February 14, 2024

Eco-Friendly Group Cleans up Beaches of Kenya and Turns Discarded Flip-Flops Into Colorful Works of Art

Beach cleanup efforts around the world are all commendable; however, we rarely get to see what actually happens to the trash that’s been collected. It's even rarer for gathered waste to be turned into art. One company called Ocean Sole hosts clean ups to pick up trash on the beaches and waterways of Kenya to combat the amount to flip-flops that are discarded in them every year.

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January 8, 2024

Canadian Conservation Group Buys Out Hunting Rights for B.C. Rainforest To Protect Indigenous Wildlife

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation celebrated a major win recently. After two years of fundraising, the Canada-based conservation group raised $1,920,000 to buy out the hunting rights to more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. In doing so, they hope to protect the indigenous wildlife of the area—including grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars—by preventing commercial trophy hunting of animals. The purchase covers 18,000 square kilometers (approximately 6,949 square miles)

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December 3, 2023

Kenya Celebrates Its First National Tree Planting Holiday by Planting 100 Million Seedlings

While small actions can help fight global warming, the best efforts are those coordinated on a larger scale with support from the government. A great example of this has taken place in Kenya, where they just celebrated their first National Tree Planting Day on November 13. Like the name suggests, this special holiday aimed to bring all Kenyans together in planting 100 million trees.

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