Synchronicity Earth

Synchronicity Earth is a charitable foundation with an ambitious vision: a sustainable planet that values the interconnectivity and interdependence of all living things.

Blog Posts tagged with “environment”

  • Protect the Mountain Gorilla…Save Uganda’s Kafuga Forest!

    By Robert Tumwesigye In the spirit of engaging with those who are passionate about the environment and the world around them, please see below a guest blog by Robert Tumwesigye from Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU).  One of the last refuges of the Mountain Gorilla, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, is under threat from plans to clear fell ancient…

  • COP21 – Is the jubilation warranted?

    By Jeremy Lent In the spirit of engaging with those who are passionate about the environment and the world around them, please see below a guest blog by Jeremy Lent. This article first appeared in Patterns of Meaning on the 16th December 2015. There was a resounding tone of history being made over the weekend in Paris. UN Secretary General…

  • IUCN Species Survival Commission Leaders Meeting

    Synchronicity Earth’s Founding Trustee, Adam Sweidan, and I attended the recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi.  The IUCN SSC is a network organisation with a few core paid staff. However, the majority of its 140 Specialist Groups and committees are made up of thousands of passionate volunteer-experts, ranging from…

  • The Importance of the ‘E’ in ESG

    This article was originally posted on Pension Funds Online on 7th August 2015.    Aurum's Adam Sweidan calls for the investment industry to help preserve the environment. The investment industry manages money; pensions for our future and wealth for future generations. But what future are we saving for if we do not preserve the environment? We live in an era where…

  • Pope Francis’ encyclical

    Long before its publication on June 18th 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical – Laudato si’ (subtitled “On the care of our common home”) – was subject to intense media speculation. A strong pro-environmental message was anticipated which, given the Pope’s reformist reputation, appealed particularly to those who saw the need for spiritual leadership: others hoped to dissuade the Pope from intervening…

  • New thinking

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. Happy New Year! 2015 has finally arrived. Most people may have new years resolutions, I normally don’t, but this year I am hoping to be able to spread the word…

  • Your Century!

    On 21st November, Synchronicity Earth invited over 100 12 to 18 year olds and their families to an event that marked a milestone in young peoples’ environmental leadership. Your Century! - a multi-workshop and knowledge base experience – gave participants the space to actively explore their relationship to the planet as never before through encounters with environmental activists, spoken word…

  • Your Century!

    By Lucilla Partridge In the spirit of engaging young people who are involved in conservation, please see below a new blog from Lucilla Partridge who is giving her own perspective. On the 21st of November, Your Century! took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. It was so much fun, and I really felt part of something. At school, not…

  • Summer Newsletter 2014

    It has been a whole 6 months since our last newsletter and much has happened in that time. We have further expanded our network of partners, strengthening the partnerships with those we already support as well as forming new alliances, particularly in our species and new human systems portfolios. To find out more about our new projects and partners please…

  • Who leads? Business or politicians?

    Commentators routinely describe how corporate interests trump public concerns when laws are being made. They demonstrate why, for example, it is difficult to pass policy that could improve public health, even when the need to do so is self-evident (see under: the tobacco and food lobby). But what happens when the public is able to influence business? The case for…

  • Will Congo’s Poor Benefit from World’s Largest Dam Project? Part Two

    By Rudo Sanyanga In the spirit of engaging with our partners please see below a blog by Rudo Sanyanga. Rudo is the Africa Program Director at International Rivers, one of our partners within our freshwater portfolio. This is the second of three blogs by Rudo that looks back on a scoping trip that was undertaken as part of the project…

  • And the thought on everyone’s mind is… FOOD!

    Today is World Environment Day and the theme for this year is  ‘THINK before you EAT and help SAVE our environment’ – THINK.EAT.SAVE. Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste campaign. It encourages people to think about the environmental impact of their food choices, as well as providing information to help people make informed decisions about where their food comes from. According…

  • The Goldman Environmental Prize

    In April 2013, the winners of the Goldman Prize for Environmental Excellence were announced. Awards were granted to six activists from around the world doing amazing work to protect their environment and the people that depend on it. Winners included: Jonathan Deal from South Africa, who led a successful campaign against fracking in South Africa to protect the Karoo, a…

  • Earth Day

    Today is the 43rd annual Earth Day. Across the globe, over 1 billion people in 192 countries will be participating. Last year some of the efforts included: • In Iraq 5 million trees were planted • In Sultanate, Oman every school (7000+) was called upon to take part in environmental actions • In Madhya Pradesh, India free energy efficient solar…