FEMME FEED | HOW GIRLS CAN SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING!

FEMME FEED | HOW GIRLS CAN SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING! NOW ON VERITE WOMAN --- Global Warming, CO2 emissions, Education for girls, educating girls in africa, third world countries, paul hawked, drawdown, solutions for global warming, feminism, female empowerment, how to empower young girls, Climate change
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FEMME FEED | AN INSTALLATION OF “OF THE MOMENT”
STORIES FOR GIRLS IN THE KNOW.

Who run the world? Educated girls! In author Paul Hawken’s recent book Drawdown he shared a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming and the damage we have done to our earth — all solutions within our everyday reach. Number six on his list is us! Yep, girls can save the world, but we need to get educated first. While in the United States provides students with educational resources no matter their gender, many third world countries do not have the same offerings.

Hawken’s research shows that it is specifically educating women that will help bump up the worlds economy, while simultaneously aiding in managing population issues that add to the decline in resources. An infographic by the Global Partnership of Education tells us that 15 million girls will never get the opportunity to attend primary school, compared to the 10 million boys who will. Many of these cases are due to schools not being made female friendly, the cost of the school vs. the poverty of the girl’s family, not being able to attend school while menstruating, and early marriage. However, getting them in school young and keeping them there can halt issues such as girls being married off  when they are still children.

FEMME FEED | HOW GIRLS CAN SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING! NOW ON VERITE WOMAN --- Global Warming, CO2 emissions, Education for girls, educating girls in africa, third world countries, paul hawked, drawdown, solutions for global warming, feminism, female empowerment, how to empower young girls, Climate changeSo what exactly can ensuring education for the young women mean? Well firstly, it can keep them and their future children alive! Educated females have a lower rate of maternal and child mortality. That same infographic tells us the kiddie of an educated mother is 50% more likely to live past 5 years of age, and their child will be past down a level of knowledge as well. Simultaneously, educated women are less likely to have large families while living in poverty — a huge detriment to our hemorrhaging population. It will also lower the percent of HIV/AIDS transmitted due to a better understanding of sexual education. School will give them the ability to understand the benefits of a more sustainable lifestyle, reducing CO2 by an estimated 119.2 gigatons by 2050. That’s the biggest save research has stumbled upon thus far.

Once educated, these women will give back opportunities to communities and Mother Earth in countless ways. Staying in school means they’re eligible for higher wages, and more upward mobility in their field — plus/plus for the economy, and their families. These women will be able to give back to industries such as agriculture, and rebuilding their local economies. Not to mention they will deliver a fresh POV to worldly issues in their communities and on a global front.

The education of girls worldwide has been on an upward trajectory, but we need to ensure it doesn’t stop here! By making schools affordable, providing women with satisfactory hygiene products, and by making schools female-friendly we can help save our biggest Girl Boss — Mother Earth!

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Femme Feed | What You Need to Know About Trump’s Exit From The Paris Climate Agreement.

FEMME FEED | AN INSTALLATION OF “OF THE MOMENT”
STORIES FOR GIRLS IN THE KNOW.What You Need to Know About Trump's Exit From The Paris Climate Agreement. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Obama, Trump, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Paris Agreement, Climate Change, Global Warming, Obama Letter To Trump, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Politics, Feminism, News.A few months back, we can recall a slip of naiveté — a time just before the election of the now President Trump when the world tried to justify the possibility. For a moment many of us thought: maybe Trump is trolling these Republicans, and if elected will funnel efforts in the right direction. The ultimate manipulation, something we knew he was capable of. Our way of trying to make things orderly in our minds. However, the months have passed and Trump’s efforts to dissemble everything Obama built (in an almost obsessive manner) continue. The latest? On Thursday June 1st, Trump announced the United States will exit The Paris Climate Agreement and the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund.

What does this even mean?

Let’s start by what it even is. The Paris Climate Agreement was established in 2015 with strong efforts by former Pres. Obama to join its 195 participating nations in a common goal to combat climate change. Amongst these efforts is the Green Climate Fund which invests into low-emission and climate-resilient developments.
In choosing to remove the U.S. from the fight against global warming Trump only pushes his personal beliefs further, at the expense of our earth — he has publicly denounced the issue many times including calling global warming a “Chinese hoax” and saying “I believe in clean air… I don’t believe in climate change.”
He removes a huge power player in monetary, and organized efforts to forward this agreement. This leaves us in a place where each individual must take clean initiatives into their own hands. Organizations, and businesses able to push progress in funding these programs must now take responsibility where the government has failed.What You Need to Know About Trump's Exit From The Paris Climate Agreement. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Obama, Trump, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Paris Agreement, Climate Change, Global Warming, Obama Letter To Trump, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Politics, Feminism, News.

The backlash has already rippled through social media, and even Obama has released an open letter speaking to the detriment this exit will bring. Other leaders such as Justin Trudeau, and Angela Markel have also added their feelings towards the tension-filled move.  Further the new French President has extended an offer to leading American scientists, and  its public to continue to join them in working towards a solution. Trump doesn’t just ruin this for American’s, but for all nations involved.

The kicker?

This exit won’t take full effect until the year 2020 when Trump will be up for re-election. It looks to us as if he’s already planting seeds he hopes will satiate his next campaign’s support from like-minded individuals.

What we can do…

Individually we can help fight back. We’ve all heard it before, but now more than ever it’s time to trade in accessibility for action. The biggest ways to aid are things like taking public transit, biking, or walking instead of driving. Car-pooling (hey, Uber and Lyft) can also help you do your part. Mainly we must not forget: His own ignorance is only going to harm us now. Further, educating ourselves – as always – is the first step to creating change!

 

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