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Action4Climate on Times Square

July 23 2014

Action4Climate youth documentaries are presented on Times Square, from 22 July until 29 July 2014. What's your #Action4Climate?

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The Action4Climate entries are now mapped

July 18 2014

Browse climate films from around the world with our new interactive Action4Climate map!

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The Fight against Desertification is Working

July 10 2014

Celebrating action to tackle desertifiaction at the World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event organsied by the UN Convention to Combat Desertifiaction and hosted by the World Bank in partnership with GEF, TerrAfrica and Connect4Climate

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How to build climate narratives around national identity and cultural pride

July 07 2014

A new report by the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) argues that language built on people’s shared sense of national identity can create a common commitment to action, providing an important strategy for overcoming the political and attitudinal divides around climate change.

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Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: Living on the go

June 26 2014

Densely populated and low-lying, Bangladesh is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. A new short film explores how people are coping with rising sea levels and erratic weather.

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World Day to Combat Desertification global observance event

June 15 2014

Come and engage high-profile leaders and experts on the human factors fueling ecosystem degradation and share solutions on 17 June at this year’s global observance of World Day to Combat Desertification (2014WDCD).

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Low-carbon livable cities

June 11 2014

The urban environment is recognised as the space where development challenges and solutions meet.

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Communicating Climate Change: Policy and Practice

June 09 2014

Participatory side-event to the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Bonn to discuss effective communication on climate change to inspiring climate action. June 11, 18:30-20:00, Metro Room.

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Knowledge4Climate Action: Proceedings and Recommendations from Be The Movement, An International Workshop

June 05 2014

During the 2013 UN climate talks, Connect4Climate and the University of Warsaw co-hosted Be the Movement, a workshop to develop strategies for expanding and strengthening the global climate change movement. Knowledge4Climate Action reports the proceedings and recommendations developed by climate change activists, youth and concerned professionals.

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Uniting my voice with millions to educate people on climate change

May 27 2014

Montgomery College student, Nadia Palacios realizes she can be part of the solution to the climate challenge.

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Bringing climate stories to Cannes

May 16 2014

C4C is going to Cannes to announce its new competition and screen Action4Climate documentaries by youth around the world.

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Innovating waste solutions, celebrating climate action: Cittadinanza in Festa 2014

May 14 2014

The three-day festival is an encouraging example of citizens coming together to take ownership of the climate challenge.

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Watch Victoria’s Action4Climate story, made for her mom

May 09 2014

Victoria’s mom loves dancing, card games, singing and playing the ukulele. Without urgent climate action, her homeland, the island nation of Kiribati, will disappear in the next 30 – 50 years.

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Rokia Traore becomes a Connect4Climate Global Leader

May 05 2014

At Cittadinanza in Festa, Malian music sensation Rokia Traoré was celebrated for her commitment to supporting climate change initiatives around the world.

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Discussion Highlights: Innovative solutions to the world’s waste problem

May 02 2014

A 10-person expert panel participated in a lively online discussion on the Guardian Development Professionals Network delivered interesting insights into the world’s growing problem with waste.

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Knocking out waste at Cittadinanza in Festa

May 01 2014

Connect4Climate joins Cittadinanzattiva (Active Citizenship) from 2-4 May for three days of inspiration and action on waste and sustainability. Special guest is world music sensation and Connect4Climate Global Leader Rokia Traoré

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Waste is a growing problem. Now is the time for innovation.

April 29 2014

According to the World Bank report What a Waste, cities across the world generate approximately 1.3 billion tons of solid waste per year, and that number is expected to triple by 2100. Join us to find solutions.

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Tornando o Grande Ecra Mais Verde

April 24 2014

Connect4Climate junta-se à equipa de sustentabilidade da Sony Pictures Entertainment e à Universidade Federal Fulminense no Projeto Crackle Green, para inspirar jovens cineastas

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Greening the Silver Screen

April 24 2014

Connect4Climate joins Sony Pictures Entertainment's Sustainability Team, Crackle’s Cinema Green Project, Fluminense Federal University to empower young filmmakers in Brazil and worldwide.

