International Youth Coastal Conference – Oct 19-22

Check out the International Youth Coastal Conference that will be held later this year in Townsville, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (Reef HQ) and Townsville City Council are hosting activities for the youth conference and the conference presents an opportunity for students from around the world to network and discuss coastal protection […]

Pangea Day Comes To You May 10th

What Is Pangea Day?From the Pangea Day Website: Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. […]

Granddad turns 75!

Granddad, an Australian lungfish who has lived at Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium for 75 years, the longest-living fish in any aquarium in the world. “He was here when Model Ts were pulling up to the Shedd,” said Roger Germann, Shedd’s director of public relations. “Granddad bridges so many generation gaps.” At 4 feet long […]

Lights Out for March 29th Earth Hour

On March 29, cities all over the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. local time. This initiative sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is intended to raise awareness about energy consumption and climate change. The first Earth Hour took place in 2007 […]

Upcoming Watershed Conferences of Interest

Watershed awareness continues heading towards a vision the National Leadership Forum Report from 1999 suggests visualization can help promote. Upcoming conferences at which to investigate current trends include: The 2008 meeting of Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) “From the Mountains to the Sea,” July 13-17, 2008, Chattanooga, Tennessee The Headwaters to Oceans (H2O) Conference, Oct […]

Leave Zero Representing New Wave of Conscious Consumption

Leave Zero, a new on-line retail outlet, was inspired by the spirit of people who strive to make the most of every moment; people who ‘give it all’ to better themselves and help others; people who do this while respecting the Earth and future generations and have fun doing it! Leave Zero donates 25% of […]

Mapping North American Environmental Issues

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation works with key mapping agency partners in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to promote understanding of significant continental-scale environmental issues through the North American Environmental Atlas. Available map layers include renewable energy capacity, priority conservation areas, and other environmental themes. The CEC is also exploring innovative mapping techniques for […]

2007 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card Released

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released its third annual U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card on February 27, 2008. The report card assesses the nation’s progress in 2007 toward implementing the recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission, as well as the actions described in the Administration’s U.S. Ocean Action […]

Ready to Lead?Next Generation Speak Out

A National Study Produced in Partnership by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Idealist.org suggests that a skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future. However, the new national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders also finds […]