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Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. The Green Cities campaign is focused on helping cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Focused on three key elements — buildings, energy, and transportation — the campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology, and regulation reform.
Go to http://www.earthday.org/greencities to learn more.

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The Sustainable Car

The Sustainable Car

Now auto parts are obtained from trees.
The BMW i3 combines premium quality and sustainable design. This is reflected by the used materials. Driving the next movement. Find out more: www.bmwgroup.com/nextmovement

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Designing the Future Car

Designing the Future Car

Vauxhall Ampera, new green car. Introduced by Malcolm Ward, Director of Exterior Design at Vauxhall Opel. Hear from the brains and the inspiration behind the style, design features, boomerang lights, aero dynamics. For more information on Vauxhall Ampera, please visit http://www.vauxhall-ampera.co.uk

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Restoring Mangroves and Livelihoods in North Sumatra

Restoring Mangroves and Livelihoods in North Sumatra

Restoring mangroves and livelihoods in North Sumatra: Livelihoods Fund and YAGASU, Medan, North Sumatra October 2013

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Shifting Shores in Studland, Dorset

Shifting Shores in Studland, Dorset

The future beach hut: the story at Studland. This video from the National Trust explains how students from the Arts university Bournemouth have been challenged with designing a ‘future proof’ beach hut. They must be in keeping with the local environment, withstand extreme weather and create an enjoyable beach hut experience — all without costing the Earth! Find out more on www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Shifting Shores in Gower, South Wales

Shifting Shores in Gower, South Wales

Keeping the path: coping with storms in Gower. This video from the National Trust explains how last winter’s severe storms and climate change are making us acto on coastal management. Adaptation is key, with the goal of preserving biodiversity and protecting the local communities.
Find out more on www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Shifting Shores in Blakeney, Norfolk

Shifting Shores in Blakeney, Norfolk

Tidal Surge Impacts to Blakeney Freshes, in Norfolk. This video from the National Trust explains how last winter’s storms and climate change are impacting the local biodiversity and communities. Find out more on www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Working Group II – Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

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Earth Hour 2014

Earth Hour 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on our amazing planet, and how we need to protect it. At 8.30pm on 29 March hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the world in a huge, symbolic show of support.Sign up @ http://wwf.org.uk/earthhour to join in the Earth Hour fun. Watch live @ http://wwf.org.uk/ehlive on 29 March from 8.25pm and see Sophie Ellis-Bextor perform live plus a special appearance from Dougie Poynter from McFly!

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National Trust Birdwatching

National Trust Birdwatching

National Trust’s Kids councillor, Mia McDade’s shares her love of birdwatching and give top tips on how to be the best birdspotter ever. Mia also gets some top tips from top UK beatboxer, Jason Singh on how to micmic some of the nation’s favourite spring time birds.

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