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EARTH DAY SHOUTOUT: Let’s Act on Climate Change

April 22 2014

The message is clear, from more than 230 submissions from 70 countries around the world youth are calling for climate action. See the Action4Climate trailer.

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The Power of One in the Fight Against Climate Change

April 21 2014

"Climate change has never been a topic on the tongues of the students of Saudi Arabia," says Suleiman Khan, who attended the Special Preview Screening of Years of Living Dangerously. "I left the World Bank a new person. I left with a new purpose in life. I left with a cause."

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Infographic: The UN Climate Solutions Report in Numbers

April 17 2014

The Situation: Greenhouse gas emissions have grown more rapidly between 2000-2010 than in any previous decade. If we want to stabilise emissions and address climate change we need strong action now.

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Years of Living Dangerously Launch at World Bank

April 12 2014

A Special Preview of the documentary mini-series Years of Living Dangerously and Discussion on Climate Change was arranged by Connect4Climate. “I hope the stories here will be a wake-up call” - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

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Years of Living Dangerously

April 07 2014

VIP screening of Showtime’s new documentary mini-series Years of Living Dangerously and panel discussion will highlight the challenges posed by climate change. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the event, followed by a panel discussion with Climate Change Group Vice President Rachel Kyte, New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman and leading global conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan.

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Close to home: subnational strategies for climate compatible development

April 04 2014

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to launch their Working Paper Close to home: Subnational strategies for climate compatible development by Barbara Anton, Ali Cambray, Mairi Dupar and Astrid Westerlind-Wigstroem with Elizabeth Gogoi.

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Climate Action Now: Building Scalable Solutions

March 31 2014

We should be leaders for action on climate change, we should not have to prepare for the worst. Rachel Kyte gives her take on the latest report by the IPCC.

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Action4Climate: An opportunity to inspire

March 26 2014

Connect4Climate's new intern, Carolina Forjaz Trigueiros, shares her thoughts on Action4Climate.

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C4C partner 2degrees on fully-linked cooperation

March 17 2014

The 2degrees Network shows how fully-linked cooperation can help reduce carbon footprints in the private sector. Here are 8 non-technology lessons that are critical to making fully-linked collaboration work within a supply chain.

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Connect4Climate Filmmakers Forum on Climate Change

March 04 2014

Influential and creative filmmakers brought together to discuss and commit to spreading awareness on climate change.

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New sustainable fashion initiatives

February 20 2014

Connect4Climate and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea announces new sustainable fashion initiatives

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Action4Climate Support Messages

February 16 2014

See what the jury of the Action4Climate Documentary Film Competition have to say about climate change and the competition. Join the movement, enter your film now!

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All About Green Bonds and Climate Bonds

January 23 2014

The Sustainability Co-Op's Laurèn DeMates explains how green and climate bonds are supporting the transition to a green economy.

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Climate Change in Africa

January 23 2014

Visualising A Warming World maps designed by Laura Canali are showcased in the UNESCO publication "Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists"

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Be The Movement Videos

January 15 2014

Videos of all the great speeches and presentations from the Be The Movement Workshop.

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Action4Climate: How the International Film Industry Can Contribute to Climate Change Awareness

December 23 2013

Directors Retreat Workshop at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

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World Bank’s Connect4Climate helps spark new action on Climate Change

December 13 2013

More than 500 participants attended Be The Movement, a workshop co-sponsored by Connect4Climate and the University of Warsaw in parallel with COP19. The focus of the workshop, which reaches an online audience of more than 300,000, was to identify new strategies to expand action on climate change. The dominant outcome was that each person can make a difference when it comes to climate change – this was expressed through the workgroups, the diverse presentations from NGOs, private sector, and international organisations and the keynote addresses.

