Air Pollution
Shruti Suresh
Monday, 07 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies  The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be observed on September 7, 2020. It will be observed to stress the importance of having clean air to breathe. There is a dire need to address concerns around the increasing air pollution and the
Water Scarcity
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all know water is important for survival. Even though 75% of Earth is surrounded by water, water scarcity is a major issue. Only 3% of our Earth’s water is freshwater and only 1% is available to us in the form of rivers, lakes, and streams. A lot of people do not have access to
Sustainable Eating
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong Thankfully you do not have to land on the moon, every time you wish to make a meaningful contribution to mankind. WEF 2020 at Davos, just proved this point.  An annual meet for business, governments, and civil society to discuss pressing global
Biodegradable Drip Irrigation
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 29 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
Irrigation systems have become the backbone of agriculture. It can provide water for plant growth, maintain landscapes, and rejuvenate disturbed soils in areas that are historically dry and have less rainfall. There are different types of irrigation systems – Surface Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, and Drip Irrigation. However, these days the most widely used irrigation system
Air Pollution
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 27 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Climate change can be witnessed everywhere, from melting glaciers to extreme weather events. A major contributor to climate change is pollution. There are different types of pollution – water pollution, soil pollution, plastic pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, etc. In this blog, I will be focusing on one of the most common and deadly pollution
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
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?
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
GDP
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 / Published in Blogs
“Financial industry is as culpable as the fossil fuel industry in creating the climate emergency”. Strong words from Jennifer Morgan (international executive director of Greenpeace) during World Economic Forum’s conference in Davos yesterday. Should we be blaming the financial industry for climate change? Let’s find out. In a recent report published by Greenpeace, “It’s the