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How to talk to your kids about the war in Ukraine

Approaching conversations about difficult topics with your kids is a challenge every parent has to face, whether that’s climate change or war, it can be a daunting and awkward task. Nowadays, the internet has given children access to some not-so-savory content, including circulating images of the Read More...

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Green role models, an eco-friendly media change

Scientific advancements, policy changes, and technological solutions are certainly important in our fight against climate change, however, we cannot rely only on these methods if we truly want to help the environment. To effectively tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis, we must also Read More...

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Campaign urges Hollywood to trade plastic for sustainable alternatives

Like the "Lights, Camera, Plastic?" campaign we wrote about recently, the Flip the Script on Plastics campaign wants Hollywood to join the fight against plastic pollution by urging popular television shows, movies, and media to stop showcasing single-use plastics and trade them in for more Read More...

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Disney+ protects kids from watching its old content with racist stereotypes

The pandemic relieves us of a lot of guilt when we choose to indulge in television series and movie marathons in our spare time. Many families with kids (and even those without) are probably enjoying Disney’s relatively new streaming platform Disney+, which allows us to watch all the classics as Read More...

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How an internal culture change at Netflix is helping it fight inequality

This past year has renewed and strengthened the fight against the longstanding issues of systemic racism and inequality, motivating companies to make noticeable strides toward inclusion. Studies show that businesses grow significantly and that innovation thrives with the inclusion of more Read More...

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Mass media is stepping up with a “covering climate now” commitment

Journalists and newsrooms have wrestled with the right way to tell the climate story for almost thirty years. In fits and starts, newsrooms have covered climate change, suggested there was a reason for concern, backed off, named & renamed the crisis, and been challenged by misconceptions that Read More...

Activism for beginners

Activism for beginners

How three friends rescued hundreds of Uganda's child soldiers. Marco Visscher | July/August 2010 issue Lauren Grace had never read a piece of Congressional legislation. “It’s pretty dry reading,” she says. But one January night this year, the 25-year-old University of Oklahoma student Read More...

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Teach your kids to be consumer conscious

In this issue, Leah Dobkin, mother of three teens, writes about losing control of her kids to corporate America, a fear many parents share. Find tips on how to regain control by teaching your kids about advertising and consumerism. | April 2008 issue It is estimated that children in this nation Read More...

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The media should show Africa some love

In his book Don't Africa Me, Nigerian-born Paschal Eze, a former newspaper editor, criticizes the media for ignoring the positive news coming out of Africa. Marco Visscher | October 2008 issue   Paschal Eze, author of Don't Africa Me. Photo: Sandra Dyas How do the media damage Africa’s Read More...

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Gulag Pyongyang

New graphic novel paints daily life under North Korea's dictatorship Marco Visscher | March 2006 Read More...