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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]

#cleanasugo Plogging in Singapore

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No, I have not spelt ‘B’logging incorrectly. Allow me to introduce you to the hottest trend of 2018- Plogging, or Picking Litter as you go Jogging– a fitness craze born in Sweden and spreading fast to the west and to the far east. It is as simple as it sounds and started when the locals noticed, ignored at first and eventually felt bothered by the surge in litter along their usual jogging paths. Don’t we all …[Read more]

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Tips Air Travel- What we can do to reduce our carbon footprint

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Nearly a year after the Paris Climate Agreement or COP21 was ratified by 195 member countries in December 2015, the lesser known CORSIA [Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation] scheme was approved by ICAO, United Nation’s civil aviation body. Both geared towards making Planet Earth more habitable and less warm. Why do we need two seemingly complicated sounding acronyms to address a universal concern- that of climate change? Well, because, for all the right reasons, …[Read more]