Cigarette Butts and the Environment [Infographic]

This infographic outlines the impact cigarettes have on the environment. It really is incredible that 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide every year. Many of these cigarette parts end up in our rivers and end up killing thousands of marine animals annually.

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Best IG accounts for Gardeners [Infographic]

“The joy of Instagram and social media is that it is democratised. For every well-known gardener I follow, there are ordinary gardeners sharing their everyday joys and heartbreaks. This is the community I love and go back to several times a day. Social media, blogging and photography have opened up a more honest world.” – Alys Fowler

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Environmental Dates: International Day for Biodiversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.

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Surviving in Wilderness [Infographic]

Surviving in the wilderness can be a life changing experience. Having the right gear is important, but you won’t believe what millennials would take.

If you had to take a moment and think, what are the things that you cannot live without? When you ask this question nowadays, the answer in most cases will be a smartphone, iPod, laptop and things like that. But in the wild things get real. It turns out you really need a few basic necessities to survive. So if we take all the things that weigh us down out of the equation, what are the things that you absolutely need to survive in the wild?

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Green Documentaries: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic.

This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it. Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture.

Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.

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