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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...

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...