Environment

MEarth: Inspiring Future Environmental Leaders

MEarth is an environmental education nonprofit organizaition located in Carmel Valley, California. With programs like "MicroGreens" for kids in Kindergarten thru  2nd grade, to "Grow.Cook.Eat. - A Culinary Bootcamp" for early teens, the team at MEarth works to educate and inspire young people about the importance of environmental stewardship and knowledge about from where their food comes.

Using Translated Comics to Unite Nations

The latest comic book from Comics Uniting Nations, Annie Sunbeam, is available now in five languages! For the past two years Translation by Design has been the official language support partner for these comics. We’re proud to do our part to help educate and empower young people around the world to make a difference in their communities. A big "Thank You" to our linguists and graphic design team for donating a portion of their time and expertise to make this project possible!

One Day On Earth-Documenting the World's Story

When the phone rang at 5:00 on Friday night and a guy named Daniel said he needed the text of a Swazi marriage video translated into English by Monday morning, my first thought was no way. There were other urgent projects that I still had to finalize! Swazi! Who speaks that language? This is going to be an expensive project because it was a rare language, Friday night, a video, and RUSH!

Kids Reduce Their Carbon Footprint One Language at a Time

Cool the Earth, a US nonprofit, runs in 100 U.S. schools, with the goal of encouraging 75,000 children and their families to reduce their carbon emissions. To date, their programs have reduced carbon emissions by 100 million pounds.

Not even language barriers will stop Cool the Earth from helping the planet. They welcome everyone and will speak their language. When two schools in the Bay Area contacted them and some of the students spoke Spanish and Chinese, they contacted Translation by Design to translate their materials into Chinese and Spanish.

Translating Environmental Sustainability into Conscious Living

Translating Environmental Sustainability into Conscious Living

I’ve always remembered the profound advice I received from an important mentor when I embarked on my first teaching assignment in a small, private school in the seaside village of Tomales in northern California decades ago. “From the earliest age,” he said, “Teach the children how to think for themselves and to realize they have the capacity to make a difference in the world; never lower your standards and never give up on any of them.

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