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May 31, 2024

Planet Maryland’s World Environment Festival Returns to Elm Street Urban Park, Bethesda MD

Bethesda, MD. 5.14.24 – Planet Maryland announces the return of its annual World Environment Week Festival at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda, MD, on June 2, 2024. Building on the success of previous events, this year’s festival promises an engaging lineup of speakers, interactive workshops, and exciting activities for all ages. The 2023 festival […]

Feb 22, 2024

Earth Reaches Alarming 1.5-Degree Celsius Temperature Increase for 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For media inquiries, please contact:  Earth Reaches Alarming 1.5-Degree Celsius Temperature Increase for 2023, Scientists Raise Urgent Concerns Meat production implicated Washington, DC 2.22.2024 – In a concerning milestone, the global average temperature on Earth has now surged to a 1.5-degree Celsius increase for the current year, prompting widespread apprehension among […]

Jan 11, 2024

A Green Diet for a Green Earth: The Benefits of Plant-Based Eating

1-11.2024 Letter to the Editor: A Green Diet for a Green Earth: The Benefits of Plant-Based Eating By Jane DeMarines, Executive Director, Sustainable Earth Eating Our modern lifestyle is becoming unsustainable. Greenhouse gases are warming the planet more and more each year. Chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes are becoming the norm. And the […]

Dec 29, 2023

What do Climate Leaders Wish for the New Year? 

Read on…and including one BIG WISH for the World—from MD’s 8th District Congressman  Contact: Washington, DC–12/29/2023 – As 2023 slides into the past, we’re all hoping for great things in the new year. Here is what climate leaders, including Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, wish for the Planet and all of us in the New […]

Nov 13, 2023

Pope + Climate Change SEE asks Pontiff to reinstate Meatless Fridays for meat reduction climate benefit

For Immediate Release: Contact: Sustainable Earth Eating:  202-997-8785 Sustainable Earth Eating Calls on Pope Francis to Reinstate Meatless Fridays in New “Environmental Encyclical” Washington (11.09.23) — As the global community grapples with the urgent need to address the environmental crisis, Sustainable Earth Eating, a leading climate, and food organization, has officially reached out […]

Sep 13, 2023

Dr.Blockstein joins SEE Advisory Board

For Release 9/13/23    Contact: Climate Scientist Joins Sustainable Earth Eating Advisory Board Washington, DC – Sustainable Earth Eating’s (SEE) Chair Edgar Ndjatou announced that David E. Blockstein, PhD, Co-Director, Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week, reaching more than 100,000 students in 70 countries, has joined SEE’s advisory board. Blockstein is an ecologist and […]

Logo of Sustainable Earth Eating with backdrop of a green farm, symbolizing the organization's commitment to sustainable agriculture and greenhouse gas transparency.
Aug 16, 2023

Sustainable Earth Eating Raises Concerns on USDA’s Greenhouse Gas Strategy

 Eat Smart to Save the Planet Sustainable Earth Eating Raises Concerns on USDA’s Greenhouse Gas Strategy WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sustainable Earth Eating (SEE) has  submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding its “Federal Strategy to Advance Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Monitoring for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors,” open for public feedback until […]

Jul 24, 2023

Summers are always hot. Here’s how we know climate change is making summer hotter – USA Today Headline

By Elizabeth Weise with USA Today Summers are always hot. But this summer is different in some profound ways. Record-breaking temperatures are hitting multiple cities. Phoenix recorded an unprecedented nineteen consecutive days over 110 degrees. Death Valley reached 128 on Sunday. Records are falling everywhere. It’s not your imagination: This is not a typical summer. The extreme temperatures […]

Jun 29, 2023

Consumer ‘Diet vs Climate’ Survey: Majority say Willing to Change Behavior to Abate Climate Change

Washington, DC – June 28, 2023: As the country prepares for 4th of July celebrations with backyard barbecues, a new survey of consumers shows  broad awareness of meat production’s massive impact on the environment, including rainforest deforestation, huge water and land use and animal species decimation, and showed a high level of willingness among participants […]

May 29, 2023

This Memorial Day, honor veterans and our planet

Many, if not most of us, will celebrate Memorial Day and warmer weather with food, friendship and outdoor and indoor gatherings– often focused on grilling meat, barbecuing ribs or certainly burgers—as we honor our Nation’s veterans. It is a tradition in the United States to make meat part of the celebratory events—but maybe it’s time […]

May 25, 2023

DJ Soul Emcee’s Planet Bethesda Food & Music Festival

Contacts: Lisa DeCrescente, Nicole Berger, 104.1 DJ Soul Emcee’s Planet Bethesda Food & Music Festival, Shares Inspirational Health Journey and Dance Party Beats  Event Spotlights BIPOC Food Vendors, Multicultural Foods (Bethesda, MD – May 25, 2023) When the Planet Bethesda festival returns to Elm Street Park on June 4, 2023, the party will be pumping […]

