#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Ecuador’s national water authority (SENAGUA) has now established a protected zone for the Cofan, Chingual and Aguarico rivers, which the indigenous Kofán people of Sinangoe and many other local populations depend upon. This encouraging recognition also comes at a critical moment in the Kofán people’s struggle for justice: today, a judicial inspection is taking place on site as part of a legal case which the community has won against the Ecuadorian government, demanding the suspension of all mining concessions on and near Sinangoe ancestral territory. “We hope that the judicial visit to the mining zone will help judges to understand the great importance of the rivers and the threat which mining represents for our life as Kofán”, says Mario Criollo, President of the A’I Cofan community of Sinangoe. We stand with the community of Sinangoe in their fight to protect their territory from illegal resource extraction. Join us, sign the pledge to #StandWithSinangoe: link in bio. #waterislife#waterdefenders#amazon #amazonlife#AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#climatejustice #humanrights
#Regram #RG @SierraClub: Polar bears are facing a new threat -- and it's not climate change. A company called SAExploration wants to start seismic oil testing in critical bear habitat as early as December. Go to sc.org/SAExploration and tell SAExploration: stay out of the Arctic Refuge. Then, tag your friends to make sure they take action for polar bears too! #bears #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Just another sunset or the closing credits for Africa’s lions? In the wildlife areas most visited by tourists, lions are a regular sighting. This creates the misconception that lions are doing just fine. The reality is that their numbers have declined by half in the last 25 years or so. The LRF supports a wide range of conservation projects around Africa designed to protect lions, their habitats and prey. Central to our philosophy is the conviction that conserving Africa’s wildlife will benefit the continents people and economies.. Photo @petelindseyafrica
#Regram #RG @350org: After the UN's IPCC published its critical report on 1.5˚C last Monday, thousands sprung into action all over the world. Thankfully, many people around the world, not paralyzed, but motivated by the latest science, showed over the past week that they’re willing to step up to this challenge, and take targeted political actions, together, to enact meaningful change. Through a range of tactics, they’ve brought a strong, pointed message to decision makers: 1.5˚C means no more support to the fossil fuel industry, in any form. #1o5c #fossilfree #keepitintheground #climatechange
#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Cost is one of the greatest barriers to getting kids into the classroom in the Amazon. Even though public school is free in Ecuador, schools supplies, transportation and uniforms can be a daunting financial burden on families. In indigenous communities, children are invited to wear culturally traditional uniforms to school once a week. Although women have been sewing these uniforms by hand for generations, the government required families to buy these traditional uniforms from outside manufacturers. Moreover, the uniforms don’t reflect cultural differences between one community and another, and often the design itself isn’t accurate. A group of Kofan women decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a women’s sewing cooperative in the community of Dureno and are pushing the government to hire them to produce the traditional uniforms for the next school year. Kofan women have been taking part in intensive sewing workshops organized by the cooperative and have set their sites beyond just producing uniforms for their children— they are beginning to make clothing for the whole community! #amazon #amazonlife##AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#culture#indigenousculture#culturaindigena#indigenouswomen#womenleaders
#Regram #RG @wwf: Large amounts of the Arctic are currently covered in ice - whether sea ice or glacial ice - but this will change, with climate change causing the region to become a wetter, warmer, less predictable place... Unless countries take urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions further, the effects of a warming Arctic will continue to be felt around the world. Rising sea levels, changes in climate and rain patterns, increasing severe weather events, and effects on fish stocks, marine mammals and bird populations... Photo by Conservation Biologist @joshuapowell_official for #WWFVoices and with thanks to @poseidonexpeditions
#Regram #RG @guardian: We have 12 years to limit a climate change catastrophe, a scientific report has announced today. Following devastating hurricanes in the US, record droughts in Cape Town and forest fires in the Arctic, the report makes clear that climate change is already happening and has upgraded its risk warning. At the current level of commitments by world leaders, we're on course for a disastrous 3C of global warming. The authors of the report are refusing to accept defeat though and believe that the increasingly visible damage caused by climate change will shift opinion.
