A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Climate Reality Leadership conference, hosted at the Hyatt hotel in Chicago. Getting up at 5 to commute to Chicago and spending over 8 hours a day at a hotel and getting home was a daunting task, but being able to say that I heard and learned from Al Gore made it more than worth it.
It has been shown that approximately 30 billion plastic water bottles are thrown away every year, with over 50 million water bottles not being recycled each day. These bottles are proving to cause a serious threat to the planet, considering that if they aren't recycled, they are going into landfills, littering the ground and trashing our planet, to the detriment of all of us. With plastic taking around a thousand years to disintegrate, we need to consider if using non-renewable bottles is really worth it in the long term.
Have you ever wanted to be a youtube sensation? What about doing that and making your voice heard on climate change? You can! Students from the CAM Project share some stellar youth media around climate communication.
Having neither experienced the inner workings of a non-profit nor called the upstairs of an old Harvard frat my office before, I was definitely in for some novelties when I began my internship at ACE this summer.
We are all a part of the worldwide ‘Ohana’, connected by one ocean. We are one enormous family and we have a responsibility to care not only for our earth (our home) but also the plants and animals that sustain our family, so no one is left behind or forgotten.
My coworker Brian, his friend Max, my best friend Elizabeth and I all committed to riding Climate Ride, an epic 300-mile bike ride from NYC to DC on September 21-25 to raise money for organizations working to fight climate change.