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David Miliband

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Former UK foreign secretary and brother of Labour party leader Ed Miliband, David Miliband is leading the charge on saving the world’s oceans. It’s encouraging to see the proactive, heartfelt stance being taken in a bid to raise awareness for the plight of the high seas – as over fishing, sea-floor mining and “rogue engineering” are threatening the planet and making, according to Miliband, the recent financial crisis look like child’s play. The new organization, which Miliband will lead in a non-profit capacity, is called the Global Ocean Commission, and will “try to fashion practical solutions that are an environmental win and an economic win, and with a commission which is avowedly across north-south, east-west, rich-poor divides.” This commission’s aim is to help preserve and regulate the high seas, long been an outlaw frontier due to human being’s inability to reach and navigate the deeper waters – but, the last twenty years have seen an unprecedented encroachment on marine life. Read the rest of this entry »

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It was four years ago that the idea was hatched to incorporate environmental causes, education and fund–raising to the agenda. And it has blossomed amazingly since...

It’s exciting to learn of an industry that is prescient enough to incorporate a positive, philanthropic element in what they do. It also makes sense that when you’re talking about an industry, like the travel and tourism business, that conservation become integrated into the health of your business. After all, a blighted landscape isn’t any more sustainable for commerce than it is for the environment. But, beyond the necessity of many businesses ‘going green,’ there are those that grab the idea with both hands and really push a multitude of causes in creative, unique ways – and really believe in the value of what they’re adding to the planet.

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