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Why it matters
Community groups may be concerned about litter, pollution, traffic pollution, air quality, noise or light pollution, river quality, state of beaches, etc.
The Aarhus Convention, was signed on 25 June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus. It entered into force on 30 October 2001. As of March 2014, it has 47 parties—46 states and the European Union. All of the ratifying states are in Europe and Central Asia.
The Aarhus Convention grants the public rights regarding access to information, public participation and access to justice, in governmental decision-making processes on matters concerning the local, national and transboundary environment. It focuses on interactions between the public and public authorities. W
Apps for sustainability
EarthObserver App, mobile application which provides users with simplified access to vast libraries of images and information that up until now were tapped mainly by earth and environmental scientists. The EarthObserver App, the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, displays natural features and forces on land, undersea and in the air. Source: The Earth Institute, Colombia University, 2011-01-10
WideNoise app, a project based in the E.U., lets users monitor and share noise pollution levels at various locations with other users.
"We All Live Downstream" Frank Carbone Jr.
News and comment
David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II, Oct 15 
7 cities making polluted waterways into swimming hotspots, Aug 3 
“Maryland passes ban on fracking” by @samanthadpage, Mar 28 
El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold, March 30, Pedro Cabezas. In response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers have rejected appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and water supply by banning metallic mining. 
New Zealand will ban plastic microbeads by 2018, Mar 14 
Book review: Advertising Shits In Your Head, Feb 27 
Mapped: The world's most polluted countries, Jan 2 
Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres, Dec 2 
Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in 2018, Feb 5 
Pesticide-free towns and cities - citizen power in action, October 6 
Mapping the World's Air Pollution in Real Time, September 21 
Google Will Start Mapping Pollution The Same Way They Map Streets, July 30 
June 8 - World Oceans Day W
April 22 - Earth Day W
March 22 - World Water Day