WWD – Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet

On March 3 2021, World Wildlife Day celebrates forest-based livelihoods and seeks to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna and flora and the ecosystems they sustain, and promote the value of traditional practices and knowledge that contribute to establishing a more sustainable relationship with these crucial natural systems.

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Sustainable City Solutions [Infographic]

A sustainable city is one designed to address social, environmental and economic impact through urban planning and city management. Many sustainable initiatives are achieved by building eco-friendly alternatives into city infrastructure, such as adopting walk and bike lanes. Regulations and fines can also achieve change: waste removal orders have proven to reduce landfill waste.

While finding ways to help the planet is essential to sustainability, reducing costs and creating a vibrant culture for citizens are equally important. Through planned infrastructure, public green spaces, smart waste removal and more, cities can leave behind a net zero footprint for a more sustainable world.

Cities who reduce their risk of climate effects and other naturally occurring disasters will see less property damage, insurance losses and even casualties, making sustainable city practices a necessity for long-term success.

To learn more about the characteristics of a sustainable city, check out the visual below.

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How to Be Sustainable in College: 18 Green Tips for Students [Infographic]

You might think that one person’s actions couldn’t possibly have an effect on the overall situation, especially since there’s so much waste being produced every hour. However, it’s incredible how small steps can become giant leaps!

In this infographic, you can learn 18 tips on how you can go green today! There is no need to go vegan or throw out all of your plastic stuff right away, you can make this transition smoothly. Plus, no student should ignore an opportunity to save some cash, and a sustainable lifestyle is much cheaper!

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Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts [Visual]

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, is always good to show your appreciation (any time of the year) to your significant other, your friends or yourself!

Show your love in an ethical way with sustainable gifts or –even better– with experiences 💚

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Optimizing Vertical Farming [Visual]

Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce “food miles,” the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.

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