No Straw November from the Jr. Ocean Guardians
Guest author Shelby O’Neil founded Jr. Ocean Guardians to help educate lower grade level children on plastic pollution and recycling and started the “No Straw November” movement, which has gained a worldwide following.
To address the climate crisis, we must address inequality
At least a quarter of all forest carbon storage occurs on lands managed by indigenous peoples. When these communities’ rights are more secure, rates of deforestation are lower - and carbon storage and biodiversity are higher.
The tropics are now releasing more carbon than they absorb
A new report shows that due to deforestation and land degradation, the tropical realm is now releasing more carbon into the atmosphere than it absorbs.
Fifteen communities advancing nature-based local solutions for sustainable development
The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honored 15 winners recognized for their extraordinary initiatives and innovations brought about by indigenous peoples and local communities from 12 countries.
Working for the protection of sharks and rays
Since its launch, Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays has awarded over 11 grants totaling more than $2.5M in locations around the world.
MIT Solve recognizes international food and water innovators
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will be working with MIT’s Solve initiative on the challenge of Sustainable Urban Communities.
Sequoia Monument a treasure worth protecting
Sequoia ForestKeeper’s Program Director, Alison Sheehey recently authored an opinion piece published in the Bakersfield Californian explaining why the Giant Sequoia National Monument should be expanded, not shrunk.
Leo addresses Kerry Initiative Climate Conference
An appearance by Leonardo capped off a two-day conference put on by the Kerry Initiative, a program founded earlier this year by former Secretary of State and 1966 Yale graduate John Kerry. Here is a transcript of his speech.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awards $20 million in environmental grants
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, increasing the organization’s total direct financial impact to over $80 million since 1998.
Solutions Project receives award for their work at Standing Rock
Top fossil fuel companies are driving half of global warming
Polluting coal, oil and gas companies share the blame for intensifying climate impacts
The benefits of 139 countries switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050
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