a story which began in 2009 in the remote valleys of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Huon Peninsula and is echoing around Caffe Vita’s stores in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City, USA. Here 500 gram bags of this high quality coffee retail alongside freshly brewed mugs for in-store aficionados to enjoy. The limited harvest is grown under native shade at elevations ranging from 1200 to 1500 metres by farmers who have committed to conserving 180,000 acres of land for the pre...


Consequences for How We Have Been Living: Global Warming

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2014 no picture Jessica_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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As young people, we are going to inherit this planet eventually. This is scary to think about with all the issues in the world right now. With everything going on around the world sometimes the most important things get put off to the side. Many people do not realize the immediate threat of global warming. In recent years, the temperature overall has reached an all-time high. Many people carry out their lives day by day not realizing the consequences for what they do. For example...


Education in the 21st Century

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One major problem facing education, besides making it available for everyone, is having it evolve to fit the needs of an ever changing world. We can't have schools using the same methods they used decades ago, it won't apply! We live in a world connected by the Internet, we should use this connection to educate the masses!


Morgan Freeman's Powerful Climate Change Short Film

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2014 no picture Ethan_SJHSGlobalStudies_Hammonton_USA

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This is a very powerful video that shows how we are the generation that will either be remembered as the generation that destroyed its home or the one that saved it.


Is Online Education the Answer?

Publicado 30 de noviembre de 2014 Avatar Sean_UNSLCD_NewJersey_USA

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One of the things we discussed at the South Jersey UN Day at St. Joseph High School was Education (Subtheme B). In Subtheme B one of the solutions to the problem of reaching every child was using the magic of Online Education to give access to children in developing nations. Everyday more and more receive access to the internet. (This site offers an estimate of how many users have access.) But this Politico article begs to differ. One of the arguments raised is the protection o...


Empowering Women Through Education

Publicado 22 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Briana Teran

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Education is important for everyone, but it is especially significant for girls and women. This is true not only because education is an entry point to other opportunities, but also because the educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls' education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Investments in secondary school education for girls yields especially high dividends. Girls who have been...


United Nations Student Conference on Development

Publicado 19 de noviembre de 2014 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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It has begun! The 2014-2015 United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development preparations are well under way. We are working closely with schools in Thailand, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, the Philippines, Mexico, and India. This year, our focus is "Continuing the Pledge: Sustaining Development through Environmental Responsibility". After the conference last year, student leaders met at the United Nations in New York City to present their fo...


Discussion/Debate on Plan of Action UNSLCD 2014

Publicado 26 de mayo de 2014 Avatar Andres_GEMConnect_CarolBaur_Mexico

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Fellow Student Leaders, We’ve finally concluded our work on the Plan of Action. The ideas and effort you have invested in this document should have begun a change. All of us are already thinking on the issues that we discussed and at the very least are aware of the many problems we face. Action is precisely what we should strive for now. Bearing in mind our Plan of Action, we can still have some insights on what is written. It is important to think on what we have to do and...


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