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Plastic Free Ecochallenge: July 1-31, 2020
Plastic Free Ecochallenge starts in one week, presented by and a coalition of North American zoos and aquariums!
One of the primary missions of zoos and aquariums is conservation. Reducing our plastic use helps to conserve wildlife and ecosystems by preventing plastic pollution, which can be mistaken for food by many wild animals. An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. When animals get entangled in plastic pollution, their ability to move, grow, and feed properly is restricted.
Join us for Plastic Free Ecochallenge all of July. Dedicate 31 days to practice bettering your habits to help conserve wildlife and natural habitats. Reduce your plastic use for the health of the natural world, our bodies, our communities, and those who suffer the greatest from pollution and this climate crisis.
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Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability
The disparities within our social systems are glaring. But as we’re experiencing through global protests right now, people working together can increase their power and impact for positive change. Hundreds of thousands of people have already been doing this all around the globe — crowd-sourcing solutions and impacting their communities positively. You’ll find many of their stories in Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability.
We invite you to explore the interconnectedness of our current crises — and how we move toward living versions of peaceful, just, and sustainable systems in our world — by organizing or participating in a Seeing Systems discussion group. Delving into the tangled systems of injustice is always heavy work, but it can also be a joyous and empowering experience — by building networks of relationships, people power can expand, and together, we can make a real difference for good.
Use promo code ‘BLM5’ to purchase the ebook version of Seeing Systems for $5.00.
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[READ] Want to eliminate waste? Then let’s eliminate prisons, too.
– Medium
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[READ] Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism – New York Times
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[READ] Why Plastic Pollution Is Fundamentally an Environmental Justice Issue – No Plastic Please
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