UN Environment announced today the names of the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize, the highest environmental honor for youth attributed by the United Nations.
The global…Read More
June 5, 2019—World Environment Day – For their powerful environmental advocacy and large-scale engagement of their fan base to take action for the planet, the United Nations Environment Programme has designated…Read More
High up in the Swiss mountains, under a cloudless sky, surrounded by a bold rocky landscape, over 70 professionals from the fashion industry gathered to explore ways to make the trade more sustainable. Though it…Read More
In June 2019, the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed its plans to ban plastic bags. The move took many by surprise. Ahmed Rajab, a photographer in Bahrain for the Gulf Daily News, is one supporter of the decision. He…Read More
In September 2019, the UN Environment Programme will honour Champions of the Earth, outstanding environmental leaders from the public and private sectors, and from civil society who have had a transformative…Read More
Everyone can be a changemaker… what is your anatomy of action?
By 2050, the world’s population will reach a whopping 10 billion people, and with more people comes more consumption—of food, fashion, travel… In a…Read More
Twenty-four-year-old Omar Itani from Lebanon wins the prestigious Young Champions of the Earth Prize for West Asia with FabricAID.
Seven young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 with big ideas for environmental…Read More
When twenty-four-year-old Omar Itani decided to clear out his wardrobe, the idea of throwing his old clothes away didn’t occur to him. Instead, he looked for second-hand clothing stores to recycle them. But he didn…Read More
2019 Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia, Omar Itani, founded FabricAid in Beirut, Lebanon. Chemicals from dyes can have severe impacts on soil and water sources from run-off. FabricAID reuses and recycles…Read More
On 20 October, Kenya celebrates Mashujaa Day. Set aside to celebrate heroes who fought for the country’s independence, today we also recognize the actions of bold individuals who continue to fight for the…Read More