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Earth Day 2018, in Italy, world and cinema

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution(…)
Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health!

(…) Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally
change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

(…) Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. (…) Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on. Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, today announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics.  EDN will educate millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that decomposing plastics are creating serious global problems.” (Source: https://www.earthday.org/)

There also is a Google specific Doodle, with a Jane Goodall contribution: (more…)


Bees, butterflies, fireflies at risk of extinction

If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.
                                                       (Albert Einstein)
Bees, butterflies, fireflies and other species of insects are at risk of extinction.
In the Chinese County of Hanyuan, located in the province of Sichuan, for example, bees are not there more and farmers had to invent the improbable craft of pollinators, climbing the trees and playing on their own the task Mother Nature had given Hymenoptera. The use of some poisonous pesticides is indicated as the cause: it was used in massive doses for years, and destroyed the bees, making it impossible, inter alia, the activity of pollination.
Neither are better, mind you, fireflies and butterflies! Fireflies, which once were able to create a starry firmament perfectly equivalent to the celestial, (more…)

Leo, what must we do to save the Earth?

‘Please, don’t take this planet for granted!’
Leonardo DiCaprio, at the Oscars
‘Every day, we receive alarming news on the environment, and situation does not do but to get worse, year after year. It is the moment to get rid of reticence, excuses, infinite searches. We represent the last hope for the Earth. It is our duty to protect her, or will the end for us and for all the living beings who populate it. I just want to know how far we’ve gone, how much damage we’ve done, and if there’s anything we can do to stop it!’
Leonardo DiCaprio, presenting the film

On October 30, 2016, National Geographic Channel will broadcast in 171 Countries and in 45 languages ‘Before the Flood’, Leonardo DiCaprio’s docufilm, directed by Fisher Stevens* and produced, among others, by Martin Scorsese; Italian title sounds ‘Punto di non ritorno’ and will be on air on the National Geographic Channel, at 8.55 PM, at the positions 403, 404, 452 of Sky, and on Tv8 at 11.30 PM. It will be also on Amazon Video, Hulu, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, iTunes apps, Google Play, and many other websites and platforms. (Release in American theatres was on October 21).
DiCaprio’s sensitivity toward global warming, environment and nature is well known. This is why he is so involved in such important issues and is commonly considered the most environmentalist star in Hollywood. He also is UN Peace Ambassador delegated to the weather.
What are the reasons of global warming? Are we able yet to turn it round? Leonardo did (more…)


i giardini pensili di Chicago

A Chicago sarà realizzato un grattacielo che ospiterà una coltura d’alghe in grado di nutrirsi d’inquinamento atmosferico (per la precisione, di uno dei gas velenosi che lo compongono).  Inoltre, attraverso un complesso meccanismo, sarà possibile ottenere carburante ed energia.

Quando si riuscirà a farlo in Italia? 

Rileggi i giardini pensili di Milano


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