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How to Enjoy Kew: Kids explore Britain’s greatest Royal Garden

How to Enjoy Kew: Kids explore Britain’s greatest Royal Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, isn’t like any other garden, it gives your kids super powers! Powers to have one of the greatest adventures ever among breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast array of rare and beautiful plants. All this just 30 minutes from central London, more info at www.kew.org

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Electrifying the Future

Electrifying the Future

Electrifying the future is about unlocking the third generation of wind power and living the future today with smart grids. Read more in our Electrifying the Future report: https://www.dnvgl.com/technology-innovation/broader-view/electrifying-the-future/.U3SmEYF_tic

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30 Ways to Enjoy Nature: 30 Days Wild

30 Ways to Enjoy Nature: 30 Days Wild

This June, can you do something wild every day for a month? 30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts new campaign for June 2015. We’re asking you to make room for nature this June – no matter where you are or how busy your life! Make this the month when you do something wild every day – and let us motivate you! When you sign up to our challenge, we’ll send you a pack full of encouragement, ideas and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June straight to your inbox to help you make nature part of your life. Sign up for your FREE 30 Days Wild pack here: http://wtru.st/30DaysWild

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Mitigation to Climate Change

Mitigation to Climate Change

Climate change mitigation involves identifying ways to reduce heat trapping gas emissions, as well as finding ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Humans have many choices to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions, and some local and state initiatives are showing some success. Still, says Tony Janetos, convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment’s Mitigation chapter, in order to meet the lower future emissions scenarios described in the report, it would require “very ambitious transformations of the energy economy.” To learn more about climate change impacts in the United States, go to NCA2014.globalchange.gov

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Alpacas guarding the flock

Alpacas guarding the flock

Foxes don’t mess with these guys! This pair of feisty alpacas are protecting the new-born lambs from predators on a National Trust farm in Wales. Find out how Hernandez and Zapata (better known as Bill and Ben) keep the flock together at Hafod Y llan.
For more on the National Trust, Farming and Wales, go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Global Population & Environment 101

Global Population & Environment 101

http://sierraclub.org/population When women and families are healthy and thriving, the planet benefits too. In just a minute and a half, this video explains why.

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From Technology to Transformation

From Technology to Transformation

Existing technology is already unlocking safer, smarter, greener solutions for powering our economy, transporting our goods, caring for our sick and feeding our growing population. But history shows that transformative technologies – from the automobile to the internet – can take decades to reach scale. And time is one resource we do not have. How can we accelerate the deployment and commercialisation of sustainable technologies while ensuring they are introduced safely into society? For more info visit: https://www.dnvgl.com/technology-innovation/broader-view/technology-to-transformation/index.html

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Is this the right job for ewe?

Is this the right job for ewe?

Have you got what it takes to be a shepherd(ess) in one of the most beautiful and challenging places in the world? The National Trust is looking for someone to help manage 16,000 Welsh Mountain Sheep as part of an innovative conservation project on the slopes of Mount Snowdon in Wales.
Find out more at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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What is FSC Project Certification?

What is FSC Project Certification?

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organisation that certifies and promotes responsible forestry. We also certify project, buildings that use responsibly sourced, FSC certified wood. 5 Broadgate, completed in 2015, is a brilliant example of what can be achieved. Wood from sustainable forests isn’t a ‘nice to have’ anymore, it’s a must

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Adaptation to a Changing Climate

Adaptation to a Changing Climate

Climate change mitigation remains essential for our work to build a safe and sustainable future. But the greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the atmosphere over the past century and a half have already set changes in motion. Infrastructure and communities around the world urgently need to adapt to a climate characterised by more frequent and more severe storms, droughts and floods. And given the interdependence between business and society, business has a strong interest and critical role to play in these efforts. In this theme we have been developing tools to help both businesses and communities adapt to this new risk reality: a web-based platform for sharing information and best practices; a risk-based framework to help decision-makers prioritise their adaptation investments; and a new protocol to equip leaders to measure and manage community resilience to climate change.

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