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Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Pause. The world was virtually at a standstill over the last couple months as countries imposed lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses, establishments, and transportation were put on halt and people were told to stay at home. With the pandemic restrictions, the environment was also given a reprieve – our cities...

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

No country was sufficiently prepared with the onslaught of the pandemic that is COVID-19. Months after it was first detected, countries and governments are still reeling in the midst of the devastation it created. However, as COVID-19 brings additional challenges every single day, the resolve of the world to stay on top of the situation...

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Real Talk: Southeast Asians Often Cop Flak for Plastic Usage. Are They Environmentally Conscious?

Southeast Asia has often received flak and a bad reputation when it comes to environmental sustainability. In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019 released by the World Economic Forum, Southeast Asia, as a bloc, got a score of 3.8 out of 7 on factors that contribute to environmental sustainability. Given that the region is...

Inequality Is Viewed As the World’s Biggest Threat – But Is It Really An Issue?

Inequality Is Viewed As the World’s Biggest Threat – But Is It Really An Issue?

Inequality has always been viewed as a problem. So much so that it is in fact listed as #10 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals — to reduce inequality within and among countries. According to the United Nations, the types of inequalities that persist globally are based on “income, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation,...

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Female Assertiveness: 5 Tips For Girls and Women To Be More Assertive

Up to this day and age, women continue to be underrated, underrepresented, and generally everything under—. This is particularly true in the arena of politics and STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine). And one of the significant reasons for this is because there are those among us who shy away from being assertive. But...

Electric Cars: How Much They Really Cost (the Environment)

Electric Cars: How Much They Really Cost (the Environment)

Green cars. Eco-conscious consumers are loving thee, but how much do thy really cost? Let us count thy ways… This piece started as a look into the purchase costs of green cars. As eco-conscious consumers, we are looking at our gas-guzzling old cars and considering replacing them with spanking new electric-powered vehicles (EVs) that are...

6 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Organic Cotton Clothing Brands

6 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Baby and Kids Organic Cotton Clothing Brands

Being eco-conscious when it comes to baby and kids clothing is not just good for the environment. It also goes a long way towards safeguarding the health of your children. You see, environmentally-harmful clothing is tantamount to health hazards. Non-organic cotton, for example, is grown using a lot of chemicals — insecticides and pesticides that...

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

7 Mindful Living Apps That Monitor Social Media Usage And Help To Break Digital Addiction

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Check your phone for social media updates, emails, and more? What about all throughout the day? Do you notice yourself constantly checking out your smartphone? And before you sleep, have you noticed yourself still checking your phone? For many people, phone addiction...