National Geographic launches ‘Planet or Plastic?’ initiative to reduce impact of single-use plastics on our oceans

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Multiyear commitment is tied to release of National Geographic magazine’s June issue Every year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans and could remain in marine environments for more than 450 years. This escalating problem deserves our attention, and today National Geographic is kicking off a multiyear initiative to reduce

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National Geographic hosts ‘Evening of Exploration’ gala in London, highlighting commitment to exploration in Europe and Africa

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National Geographic recently hosted an “Evening of Exploration” at the Natural History Museum in London, the biggest event the organization has ever held in Europe. The gala was an opportunity to celebrate National Geographic’s 130 years of groundbreaking storytelling with National Geographic Explorers, National Geographic leaders, and luminaries from across Europe and Africa. “Understanding and

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National Geographic celebrates 130 years of exploration

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National Geographic celebrated 130 years of discoveries, innovation and impact on Saturday, Jan. 13. To commemorate the occasion, National Geographic colleagues in Washington, D.C., gathered on Friday for a birthday celebration hosted by Gary Knell, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society; Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees; and

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National Geographic launches Earth Week on Sunday, Oct. 30, airing climate change-related programming

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National Geographic will kick off its first ever Earth Week on Sunday, Oct. 30, launching six straight days of primetime programming focused on climate change. The broadcasting event, timed to lead up to the U.S. presidential election, will feature the global premieres of “Before the Flood,” Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary about climate change; and the second season of the

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Young people of the Crow Native American Reservation share their stories through National Geographic Photo Camp

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National Geographic gave 15 Apsáalooke youth from the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana the chance to learn photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp from June 8-12. The five-day camp, a partnership between the National Geographic Society and the Crow Tribe, brought together photographers, editors and researchers with the reservation’s young people to discuss the

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National Geographic’s Unique Lodges showcase the sustainable future of the travel industry

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National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C., headquarters for “The Transformation of Travel,” an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the

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