International Youth Council India Chapter

In 2007, the International Youth Council (IYC) was founded at the 4th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. The IYC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to giving young people across the world both collective voice and a mechanism to support global sustainable development.

IYC India Chapter endeavors to extend the initiatives taken by International Youth Council and work towards MGDs and empower youth.
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utnereader:

Photographer Mandy Barker collects plastic cast off by the oceans’ massive garbage vortexes and makes beautiful (and, when you think about it, horrifying) art.

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(via climateadaptation)

lost-and-searching-in-america:

As a strong minded, opinionated Libertarian it wouldn’t take much guess work to determine where I stand on government social welfare programs. I am as radically opposed as possible. I feel that social welfare bleeds the budget, burdens tax payers and helps to…

mothernaturenetwork:

How to make overpopulation OK
The U.N. says humanity hit 7 billion today, a milestone that’s generating a lot of buzz about overpopulation. But according to a new U.N. report, we should focus more on the quality of human life than the quantity of it.

mothernaturenetwork:

A crowded world’s population hits 7 billion
The half a million babies born around the world on Monday pushed the global population to the milestone of 7 billion.

goodneighborsusa:

Pregnancy and childbirth complications are among the leading causes of death among women living in developing countries, according to the World Health Organization. Each pregnancy magnifies the mother’s health risks, especially when she doesn’t have access to health care.

(via In giving life, women face deadly risks - CNN.com)

climateadaptation:

Breaking: Pebble Mine project shut down. Mining lobbyists lose millions. Local efforts prevailed. Huge environmental win in Alaska today!

NRDC: “(I)n a historic result against enormous odds, the Save Our Salmon initiative has prevailed.

In the Lake and Peninsula Borough of southwest Alaska, where the massive Pebble Mine is proposed to be sited by a consortium of foreign mining companies, the residents have approved a prohibition against large-scale resource extraction – like the Pebble Mine — that would destroy or degrade salmon habitat in their region. 

And, most remarkably, they did so despite an intense campaign of fear funded by the Pebble Partnership falsely charging that the initiative “will drive Lake and Pen families away to find work, force schools to close and drive up the cost of food and fuel as the local economy shrinks even more.”

Source: NRDC

For background, read/listen to NPR’s report yesterday: Pebble Mine Development Polarizes Alaska.”

See also the Pebble Mine wiki and read about the legal battles, lobby efforts, and salmon habitat issues.

libertariancontrarian:

When Ideas Have Sex

The power of free trade, free association, the division of labor, and choice.

IYC INDIA CHAPTER PRESENTS “LEXIUS” - AN RTI WORKSHOP - COMING SOON. FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATIONS CONTACT iycindiachapter@gmail.com or leave a message here.

mothernaturenetwork:

Let MNN’s Idea Lab help you find a green resolution!

Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.
Edward Abbey (via libertariancontrarian)

climateadaptation:

Though I’m not into carbon stuff, I really like this design…

Global Carbon Footprint.

Via Ottmar Amann.