If you recycle and carry your groceries in a tote bag, keep in mind that reducing meat consumption is an essential part a sustainable lifestyle, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As much as recycling helps, it is meat consumption that is doing the most damage. Here are three BIG reasons to quit meat for good:
The arctic region is home to some of the world’s most majestic wildlife, but it has also suffered disproportionately at the hands of climate change. The melting of the polar ice caps and rise in temperatures has already caused extensive changes to the ecosystems. The habitats on which many species in this region depend and the extent of these effects is expected to continue rising. As one of the most important charitable causes needing attention today, arctic wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources are under imminent threat due to climate change need your help, and fast.
White Roof Project will host a happy hour this week to raise funds for their biggest project yet --40,000 square feet of model block roof space on East 3rd and 4th Streets at Bowery. The "model block" includes over twenty nonprofit, cooperatively owned low-income housing buildings and art spaces. This crucial roof painting saves up to 40% on energy bills and makes a tremendous difference in combating climate change.
On Thursday afternoon, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was privy to an unexpected (and in some circles, unwelcome) guest as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke mysteriously acquired a press pass to attend the final two days of the weeklong conference. As representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were unfairly thrown out, Yorke managed to sit-in on the remaining discussions, including one conducted by members of the U.S. government, alongside fellow environmentalist Tony Juniper.