EcoWatch Partners with RebelMouse to Amplify Its Reach, Impact and Engagement
EcoWatch, a cutting edge environmental news service, today announced its partnership with RebelMouse to enhance and accelerate its ability to share content to a broad audience.
“EcoWatch has a strong voice, a strong mission and is very engaged on all the major social networks, which makes it a perfect partnership,” said RebelMouse’s Founder and CEO Paul Berry. “RebelMouse gives EcoWatch a powerful platform with custom stats that makes it hyper efficient and cost effective to run a highly active news site. RebelMouse enables organizations and individuals to organize their activity across allthese networks into beautiful and engaging social front pages which amplifyreach, impact and engagement.”
“Using the RebelMouse platform, EcoWatch will become a stronger voice for grassroots environmentalism,” said Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance. “EcoWatch’s mission is rooted in the assumption that democracy and a wholesome, safe environment are intertwined.”
EcoWatch in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance—a global environmental movement uniting more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world—is celebrating its one-year anniversary of servicing more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations, activists and community leaders worldwide on EcoWatch.org.
EcoWatch is the result of more than two decades of passion and commitment to publishing environmental news for Founder and Editor Stefanie Penn Spear who works to educate and mobilize millions of people to engage in democracy to protect human health and the environment. “My goal is to motivate individuals to become active in their community by adopting and promoting sustainable practices, and supporting strong environmental policy,” said Spear. “EcoWatch helps people make the connection between how they spend their daily lives and dollars, and its impact on the health of their family, friends and planet.”
EcoWatch unites the voices of the grassroots environmental movement by providing a venue for news pertaining to water, air, food, energy and biodiversity, and showcases the insights of world-renowned environmental leaders. EcoWatch exposes the corporations that are avariciously exploiting natural resources and putting profits before human health and the environment, and highlights solution-based approaches to create a sustainable world.
The shore of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, is the perfect home for this blossoming news service, as the notorious 1969 burning of the river ignited the modern-day environmental movement and inspired the passage of the 40-year-old Clean Water Act.
RebelMouse is a startup in NYC that makes it simple and easy for individuals and companies to have powerful and engaging social front pages and websites. Those active on social are spread thin between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other majorsocial networks. Yet, at the same time, their websites don't reflect the work they've been doing. RebelMouse amplifies and unifies these efforts into onebeautiful and engaging front page. Founded by the previuos CTO of HuffingtonPost and backed by top VCs, angels and advisors, RebelMouse launched in June and has seen explosive growth. Learn more and sign up at rebelmouse.com.
About Waterkeeper Alliance:
Founded in 1999, Waterkeeper Alliance is a global environmental movement uniting more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on the issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrolmore than 1.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
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Wisdom the mōlī, or Laysan albatross, is the oldest wild bird known to science at the age of at least 70. She is also, as of February 1, a new mother.
<div id="dadb2" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="aa2ad8cb566c9b4b6d2df2693669f6f9"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-twitter-tweet-id="1357796504740761602" data-partner="rebelmouse"><div style="margin:1em 0">🚨Cute baby alert! Wisdom's chick has hatched!!! 🐣😍 Wisdom, a mōlī (Laysan albatross) and world’s oldest known, ban… https://t.co/Nco050ztBA</div> — USFWS Pacific Region (@USFWS Pacific Region)<a href="https://twitter.com/USFWSPacific/statuses/1357796504740761602">1612558888.0</a></blockquote></div>
By Hui Hu
Winter is supposed to be the best season for wind power – the winds are stronger, and since air density increases as the temperature drops, more force is pushing on the blades. But winter also comes with a problem: freezing weather.
