All posts tagged with: GEM Sustainable Development

Curious about Deforestation

Publié 9 février 2014 no picture Mrs. Maitner

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Deforestation is when humans remove forest areas and the land is turned to something other than a forest. Sometimes this is done because humans need the trees or because humans need to use the land as farmland or even to create a city. The video above provided by NASA shows a place in Africa where the forests have been cleared and you can see the dirt coming through. National geographic website says "Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths...


Does this world belong to us or do we belong to this world?

Publié 3 février 2014 no picture Ishan_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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There was a time when all people in the world were trying to conquer it and rule over it. In other words they were trying to make the world “theirs.” Many of us today believe that man has improved since then, but have we really? We still treat the world as if something is ours alone and we will do whatever we want with it. We still use (actually exploit) resources as though they were made only for our consumption. It’s high time we realise that this world, our Mother Earth,...


California is Making Clean Energy More Available

Publié 3 décembre 2013 no picture Sean_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Clean energy is becoming more and more of a necessity. But, it's not available to everyone. California's Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to make it possible for California's residents to purchase clean energy. Most of the state's residents were unable to make use of the copious hours of sun to power their home due to the fact that they either rent their home an therefor do not own their roofs, don't have enough of a credit rating to install the solar panel, or their roof is simp...


Energy Development Improvements in Nepal

Publié 3 décembre 2013 no picture Alexis H.

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Renewable energy sources are being developed and promoted by the Rural Energy Development Programme, especially in Nepal. Such improvements include small hydropower and solar heating systems that provide reliable, low-cost electricity to large rural communities. Since 1996, electricity has been brought for the first time to almost half a million people in Nepal by the almost 400 micro-hydro power plants. These improvements have led to the creation of new businesses and increased ru...


Fresh Water For All

Publié 3 décembre 2013 no picture Kelly_GEMConnect_StJoseph_UnitedStates

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http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24049800 In September of this year, there was a recent life changing discovery in Africa. In the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, a large supply of water had been detected. This pool of water is indeed clean, and can supply the country for nearly 70 years. This discovery was made thanks to scientific research of the area by use of satellite and radar. With clean water, this area will grow agriculturally, and economically. This reg...


United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development 2013

Publié 2 décembre 2013 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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The concept of global citizenship, recognizing our individual roles as citizens of one race, was an idea not heavily emphasized upon when I was a high school student. The presence of the United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development is now becoming the first step for students at a young age to see the global impact they can have alongside their fellow classmates whether abroad or national. Understanding the power and impact of youth remains a continuing goal for the h...