Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, USA ©dcarsprungli

Protecting 30% of the Earth by 2030 is the goal of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. This intergovernmental group of more than 50 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France, with the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair, aims to secure a global deal for nature and people that can halt the accelerating […]

After water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. At 1.93 tons of tea, India produces the most, followed by China (1.2 million) and Kenya (0.44 million). Asia produces the most tea, at around 4 million tons. Bangladesh ranks 10th in the world, accounting for 3% of global tea production and employing more […]

Some 4.5 billion people worldwide live with unsafely managed sanitation, according to the World Health Organization. And in countries with water stresses, flushing toilets only exacerbates the problem, which means this issue affects nearly the entire planet. Enter the EcoLoo EcoLoo with its waterless and odorless sustainable toilet was founded by Zuraina Zaharin, a Malaysian […]

Rainbow shower tree (Cassiaxnealiae)

By Danielle Carpenter – Climate change and extreme climatic events are having grave consequences for plant biodiversity around the world. Fires in Australia, the Amazon and North America are destroying key ecosystems. Bark beetles are benefiting from warmer temperatures to kill increasing numbers of trees worldwide. Extreme drought in some areas and flooding in others […]

Did you know it’s possible to grow plants in sand and gravel with nutrients but without soil? It’s called hydroponics, and it is one of the many important projects happening in Azraq refugee camp, located in Jordan on hot desert terrain, where over 53,000 displaced people of the Syrian civil war are sheltered.  With funding from the World Food Programme, the […]

March 20 is International Happiness Day. Definitely a day to celebrate!  Join the movement for a happier world by clicking here.  And commemorate it with the UN, UNICEF and Smurfs:

In 2012 the United Nations designated March 20th as the International Day of Happiness by adopting UN Resolution 66/281. Article 2 of UN Resolution 66/281: International Day of Happiness: Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to […]

The world’s nations recently adopted a new sustainable development agenda, in the form of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. The goals offer everyone, each and every person, an opportunity to promote responsibility. The United Nations have published a “Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”. Here The Good Times quotes things you […]

Last year, the world’s nations adopted a new sustainable development agenda, in the form of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved in 15 years. The goals offer governments, international organizations, world leaders and you, personally, an opportunity to promote responsibility. The United Nations have published a “Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”. Here […]

In 2015, the world’s nations adopted a new sustainable development agenda, in the form of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved over the next 15 years. The goals offer an opportunity to promote responsibility, even at the individual level. The United Nations have published a “Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”. Here The […]