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A wild deal 8 surprising ways animals are helping us

World wildlife day 2021

Quantifying the devastating impact of human activity on the planet, WWF’s Living Planet Index reveals that the “population abundance of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish has decreased by more than half in less than 50 years.” Simply put- Earth’s natural biodiversity and wildlife have borne the cost of human dominance and capitalism. If we imagine this planet as a huge organisation and the relationship between humans and animals a partnership, then our non-human partners …[Read more]

12 Eco-challenges for 12 months

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We like to begin each year on a fresh note. Challenging ourselves in different ways to bring about positive changes in our lives. For some losing weight is important while for someone else it can be something as profound as ‘live life to the fullest’. Some resolutions we stick to while others just fizzle and die away as the mundanity of life takes over. Others we repeat year after year! (I made a resolution to …[Read more]

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The big thaw Reasons behind glacial melting and what it means for life on earth

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The statistics surrounding glacial melting are alarming and serve as a clarion call (that have been sounding for some time now) for humans to shake off their slumber and take some urgent actions. Here are some numbers to chew on: Glaciers have lost more than 9000 billion tons of ice between 1961 and 2016, causing global sea levels to increase by 27 millimetres in the period.  Melting Greenland ice is one of the biggest contributors …[Read more]

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Greenwashing How to detect it and ditch it!

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Have you ever walked down the aisle of a mega store with the best intentions to buy products that are sustainable? Have you read and re-read labels like biodegradable, eco and all-natural, and chosen these with confidence that the brand was environment friendly? Have you thrown away these items at their end-of-life with a warm sustainable feeling in your heart? While I truly commend your efforts in choosing sustainable products that benefit the planet, I’m …[Read more]