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Deforestation- The Irreversible Damage

What do the Western Ghats, the Himalayan ranges, and India’s greenest region, the Northeast,  have in common? They would all be gone in the next few years if the appropriate measures are not taken.  India is home to a diverse range of biomes, and it is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries,  having 8% of […]

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It’s time to stop using that plastic cutlery

Plastic has become so abundant in our environment that it is now being detected in our air, drinking water, and even in unborn fetuses. Plastic is non Biodegradable and its consumption by our wildlife is deteriorating is killing them. Recently a cow was operated and 70 kg of plastic was removed. The streams in which […]

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Planting trees and working for a better tomorrow

Every year, July 28 is observed as World Nature Conservation Day. The day brings the collective focus back on the conservation of Earth’s natural resources such as air, minerals, plants, soil, water, and wildlife.  Among the many nature warriors working to restore the planet’s health is the social organisation Grow-Trees.com which uses a holistic approach […]

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Is recycling a major part of the solution?

I am sure almost all of us have heard the 5 R’s of the waste management system that is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Rot if not 5 then these 3 R’s for sure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). If all of these used together a lot of waste management issues can be curbed but can we […]

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Looking beyond the myths of plant-based diet

I am a Chartered Accountant and a complete foodie. I turned vegan a year back and as opposed to common belief this did not come in my way of being a foodie at all. I loved cooking earlier too, but I could barely look beyond cheese and paneer when I cooked and even while eating […]

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7 Tools for Selecting Better Shipping Routes

This year, we expect marine shipping companies to reevaluate and reconfigure shipping routes around the world’s oceans. The decrease in maritime travel due to the pandemic in 2020 led some experts to suggest shortening supply chains to lessen the impact of future global catastrophes. The industry’s commitment to decarbonization increases the demand for better shipping routes that have a […]

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A different kind of tea revolution

What is a tree? On the façade, it is a big bark with many hanging leaves. But let us for once look at it from a perspective a little beyond these lenses. One tree is a home for many fellow species. One Tree is a biodiversity in itself. A shed for creeping insects, flying birds […]

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Decarbonization in the Shipping Industry: 2021 Outlook

In 2018, the UN International Maritime Organization set a goal to cut the maritime shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2050. Through decarbonization — the reduction of carbon — marine shipping companies are tasked with lowering CO₂ emissions as much as possible.  Last year, the pandemic’s disruption to maritime transportation brought this goal […]

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How I am fighting for climate justice in Toronto

For the group that I am part of, Climate Justice Toronto, it was really important for us to identify capitalism, white supremacy and colonialism as the root causes of climate change. In the climate movement for so long, it was focused on individual behavior change. Things like switching light bulbs, and riding bikes. The environmental […]

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Forest restoration: Why it is pivotal?

Forest restoration is the action to re-instate ecological processes, which accelerate recovery of forest structure, ecological functioning and biodiversity levels towards those typical of climate forest. Climax forests are relatively stable ecosystems that have developed the maximum biomass, structural complexity and species diversity that are possible within the limits imposed by climate and soil and without continued […]

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How your diet affects animal agriculture and what you can do about it

Veganism promotes a compassionate lifestyle, aiming to omit cruelty towards non-human animals, by avoiding animal products in everything we consume. This includes abstaining from meat, eggs, fish, dairy, honey, leather, silk, wool and products tested on animals, as these industries thrive on the exploitation of our fellow earthlings.  We at Vegan Fest India are working […]

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Demystifying Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism: Bringing Together Feminism and Environmentalism Ecofeminism is more than just a term. The concept emerged during the Second Wave of the feminist movement when a French feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne coined the term in 1974. The purpose of this movement is to link and augment the environmental and feminist movements. It seeks to establish a […]

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‘Eco-sensitivity can be inculcated right from childhood’

Van Mahotsav, an annual tree-planting festival is celebrated in the month of July to spread awareness about forest conservation and the environment. Well-known preschool education organization, TreeHouse however believes that early and sustained exposure to Nature can help children cultivate a deep and lasting environmental awareness. As Rajesh Bhatia, Founder and CEO of TreeHouse says, […]

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The rationale of a plant-based diet

I have been a vegan for a while now. This paradigm shift from a meat lover to adopting a plant-based diet came through a turmoil of thoughts and rationalizing them to accept the concept myself.  Why do we have canines? Because we are essentially randomly mutated from primates as meat-eating omnivores. That is our evolution. […]

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How I started a community to conserve the rare Amur Falcons

Today, unlike in the past we hear of floods and Cyclonic Storms even in the Hill States like North East and many hill stations. The most recent one we have witnessed was on the first of May, 2016 where a cyclonic storm racing 150-160 Km. per hour destroyed thousands of buildings, uprooted many old tress […]

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