December 21, 2018 | Sydney Rico, Teen Coordinator
The Global Co Lab Network is working with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons to connect youth worldwide to fight against plastic pollution.
December 21, 2018 | Robert Rutkai
I realized I couldn’t do it alone, so I called all my friends and created Clean Creeks Football Club (CCFC). Our mission was to rid the Chesapeake Bay of litter through youth led competition and fun
December 21, 2018 | Linda Staheli
The Co Lab and Smithsonian Conservation Commons are organizing design salons to identify teen leaders to build a local teen network and help populate a series of salons on eco topics that will result in teen led virtual rooms called Dream Hubs aligned with Teens Dream!
December 21, 2018 | Brian Coyle
Building on the success of six intergenerational "salons" held during the Earth Optimism 2017 summit, the Conservation Commons is again partnering with the Global Co Lab Network to empower teens to lead conservation campaigns in schools and communities across the DC, MD, VA region, while also connecting with teens globally for greater impact.
February 17, 2017 | Jian Rzeszewicz
The regulation of microbeads is saving the environment
February 1, 2017 | Lauren K. Ward
The global conservation movement has reached a turning point.
January 25, 2017 | Jian Rzeszewicz
The lovable Giant Panda, as of 2016, is no longer considered an endangered species.
January 13, 2017 | Jian Rzeszewicz
India's unveiling of their new solar power plant might tackle widespread electrical issues across the country and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
November 21, 2016 | Emily Frost
Until recently we were farmers on land and hunter-gatherers at sea, but how we get our seafood is changing rapidly. With demands for seafood growing and catch from wild fisheries stagnating, aquaculture is an increasingly important player in maintaining seafood as a viable food source around the world. The global aquaculture industry has grown by leaps and bounds since 1980—up 8 percent every year through 2012. In the U.S., roughly half of the fish we eat is farmed, yet almost all of that farmed fish is imported (along with the majority of wild fish).
November 21, 2016 | Lauren K. Ward
Coffee progressives and enthusiasts have probably heard of fair trade certified coffee – a sustainable development practice that facilitates responsible working conditions for coffee bean farmers often marginalized by the industry. But how many people have ever heard of bird-friendly coffee?