World Oceans Day: It Has Never Been More Important to Protect Our Oceans By Eurico Borges World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th. Being responsible for the sustenance of a large part of all the economic activity in the world, the importance of oceans to life on Earth is widely known.   Despite being initially suggested during the Earth Summit of Rio-92 by Canada’s International  Centre for Ocean Development, World Oceans Day was only officialised
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World Environment Day: We Must Work to Restore Our Ecosystems By Bronagh Loughlin Picture a world where all species on Earth are able to live free of any worries. Where pollution and climate change are not the reality of our lives. Our ecosystems would thrive and excel at what they do best, supporting life on Earth. Today (June 5th) marks World Environment Day. This day is celebrated every year and is all about raising awareness
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The Healing Power of Water For Our Wellbeing By Chloe Blomquist Since ancient times, we’ve followed the water. Crossing waterways have led us to discoveries that have changed the course of history. As travelers, we seek coastlines for vacation. Time after time, we return to these “blue spaces” to escape our modern-day life in search of a moment of solitude.  Studies show that surrounding yourself in an aquatic environment creates a feeling of —awe— This
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It’s Time to Act Before the Great Green Macaw Goes Extinct By Eurico Borges The Great Green Macaw is a critically endangered species. The IUCN estimates the number of individuals left in the world to be under 1500, and their habitat was reduced by 90% in the last century. This frightening number demands urgent conservation projects for the species and its habitat. The second-biggest parrot of the New World, it inhabits the tropical rainforests from
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Why Brands Need to Stop Greenwashing By Chloe Blomquist Sustainability is gaining huge momentum as so many recognise the need to fight against climate change. Brands know this and are trying to release products that match their consumer’s values. It’s great that so many people and brands are spreading this message.  There is one downside to it though and that is greenwashing. Greenwashing is a powerful marketing tactic where companies use language or packaging to
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The 3 R’s: 2 effortless green habits & 1 false myth By Silvia Di Felice The arrival of the climate change movements has brought a mantra we all heard about: “Reduce, reuse and recycle“. We became conscious of how our lifestyle is not sustainable. So, we learned that reducing means decreasing the amount of waste we produce.  We understood that reusing means using our goods more than once. And, we recognised that recycling means giving new life to
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Could Minimalism Be The Answer To Good Mental Wellbeing? By Bronagh Loughlin Imagine not feeling like we have to purchase something to feel instant satisfaction. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if young teenagers didn’t have to feel the urge to spend money to fit in. Buying the latest phone, the cool runners and so on.  If we didn’t feel the need as adults to brighten up our day with a small ‘treat yourself purchase’. There’s nothing
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Why It’s Crucial That We Maintain Species Diversity By Bronagh Loughlin Picture a world where we did not have to worry about the species living on our planet becoming extinct. We could all live at peace with one, thriving on our beautiful planet without these present fears. Unfortunately, this is not the case as biological diversity is currently under threat, on a global scale. Today (May 22nd) marks international day for biological diversity and the
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Bike to Work Day: 9 Reasons to Cycle to Work By Sonia Mehta While many are bike fanatics, not everyone swaps their car out for a bike every now and again. Car pollution is a primary cause of global warming and has implications for human health. The more cars we remove from the road, the better it will be for our planet.  Riding a bike requires no gasoline which means it does not release any
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We Must Save The Bees Before It’s Too Late By Eurico Borges “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man will have no more than four years left to live” is an Einstein quote often used to describe the importance of bees. While he did not say it, the sentiment behind it is shockingly accurate. It is not easy to observe bees and imagine that all human existence depends on that simple
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How COVID-19 Has Impacted People’s Mental Health By Bronagh Loughlin COVID-19 has shaken up our lives – it has transformed how we work, interact and communicate with one another, how we shop and where we can go. Positives have come out of COVID-19 such as remote working and gaining back hours from commuting in addition to taking cars off the road and reducing emissions.  However, COVID-19 has also had a huge impact on people’s mental
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The Chipko Andolan: From Village Protests to Global Climate Movement By Sonia Mehta When Greta Thunberg began to challenge world leaders at only 15 years old, she probably had no idea so many would join her climate strike movement. We learnt from Greta’s actions that when we come together, we can ignite real change. Another movement that did this was the Chipko movement, also called Chipko Andolan. It was a series of nonviolent, ecological movements
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