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This week in the News September 2 – September 9, 2019

You may have noticed I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with this website for the past few months. I was spending time on my other business Now this business is up and running (yey!) I have more time to dedicate to my passion, this site and connecting with other #yyc environmental activists. I’m happy to be back connecting with all of you!

Summary: Amazon fires bring world leaders together to address the current crisis, growing your own trees can help to reverse our climate crisis, if we reduce food waste we can have a major impact and solar panels have the potential to help crops thrive.

  1. Amazon leaders sign rainforest preservation pact amid wildfire crisis source DW – we are in some really troubled times for our planet right now. With the Amazon fires raging and clearing acres and acres of valuable trees the toted “lungs of the earth” are rapidly being destroyed. This is devastating.
  2. Grow your own forest: how to plant trees to help save the planetsource the Guardian. It’s not all lost and doom. There is action you can take personally to help the state of the planet. “Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis.” That’s how the Guardian reported findings from the Crowther Lab in Switzerland two months ago. Billions more trees, scientists claimed, could remove two-thirds of all the carbon dioxide created by human activity.”
  3. Not all meat is created equal: How diet changes can sustain world’s food production – source Science Daily “Calculations show that reducing the amount of food we waste is about 80 times more effective at conserving phosphorus than recycling that same waste. “
  4. Exciting New Study Says That Crops Thrive Underneath of Solar Panels—and the Panels Produce More Energy – source Good News Network
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