Environment

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by Anne van Oorschot, Environment Team Co-Chair (AWC The Hague)

 

While most FAWCO members recognize the importance of environmental problems and issues, very few clubs actually organize any environmental activities to highlight those concerns. The Environment Team encouraged clubs to change that, and provided a lot of big and small activity ideas last fall. We heard back from three clubs about the activities they planned...

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By Amal Lahlafi (AIWA of Rabat)   

 

We have been extensively using fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas to generate energy; however, this usage has a greater negative impact on our atmosphere than any other activity. Coal is vastly damaging to our atmosphere because it releases 70 percent more carbon dioxide than natural gas for every unit of...

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I can imagine that nearly everyone who is reading this article is already doing many things to help preserve the viability of our planet. Whether it be recycling, avoiding plastic, composting waste, shopping with reusable bags, taking public transportation or driving fuel-efficient vehicles, with our choices, we try to do our part.

At the same time, most of us are...

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In the midst of the world’s sixth mass extinction, three birds were believed to have gone extinct from the wild in 2018. The year before, it was three lizards, plus a bat and a cat. Of the 96,900 species assessed for the IUCN’s Red List, roughly one in four are threatened with extinction. This is not including the species that we have...

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Parenting.FirstCry.comEvery parent knows that children are concrete and hands-on oriented. This makes recycling a perfect area for teaching kids some of the principles of environmental responsibility. The fact that parents are setting an example (we know you are conscientious about recycling!) is another plus. In addition, kids learn that everything in nature is cyclic, from biochemical cycles on up to...

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Some time ago I read an article about nature deficiency syndrome as applied to the individual. Working on a computer in an office, exercising in the gym, spending hours each day with electronic devices; modern life for most of us takes place largely out of touch with nature. This is by definition ”unnatural”, and the article mentions a number of...

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