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Every Day Eco is a 2-minute read, curated with uplifting news, eco-friendly tips, and global stories in hopes that it will bring you some happiness and inspiration. Only the good stuff! ✨

Environmental Racism

ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Environmental justice and racial justice are inextricably linked. One of the most important parts of activism is education. There is so much to learn about the ways environmental racism hurts communities of colour, including Black communities, Latinx communities, and Indigenous communities. Here’s a round up list of books about environmental racism in the US to get you started.

PEACE WITH NATURE: Ex-Guerrillas, who have turned into citizen scientists, are using their knowledge of the Colombian jungle to protect biodiversity. Peace with Nature now unites scientists with guerillas to help protect biodiversity and aid in the post-conflict situation for thousands of people, the majority of whom, are interested in pursuing river habitat restoration as their post-conflict career path.

PLASTIC FREE JULY: Plastic Free July sounds like a daunting and even somewhat crazy event to participate in, especially amid a pandemic when many businesses are refusing to allow reusable mugs and bags. But there are good reasons to take part this year and start developing greener ways of doing things – here’s some easy changes you can make that’ll still have a big impact.

HUGE OCEAN CLEAN UP: After 48 days at sea, the crew of a marine plastic recovery boat has successfully removed 103 tons (206,000 pounds) of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is the area’s largest open ocean plastic cleanup on record!

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Greta’s HUGE Donation

Every Day Eco is a 2-minute read, curated with uplifting news, eco-friendly tips, and global stories in hopes that it will bring you some happiness and inspiration. Only the good stuff! ✨

Outgrowing Growth

OUTGROWING GROWTH: Many are coming around to the idea that quality of life, not GDP, should be our measure of success. Our blind belief in growth is enriching the rich and killing the planet. If we want a shot at climate stability and a world built on justice, not exploitation in the 2030s and beyond, we need to shift to post-growth economic policies.

CLIMATE-FRIENDLY COOLING: According to the UN, coordinated international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – roughly equal to eight years of global emissions at 2018 levels – over the next four decades.

20 Millin Trees

20 MILLION TREES: 2 million people in India gathered to plant 20 million trees along the river Ganges – all while social-distancing. This government-led mass tree-planting campaign is part of the government’s pledge to shade a third of the nation under tree cover by 2030.

Greta

GRETA’S HUGE DONATION: The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has just awarded Greta Thunberg its Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, which comes with an award of 1 million euros. And, in true Greta Thunberg fashion, she is donating all of the winnings to organizations who are fighting for a sustainable world.