Category: <span>Environment</span>

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...

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status. But here is the catch: affluence trashes our planetary...

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

In 2018, the United Nations nominated May 20 as ‘World Bee Day‘ to raise awareness of the importance of these pollinators in safeguarding food security and protect them from toxic synthetic pesticides and habitat loss due as a result of intensive agricultural practices, and rising temperatures due to climate change. According to Wikipedia, a pollinator...

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

While many cafes across Australia have been holding off serving coffee in reusable cups for fear of spreading COVID-19, this precautionary measure was not broadly advised against or banned in most state or territory health departments – who confirm there’s no proven benefit for hospitality venues switching to disposables. Responsible Cafes – a network of...

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Intensive farming of wildlife creates an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for human and animal health, says Humane Society International/UK Mink on two fur farms with more than 20,000 animals in the Netherlands have been found infected with COVID-19, after exhibiting breathing difficulties. Animal protection charity Humane Society International, which campaigns for a global end to the...