Environment

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

The Amazon is Being Burned in a Climate Crisis we Can’t Ignore

This is a life-threatening international emergency which lacks media coverage. It’s a climate crisis provoked by the ignorance and ambition of human activity. We continue to exploit earth even as we witness more and more natural disasters caused by climate change.

Men, Welcome to the World of Contraception

Recently, the world was made aware of a study that cleared a contraceptive pill as safe for men. The results of the study indicate that it is possible to decrease sperm production while preserving sexual drive and avoiding serious side effects. For years, women have

Sustaining Breastfeeding for our Environment

The health of our planet is affected by the way babies are fed. We know that breastfeeding has overwhelmingly positive impacts on both mother and child – with long-term health effects that last a lifetime. Yet, safeguarding women’s and children’s right to breastfeeding and providing

SDG 13: Climate Change – Faces Behind the Numbers

There’s something very unique about working at grassroots level and experiencing firsthand what the community is facing. A single day is enough to make all the statistics fade into the background and replace them with vivid images of what the numbers really represent. I am currently taking part in the

The MDGs: 984 More Years

In the 1990s, the world looked very different. Forty-three percent of the world lived on less than $1.25 per day, a new wave of feminism was just gaining traction, and girls were kept from attending school in greater numbers than they are now.  In 2010,

28 Reasons Why Menstrual Hygiene Matters

This post was previously published on Buzzfeed. Written by Elisabeth Epstein of Girls’ Globe and Danielle Keiser of WASH United. We  all may know that menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle, but what some may not realize is that in many developing

The Dry Spell is Over for Women Looking to Lead

Laos runs on water.  Literally.  The self-proclaimed “Battery of Southeast Asia” will soon host 72 dams throughout its one thousand rivers.  While this energy export might benefit the Lao economy, the electricity from these dams rarely reaches the Lao people because it is sent to

Energy Poverty has the Face of a Woman

Approximately 1.2 billion people – almost one fifth of the world’s population – live without access to electricity needed for day-to-day activities, such as lighting the home, keeping children and the elderly cool during the summer, charging your phone’s battery or meeting the needs of

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