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Urgent effort needed to curb pandemic’s ‘astounding’ plastic problem

During COVID-19, 129 billion masks and 65 billion gloves are being consumed, while 42 billion plastic cups and 40 billion plastic bottles are being used on a monthly basis. This is contributing to a rise in major health and environmental issues such as entanglement of wildlife, microplastic bioaccumulation, even reproduction issues in people, eight women in STEMM from #TeamHB4 and #TeamHB5 have found.

“The world needs your unique gifts and insights”: The Busara Circle’s Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in New Zealand. She is of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi descent and is a staunch advocate for Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga, the Māori language and cultural lore. The HB4 participant is a new recruit to Homeward Bound’s Busara Circle, a group of women who Homeward Bound calls on for their wisdom, experience and leadership.

HB7 Spotlight: Linda Keyes

Women remain underrepresented in emergency medicine and in the niche fields of wilderness and high altitude medicine. We need women leaders as role models, and the women leaders we have need to actively raise up the next generation.

Homeward Bound’s statement on global conflict

“Leadership calls on us all not to ignore global human suffering.”
The board of Homeward Bound makes this statement in response to the wars being fought around the world.

Learning to Lead During the Global Pandemic: Bernie-Anne Freeman

I’ve just wrapped up the first part of an experience like no other. It all began in June 2019, when I was selected for the fifth cohort Homeward Bound (HB), a global leadership program for women in STEM. This connects likeminded women from around the globe for an intensive online leadership program that culminates with a voyage to Antarctica.

5 ways climate change boosts tsunami threat, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, but a significant percentage (about 15%) are caused by landslides or volcanoes. Some of these may be interlinked – for example, landslide tsunamis are often triggered by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. But does climate change also play a role? #TeamHB6’s Jane Cunneen is a geologist specialising in plate tectonics, geophysics, earthquakes, tsunamis, and natural hazard mitigation.

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Urgent effort needed to curb pandemic’s ‘astounding’ plastic problem

Urgent effort needed to curb pandemic’s ‘astounding’ plastic problem

During COVID-19, 129 billion masks and 65 billion gloves are being consumed, while 42 billion plastic cups and 40 billion plastic bottles are being used on a monthly basis. This is contributing to a rise in major health and environmental issues such as entanglement of wildlife, microplastic bioaccumulation, even reproduction issues in people, eight women in STEMM from #TeamHB4 and #TeamHB5 have found.

read more
“The world needs your unique gifts and insights”: The Busara Circle’s Hinemoa Elder

“The world needs your unique gifts and insights”: The Busara Circle’s Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in New Zealand. She is of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi descent and is a staunch advocate for Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga, the Māori language and cultural lore. The HB4 participant is a new recruit to Homeward Bound’s Busara Circle, a group of women who Homeward Bound calls on for their wisdom, experience and leadership.

read more
HB7 Spotlight: Linda Keyes

HB7 Spotlight: Linda Keyes

Women remain underrepresented in emergency medicine and in the niche fields of wilderness and high altitude medicine. We need women leaders as role models, and the women leaders we have need to actively raise up the next generation.

read more
Learning to Lead During the Global Pandemic: Bernie-Anne Freeman

Learning to Lead During the Global Pandemic: Bernie-Anne Freeman

I’ve just wrapped up the first part of an experience like no other. It all began in June 2019, when I was selected for the fifth cohort Homeward Bound (HB), a global leadership program for women in STEM. This connects likeminded women from around the globe for an intensive online leadership program that culminates with a voyage to Antarctica.

read more
5 ways climate change boosts tsunami threat, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

5 ways climate change boosts tsunami threat, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, but a significant percentage (about 15%) are caused by landslides or volcanoes. Some of these may be interlinked – for example, landslide tsunamis are often triggered by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. But does climate change also play a role? #TeamHB6’s Jane Cunneen is a geologist specialising in plate tectonics, geophysics, earthquakes, tsunamis, and natural hazard mitigation.

read more

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