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Be The Movement Youth Pledge

December 12 2013

Youth Pledge at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in parallel to the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw

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Rachel Kyte at Be The Movement

December 10 2013

Full transcript of the speech given by Rachel Kyte, Vice President of the Sustainable Development Network at the World Bank Group, at the Connect4Climate Be The Movement Workshop in Warsaw, 20 November 2013.

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Be The Movement Speakers

December 05 2013

The Connect4Climate Be The Movement workshop brought together some great speakers and influential climate change movement makers to discuss ways on How to advance the global climate change movement. See quotes and biographies of the participants in alphabetical order.

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Inspiring Action for Climate Change

December 03 2013

Nathan Davine's project is called Retrash, a book with a simple goal – to inspire the world to rethink waste, and in turn create positive social change in better spending habits.

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Ensuring Private Sector Responsibility: New Guide Hopes to Limit Anti-Climate Policy Lobbying

December 02 2013

The private sector has a huge responsibility in working to slow climate change, but what’s its role in developing policies?

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Highlights from the Live Chat for Be The Movement

November 19 2013

On the 14 November Connect4Climate hosted a live chat on the Guardian Climate Change Hub. The topic was “how to build a global coalition to end climate change” and the outcomes of this are to be used in the Be The Movement workshop tomorrow at the University of Warsaw in parallel to COP19.

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8 Benefits of Using Alternative Transportation

November 18 2013

Connor Botkin lay out 8 humorous and compelling reasons for using alternative transport. When deciding on ride options, remember to think climate smart!

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From Apathy to 10,000 views

November 07 2013

When our YouTube video on climate change reached 10,000 views, we had to catch our breath! Arguably, it had become the most popular video made by US university students majoring in sociology. And we ourselves had gone from apathy to glorious success. Here is our story

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Infographic: Cities offer a unique opportunity to tackle climate change

October 29 2013

The solution is designing livable, low-carbon and resilient cities. See how planning and financing can get your city there.

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Visualising a Warming World

October 23 2013

Looking at a world with climate change through the creations of Laura Canali

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Build The Change Video and Submissions

October 17 2013

More than 8000 visitors came to the Build The Change workshops, including 4000 children and professionals from the EcoCity2013 conference. A giant EcoCity was built, covering more than 40 square meters.

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Is Climate Change a Myth?

October 16 2013

Max Thabiso Edkins tackles climate change denial comments posted under a Connect4Climate iChange video

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One night that changed my life for ever

October 09 2013

Patricia Downie and Henry Ertl share their experience of the Right Here Right Now event and how a video they made on the event can inspire climate change action. It was a night that changed them for ever.

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IPCC to Release Most Robust Climate Report Created

September 26 2013

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is releasing its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on Friday.

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Arctic Research in Action

September 26 2013

Learn what Arctic climate research is really like, from Dr. Kathryn Adamson and Tim Lane.

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Social Good Brazil Seminar

September 23 2013

The Social Good Brazil Seminar in São Paulo, transmitted online via livestream on the 24th September, will discuss the global movement that promotes the use of technology and social media for social change in Brazil.

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Connect4Climate heading for ECOCITY2013

September 17 2013

Connect4Climate will be present at EcoCity2013 in a number of ways, from leading the global "LEGO® Build the Change" challenge, to documenting the LEGO® Build the Change workshops, to participating in the summit and showcasing previous Connect4Climate winners.

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Voices4Climate winners receive their prizes

September 09 2013

The winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition have all received their prizes and certificates. Here are some pictures of the winners with their prizes:

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CIRCLE-2 INFOBASE: Mapping National Adaptation Projects in Europe

August 20 2013

CIRCLE-2 is focused on the interface between Climate Change science and policy. Through the promotion of networking activities it aims to maximise the degree to which research outcomes address both national and European climate policy needs.

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What Kind of Climate Will the Youths Face in the Future?

