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In this blog, Dr. Torres-Valcárcel and Dr. Hernández-Delgado discuss how Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, hurricanes, earthquakes, and socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have provided a unique opportunity to comprehensively incorporate these issues into the formulation of a new economic model that prioritizes sustainable economic growth, climate change, natural disaster risks, and public health issues: the blue economy.

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Learning About Nature Comes in Many Forms

Jamileth Picavia-Salazar is a 2022 Summer Fellow at Green 2.0, and a first-generation student at George Mason University majoring in Environmental Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Business and Sustainability. To kick off Latino Conservation Week, which is July 16-24 this year, Jamileth recalls a series of moments that shaped her relationship with the environment from a young age and the importance of introducing youth to nature.
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What Pride Month Means to Me

Juliana Ojeda is the Program Associate at Green 2.0 where she works to support the administrative and programmatic operations of the organization. She is a graduate of the University of Florida earning a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology. Juliana loves being outdoors and has made it a goal of theirs to visit all 63 National Parks. She began with Green 2.0 as a 2021 fall fellow. In their second blog for Green 2.0, Juliana writes about the importance of commemorating Pride Month.
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Indigenous Wisdom is Necessary to Win the Climate Fight

Rep. Sheila Therese Babauta (D-Saipan) was born and raised on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean. She is currently serving her second term on the 22nd Northern Mariana Legislature in the House of Representatives where she is chairwoman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Babauta is also the chairwoman of the Friends of the Mariana Trench Monument, dedicated to the protection of the monument. In this Q+A for Green 2.0 to mark Asian American Pacific Islanders month, Rep. Babauta discusses her role introducing President Barack Obama at the recent 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and how more Indigenous climate and environmental leaders should be welcomed to the table where policymaking is taking place.
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This is What I Feel About Anti-Asian Hate Crimes as an Asian Woman

Hazel (Haeseo) Choi was a 2022 Winter Fellow at Green 2.0 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from San José State University. She is passionate about community-driven solutions that meet economic, climate, and racial equity needs for communities of color. To mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hazel writes about how the rise in Asian hate crimes affects her life and how to stand in solidarity against this injustice.
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Women’s Leadership is Key to Bringing Forward a Regenerative Future

In this co-written guest blog post, Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director of Regenerative Rising, and Reilly Thomas, Regenerative Rising’s Content Coordinator, discuss how women’s leadership is a key to bringing forward a regenerative future and how convenings like the upcoming Women Leading Regeneration Summit, May 3-5, help facilitate that process.
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