The United Nations defines sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” While audacious sustainability goals are all well and good, the world also needs a holistic, targeted series of small and consistently applied actions for lasting business and societal results. Let’s look at some of the emerging trends in the sustainability space trying to do just that! Net Zero Technology Net …[Read more]
Year-end Review Emerging Trends in Sustainability
The Year That Was Climate Clippings from 2022
2022 has been another eventful year for planet Earth. It has suffered climate-impact events such as floods and droughts that begged for a comprehensive response and witnessed political decisions that will create long-term impact. Here’s a quick catch-up of the year that was – links for deeper reads included. May 2023 be the year where we learn from the setbacks and do better moving ahead! COP 27 agrees on milestone ‘loss and damage fund’ for …[Read more]
MythBusting Yes, a plant-based diet can provide all the nutrition you need!
It is often assumed that a vegetarian or vegan diet is not adequate because it lacks essential nutrients. Bearing its brunt, when I mention I am vegetarian, I am often asked, “Oh, how do you get your protein?” Followed by, “Are you sure you are getting enough of all the nutrients?” Let’s take a look at a few of the widely held beliefs about a plant-based diet, and see if there is any truth to …[Read more]
Biodiversity 5 Species that have come back from the brink of extinction
From the time that life began on Earth, innumerable animal and plant species have thrived and disappeared because of diverse reasons ranging from evolution to an asteroid crash. But never before has a species itself been the driving force of mass destruction. We are now at a juncture where humanity’s actions are the prime cause for the loss of almost 150 species a day. In May 2019, a United Nations report warned that around one …[Read more]