May 19, 2023

Planet Bethesda Festival Offers Something for Everyone with Multicultural Foods, Kid’s Corner, Live Animal Ambassadors, Pet Adoptions and Mad Science Show

Contacts: Lisa DeCrescente, Nicole Berger, (Bethesda, MD – May 9, 2023) In less than a month, the Planet Bethesda festival returns to Elm Street Park on June 4, 2023, building on the success of the inaugural event in 2022. The food and music festival celebrates World Environment Day and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. […]


Jun 08, 2024

Recovering Land from Animal Agriculture for Climate Solutions

A constitutional case was filed in Peru by two students at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. Thanks to Climate Healers CEO Dr. Sailesh Rao” for sharing this legal brief with us. The purpose of the brief is to show that recovering and reforesting the land currently used by animal agriculture will […]

Jun 08, 2024

CBS News interviews Climate Diet CEO at World Environment Day Festival

Getting the word out, always on the “to do” list of Climate Diet CEO Jane DeMarines, was helped with CBS affiliate WUSA TV interview at Sunday’s World Environment Day Festival. Climate Diet was one of 3 sponsors of the large event that welcomed as many as 5,000 Washingtonians at the nearly all-day festival, led by […]

Jun 03, 2024

Mexico Elects First Female President to Break Sexist ‘Machista’ Grip

The Telegraph reports that Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected Mexico’s first ever female president in a historic result. Dr Sheinbaum, 61, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, is a member of the leftist Morena party and the handpicked successor to populist Andres Manuel López Obrador. Dr Sheinbaum, 61, of the leftist Morena […]

May 31, 2024

AP analysis finds 2023 set record for US heat deaths, killing in areas that used to handle the heat

An Associated Press analysis of federal data shows that about 2,300 people in the United States died in the summer of 2023 with their death certificates mentioning the effects of excessive heat David Hom suffered from diabetes and felt nauseated before he went out to hang his laundry in 108-degree weather, another day in Arizona’s […]

May 30, 2024

Planet Maryland Returns to Elm Street Urban Park Event Celebrates World Environment Day

(Bethesda, MD) 5-29-24 Five thousand attendees are expected at Planet Maryland at Elm Street Urban Park in Bethesda, Maryland (formerly Planet Bethesda) on Sunday, June 2nd from 11 am until 6pm. The family-friendly festival features 60+ food, beverage, and retail vendors focused on sustainability in celebration of World Environment Day. “We’re beyond excited to bring […]

May 28, 2024

Water temps soar in Florida Keys. Can coral reefs stand another bout of extreme heat?

Florida’s coral reefs experienced the deadliest bleaching event in history last summer, a toll largely caused by record hot coastal waters. Now, water temperatures in the Florida Keys are already approaching the coral danger zone — earlier and hotter than last year. It was enough for federal scientists to issue the earliest ever coral bleaching […]

May 15, 2024

World Health Organization Head Calls for Plant-Based Diet Shift

Climate Diet joins growing number urging dietary shifts The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said a shift towards more plant-based diets is “essential” for the health of people and planet. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, made the comments in a video during COP28, the UN Climate Summit in Dubai in December […]

May 09, 2024

Vermont poised to become first US state to charge big oil for climate damage

Vermont is poised to pass a groundbreaking measure forcing major polluting companies to help pay for damages caused by the climate crisis, in a move being closely watched by other states including New York and California. Modeled after the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program, which forces companies to pay for toxic waste cleanup, the climate superfund bill would […]

May 09, 2024

Belfast Endorses Global Treaty to Promote Climate-Friendly Food Systems

Northern Ireland’s capital city, Belfast, has joined five other UK councils and major world major cities such as Amsterdam and Los Angeles in signing on to a campaign to curb climate change by curbing humanity’s appetite for meat, vegconomist reported. The global Plant Based Treaty calls for the cessation of land use change and ecosystem […]

May 09, 2024

Climate Crisis Could Cost $38 Trillion a Year by 2050; Prevention Much Cheaper

Damage to farming, infrastructure, productivity, and health from climate change will cost an estimated $38 trillion per year by mid-century, according to a German government-backed study, Riham Alkousaa reported for Reuters. Yet less than a sixth of that amount is all it would cost to limit global warming to within 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) of […]

May 09, 2024

Deaths From Climate Change Numbered in Tens of Thousands in 2023

Tens of thousands of people died in climate-change-influenced weather events around the world last year, according to a review of data, Samantha Harrington reported in Yale Climate Connections. By 2030, such deaths could hit 250,000 annually, the World Health Organization says. Featured in the article is nine-year-old Carter Vigh, who lived in British Columbia, where […]

May 09, 2024

Interior Dept’s New Land Management Rule a ‘Seismic Shift’ Toward Conservation

After decades of prioritizing oil and gas drilling, hardrock mining, and livestock grazing on public lands across the country, the federal government will auction off “restoration leases” and “mitigation leases” to entities with plans to restore or conserve the lands, Maxine Joselow reported in the Washington Post, as a new far-reaching rule from the Interior […]

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