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Friday 20th 2016

Hello SCI friends and welcome to our Climate for Peace Newsletter..

As we move closer into the summer we strengthen our passion to bring peace to our environment..as a fish becomes ill in a polluted water bowl so do all life on earth on a polluted planet. We strive every week to bring you fresh, exciting articles to inspire you and bring change for you and your loved ones. Always feel free to share,discuss and take steps in exploring the impact you can have for a peaceful future. You can find more information on our website at sci.ngo and check out our Climate for Peace Workcamps

Enjoy reading and have a peaceful weekend!

Climate for Peace Workcamps 2016
West bank solar project unites Muslims and Jews
Factory Farms and the Environment
6 Indigenous women put their bodies on the line for their community
The world's largest coal company is going solar

Climate for Peace Workcamps 2016

Why not explore our selection of amazing workcamp opportunities from around the world...There are lots to choose from in many areas from organic gardening to sustainable community development and from climate workcamps to marine sea turtles. Dive in and take a look you could find the opportunity to propel you on your path in life. It is only when we take action that radical change happens. Either in our lives or in the world. If you have something you are interested in your life you are sure to find a workcamp here that resonates closely with that. Read here

West bank solar project unites Muslims and Jews

Could a new solar project help promote peace between Israel and Palestine? Build Israel Palestine, a nonprofit involving both Muslims and Jews in the U.S., is building a $100,000 solar array that will help power an underground water pump used by farmers in the village of Al-Auja, which is located in the embattled West Bank.Project One: Increasing Water Capacity in West Bank is the first large project to be funded by Jews and Muslims in the U.S. and has both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Muslims on the technical team, the New York Times reported. The solar facility will draw water from subterranean sources to irrigate a grove of palms growing Medjool dates. The project also involves working with agricultural experts on both sides of the border who will provide training in farming to the Al-Auja community.Read here

Factory Farms and the Environment

With over nine billion animals raised and slaughtered for human consumption each year in the U.S. alone, modern animal agriculture puts an incredible strain on natural resources like land, water, and fossil fuel. Factory farms yield a relatively small amount of meat, dairy, and eggs for this input, and in return produce staggering quantities of waste and greenhouse gases, polluting our land, air, and water and contributing to climate change.Read here

6 Indigenous Women put their bodies on the line for their community

Six Mapuche women have taken the risk of putting their bodies on the line to stop the drilling rigs from further endangering their community. Indigenous women are central to the continent-wide resistance against extractivism, and the story of these women from the Campo Maripe community in the Argentine Patagonia is a solid example of their ongoing contribution, and the importance of indigenous resistance for social movements worldwide.Read here

The world's largest coal company is going solar

Green is going global. More and more countries are getting in on the green energy bandwagon, shifting their energy dependencies from fossil fuel burning to renewable energy. And the biggest recipient of this? Solar. Countries are increasingly depending on the Sun to provide for their energy needs. And this means the building of bigger and better solar farms. Maybe this is why a zebra is changing its stripes. The world’s largest coal company, China’s state-owned Shenhua Group Corp. has just partnered with Santa Monica, Calif.-based SolarReserve in order to bring 1,000 megawatts of solar thermal plants into China.Read here

 

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