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Net-Zero Emissions: The Countries and Corporations Working Towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Net-Zero Emissions: The Countries and Corporations Working Towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050

We have a problem. Earth is getting warmer. 2019 was the second hottest year on record at 1.15 degrees Celsius above the planet’s pre-industrial average. While the temperature change might seem small to most people, it takes one small increase in global temperature to have a great impact on living beings and ecosystems on earth.  Look at...

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

BIPOC is an acronym used to refer to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Although the term is gaining popularity, it was actually coined way back in 2013. Cynthia Frisby, strategic communication professor at the Missouri School of Journalism explains how the term evolved: “The Black and Indigenous was added (to POC — people of colour)...

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

10 Best Political Podcasts to Keep You Informed (And Become Smarter) About US Politics and the Upcoming Elections

As of 16 October, 22 million voters have already cast their ballots in the U.S presidential election, representing roughly 16 percent of the 2016 votes. Analysts are predicting that the voter turnout this year may be highest in all of the presidential elections since 1908. Of course, this election is considered the most important, ever....

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Digital times call for digital measures. We have digital banking, digital shopping, digital learning, and yes, even people power and activism have taken the digital route. Prior to the internet revolution, people had to take to the streets to voice out their concerns and demands. But now, there are digital platforms that serve as a...

#PayUp Pressure Pays Off: Brands Commit to Paying Billions to Garment Factories

#PayUp Pressure Pays Off: Brands Commit to Paying Billions to Garment Factories

One of the most severely affected industries by the coronavirus lockdowns is the fashion industry. With people all around the world staying home and losing jobs, buying new clothes is first to be crossed off every struggling family’s essentials list. But what does this mean to garment workers and their families? One word – DEVASTATION....

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Climate Week 2020 was held last week, from September 21st until the 27th. There were over 350 live and virtual events held across New York and all over the world that aimed to explore lessons that we could learn in our battle against climate change. Ten overarching themes guided the discussions, seminars, and exhibitions during...

17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

Goals are set to bring us to a desired result or future. People involved in the goal-setting collectively commit to working towards the achievement of these goals. This was what happened in September 2015 when the United Nations brought world leaders together to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. Reeling from the success of the eight...

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

In the midst of this pandemic, the race to the White House has begun and the whole world is watching given the results of the 2020 U.S. elections will have an economic and environmental impact on the rest of the world. The stakes at the moment could not be any higher – international trade, security...