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Food waste The why, the how and what you can do, today!

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Reduction of global food wastage to half is one of the key objectives of ‘Zero hunger’, which is goal #2 of the United Nations Sustainable development goals. At the same time, greenhouse gas emission control to curtail temperatures from rising is the key agenda of the Paris Climate agreement. Both have to be attained by 2030. We have 12 years left. There isn’t much time to ‘waste’. As per the FAO nearly 1/3rd of the …[Read more]

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The Fashion Pulpit Shop less, Swap more

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The story so far Meet Raye Padit, a psychology graduate who went on to study fashion – a passion he had since he was 10. After working as a fashion designer for a few months, Raye was horrified when he discovered the extent of waste, pollution and the overconsumption that is synonymous with the garment industry. Want to know why? For the period 2000-2015, global garment sales outpaced the world GDP. The clothing utilisation i.e. …[Read more]

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EcoTravel Ladakh, a picture perfect destination for eco minded souls

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This summer, I had 2 very diverse experiences on a trip to Ladakh. I was humbled. I had been toying with the idea to work with 17,000 ft foundation under their ‘Voluntourist’  program, ever since my interaction with Ananya Saluja, who at 17,  has been one of Secondsguru’s youngest guest writers ever. When I read about Ananya’s experiences with 17,000 ft foundation and her visits to schools in Ladakh to conduct their reading workshops, science workshops, art …[Read more]

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Year of Climate Action 2018 What you can do to make a difference

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“Every single individual matters, every single individual makes some impact on the planet every single day and we have a choice as to what kind of difference we are going to make.” Jane Goodall in Google’s Earth Day-2018 doodle 2015 saw Singapore along with 194 other nations sign up for the Paris Climate Agreement or COP21. [Read here to know about it.] Fast forward to Nov 2017, Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for Environment and …[Read more]