We love the lemony fragrance and tangy taste of oranges and lemons, but don’t think twice about binning the peels of these fruits we relish so much. Did you know that the citrus peels are in fact more nutritious than the flesh? Loaded with polyphenols, the rind can not only enhance the flavour of foods but also keep unsightly pests and unpleasant odours at bay! So the next time you have squeezed the life (er, …[Read more]
Green Tips What commonly used eco terms really mean?
Are upcycled and recycled products the same? What’s the difference between eco-friendly and sustainable? With climate action and environmental sustainability becoming increasingly relevant concepts, there are a plethora of terms related to the environment in people’s lexicon these days – many are loosely used, some incorrectly too. Overall there seems to be a fair bit of ambiguity. So we decided to take some key terms head on and explain what they stand for. The ones listed …[Read more]
World Kindness Day Simple acts to make the world a better place
Kindness comes in many forms. You can pay someone a compliment. You can offer a meal to a new neighbor. You can give your seat to an elderly person on the bus. There are infinite small and big acts of compassion and sensitivity towards others with which you can celebrate World Kindness Day. Celebrated on 13th November every year, this is a global observance that aims to create a kinder world. However, this year, we …[Read more]
Best out of waste Plastic-busting initiatives keeping our oceans clean
Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in consumption of plastic. The problem lies not just with the inconceivable amount of plastic waste generated, but also the amount which enters the ocean. Roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year; it is clear that despite their significant levels of dedication, innovation and investment, clean-ups alone cannot tackle the sheer volume of plastic waste in the ocean. The crisis demands governments, innovators, …[Read more]