Conservation Commons

Don't forget to give to the planet this holiday season.

5 Ways to Bring Earth Optimism to the Holidays

December 3rd, 2020, 12:36PM
The Global Co Lab Network and Smithsonian Conservation Commons partnered to create the Eco Teen Action Network to empower teens locally and globally to address the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and Earth Optimism.

Meet The Eco Teens Who Are Learning How To Save The Planet

December 3rd, 2020, 11:00AM
Rachael Brenneman (left), Julia Smith (center), and Skye Austin (right) pose with supplies for their remote research projects. Photo: Amy Hruska

Three Undergraduate Students Share Their Remote Research Experience

December 2nd, 2020, 2:36PM
Fred Tutman is the Patuxent Riverkeeper, the longest-serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region, and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation
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Sahara Conservation Fund ecological monitoring member Habib Ali (next to vehicle) engaging in typical day-to-day monitoring of reintroduced oryx. Photo credit: Tim Wacher, Zoological Society of London.
The first #BlackBirdersWeek celebrates Black birders and nature enthusiasts while inspiring more conservation-curious to join their community.
How can the right kind of farming protect our soils and our climate? Find out in Carbon Cowboys. © 2020, carbon nation.  Photo by Peter Byck

Saving our Planet Starts in the Soil

May 14th, 2020, 3:27PM
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The Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit was a 3-day global live-streamed event that took place on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020, through April 24.

Positivity Has a Voice in Science

April 25th, 2020, 8:24PM