March 31, 2017 | Lauren K. Ward
Still want a chance to show your film at the Earth Optimism Summit? You still can! The Earth Optimism Student Video Competition is officially over, but we're still accepting videos to share on our social channels and exhibit in our short films showcase at the Summit.
February 17, 2017 | Jian Rzeszewicz
The regulation of microbeads is saving the environment
February 2, 2017 | Lauren K. Ward
The Earth Optimism global mission celebrates a focus-shift in the dialogue about conservation and sustainability, from problems and losses to hope and solutions. The Earth Optimism Summit, April 21-23, 2017, is being hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, with partner events around the world. Thought leaders, scientists, artists, environmentalists, civic leaders, and other conservation-minded citizens will gather to share stories of conservation success and discuss solutions for addressing climate change and biodiversity sustainability. The power of media, including video shorts, is an important part of this storytelling celebration
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?