Quality Education
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 28 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
Education should be accessible to everyone; it is a need that needs to be fulfilled at every stage of life. Especially if we are talking about primary education. Primary education is as important as having access to clean drinking water. It has the ability to transform communities. We all know that once a child gets an education,
Single Use Plastic
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
Before we dive into what is single-use plastic and why we are all worried about the plastic problem, here are some hard facts to digest: Since the 1950s, eight billion tons of plastic has been produced Each year 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used Only 9% of all plastic waste has been recycled The
Clean Water
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Monday, 24 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
I don’t think it is controversial to say that clean water needs to be accessible to the whole world. The United Nations (UN) has an entire sustainable development goal (SDG), clean water and sanitation, dedicated to making this a reality. However, the facts around SDG 6 are quite depressing if you compare the number with the world’s population  785 million people don’t even have access to basic drinking water   700 million people
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 20 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
You know it is a cruel joke when having a job does not mean that you will be free of poverty. “1 in 5 workers worldwide will either be living in extreme poverty or moderate poverty”, says the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its recent report World Employment and Social Outlook, Trends 2020. If we truly want the earth’s future to work for everyone, we will need to
Gender Inequality
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
At the crux of gender inequality lies the assumption that one gender is better than the others. Due to the high incidence of patriarchal societies in most parts of the globe, it is usually the females who are discriminated against. On its own, gender inequality is not a new phenomenon; but it is only since
Drip Irrigation
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 17 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
Drip Irrigation for Better Water Management Climate change is no longer a myth and its effect can be seen everywhere. The sector which has been drastically affected by this is agriculture. Many farmers face water management problems due to scarcity of water. Efficient usage of water plays a key role in getting good yield from
Top 5 Sustainable Countries
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 14 February 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
We humans love ranking ourselves. Whether it be in school to find out who got the highest mark or in sports to see which team is performing better. It is a great benchmark tool that helps us compare our progress with competitors.  However, ranking in sustainability can be a double-edged sword.   A good ranking system can enable sustainable cities and communities to share best practices with each other to become better.   A bad ranking system may lead
Life on Land
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 13 February 2020 / Published in Blogs
Will Life on Land be Extinct? If the 6th mass extinction is really underway, the Armageddon has begun with insects. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) 2019 global assessment report revealed that “In total, at least one million species are facing extinction in the coming decades, half of them being insects” There is some bad news in store for SDG15 aka life on land. Scientists believe