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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference." "the great breadth of this enterprise illustrates the motivation of the populations concerned: to regain the right to live in dignity through solidarity "
Historic March to Protect our Planet (USA) The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
" bring 100,000 people to New York City and show our strong support for curbing the worst effects of climate disruption" "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon Occupy Wall Street: A "Work of Art"
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "what moved me even more was the respect, the way people listened to each other and honored and appreciated each other. "
Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"A technical advance based on an edible salt used in the manufacture of tofu could revolutionise the production of future solar panels" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Legislators from 80 Countries Meet in Mexico City to Push for UN Climate Deal in 2015 A Call from Africa for Sustainable Tourism: the Lusaka Declaration
" a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart" "The Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Development, Climate Change and Peace was unanimously adopted by the fifth African Conference of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism"
Mothers Light Up Homes in Rural Tanzania Fourth African Conference of International Institute of Peace through Tourism
"These women not only bring electricity to their communities for the first time . . . Another positive impact of the lighting project has been the increase in women’s voice and independence" "More than 400 delegates from 33 countries participated in the conference sharing their experiences, ideas, wisdom and commitments."
IPB online course: Disarmament for Development Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"The Disarmament for Development perspective is presented within the broader context of global efforts to create a Culture of Peace " "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities " "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Calling women: Why women and technology are a perfect pairing The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
"Women should have equal opportunity to use a mobile phone, and this is not just a social imperative but a commercial necessity " "Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny"
Colombia: The Indigenous of Cauca: "We are peoples with a culture of peace" Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"To seek alliances for their struggle, their leaders have come to Europe " "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."
Colombia: Indígenas del Cauca: “Somos pueblos de cultura de paz” The World Social Forum prepares for Rio + 20
"Sus líderes buscan alianzas en Europa para seguir en pie de lucha " "social movements should organise a strong presence at the 2012 conference, to forge an alliance with the Brazilian government with a view to changing the way the environment and development are thought about"
Sustainable Foods Summit: New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability Environmental Sustainability as a Tool for Peace Building
"How do organic, fair trade and other eco-labels further sustainability? " "A pollution prevention initiative called "Operation Clean the Nation" in The Gambia has brought together people from communities of various ethnic groups for the joint cause of ensuring a clean environment. "
Celebrating Earth Day : "What you do makes a difference" Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
"International Mother Earth Day, where we remember everywhere in the world that all living beings are inter-dependent and part of one living being " "the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities "
Celebración del día de la Tierra: “Lo Que Haces, Cuenta” Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-Soldiers in North Kivu
"Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra, donde recordamos en el mundo entero la interdependencia de todos los seres vivientes y al planeta como un ser con vida más " "Barzas have been created by PEREXC for youth in the city of Butembo since January 2008. A barza is a village-based, inter-communal forum for conflict resolution, based on African traditional rituals of reconciliation and non-violent settlement of local conflicts."
Wwoofing: Route to new adventures The Eco Citizen project: Cultivate plants, Cultivate peace
"Wwoofing, if you don't know it, is a system of exchange of work for housing and food. At first wwoofing involved only organic farms, but it is now being extended to other places with an approach of sustainable development " "The garden is an alternative space for therapy, learning and human relations. "