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2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-23 12:24:09

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- Kellogg pledges to train 15,000 smallholder farmers to improve livelihoods, climate resiliency #Climate2014 http://ow.ly/BOAXP -- Climate Summit announcement from @KelloggCompany supports smallholders in reducing GHG emissions, improve resiliency http://ow.ly/BOAXP Kellogg Company announced today a new commitment to support the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder growers around the world at...

2014-09-23 08:25:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before 350 distinguished guests from around the world, including first ladies, heads of state, ambassadors to the United Nations, UN officials, and leading entrepreneurs, Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducted an ensemble of the Orchestra's musicians in the U.S. premiere of "Ode to Humanity" on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly....

2014-09-22 23:00:08

New York Academy of Sciences and Youth Innovation Platform Rocket21 Announce a New Science Competition at the United Nations. With a Goal of Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators, Scientists will Connect with Middle and High School Students on Rocket21. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 On September 22, 2014 at the United Nations, the New York Academy of Sciences and Rocket21 announced “Dream Big H20,” a series of activities and competitions to immerse middle and high...

2014-09-21 08:20:46

SYDNEY, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medal winner Sally Pearson led international festivities from The Sydney Harbour Bridge calling for 24 hours of world peace On 21st September 2014 at midday, One of Australia's greatest Olympians Sally Pearson, led ten UN International Day of Peace representatives, in ringing the world renowned symbol of peace, the bell, atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Sydney bells kicked off events taking place at numerous iconic destinations...

2014-09-18 20:21:51

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and fellow dignitaries to voice commitments to end extreme poverty by 2030 NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced that over a dozen world leaders including, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh;...

2014-09-18 08:28:46

A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, have been strong on rhetoric but weak on follow through when it comes to the protection of Syrian women and girls, with devastating consequences. That is feedback provided by Syrian women and girls in a new IRC...

Leonardo DiCaprio
2014-09-17 06:54:03

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and will focus on climate change issues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced. The 39 year old star of Titanic and The Wolf of Wall Street will have the official title of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, and will address a UN summit meeting on environmental issues on September 23, which many leaders from the 193 member states of...

2014-09-16 08:27:06

Engaged Students Become Engaged Alumni and Donors PLAINWELL, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universities can create more engaged student leaders - who become active alumni - when they adopt a "F.U.N." mentality that fosters Friendship, Unique opportunities and Next-level team building, according to original research conducted by Mike Fritz, who has delivered more than 1,500 paid talks to colleges and has a master's degree in leadership. Photo -...

2014-09-12 23:01:15

Funds raised will help the World Health Organization and other UN entities provide urgently needed aid to affected countries. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, the [United Nations Foundation, in coordination with UN partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations and civil society organizations to directly support UN entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing Ebola outbreak is unprecedented, with...


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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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