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50 WAYS TO CHILL

Taking breaks helps you maintain your mental and physical health – and to cope better with the ebbs and flows of life. Here are 50 good ways to spend your time and be rejuvenated in body and mind. (Illustration via @LEAD_Coalition)  
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NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S STRENGTHS

Children learn what they live and live what they learn. Inspire values in your child by example. Showing – not just telling – instils positive, true values in children that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Your parenting wisdom will draw out your child’s immense inner resources. That’s the message in this classic poem by Dorothy Law Nolte (a parent educator, family...
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THINK BEFORE YOU BUY

Each year, a staggering 2.12 billion tons of waste is generated worldwide. That's enough to circle the globe 24 times if loaded onto trucks! 99% of what we purchase ends up in landfills in just 6 months. Let's embrace sustainable consumption for a healthier planet. How to be a more conscious consumer? Start with these questions. Source: The Global Goals
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Taking ANTIBIOTICS When You Don’t Need Them Puts You and Your Family at RISK

Antibiotic resistance is the world’s greatest health threat. Some bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics that were once commonly used to treat them. These bacteria can also spread from person-to-person. A global study estimated that in 2019, almost 5 million deaths occurred with an infection involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Some 1.3 million would not have occurred if the...
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6 JUICES THAT ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH

Fruits and veggies are rich vitamins, minerals and fibre and it’s best to consume them whole. Eating 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables every day may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, while also helping to manage your weight. But if you struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables each day – perhaps because you don’t enjoy them or you have certain health...
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GROWING CONSENSUS ON NEED FOR PLASTIC REDUCTION IN PLASTICS TREATY

MODEST PROGRESS MADE ON TREATY TEXT, INTERSESSIONAL WORK Ottawa, Ontario, Canada– After more than a year of stalling, negotiators finally made progress on the fourth round of plastics treaty talks (INC-4), with a decisive and growing support amongst parties on the need for the treaty to include plastic reduction targets, with over 50 countries in favor. “INC-4 marks a turning point in the...
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INC-4 negotiating countries fail to respond to the magnitude of the plastics crisis

Observers witness “compromise” as an underwhelming response from countries that decline to advance the work on plastic production measures Ottawa, Canada | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – The fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) for a global agreement to end plastic pollution concluded after a plenary full of huddles,...
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After a Slow Start, Plastics Treaty Talks Gain New Momentum at INC-4

Progress in Ottawa But More Work is Needed Before INC-5 Ottawa, Canada –The Plastics Treaty fourth Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) closed early this morning, for the first time with draft text outlining pathways toward a global agreement. In a positive development, the draft text includes options for addressing the overproduction of plastic and eliminating toxic chemicals...
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