Tagged: conservation

WWF Helps Conserve The Ecological Heritage Of Buddha’s Birthplace, Lumbini

Lumbini Flags
Lumbini is a popular pilgrimage site for many Buddhists– WWF wants to secure the area’s cultural ecology.

The birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as Buddha, is honoring the memory of the great religious leader, ascetic and enlightened being. The Sacred Garden in Lumbini has achieved its goal of planting 108,000 trees in the year of 2011. Continue reading

WATCH: Documentary Film ‘John Muir in the New World’

John Muir, American conservationist in 1907

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” -John Muir

On this day in 1838 naturalist and conservationist John Muir is born. He was the founder the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest, most influential grassroots environmental organization. Continue reading

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Goes Green For Christie’s “Bid to Save the Earth” Green Auction


“I know that a lot of my fans are young and I know I have the power to influence and inspire them by my own actions. I thought that if I got involved in a cause that I felt was important, then maybe they would take the time to research it and find ways they could get involved and make a difference. It’s good to shine a positive light.” -Nicki Minaj as told to Vogue.com

One of the world’s largest art auction houses, Christie’s, partnered with Charitybuzz and Runway to Green to host its second annual Green Auction on March 29th. Continue reading

Author Toni Morrison’s Insights Into Environmentalism

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Guest Post author Anti-Intellect gives us his thoughts on environmentalism in author Toni Morrison’s work today, on her birthday, February 18th.

When most people think of Toni Morrison they don’t usually associate her with the Green Movement, but after reading her novels I have noticed a present and passionate conservationist stance. Morrison is many things to many people: intellectual, writer, thought leader, and all of those labels are fitting, but she is also someone with a great insight into the importance of preserving our planet. Continue reading

It’s Raining Birds: 5,000 Blackbirds Fall Dead From The Sky

Red wing blackbird
Photo Credit: Walter Siegmund (Own work)

It was the right mix of things happening in a perfect time sequence.” Karen Rowe, the bird conservation program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

On New Years Eve around 11pm thousands of red winged blackbirds, like the one pictured above, began falling out of the sky in Beebe, Arkansas, located about 35 miles northeast of Little Rock. Continue reading

Controversial Dolphin Hunt Film Premieres In Japan

I think this film is something that should be watched by all Japanese, even the people who protest against it should see it.” ~Takeshi Kato, the film’s Japanese distributor

[The film is] criticizing Japanese culture and looking down on the Japanese people. That’s the issue. I don’t think this should even be called a documentary film.” ~Shuhei Nishimaru protest organizer

A controversial Oscar-winning documentary called The Cove will be premiering in Japan. Ironically the film was filmed in the southeastern Japanese town of Taiji where 2300 dolphins are killed per year. The controversy: Continue reading

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