Sustainability

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    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day (WED) is observed on the 5th of June. This has occurred every year since 1972, marking a turning point in the awareness and development of international environmental action. In 1972, the inaugural conference on environmental issues was convened under the United Nations in Stockholm. It was...
  • Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2017 – Get on Board!

    Once again Earth Day is here and we become painfully aware of the environmental and climate change issues surrounding us. We wonder how and where we can start taking action. Why not start this weekend on Earth Day 2017. Earth Day was first conceived in 1970, when environmental activist and...
  • Time to Get Serious about Water

    The 22nd of March every year is marked as World Water Day by the United Nations since 1993. For 24 years now, it has been marked as a day to celebrate water, for those of us who have it and to bring awareness for the millions who don’t. Mostly,...
  • Flavour Notes: A Taste Test of Water (Blind Tasting Nordaq Fresh)

    We all know that water is important and thankfully, the global movement to decrease the amount of bottled water consumed has stepped up significantly. Globally, the conservation and sustainability of water has become a key topic for all nations. And so it should… but what about pampered palates and those...
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    Reduce Plastics with These Awesome Reusable Produce Bags

    Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes? The answer is, after incineration, it goes to the beautiful island of Semakau, just south of Singapore, near Palau Bukom. When I say beautiful, I seriously mean it (without the slightest hint of sarcasm). Island Semakau is the world’s first ecological...
  • Fashion – Slow it Down and Make it Sustainable

    The fashion industry is the second dirtiest industry in the world(1). Comes as a rude shock to most of us because when we think of dirty industries causing environmental degradation, we envision big ones like petroleum and the mining industry stripping away at our natural resources. What does not...
  • Meatless Mondays Make Absolute Sense!

    One of the best (and easiest) ways of reducing our individual impact on the natural environment is to eat less animal protein (meat, fish, chicken, pork). What goes into producing that delectable steak you may be consuming twice a week (or more), is an incredibly high-energy, land and water...
  • Sustainability for Ordinary People

    This piece is for all sustainability fans, newbies, virgins and pros alike. It’s for people who want to grasp what this concept entails and how they can be more sustainable in their daily lives. Sustainability was an alien concept in the 1990s but today it is linked to almost every...

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