#earthoptimism

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"#Regram #RG @nature_org: The Dugout Ranch operated by @nature_utah embodies the vision of conservation minded individuals and the mission of @nature_org. Originally a series of homesteads in the 1880’s it was purchased by @nature_org in 1997 and was expanded to host students and research groups as a research station as well as working cattle ranch. Only with vision like this can we work together securing our planets future. Thank you so much for your hospitality @nature_utah and supporting this project celebrating our public lands!!
#earthoptimism #gratitude #rushingthroughutah"


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9 days left in the #MABOHANDPLANESCARES campaign. This is from my surf check yesterday....we have One killer grand prize as well as I’m clearing out the prize locker so there will definitely be plenty mystery prizes to pass out. So loads of winners. Final campaign for awhile so if you have been waiting to join the mission and win prizes this is it. Grab what you see, post a pic of it and you are entered to win. Thank you to all the pages that have posted so far it’s been a great month 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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Happy World Turtle Day!


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#EndangeredSpeciesDay Trivia: Why did the bog turtle cross the road? Answer: To say hello to the goats.
Critically #endangered on the #IUCN Red List, Maryland’s native bog turtle is one of North America’s rarest and smallest #reptiles. The largest threat facing these tiny #turtles is the fragmentation of their wetland homes due to development, roadways, forest canopy growth and stream alterations. In 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Field Office for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service introduced 19 goats on a 5-acre bog turtle conservation site in Carroll country, as part of an experiment. The goats succeeded in eating up plants that could have threatened the open canopy necessary for the bog turtles’ habitat, like young red maples and invasive multiflora rose. In a way, the bog #turtle can represent a modern version of the tortoise and the hare: Slow and steady wins the race. With a bit of goat-inspired creativity and a lot of teamwork, even critically #endangeredspecies can have a new shot at life. (Photo: @usfws ) #EarthOptimism


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Today is Endangered Species Day. Hawksbill sea turtles are critically endangered and it is estimated that in the last 100 years hawksbill populations have declined globally by 90%. To help save hawksbills you can do your part by not buying turtle shell products. These products are often incorrectly called “tortoiseshell”. While traveling abroad please ask what the product is made of before purchasing it.


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May 18th is #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Don’t be shy, let the bowhead #whales break the ice as you engage in conservation conversations. These Arctic marine mammals can be found off the coast of #Alaska, and are strong enough to break through sheets of ice at least 7 feet thick! Despite their strength and massive size, bowhead whales are often struck by ships, caught in drifting nets, and threatened by warming waters and increased pollution. One of the most important actions we can take to preserve #endangeredspecies is to monitor and research them. There is still so much to be learned. Most #whale species can live up to 80 or 100 years old, with records of blue whales reaching 114 years old. However, bowheads may live even longer. Recent discoveries revealed a stone harpoon tip embedded in the blubber of a bowhead whale. Current analysis of the harpoon and the whale's eye tissue indicate these whales could live to 150 or even 200 years old! Imagine how much we could learn from a species that has lived that long. #EarthOptimism (Photo: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve) #ocean #marine #marinebiology #nature #environment #science


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Yep.


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Optimism Friends!


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Want to get wild with #Smithsonian biologists? This Saturday, May 19, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will turn our scientists loose on the public at our free Open House. Enjoy river cruises, hay rides, archaeology digs, live music and other hands-on science activities. You’ll also be able to discover environmental success stories and learn how you can be a part of them. Rain or shine! Full details at www.serc.si.edu/openhouse. Hyperlink in our profile. (Photo: Kate Jones) #nature #environment #smithsonian #science #family #BayOptimism #EarthOptimism

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

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Repost from @nature_org @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost The Dugout Ranch operated by @nature_utah embodies the vision of conservation minded individuals and the mission of @nature_org. Originally a series of homesteads in the 1880’s it was purchased by @nature_org in 1997 and was expanded to host students and research groups as a research station as well as working cattle ranch. Only with vision like this can we work together securing our planets future. Thank you so much for your hospitality @nature_utah and supporting this project celebrating our public lands!!
#earthoptimism #gratitude #rushingthroughutah