#Regram #RG @whenweallvote: Register to vote and get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Register now and vote on November 6. Text WeAllVote to 97779 or visit whenweallvote.org to get started. #WhenWeAllVote.......Bria Smith, Milwaukee, WI (17 years old)Student & Blogger. Helped register young voters over the Summer..Sterling Elliot, Newport News, VA (19 years old)Concert cellist. Second year student at Juilliard, New York..Tori Streitmatter, Sparland, IL (24 years old)Comes from a farming family in IL. Currently works with an organization that provides resources to the agricultural community..Dominic Cavazos, San Antonio, TX (18 years old)A Special Olympian and Graduate of Alamo Heights High School.Daniel Davila, Encino, CA (22 years old)Graduate of USC Music, up and coming musician of Puerto Rican descent
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Did you know that there are rainforests right in the United States? 🌲 The Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state holds a web of interdependence that teaches us a lesson that we at the @rainforestalliance take to heart: We base all our work in the knowledge that everything is connected, and that therefore, protecting forests & improving the livelihoods of rural people benefits us all. Find out more in my article about the beauty of connection in the magical Hoh Rain Forest by clicking the link in our bio or checking out today’s Stories! #RainforestAlliance #Interdependence #HohRainForest #OlympicNationalPark #PNW #ExplorePNW #OptOutside #FindYourPark #FollowTheFrog #WednesdayWisdom📸: @lilylandes
#Regram #RG @earthjustice: Huge victory for #Yellowstone grizzly bears! Safeguards were reinstated, after a judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from the population was illegal. "This is a victory for the bears and for people from all walks of life who come to this region to see the grizzly in its natural place in the world." - Tim Preso, Earthjustice Managing Attorney Grizzly 📸: @thomasdmangelsen #wilderness #wildlifephotography #grizzlybear #naturephotography #nature #adventure #animals #earth #earthpix #nogrizhunt
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: There are only a few weeks left until governments from around the world meet to decide the fate of the Antarctic Ocean. We need every country at this meeting to agree to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, the largest protected area on Earth. The Sanctuary would create a safe haven for Antarctic wildlife like penguins to recover from the pressures of pollution and overfishing, and help safeguard against growing threats associated with climate change, which all put the future of this fragile region at risk. But it will only become a reality if all governments feel the momentum of a truly global movement calling for Antarctic protection. Photo by @daisygilardini #climatechange #antarcticsanctuary #Antarctic #greenpeace #protectantarctic
#Regram #RG @cnn: This shocking drone footage shows the devastation left by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on Friday. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 3-meter-high (10 foot) waves killed hundreds.
I encourage everyone to take the steps necessary to register to vote, especially if it’s your first time. Link in bio to learn more. #TurnoutTuesday @marchforourlives
#Regram #RG @conservationorg: Worldwide, the ocean is changing rapidly. The forces of climate change, acidification and overfishing are putting enormous pressure on our oceans — and on the human populations who depend on their resources. The challenge of tackling these changes — which, if left unchecked, will affect us all — is as urgent as it is enormous. But every Goliath has its David. For the threats to our oceans, that David just might be Kiribati — a tiny island nation roughly half the size of London — where former President Anote Tong conceived the Pacific Oceanscape, an unprecedented effort among Pacific island nations to collaboratively and sustainably manage nearly 40 million square kilometers of vital ocean.
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: Today is #SaveTheKoalaDay. #Koalas are faithful to their home ranges, which are rapidly being destroyed by urbanization, highway upgrades, mining, deforestation, infrastructure, wildfires, and drought. With a massive increase in immigration sending Australia’s population to 25 million in less than 9 years, coastal native forests, homelands of koalas and other forest-dependent species are being eradicated to accommodate the upsurge in growth. Follow the link in bio to read about their plight and find out what you can do to help.
Proud to be working with, and being an investor in, @fiaformulae. Pictured is the new car debuting this December at the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix. Hoping to be there to see the future of electric racing. @alejandroformulae #sponsored
#Regram #RG @reuters: Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson @lucas_jackson_ was perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, when an explosion broke the arctic silence. More explosions followed. He ran across a muddy tundra to a video camera on a tripod overlooking the glacier and ripped off the trash bag he had used to protect it. He hit record as fast as he could focus. The popping sounds morphed into a low rumble. Over the next half hour, the ice broke apart and a four-mile wide chunk tumbled into the sea in a process called calving - one rarely witnessed on this scale. As a photographer, Jackson has captured erupting volcanoes, the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes, and war, but he says he has never felt so small. It was a poignant end to a months-long project examining climate change in Greenland. For both journalists and scientists, climate change is difficult to document. It most often happens imperceptibly - a tenth of a degree increase in temperature, a few less inches of rain, a slowly melting ice sheet. That’s why it was so overwhelming to watch billions of tons of ice collapse at all once, Jackson said. Suddenly it didn’t feel like a small or distant problem. Follow the link in our bio to read more. #reuters #reutersphotos #ice #icecalving #greenland
Beef is one of the most resource intensive foods in our diet. @beyondmeat is on a mission to take the animal out of the equation. Their plant-based 1/4 lb. Beyond Burger uses 99% less water, 93% less land, generates 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and uses nearly 50% less energy than what it takes to produce a single 1/4 lb. U.S. beef burger. Proud to be an investor in the #futureofprotein. Link in bio to learn more.
#Regram #RG @michelleobama: Thank you, Las Vegas! It was so much fun to be with you to help kick off @WhenWeAllVote’s Week of Action. Now let’s get working to help everyone we know get registered and ready to vote. I know that there are a lot of folks who think that voting isn’t relevant to their lives. Or they think that it won’t make a difference. Or they think the whole system is rigged. A lot of folks are just trying to get their kids to day care, and get things done at work, and get enough sleep every night. Trust me, I get it. I get being busy, and I definitely get feeling frustrated. But I also know that those frustrations will only get worse if we don’t do something to make it better—and our best chance to do that is by voting and electing leaders who will listen to us, leaders who will take on the issues we care about. If we’re going to make sure all of our voices are heard this November, we’ve got to make sure everyone is registered to vote. You can register to vote right now—just text WeAllVote to 97779 or visit WhenWeAllVote.org to get started, and make sure all your friends and family do the same. That’s how we’ll show ourselves and each other that our votes do matter, not just in the election this fall, but in every election.