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Greta Thunberg (vegan) Tells the World: Be Vegan to Save the Planet

00:14:21

Greta Thunberg (vegan) Tells the World: Be Vegan to Save the Planet

Greta, whose efforts to halt climate change have been internationally recognized, has received numerous honors and awards, including the Shining World Heroine Award and the Normandy Freedom Prize of France, was named Time’s youngest-ever “Person of the Year,” and was listed by Forbes as one of the “World’s Most Powerful Women.” Greta first heard about global warming at school when she was e
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-09-13   469 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-09-13

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 2 of 3

00:12:36

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 2 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll visit Jess Morales of Montreal, Canada who, along with her husband and their two young children, are living zero-waste lives. “When we first began, we did a trash audit, which is just a fancy way of saying we looked in our trash can to see what was in there. We realized that most of our garbage was food waste and food packaging. So, we stopped buying pre-packaged meals an
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-06-28   695 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-06-28

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 2 of 3

00:15:10

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 2 of 3

Did you know that gold mining is one of the world’s most ecologically destructive industries? Gold mining has ravaged landscapes, contaminated water supplies, and contributed to the destruction of vital ecosystems. Often, gold mining processes leave in their wake extensive soil erosion and contamination of streams or other bodies of water with mercury, a toxic liquid metal. In 2018, the Wor
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-16   693 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-16

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 1 of 3

00:15:14

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 1 of 3

Mining activities involve the extraction of valuable minerals and other geological materials from the earth, and the mining industry is regarded as one of the major economic contributors to various countries. But unfortunately, mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to landscapes much larger than the mining sites themselves. Unregulated mining has the potential to release h
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-09   420 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-09

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 3 of 3

00:14:05

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 3 of 3

On today’s episode, we look at another important change we can make: living more simply. Our beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai provides an excellent role model of simple living. She has lived in tiny houses, storage sheds, mobile homes, and even caves, always with minimal possessions. Master explains why She lives this way. “The fewer things I have, the happier I feel. I feel freer. Less crumple, l
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-07-05   483 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-07-05

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 1 of 3

00:21:38

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 1 of 3

On August 9, 2021, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Drawing on more than 14,000 scientific studies, the IPCC report provides a detailed picture of how climate change is altering our world. “The world is dangerously close to runaway warming, and greenhouse gas levels are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for de
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-20   624 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-20

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 1 of 3

00:14:42

Innovative Ideas for Living More Sustainably, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll look at one important way to protect our Earth: reducing trash production. Mr. Rob Greenfield, a US adventurer, environmental activist, and humanitarian, decided to clearly illustrate the impact of our “throw-away” society. To do so, Rob lived the life of a typical US resident for 30 days. But instead of discarding the garbage he created, he wore it. “I have been living j
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-06-21   539 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-06-21

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 2 of 3

00:24:23

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 2 of 3

United Nations Secretary- General António Guterres says, “The internationally agreed threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius is perilously close,” adding, “Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. It must be the top priority for everyone, everywhere.” Under the blistering heat, Greenland’s ice sheets began to melt at an unprecedented rate. Scientists reported that in one
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-24   437 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-24

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 3 of 3

00:15:57

Industrial Mining: Damaging Effects on the Planet and Our Health Part 3 of 3

In 2019, a team of scientists did a heavy metal analysis of soil and plant samples around the Murgul copper mine in eastern Turkey. The team studied the presence of trace elements such as copper, zinc, and cadmium in soils and plants. The results showed high concentrations of toxicity for most of the trace metal ions. In 2020, research showed that the release of toxic materials in Arizona had “soa
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-23   157 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-23

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 3 of 3

00:28:00

Climate Change and the Increasing Frequency of World Disasters, Part 3 of 3

With the average global temperature now standing at 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, many devastating weather-related events have been taking place around the globe, including floods, landslides, heat waves, and droughts. “The wildfires burning in Russia now are bigger than all the fires raging across the globe combined, bigger than those in the US, Canada, Turkey and Greece put to
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-28   380 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-08-28
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