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River Listening

River Listening

Waking up to a sunny and clear day yesterday, I went straight to the quays of the Right Bank to experience the River Listening project that I had read about the day prior, ready to experience an innovative, tech-based approach to installation art.

Giving Nature a Voice

Giving Nature a Voice

At tonight’s Momentum for Change Awards hosted in the COP21 press conference room, Conservation International Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan presented a new short film series which attempts to bring the natural world to life. Several A-List actors lent their voices to various natural phenomena, including Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penelope Cruz, Robert Redford, Ian Somerhalder, and Lupita Nyong’o.  A particularly powerful personification of Mother Nature herself was voiced by Julia Roberts….

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ArtCOP!

ArtCOP!

The 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris represents years of work in the political and commercial sectors, and it is usually in this light that one reads about any of this. But despite the media circus surrounding the drama in the opening remarks a week ago and the debate over 1.5 degrees or 2.0 degrees Celsius as a goal, there has been a significant amount of effort put in by the international community also to present this historic occasion through…

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A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

Despite what you may think, we’re not discussing climate change over lunch with Obama while Narendra Modi cracks jokes about CO2 levels. In fact, the majority of the 40,000 people that have flocked to Paris for the COP will never even witness the negotiations between world leaders. Though this is obviously a crucial part of these next two weeks, the COP has much more to offer. Some may even argue that the most important work is being done outside the…

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Assessing Sustainability?

Assessing Sustainability?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term “sustainable” is defined as “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.” Thus, “sustainability” is commonly linked with the idea of leaving a better planet for future generations. However, in reality, defining “sustainability” is like nailing Jell-O to a wall- impossible and pretty pointless.