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The Mission Behind the Music
Global Citizen

The Global Citizen Festival in New York City, which aims to eradicate extreme poverty through advocacy and activism, is back for it’s eighth year. Admission to the festival is free; fans can earn their tickets by completing various community service acts, via the Global Citizen…

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TECHSTARS 2019 KICKS OFF WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Conservancy

The 2019 Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy has kicked off with ten tech companies arriving in Denver for the second year of the first-of-its-kind program. The accelerator provides mentorship, investment, and resources to help entrepreneurs rapidly scale-up technology that is solving…

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The impact of a bowl of soup on a village in Cambodia
UN Foundation

In a village in Cambodia, a bowl of soup contains an entire community’s efforts ⁠— and its hope for a healthier future. This lunch — a traditional Khmer soup — isn’t just feeding hungry children, it’s supporting the entire community. It was prepared with fresh…

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New tool has the potential to unlock conservation solutions
The Nature Conservancy

The first regional-scale data has been released from the Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS), a new tool that has the potential to unlock conservation solutions for a variety of food and agricultural supply chain stakeholders. These data document the level of adoption of soil health…

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Testing Out Home-Delivery Sustainable Household Goods
Global Citizen

A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin. Learn More

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The Nature Conservancy Acquires 253,000 Acres of Working Forest Land
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) today announced that the TNC-managed Cumberland Forest Project has acquired 253,000 acres of working forest land in the Central Appalachian coalfields of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The project represents one of the largest and most innovative land conservation and ecological restoration…

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership Goals for 2019
UN Foundation

In 2015, the world came together around an ambitious vision for a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world by 2030 to create an agenda that articulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now the agenda is four years in, and this September, world leaders will come…

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Nature-based Solutions May Reduce the Risk of Floods
The Nature Conservancy

Anna Brown, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Adaptation Strategy, discusses ways to rethink how we plan and prepare for flooding, the most costly and common natural disaster in the United States. Brown states, “Too often the role that nature can play in reducing flood…

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