Comparing rime ice and glaze ice shows how each changes the texture of the blade. Gao, Liu and Hu, 2021, CC BY-ND
Ice buildup changes air flow around the turbine blade, which can slow it down. The top photos show ice forming after 10 minutes at different temperatures in the Wind Research Tunnel. The lower measurements show airflow separation as ice accumulates. Icing Research Tunnel of Iowa State University, CC BY-ND
While traditional investment in the ocean technology sector has been tentative, growth in Israeli maritime innovations has been exponential in the last few years, and environmental concern has come to the forefront.
theDOCK aims to innovate the Israeli maritime sector. Pexels<p>The UN hopes that new investments in ocean science and technology will help turn the tide for the oceans. As such, this year kicked off the <a href="https://www.oceandecade.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)</a> to galvanize massive support for the blue economy.</p><p>According to the World Bank, the blue economy is the "sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem," <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412019338255#b0245" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Science Direct</a> reported. It represents this new sector for investments and innovations that work in tandem with the oceans rather than in exploitation of them.</p><p>As recently as Aug. 2020, <a href="https://www.reutersevents.com/sustainability/esg-investors-slow-make-waves-25tn-ocean-economy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Reuters</a> noted that ESG Investors, those looking to invest in opportunities that have a positive impact in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, have been interested in "blue finance" but slow to invest.</p><p>"It is a hugely under-invested economic opportunity that is crucial to the way we have to address living on one planet," Simon Dent, director of blue investments at Mirova Natural Capital, told Reuters.</p><p>Even with slow investment, the blue economy is still expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030, Reuters reported. It already contributes $2.5tn a year in economic output, the report noted.</p><p>Current, upward <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/-innovation-blue-economy-2646147405.html" target="_self">shifts in blue economy investments are being driven by innovation</a>, a trend the UN hopes will continue globally for the benefit of all oceans and people.</p><p>In Israel, this push has successfully translated into investment in and innovation of global ports, shipping, logistics and offshore sectors. The "Startup Nation," as Israel is often called, has seen its maritime tech ecosystem grow "significantly" in recent years and expects that growth to "accelerate dramatically," <a href="https://itrade.gov.il/belgium-english/how-israel-is-becoming-a-port-of-call-for-maritime-innovation/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iTrade</a> reported.</p><p>Driving this wave of momentum has been rising Israeli venture capital hub <a href="https://www.thedockinnovation.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">theDOCK</a>. Founded by Israeli Navy veterans in 2017, theDOCK works with early-stage companies in the maritime space to bring their solutions to market. The hub's pioneering efforts ignited Israel's maritime technology sector, and now, with their new fund, theDOCK is motivating these high-tech solutions to also address ESG criteria.</p><p>"While ESG has always been on theDOCK's agenda, this theme has become even more of a priority," Nir Gartzman, theDOCK's managing partner, told EcoWatch. "80 percent of the startups in our portfolio (for theDOCK's Navigator II fund) will have a primary or secondary contribution to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria."</p><p>In a company presentation, theDOCK called contribution to the ESG agenda a "hot discussion topic" for traditional players in the space and their boards, many of whom are looking to adopt new technologies with a positive impact on the planet. The focus is on reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment, the presentation outlines. As such, theDOCK also explicitly screens candidate investments by ESG criteria as well.</p><p>Within the maritime space, environmental innovations could include measures like increased fuel and energy efficiency, better monitoring of potential pollution sources, improved waste and air emissions management and processing of marine debris/trash into reusable materials, theDOCK's presentation noted.</p>
theDOCK team includes (left to right) Michal Hendel-Sufa, Head of Alliances, Noa Schuman, CMO, Nir Gartzman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, and Hannan Carmeli, Co-Founder & Managing Partner. Dudu Koren<p>theDOCK's own portfolio includes companies like Orca AI, which uses an intelligent collision avoidance system to reduce the probability of oil or fuel spills, AiDock, which eliminates the use of paper by automating the customs clearance process, and DockTech, which uses depth "crowdsourcing" data to map riverbeds in real-time and optimize cargo loading, thereby reducing trips and fuel usage while also avoiding groundings.</p><p>"Oceans are a big opportunity primarily because they are just that – big!" theDOCK's Chief Marketing Officer Noa Schuman summarized. "As such, the magnitude of their criticality to the global ecosystem, the magnitude of pollution risk and the steps needed to overcome those challenges – are all huge."</p><p>There is hope that this wave of interest and investment in environmentally-positive maritime technologies will accelerate the blue economy and ESG investing even further, in Israel and beyond.</p>
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