Reports: Japan plans for nuclear phaseout by 2030s

The Washington Post   
September 13th, 2012

Reports: Japan plans for nuclear phaseout by 2030s

The gradual turn away from nuclear power over the next two decades represents a major concession from Japan’s traditionally pro-nuclear leaders to a largely anti-nuclear public, whose fears were stoked by the March 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

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Linking Water Access and Women’s Rights Towards a New Model for Upward Mobility in India

Ashoka Peace    Yobo Member
July 27th, 2012

Linking Water Access and Women’s Rights Towards a New Model for Upward Mobility in India

Seeing the long-term affects of two very different natural catastrophes convinced Paul that without access to water, people—especially women—in underserved communities had little chance of upward mobility. Paul then set out to develop a women-led irrigation system that relies on rainwater harvesting and tackles the issues of water scarcity, gender inequality, and poverty.

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Birthing Justice: Not Wasting The Waste – Creating Environmental Sustainability

Other Worlds    Yobo Member
June 18th, 2012

Birthing Justice: Not Wasting The Waste – Creating Environmental Sustainability

S. Ushakumari is a horticulturist who has been working with a public interest research organization, Thanal, for the past 22 years. Part of her life’s work is a movement which is sweeping the globe: zero waste. Instead of seeking to “manage” waste, this philosophy and campaign aim to eliminate it.

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Pakistan’s Edhi Ambulance Service: Symbol of Compassion

The Economic Times   
December 29th, 2011

Pakistan’s Edhi Ambulance Service: Symbol of Compassion

The name Edhi is omnipresent in Karachi with his eponymous ambulances parked every few kilometres in this bustling metropolis but the man himself is elusive.

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Afghan Book Making Class

Skateistan   
November 2nd, 2011

Afghan Book Making Class

We have set up a Book Making class for our students at Skateistan. In this class we are also doing an exchange with students in Florida. Check out the pictures.

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New Commitment On Sustainable Palm Oil

The Guardian    Video
July 30th, 2012

New Commitment On Sustainable Palm Oil

Unilever has announced it will reach its target of 100% certified sustainable palm oil covered by GreenPalm Certificates by the end of 2012, three years ahead of schedule. At the same time, we have set a new target of buying all our palm oil from traceable sources by 2020.

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Fish-loving Japan Begins To Embrace Sustainable Seafood

The Christian Science Monitor   
July 25th, 2012

Fish-loving Japan Begins To Embrace Sustainable Seafood

In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation’s culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positive impact on the world’s fisheries.

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Connecting Across Religious Divides: Program Update from Sri Lanka

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding    Yobo Member
January 25th, 2012

Connecting Across Religious Divides: Program Update from Sri Lanka

I recently returned from two weeks in the Sri Lankan city of Trincomalee, where we had earlier launched our year-long reconciliation program with a series of workshops within Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu religious communities.

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Urban Agriculture and Factory Conversion, Bangkok, Thailand

City Farmer   
December 8th, 2011

Urban Agriculture and Factory Conversion, Bangkok, Thailand

Located in a mixed use urban zone in central Bangkok, the Urban Farm Urban Barn aims to return green areas to the booming city.

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The Many Successful Campaigns at Present and in the Works in the Philippines

Rare Conservation    Yobo Member
September 20th, 2011

The Many Successful Campaigns at Present and in the Works in the Philippines

It was clear from our partners (whether they be staff at Conservation International or the Forestry Department or local Government) that our campaigns were seen as important for their overall strategies and key in changing fisher’s behavior. In every site, the objective is to change social norms, reduce incursions into no-take zones (NTZ) and increase community patrolling and reporting.

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