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A Poem on Wild Fires of Valparaiso by Taha Hussain

2017 has been the most expensive year for US wild fires, with damages topping $10 billion! (source: NOAA Scientist Adam Smith) The December 2017 fires forced over 200,000 people to evacuate, with the 6 largest fires burning over 170,000 acres. That is an area larger than the city of Philadelphia. After a week of raging wildfires in California, Gov. Jerry ...

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Meet Kashinadh Pranesh : Our Young Eco- Hero

Name: Kashinadh Pranesh Age: 8 years School: Gems Millennium School Sharjah Grade: 3rd Standard Membership: Emirates Environmental Group ( EEG) Why do I care about our planet? Because it is our only home.  If we pollute it, we only harm ourselves. How do I inspire others? My life and my environmental activities will hopefully make people aware of the importance of protecting the environment. How can other ...

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Kids from Bonn Sing and Act for the Planet at UN Climate Conference

During COP23, the city of Bonn not only hosted the conference, but many cultural events that will help bring climate action closer to people in the city. Students aged eight to eleven from Bonn International School paraded through the aisles in animal costumes as songwriter Bernadette LaHengst and the Children and Youth Choir of Bonn Theater sang “I’m an Island” ...

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International Awards for Eco-Conscious Youth

Every year since 2003, Action For Nature (AFN), a U.S.-based non-profit, has sought to recognize and reward young people ages 8-16 who are taking action to solve the world’s tough environmental problems. Action For Nature honors the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 all over the globe who have done creative environmental projects. Prizes Winners ...

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Sustainable Development Goals in the Storylines of the Animated Children’s Television Series

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., today announced at MIPJunior in Cannes, France, details of their collaboration to incorporate a number of the Sustainable Development Goals into the storylines of the animated children’s television series Thomas & Friends™. The new collaboration will result in the inclusion of elements from five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the upcoming Thomas ...

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