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Natural repellents to keep mosquitos away

natural mosquito repellents

Tropical, lush greenery is a welcome feast for the eyes. But as any explorer of glistening grounds after a rainfall can testify – it is also a spawning ground for mosquitoes! Bites from the pesky insect are more than just an annoyance as they can cause serious diseases such as dengue and malaria. Protection in the outdoors is promised by an array of synthetic mosquito repellents in the market. But there is a fine print …[Read more]

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Beyond Traditional Plastics Innovations and Alternatives

Alternate to plastic bioplastic

Last year in March 2022, I welcomed my beautiful baby girl. My first few months as a new mom revolved only around her, she had my undivided attention! It was only in the later months that I started to notice the amount of plastic that was going out of my house on a daily basis. In my quest to give her the best, the volume of soiled diapers, plastic bottles, sippers, and other plastic waste …[Read more]

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Sustainable tourism vs eco tourism Yes, they are not the same!

leave nothing but footprints

My journey to unravel the world began in the year 2014, when I traveled 2500 kilometers to this beautiful picturesque Majuli River island in north-eastern India. Filled with crystal-clear water and snowy fog, the beauty of this island was indeed breathtaking, but as I wandered through the crowd and witnessed heaps of dirt and plastics around, I realized that my presence, along with the other tourists, was taking an immense toll on the environment, disturbing …[Read more]

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Real Projects, Real Change Featuring 6 Youth teams from Secondsguru’s 8th Zero Waste Bootcamp

As the flagship community outreach event by Secondsguru, the Zero Waste Bootcamp was conceptualised in 2019 to align with the “Year Towards Zero Waste” in Singapore. Initiated under the NEA’s Call for Ideas Fund, this program is now powered by the National Youth Council. The Zero Waste Bootcamp aims to instil environmental stewardship amongst the youth of Singapore, while equipping them with skills and knowledge to achieve pre defined goals. Over the 16 week duration …[Read more]