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World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day is a global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris . The next global World Cleanup Day is September 15, 2018 , beginning at 10 am, and spanning the world’s time zones in Hawaii. It is typically held over the course of a 24-hour period in September, on an annual basis. There are numerous organizations that facilitate and host World Cleanup Day events globally. Like Earth Day , World Cleanup Day is non-partisan, apolitical, and is not affiliated with any national or global political party or discrete ideology . (more…)

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement ( VHEMT [A] ) is an international movement that calls for all people to abstain from the cause of gradual voluntary extinction of humankind . VHEMT supports human extinction primarily because it would prevent environmental degradation . The group states that a decrease in the human population would prevent a significant amount of human-caused suffering. The extinctions of non-human species and the scarcity of human resources are frequently cited by the group as evidence of the harm caused by human overpopulation . (more…)

Tar Sands Blockade

Tar Sands Blockade is a grassroots coalition of affected Texas and Oklahoma people and climate justice organizers who use peaceful and sustainable civil disobedience to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Tar Sands Blockade has used non-violent direct action to stop the construction of the East Texas pipeline including banner drops , lockdowns , and tree sits . [1] [2] They are best known for a large scale tree sit outside Winnsboro, Texas . [3] [4] [5] (more…)

Koijärvi Movement

The Koijärvi Movement ( Finnish : Koijärvi-liike ) was a Finnish environmental movement that began in the spring of 1979. Its objective was to prevent the draining of Lake Koijärvi  ( fi ) near Forssa , an important bird habitat. [1] The struggle for national and international organizations. [2] [3] It was one of the most prominent of a wave of environmental actions in Finland at the time of the formation of the political party of the Green Leagueand the election of Greens to the Finnish parliament and the establishment of a national environmental ministry. [4] (more…)

International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations

The International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations ( IUAPPA ) is an international federation of civil society organizations concerned with air pollution . IUAPPA, founded 1964 at the US Air Pollution Control Association, [1] has 40 national organizations such as; the United States ( Air and Waste Management Association ), Germany ( Verein Deutscher Ingenieure ) and Japan (Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry) and other networks. The Foundation is seen in the “Ecological Revolution” in and around 1970. [1] (more…)

Great Transition

The Great Transition is a term used by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI) and its predecessor, the Global Scenario Group (GSG), to describe a vision of a just and sustainable global future. The term was originally used by Kenneth E. Boulding in The Meaning of the 20th Century – The Great Transition (1964), considered a hallmark design of systems thinking, the shift from pre-modern to post-modern culture, and the possible oven Great Transition. [1] (more…)

Gort cloud

The gort cloud is “a vast, largely invisible and growing (environmentally-aware) ‘ community that sieves, measures and exchanges information on environmental (green) products and services.” [1] “The community includes NGOs, government agencies, certifying groups, academics, eco-tech specialists, business alliances, green media including green business news, sustainable designers, foundations, other social networks, conferences, trade shows, events, competitions, green blogs, special interest groups, and trendspotters-to name just a few. ” [2] The book examines the marketing and brand-building experiences of sustainable businessesin America and discusses the gort cloud concept. It was critically reviewed by TreeHugger in December 2008. [3] (more…)

Gaia Movement

The Gaia Foundation is a loosely-knit network of organizations that promotes ecologically sustainable development . Members of the network look to be Themselves share of the Gaia Movement citation needed ] , a term coined by environmentalist James Lovelock in the late 1960s for proponents de son Gaia hypothesis , posits qui que la earth is a superorganism . (more…)

Evangelical environmentalism

Evangelical environmentalism is an environmental movement in the United States in which some evangelicals have emphasized biblical mandates concerning humanity’s role as steward and subsequent responsibility for the care of creation. While the movement is focused on different environmental issues , it is best known for its focus on addressing climate action from a biblically grounded theological perspective. (more…)

Ecotheology

Ecotheology is a form of constructive theology that focuses on the interrelationships of religion and nature , particularly in the light of environmental concerns . Ecotheology generally starts from the premise that a relationship exists between human religious / spiritual worldviews and the degradation of nature . It explores the interaction between ecological values, such as sustainability , and the human domination of nature. The movement has produced many religious-environmental projects around the world. (more…)