Hello SCI family and welcome to this weeks Climate For Peace Newsletter
We have a broad collection of articles for you to read this week as spring slowly turns into summer. There is no better way to see real change in the world than to build those changes yourself no matter how small the first step seems. The world may be too large to change so you can start with your world which is still connected by a thread of magic and inspiration to the entire world. We hope you enjoy these articles to expand your ideas on what can be possible.
Happy reading and you can check out lots more inspiration and info on our website sci.ngo Happy reading and have a peaceful weekend!
There is so much diversity and adventure to be found when joining one of our workcamps. You are likely to find people who will open doors and your heart to an exciting world of helping others and the earth. Be sure to check out our collection of Inspirations videos where you can find out and see lots more inspiration and motivation to get your hands in the soil and walk more harmoniously among its surface. Among the laws of nature we have given up the privilege to work along side the animal kingdom in a sustainable manner. We have many opportunities to return to a compassionate way of life. Start with a workcamp to kickstart your motivation to see change in the world.
Green growth: putting Morocco in the lead against climate change
At a time when many economies are exhausting their natural resources and face constraints exacerbated by climate change, Morocco is setting an example by designing and embracing green growth strategies across sectors. The approach is in sync with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed in September 2015. But Morocco’s commitment to green growth predates the SDGs: the right to a healthy environment and sustainable development has been enshrined in Morocco’s constitution since 2011. The World Bank supported Morocco’s vision for green growth, by providing financing in the form of Development Policy Loans, investment projects, and technical assistance. Read here
Success stories in ocean conservation
It is easy to feel hopeless when reading the news coverage of ocean conservation. Between climate change, acidification, pollution and overfishing, it often feels like the ocean and its biodiversity, which we rely on, will soon be lost. But there is hope. There are successes in ocean conservation, and they often occur when small groups of people take action to fix problems in their own communities. Whether it's a beach cleanup, hanging lights on fishing nets to prevent turtle entanglement, or working with local governments to prevent coral reef loss, there are real solutions that can make a difference in protecting the ocean.Read here
Land degredation and food production
Soil erosion is one of the most serious environmental and human health problems we as a species are facing today. Over 99% of the food we eat come from the ground. Already the UN has reported malnutrition as the number 1 cause of death in the world. While valuable land and eco systems are being destroyed 10 to 40 times faster than land and soil being renewed and conserved. Read here
What is hemp plastic?
Hemp is the non-drug form of Cannabis and has been used for thousands of years for food,clothing,fuel and paper. Hemp Plastic designed in Europe for over 15 years and now being produced in China it is both biodegradable and recycling. This adresses many issues including CO2 reductions and oil dependence. Hemp plastics can substitute many products. Considering over 200 million pounds of plastic are produced each year. It may be a wise investment to turn to this planet friendly plant. Check out Henry Fords hemp car which was lighter than steel yet could withstand 10 times the impact without denting. Learn more about hemp plastic here
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Tiger species now extinct in Cambodia
Experts are scrambling to reintroduce the Indochinese tiger back into Cambodia's wildlife.Read here