Today is Human Rights Day

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) declaring “the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property,...

Happy World Soil Day!

Happy World Soil Day from Eco18! Today is a day of celebrating one of the most important pieces in the patchwork of our ecosystems! A healthy planet for humans and all life quite literally starts from the ground up, but we rarely ever stop to...

National Handwashing Awareness Week

The first week of December is National Handwashing Week, and rightfully so. As the weather gets colder, and as people are coming in closer and more frequent contact due to the holidays, making sure your hands are clean is key to keeping illness at bay.  In fact, 80%...

World AIDS Day 2019

Photo Credit: CDC.gov World AIDS Day, celebrated annually since 1988 on December 1, is the first ever global health day. HIV, which affects 36.7 million people globally and 1.1 million Americans, is one of the most destructive pandemics in history, killing more than 35 million people...

“Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image, look relatively similar: spiraling arms, a glowing center, and a mixture of bright specks of star formation and dark ripples of cosmic dust weaving throughout. This galaxy, a spiral galaxy named NGC 772, is no exception.”; Photo and Caption by the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA

A Futuristic Telescope that Could Explain Our Past

Even if you didn’t know it, you’ve probably had an interaction with NASA’s Hubble Telescope. Photos like the ones below are famous worldwide and explain never-before-seen astronomy phenomena. Do you recognize any?  Photos taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope via smithsonianmag.com Check out some of the Hubble Telescope’s most...

Young Activists Shaping the Future

Every generation is defined by how people were raised and the events that marked the society they lived in while growing up: music, television, the economy, and key events around the world. Since 1960 there have been three distinct generations in a rapidly changing world that shaped their lives...

Eighteen Questions with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

This month we are featuring Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, an innovative and entrepreneurial scientist, who we met during the recent Good Housekeeping’s Raise the Green Bar conference. He’s opening remarks immediately drew attention due to the statement: “Emotional health is the basis of sustainability.” Dr. Nichols is Marine...

World Kindness Day

Constantly hearing the news around the world can sometimes be devastating and heartbreaking. It makes you wonder if there’s any good left in humanity anymore. But with World Kindness Day, there’s a moment to take a step back and acknowledge kind acts you or others...

UN Day: The Year of “Our Planet. Our Future.”

Seventy-four years ago, the United Nations (UN) was created with the ultimate goal of maintaining world peace as a collective and a global effort to prevent another war like World War II. The pledge to protect human rights was a principle that played a key role in the Universal Declaration...