August 14 2013

Is there going to be left a habitable place for posterity and generations to come? 

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Safeguarding Creation: A New Manifesto for World Youth Day

July 26 2013

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council of the Laity partners with Italy’s Ministry of Environment to create sustainability manifesto.

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Riding across the USA against climate change

July 22 2013

2 cyclists; one tandem bike; 66 days and 40 cities across the USA - the goal: to raise awareness on climate change.

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“Climate change means the death of the world as we know it”

July 11 2013

Stephon Gabriel won the Voices4Climate Music Video category with "A Changing World." It is the changing world we are living in that lead this 21-years old entrepreneur to try to inspire others to rise up against climate change.

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How to turn young people into climate change activists

July 02 2013

With the right information, young people can become brilliant campaigners. So how do you get them involved?

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Building the Climate Movement

June 28 2013

I'm inspired, I feel the climate movement is about to take off, let's join forces to tackle climate change.

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Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report

June 19 2013

What will our world look like in 30 years without concerted action on climate change? A new report from the World Bank paints a stark picture and reminds us that there is still time to act.

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iChange Finalists at the UNFCCC Conference

June 14 2013

Video Blog by Connor Botkin and Marco Arena, Connect4Climate iChange Competition Finalists. They report on the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2013.

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A Thank You from iChange Grand Prize Winner Nadia Asfour

June 11 2013

A guest post by Nadia Asfour, iChange Grand Prize Winner

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iChange Winners

May 23 2013

The five iChange finalists are...

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Spain: Responding to Climate Change

May 14 2013

A guest post by Sven Kallen, Project Leader of LIFE+ The Green Deserts, on climate action and reforestation in Spain.

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From Apathy to Action

May 03 2013

A guest post by University of Maryland student, Jonathan Johnson.

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Connect4Climate at the Cambridge Climate Forum

May 01 2013

Connect4Climate was honored to participate in the 2013 Cambridge Climate Forum.

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iChange New Deadline: 15 May - and Resources for the Competition

April 22 2013

The iChange deadline for entries has been moved to May 15! Download the iChange one pagers in multiple languages and the iChange presentation.

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UMD Students Connect4Climate

April 21 2013

A guest post by University of Maryland student, Benjamin Cutler.

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What You Need to Know About Fighting Climate Change

April 19 2013

Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of Global Call for Climate Action, on what it takes to tackle climate change.

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Connect4Climate and Alcantara Sustainability Panels at Milan Design Week

April 05 2013

From April 9th to 12th, 2013, C4C and Alcantara will co-host the Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New. Watch the discussions live on this page and tweet your comments and quesitons #c4cAlcantara

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Join Connect4Climate for a Live Conversation on Gender & Climate Change

March 25 2013

On March 27th, 2013, C4C will host a discussion on women's empowerment as the key to climate resilience. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #c4climate.

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Introducing our New Competition, iChange!

March 20 2013

Introducing iChange: a competition for students to create 30-second video messages about climate change!

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Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at Right Here Right Now, March 1

March 18 2013

Read the full speech by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, from the Connect4Climate Right Here Right Now event. Or watch the video and see the surprise performance before his speech.

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A Climate Message from iMatter Youth Council Member Hallie Turner

March 15 2013

Climate change is a serious issue that will affect the youngest generation most.

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No better time to connect4climate

March 11 2013

There has been no better time to connect on climate change than right here, right now. Coming out of the post-COP15 climate lull it is time to tack action and embrace the climate challenge.

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Big Future Group: Design Team Addresses Climate Change in the 21st Century

March 07 2013

The Big Future Group on climate mitigation through sustainable design

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Winners!

February 28 2013

and the winners of the Connect4Climate Voices4Climate competition are...

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Connect4Climate: Right Here, Right Now

February 11 2013

Tune in on March 1st at 18:00 EST (GMT -5:00) for the Voices4Climate awards ceremony, guest musical performances, and more!

