Category: Climate Action

School Food Waste Is a Big Problem, Let’s Fix It

Washington (GGM) Analysis | November 15, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Food waste in schools is epidemic. Elementary schools in particular have become food waste overachievers. From stuffed lunch bags and trays — which usually include fresh fruit, packaged applesauce, trail mix and similar snacks that health-conscious parents and school administrators endorse but can’t control — the daily mountain of nourishing food landing in school waste bins, headed for landfills, has reached crisis level. 

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The Climate Crisis and the Catholic Church’s Mind-blowing Land Holdings

Washington (GGM) Analysis | November 1, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media; Image Credit: AdobeStock

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest landowner on earth. The Holy See controls 71.6 million hectares around the world, the same surface area as France, according to One More Hectare. Further, much of the 71.6 million hectares is prime real estate, that would fetch a staggering sum if sold.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Loud Voice Celebrates Lula’s Win in Brazil that Ousted Bolsonaro

Washington (GGM) Analysis | October 31, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media; Image Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio

In a nail-biter runoff election victory, former Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva ousted right-wing strong man Jair Bolsonaro from his tyrannical grip on power that threatened the longterm survival of Earth as we know it, as well as millions of its species, and humankind itself.

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What Everyone Ought to Know about DiCaprio, Kerry and the Global Methane Pledge

Washington (GGM) Analysis | October 4, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media; Image Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is more than 86 times as strong as carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), methane accounts for nearly 30 percent of the rise in the average global temperature since the industrial age began in 1760. 

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Going Green Without Losing the Clean

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings, Reprinted from April 18, 2021 publication; Image Credit AdobeStock

Now more than ever, keeping a clean home is rising to the top of the priority list.  As a parent, you are diligent in wiping down surfaces, disinfecting door-knobs, and beating back dust bunnies. But as you recycle container after container of Clorox Wipes and Febreze, you may be starting to wonder what impact this is having on the planet.  You might even be thinking about making some eco-friendly swaps to your cleaning routine.

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Top Three Ways to Lower Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings; Reprinted from April 18, 2021; Image credit AdobeStock

You love your precious pug like a family member. But as you tiptoe towards greener choices, you may be wondering what effect dog ownership has on the planet. According to researchers at the University of California, an estimated 80 million dogs live in US homes today. On an annual basis, these animal companions consume as much meat and grain as nearly 40 million Americans. This alone packs a pretty big punch to the planet.

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How US Schools Have Become Climate Action Rock Stars

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 24, 2022, by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author ; Photo credit AdobeStock

Schools are quickly becoming climate action role models. Their success is rooted in the power and effectiveness of collective action in achieving targeted results. Using a lens focused on the top 10 most critical climate actions, which are in essence the basic requirements for reducing carbon emissions, boosting biodiversity, and drawing down legacy load carbon, US schools have become the bright beacon on top of the torturous greenhouse gas reduction hill. Additionally, schools are climate action accelerators that transmit vigorous energy through a very powerful national network.

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Deadly Lightning, Beware | Climate Change

Washington (GGM) Analysis | August 22, 2022 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise; Updated from original article, July 13, 2021

Climate change is impacting everything about our weather, down to the small details. From the heat of a forest fire, to the strength of a hurricane, the amount of moisture in clouds, and the force of rain microbursts, down to the size and intensity of a lightning strike. 

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Food Waste Urgent Priority if We Are to Stay Below 1.5ºC

Washington (GGM) Analysis | July 18, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

Global food waste is one of the most upsetting failures in the complex web of our dirty energy linear economy, particularly food wasted in the United States where we’re so capable of creating systems to manage food efficiently, with little or no loss. 

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What Is Your Community’s Climate Action Plan?

Washington (GGM) Analysis | June 27, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Gallant Gold Media, and author; Image Credit: AdobeStock

The following is the requested feedback to Fairfax County’s draft Resilient Fairfax Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, put forth for public comment from May 16, 2022 through June 15, 2022.

With so many lives at stake, as well as the survivability of the human species, it’s vitally important for every single one of us to voice our positions, and our objections when something seems amiss with our local community/county’s climate action plans, including its timeline. Everything we do and don’t do in 2022-2024 will be hyper-analyzed in the future. The IPCC, the UN, many global leaders and thousands of scientists have repeatedly warned about the urgency to act immediately. Yet so few local governments are following through.

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