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Doing my part for the #MABOHANDPLANESCARES campaign: Went for a walk on the beach and I was shocked at how clean it actually was. Then I found this amongst the keawe. Never fun to clean up after someone else’s party but someone needs to and this was stuck way back in there. Big beach is good to me so I’ve got no problem taken some scrapes and pokes for the cause. Maybe a few of you will be Inspired to do the same for your beach. 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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@jlmahon76 is another ambassador that has been putting multiple monthly posts throughout these campaigns. I think as many as 11 in a single month. It’s pages like this embracing the mission that made it worth the effort to run these. Keep in mind we have over 9k followers and any given month only about 20-30 pages participate. So thank you Jason for all the support. 🤙🏼🙏🏼🌎 #webodysurfers


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I always forget how rewarding it is to take new birders out to experience the dawn chorus. Sharing your passion with others inspires wonder, curiosity and enthusiasm in those around you and can be hugely beneficial to your overall well being. When that passion helps to inspire conservation action - even better.

#earthoptimism2018 #getoutside #birding #conservation #ornithology #womanscientist #earthoptimism #nature #vawildlife

Oxbow Farm Hay and Straw

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(1/2) Two weeks worth of #GoodNews for you 😊

1. Huge win as @tetrapak are removing plastic straws from their portion sized drinks cartons!
2. 40 food & drinks giants including @asda & @cocacola have made pledges to slash plastic waste - this is amazing news as the group are responsible for about 80% of food and drinks packaging! 🍏

3. @starbucksuk found that reusable cup use increased by 150% following the trial of a 5p cup charge ☕


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(2/2) Part two of double #goodnewstues:

1. @accorhotels are getting rid of plastic straws from their UK hotels BY JUNE!
2. The UK gov are splashing £200k on research into microplastics, zoning in on tyres and textiles as problem areas 🚗

Amazing. So much headway is being made. Feeling really positive 😊✌


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#Repost @healthyreefs with @get_repost
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Ana Giró, our Guatemalan Coordinator is participating as one of the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) trainers in the Bahamas along with Ken Marks and Judith Lang. This training for trainers is supporting #reef conservation along the #Caribbean countries.
Special thanks to the Perry Institute of Marine Science, Atlantis Blue Project, Disney World Conservation Fund, Cape Eleuthera Institute and AGRRA, for making this training possible.
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Ana Giró, nuestra Coordinadora para Guatemala participa como entrenadora de AGRRA en las Bahamas junto con Ken Marks y Judith Lang. Esta capacitación para entrenadores apoya la conservación de #arrecifes a lo largo de los países del #Caribe.

Un agradecimiento especial al Instituto Perry de Ciencias Marinas, Atlantis Blue Project, Disney World Conservation Fund, Cape Eleuthera Institute y AGRRA, por hacer posible esta capacitación.

#reefconservation
#healthyreefs
#EarthOptimism
#OceanOptimism
#IYOR2018


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Ana Giró, our Guatemalan Coordinator is participating as one of the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) trainers in the Bahamas along with Ken Marks and Judith Lang. This training for trainers is supporting #reef conservation along the #Caribbean countries.
Special thanks to the Perry Institute of Marine Science, Atlantis Blue Project, Disney World Conservation Fund, Cape Eleuthera Institute and AGRRA, for making this training possible.
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Ana Giró, nuestra Coordinadora para Guatemala participa como entrenadora de AGRRA en las Bahamas junto con Ken Marks y Judith Lang. Esta capacitación para entrenadores apoya la conservación de #arrecifes a lo largo de los países del #Caribe.

Un agradecimiento especial al Instituto Perry de Ciencias Marinas, Atlantis Blue Project, Disney World Conservation Fund, Cape Eleuthera Institute y AGRRA, por hacer posible esta capacitación.

#reefconservation
#healthyreefs
#EarthOptimism
#OceanOptimism
#IYOR2018

The Bahamas

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#MABOHANDPLANESCARES UPDATE: 29 posts in the first week!!! That might the best first week yet. Big shouts go to @naluwouldgo5446 and @paradaleticia for putting up a about half those between the two of them. Awesome job. Stoked to have the support from the ambassadors month in and month out. And I’m seeing a few new pages posting as well. BUT we have over 9k followers. Where are the other 8,990 pages? Let’s hear from you. Grab a handful and put up a quick post to help raise awareness amongst your followers. I’m can guarantee it feels great to be of service to the place that takes such good care of you. Try it, I know you will like it. 😉I know a lot do and don’t post but consider the inspiration factor. You might inspire your followers to do the same and that amplifies the effect of your efforts. Use your social media voice for the positive. Mahalos to all that have gotten the message and are on board. I appreciate you and I’m sure your local beach is better for it. 🤙🏼🌎🙏🏼 #webodysurfers


