Earth Day 2017

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Every year on April 22 since 1970, the United Nations observes International Mother Earth Day, or simply, “Earth Day”. The UN partners with the Earth Day Network to raise awareness around the globe and bring our attention to the needs of the planet, rather than our own individual needs, through events and publications. “International Mother […]

World Water Day 2017: Waste Not, Want Not

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Beginning in 1993, the United Nations has designated March 22 every year as World Water Day. The goal of this designation is to bring global awareness and action to the growing water crisis that is plaguing the world. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is potable, and much of that 3% is trapped […]

Phase-Out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) Coolants Expected to Reduce Global Warming by 0.5 °C

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The Give Me Five Campaign welcomes guest contributor Leah Scully. Leah Scully Machine Design Oct 20, 2016 At a United Nations meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this past Saturday, October 15, delegates from 197 countries settled negotiations to phase out heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and cooling applications. The agreements are part of the Kigali […]

What the World Can Learn from the Rio Olympics

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While the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in Rio last Friday amid the usual fanfare, it was also accompanied by an uncomfortable knowledge that it would be unlike its precedent events in London and Beijing. Under five million of the 6.1 million available tickets were sold, with stadiums for popular events such as beach volleyball […]