Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 30 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
We are living in an age where everyone wants a decent job. Unfortunately, a large section of the population across the world does not have access to even primary education.  Read: Is Quality Education A Class Apart? Even those who are educated and well-qualified, often do not get a job. At present 60 % of the employed population work in the informal sector. The informal sector often does not have a
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Plastic
Neha Singh
Thursday, 26 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
Plastic pollution is real, and enough has been said and written about it. To put things into perspective, once again, 50 billion tons worth of plastic will be manufactured by the year 2050. Most of these plastics are single-use plastics. With plastic turning into being such an integral part of our everyday life, it is
world tuberculosis day
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
It was the 19th century and tuberculosis (TB) was ravaging through Europe and America, killing 1 in 7 people. No one knew what it was and how to even stop it. People were starting to feel vulnerable. Something most of us can now relate to because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, this was all
World Water Day
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 20 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
On World Water Day, now more than ever it is important we turn to our ancestors and see how ancient water conservation was practiced. We humans have destroyed many water conservational resources due to our own greed. There are many examples from India which shows how people practiced sustainable water conservational techniques.  There was a time when having ponds and wells was common, but as time passed people started practicing agriculture on these lands or built new infrastructure instead. This meant the water catchments had no place
International Day of Forests
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 20 March 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
If deforestation became a country, it would win bronze medal in global carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e). I don’t need to tell you how precious forests are, they provide immeasurable value to us. Nearly 1.6 billion people directly depend on its resources for their livelihoods. Forests are our greatest asset to combat climate change, reduce poverty
International Action Day for Rivers
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 13 March 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
The day was 14th March 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. Tension had been building up since the 1970s. Environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous people, fishermen and socialists alike were all tired of large dams. For all these people, dams became a symbol of destruction and corruption. It displaced communities and destroyed land and aquatic natural ecosystems. Anti-dam movements started becoming a global phenomenon. However, a lot of these movements were successfully thwarted.  Did this discourage these activists groups?
SDG 1 No Poverty
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 12 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
Picture a time when you became angry and miserable because you missed a meal. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it is unpleasant right? Now, imagine a situation where you simply don’t have enough money to eat and you have no choice but to go to bed hungry. This is the status quo for 736 million people, who are earning less than $1.25 a day! That
Sustainable Development Goals
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
Ever since climate change became a threat to humanity, the notion of sustainability and sustainable development has once again become the forefront of many global discussions. To be more precise, these discussions on sustainability are synonymously addressed in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs have become the modern-day mantra for many people
Solar Panels
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 09 March 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
Are solar panels sustainable? Solar energy produces one of the most sustainable, cleanest, and greenest forms of energy. With the endless amount of sunlight available, it provides the opportunity to overcome our energy crisis in a sustainable manner. In this blog, I will present to you how sustainable solar panels are and whether it can
Climate Change
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 05 March 2020 / Published in Blogs
Climate change is no longer a distant threat. It is here and it is affecting every nation on every continent.  We can no longer afford to argue on whether the science behind the effects of climate change is correct or not. Our ice caps are melting, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, our oceans are acidifying, glaciers are receding, and sea levels are rising. If you are not convinced, simply look at the following climate change facts:  Between 1998