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Beyond stoked to receive this awesome Bodysurf Hawaii snapback hat and epic whomp stickers from @we_bodysurfers! This is one of the super cool prizes for beach cleanup during their April campaign. Be sure to check them out and join this month's campaign by tagging @we_bodysurfers and hashtag #MABOHANDPLANESCARES to win! Thanks @we_bodysurfers! 🙏🏻🧢YEEEWWW! 🌊♻️🌎🤙🏻
#bodysurferscare #coastalcleanup #keepourbeachesclean #conservation #earthoptimism #rubbish #litter #trash #beachcleanup #motherearth #recycle #motherocean #pickitup #ifyouseeitpickitup #makeadifference #alwaysleavethebeachclean #cleanupcampaign #Handplane #Handplaning #Bodysurf #Bodysurfing #California #SantaBarbaraStoked #805 #Whomp #WhompLife #Prize #BodysurfHawaii #BodysurfHawaiiHat

Santa Barbara, California

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👣"Nadie más que uno puede liberar su mente de la esclavitud" - Bob Marley👣 #earthoptimism


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Forests are crucial for combating climate change. The burning and clearing of forests accounts for nearly 16 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. We can do better.
#MayTheFourth #climatechange #wecandobetter #actonclimate #cleanenergy #conservation #nature #beautifulplanet #ecology #earthoptimism #forest #tree #trees #maythefourth


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"If you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb — Fortunately, there are plenty of people in love with wildlife and nature, willing to risk their lives to protect it. Thank you @africanwildlifefoundation.
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#redcaribou #littlegarmentsforgreatadventures #SafariStampede #awildlifestory #ss18 #bigcats #lovewildlife #earthoptimism

Red Caribou Shop

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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of #pollution, #overfishing, of #sealevelrise and the dire consequences of #extremeweather and #CO2 emissions. This week on #WorldOceanRadio, however, we're focusing on some good ocean news. In this episode we share some optimistic and encouraging headlines from the March/April issue of #ECO magazine: a collection of stories highlighting progressive #ocean solutions in the US and around the world. LINK IN BIO. #earthoptimism #oceanoptimism


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Alguien se vio ya "The Avengers"? Estoy 😱! Porque van al menos 3 películas/series que me veo con la misma enseñanza! Donde los villanos, asesinan a mitad d ela humanidad por un bien superior: salvar el planeta! Entonces donde nos quedamos los supuestamente buenos, héroes o defensores del universo?! Es cierto nadie es Dios para decidir quién vive o muere pero todos somos cómplices de que nuestro planeta vaya en vía de extinción! Porque los recursos SON LIMITADOS, en palabras cotidianas no hay suficiente para tanta gente! Hoy decidí por primera vez imponer el tema en mi vida! Queramos nuestro planeta, protejámoslo de nosotros mismos! Al menos desde hoy yo me juré a mi misma no malgastar agua más de la debida (sobretodo en la ducha 😳)! Porque aunq el mar parezca infinito, puede no serlo!
#Alive #MedioAmbiente #EcoMoral #SaveThePlanet #InspirationOfTheDay #EarthOptimism


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At TreeEra, we’re all about empowering one another through a sense of optimism. It’s easier to take action and make changes when we feel there is merit to what we are doing.
What comes to mind when you think of #EarthOptimism? What have you heard recently that gives you hope for the future of our planet?
A few encouraging things we have heard as of late:
There has been a decline in plastic bags found on the British seabed and all countries involved in the Paris Agreement currently have policies to fight climate change. Cool, right?
Photo: @mblockk

Olympic National Park

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I shot this picture while working on an assignment for the @nature_org. The Nature Conservancy’s 2018 Photo Contest is on now until May 31, go to nature.org/photocontest to submit and follow @nature_org on Instagram for daily contest content. #LeicaM10 #Leicaphotograher #earthoptimism #tncphotocontest #naturephotography #nebraska #explore

Ogallala, Nebraska

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