New York allows students to miss class for the climate strike

September 19, 2019 by  
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Tomorrow, on September 20, a global climate strike is scheduled to bring awareness about the need for transformative action against the growing climate crisis . The strike will take place three days before the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Unlike other strikes, this one invites New York City minors to participate, thanks to the event coinciding with efforts already begun by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. In support of Thunberg’s efforts, the New York City Department of Education recently announced via Twitter that it will excuse any of the city’s 1.1 million students who are interested in attending the scheduled September 20 climate strike . But they must provide parental consent, per their school’s attendance protocols, to be formally excused from class. Related: Can’t make the climate strikes? Here are a few tips on how students can live sustainably New York Mayor Bill de Blasio similarly tweeted his stamp of approval, saying, “We have 10 years to save the planet. TEN YEARS. Today’s leaders are making decisions for our environment that our kids will have to live with. New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20 #ClimateStrike.” Thunberg will be speaking at the NYC event, as will climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. The event is supported by organizations such as Fridays for Future, National Children’s Campaign, OneMillionOfUs, 350.org, Zero Hour and many more. Participants in the New York City climate strike are asked to assemble on Foley Square at noon Eastern Time, then head southward toward Battery Park, where the rally is to take place between 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time. Meanwhile, students and adults alike will be striking around the world, with strikes taking place in cities from September 20 to September 27. You can join in by using this map to find an event near you. + Global Climate Strike Via CNN Image via Jasmin Sessler

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7 crucial tools to accelerate energy efficiency

September 25, 2018 by  
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Meeting global climate challenges will require every tool we have. Energy efficiency is many packed into one.

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SASB and GRI step up project to align reporting standards

September 20, 2018 by  
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Push for simplification and better alignment gains momentum during Global Climate Action Summit.

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The big commitments, campaigns and collaborations at GCAS

September 13, 2018 by  
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What’s swirling at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco?

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Stand Together This Week: Global Climate Action Summit

September 12, 2018 by  
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Earth has many friends. Earthlings have participated in many marches. … The post Stand Together This Week: Global Climate Action Summit appeared first on Earth911.com.

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The sustainable superpower? 5 reasons for China’s clean tech boom

July 18, 2017 by  
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The Asian nation’s ascent coincides with a seismic shift in global climate policy.

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On mobility, purpose, partnerships, SDGs and more

July 18, 2017 by  
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The Report Report is a monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology, produced by Corporate Eco Forum, a by-invitation membership organization comprised of large, global companies that demonstrate a serious commitment at the senior executive level to sustainability as a business strategy issue.

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Countries flirt with maritime decarbonization deadline

July 18, 2017 by  
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The goal isn’t official, but many countries are greeting a proposal that would clean up the shipping sector within 33 years.

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Want a resilient world? Start with resilient data

February 17, 2016 by  
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As we work to build our capacity to cope with global climate change, let’s make sure the tools we’re using can roll with the punches, too.

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U.N. Climate Chief to business: Support the talks

July 14, 2015 by  
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Christiana Figueres, chief of the United Nation’s climate change convention, on Monday issued a plea to businesses to support the work of negotiating a global climate change agreement.

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