"We only get one EARTH to live on, take care of her-
there is no giant step that does it all, it's all the little steps that count"....
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People power works!!! Together we helped force one of the world’s most powerful oil companies to leave the Arctic and moved the Obama Administration to close the door to Arctic oil drilling for the next two years. Shell had billions of dollars and an army of lawyers but we had millions of passionate people prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our planet. And together, we won. Every voice mattered. Each action worked. This incredible victory is a sign of hope. We can win this.
Food Waste Changer
In 2010, U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores threw out 43 billion pounds, or $46.7 billion worth, of food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA). But if Arash Derambarsh had his way, that number would be zero. His goals are ambitious, but then again the municipal councilor from Courbevoie, France did manage to get a law passed in France last week that would accomplish just that.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Each year, about 40 percent of the food produced for people to eat in the United States goes to waste. Second Harvest Food Bank is working to get some of that food into the hands of those who need it. The program is designed to recover a variety of nutritious foods from local grocery stores for neighborhood food pantries and meal programs.
Water Bottles made from Seaweed?
Edible water bottle to cause a splash at EU sustainability awards. An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from seaweed has topped the UK round of an EU competition for new, more sustainable products. The new spherical form of packaging, called Ooho and described by its makers as “water you can eat”, is biodegradeable, hygenic and costs 1p per unit to make. It is made chiefly from calcium chloride and a seaweed derivative called sodium alginate.
STAND UP for our EARTH
A tree may be safer in the city than in the rainforest. Let's change this.
At Unilever we are committed to making our products sustainably without harming our forests. Now we're helping to protect 1 million trees with WWF. Show your support at and we'll protect a tree on your behalf.
A GLOBAL TRAGEDY FOR OUR OCEANS AND SEA LIFE
Plastic never goes away. And it’s increasingly finding its way into our oceans and onto our beaches. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments — like grocery bags, straws and s.oda bottles — are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day.
Today billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces
Art out of Plastic
One brightly colored sand shovel. One plastic ring from a packaged drink. One foam flip-flop. One discarded water bottle.
Each object seems so small in comparison to the boundless ocean, no individual bit of our garbage a threat to the sea and the creatures that live within it. It's easy to ignore that billions of humans are contributing their own bits of trash to a waste problem that threatens the stability of ocean life.