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Sierra Leone: The Lion Mountain and its Climate

February 07 2013

Umou Al-Bazzaz on climate change in Sierra Leone

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Announcing the Voices4Climate Photo, Video, and Music Video Competition Jury!

February 01 2013

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Taliana Vargas, Embajadora en Latinoamérica de Connect4Climate

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describe su experiencia representando C4C al Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza en Valledupar, Colombia, el 24 de Noviembre 2012.

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Taliana Vargas, C4C Ambassador to Latin America

January 30 2013

Taliana Vargas describes her experience representing C4C at the Centro Comercial Guatapuri Plaza in Valledupar, Colombia on November 24, 2012. 

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Eminem and Connect4Climate Take Times Square

January 25 2013

Amid the mad rush of holiday shoppers, street hawkers, and gridlock traffic in New York City's Times Square, something very special happened on December 18, 2012.

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Stephanie Van Hees on COP18: Keep on Fighting for the Climate

January 23 2013

Last December I was one of the lucky six chosen by the University Centre for Development Cooperation (Brussels) to attend COP18.

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Vote now for the Voices4Climate People’s Choice Award!

January 18 2013

Until January 30th, you can vote for your favorite climate change stories at http://voices4climate.org

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Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition Winners Cover COP18 in Doha

January 15 2013

Thank you to everyone who entered the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Competition, and congratulations to our two winners.

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TerrAfrica as Part of the Solutions

January 14 2013

TerrAfrica addresses land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa by supporting innovative solutions that sustain landscapes and increase countries resilience to a changing climate.

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Rainforest Alliance Certification in Uganda

January 11 2013

A look at how the Rainforest Alliance certification process is transforming land-use and protecting biodiversity in Uganda's tea sector.

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Humanitarian & Music Star Rocky Dawuni to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome humanitarian and international music star Rocky Dawuni as a judge for the Voices4Climate competition.

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Musician & Author Cedella Marley to Judge Voices4Climate Competition

January 10 2013

The Connect4Climate team is honored to welcome accomplished singer, author, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Cedella Marley as a judge of the Voices4Climate competition.

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Urgent Action Needed on Climate Change in Arab World

December 05 2012

New report details the vulnerability of the Arab world to climate change and calls for comprehensive national strategies to cope with the consequences.

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Congratulations to our new partner, Artists Project Earth!

December 04 2012

Connect4Climate is excited to announce our partnership with Artists Project Earth (APE)! Their latest album, Rhythms del Mundo: Africa, reached #1 on iTunes World album charts just six days after its November 20th release.

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Analaura: The benefits of planting your own food

November 12 2012

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Announcing the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica Podcast Category Jury!

November 01 2012

The deadline for the Voices4Climate TerrAfrica podcast category has passed, with 33 podcasts submitted from 11 African countries!  A heartfelt thank you to all the participants who worked so hard on their radio stories. Here is the list of esteemed judges of the TerrAfrica podcast category:

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Kosta Kostadinov: On 3 decades of recycling

October 31 2012

The last 15 years, living in NW Washington, DC, I have continued to recycle, and probably do a better job now as there are recycling bins on every floor of our building, right next to the trash chutes.

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Hanna Schwing: Individual actions can create a flood of positive change

October 26 2012

Mindful living is a journey that touches on our personal ethics, habits with which we have grown up, and traditions in our own society. Each individual action amounts to a rain drop in a flood of positive change.

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Joana Lopes: My First Pumpkin

October 19 2012

When I moved to the US I realized that the consumption habits related to my new household and everyday life were not the most sustainable. After a consumption shock, I realized that I had to green my routine.

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Voices4Climate: Deadlines Extended and a Video with The Funk Ark!

October 10 2012

To connect with some local voices, we sat down for a chat about sustainability with a local D.C. band, The Funk Ark—check out the video. And last but not least, C4C is working out the details of an exciting new partnership.

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