So we may continue to protect oceans, coral reefs, wild spaces and rainforests.
So we can protect natural resources like clean air and water.
So we can honor and learn from the past by preserving our historical monuments.
So we can enjoy national parks, trails, rivers, and campgrounds.
So we can hunt and fish in sustainable lakes, forests and mountains.
To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by mid-century, all while increasing energy access to billions of people living in energy poverty. It’s a massive challenge and the timeline is daunting, but there is HOPE!
As twilight fell in the central Tanzanian village, family and friends gathered to pay their respects to Patricia Ngwada’s late mother. As it grew dark, Patricia turned on the solar lamp she had purchased for her mother a few years earlier. After the funeral, everyone wanted to know about the solar lamp and where they could get one.
Patricia purchased the lamp from one of her relatives, a Solar Sister Entrepreneur. After the questions about the lamp, she contacted the relative and joined Solar Sister.
Upon closeout in 2022, Onondaga Environmental Institute’s (OEI) Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) grant, Phase 2 of “Restoring Native Brook Trout in Onondaga Creek”, proved to be a great success despite numerous obstacles stemming from the pandemic and other unexpected hurdles. At the completion of this project, the following accomplishments were achieved in the West Branch of Onondaga Creek: (1) removal of a 300 cubic-yard gravel bar at Red Mill Rd, (2) removal of 18 Large Woody Debris (LWD) jams, and (3) replacement of two undersized culverts with a timber bridge.
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group and our volunteer community have been monitoring Summer Chum on the Union River using a fish trap for 21 years. From mid-August to mid-October, these environmental stewards work 24/7 (yes, even through the night!) netting fish out of the trap, recording their catch, and releasing the adult salmon upriver where they will spawn. This is an important monitoring effort that allows HCSEG and partners to collect data on this population of Hood Canal Summer Chum.