Jhum Cultivation
Neha Singh
Thursday, 07 May 2020 / Published in Blogs
In this piece, I will be specifically discussing my point of view on Jhum – an ancient farming practice followed among the tribes from the north-east corner of India. Sustainable practice – just like veganism – is a phrase that is being used, and at times abused regularly. While I was researching sustainable as well
Inequality
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We live in a world where inequality is not only accepted to a large extent but is also normalized. It is appalling to see how very few who have managed to break the prism of inequality and moved on to better and bigger things are themselves interested in a world with reduced inequalities. Not until
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Leading up to 2003, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was getting concerned about the rise in work–related accidents and illnesses. There were 268 million non-fatal accidents, 160 million cases of diseases, and more than 2 million deaths worldwide. To try and put an end to this, the ILO created the “World Day for Safety and
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
Earth Day
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
It was on this day, 50 years ago, people around the world came together to celebrate the first-ever Earth Day. Today, we celebrate it as the largest secular observance in the world, one that witnesses nearly 1 billion people engaging from across 190+ countries. Since Earth Day 2020 marks the momentous 50th anniversary, I thought
Responsible Consumption and Production
Himanshu Shukla
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
We all want a world where we are surrounded by a beautiful environment. However, with the way we humans are conducting our activities, consuming earth resources and destroying our nature, will we able to afford such a setting in the future? In this blog, we will explore how SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production plays
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Himanshu Shukla
Friday, 03 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
Industry, innovation, and infrastructure are key driving forces behind economic growth and development. With nearly 55% of the global population living in cities, making good progress in this sustainable development goal (SDG) will be crucial. With only 10 years left to achieve it, let us see how far we have come and whether we need to radically change
Lab Grown Meat
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 02 April 2020 / Published in Fact-On!
If I told you to draw a room that accurately represents the number of mammals living in the world, what would you do? Like me, you might draw a couple of elephants, a few lions, some monkeys and maybe even a human. Unfortunately, we are both incredibly mistaken. We needed to draw a lot more cows, pigs,
Sustainable Cities in Face of Corona
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 / Published in Blogs
The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has raised questions on how well adept and sustainable are cities throughout the globe. Building sustainable cities and communities is goal 11 of SDG2030. COVID19 has just, if anything, retaliated the need for designing inclusive, resilient, safe, and most of all sustainable cities.  Read: Decent Work and Economic Growth in Times of Coronavirus  What are Sustainable Cities?  According to the United Nations, a sustainable city does
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