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Organic Farming India

Growth of Organic Farming in the World

Organic farming has been growing rapidly in its stature in the last decade. The disadvantages of chemical farming such as soil pollution, environment pollution, diseases to the farmers, poor health of consumers of inorganic food, and so on have increased the popularity and demand of organic articles in the market. According to a survey, which...
Carpooling

CSR: Five Corporates Enabling Convenient and Sustainable Commute

TomTom's traffic index ranks Bengaluru as number 1 for the world's worst traffic. Bengaluru has a congestion level of 71%. Congestion reflects the additional or extra time taken to travel because of a traffic jam. An average commuter in Bangalore loses 243 hours a year stuck in congestion. Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi also feature...
Carbon Emissions to Fuel

A New Discovery that Converts Carbon Emissions into Fuel

The debate between development and environment is never-ending, especially for a fast developing country like India. It has been taken for granted development and environment are contradictory. Because development requires the use of fuel which increases carbon emissions and in turn cause harm to the environment. And if one chooses environment over development, the...
converting waste into wealth

Solutions for Converting Waste into Wealth

A fast developing country like India generates various kinds of urban and industrial waste including municipal waste, construction and demolition debris, plastic packaging waste, e-waste, and biomedical waste. These waste streams provide a unique challenge in terms of converting waste into wealth. To address these, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released a...
Cattle

Climate change and the 75% problem

By Bill Gates Quick: Think of some inventions that help fight climate change. What came to mind first? I bet you thought of solar panels and wind turbines. In my experience, that’s what people point to when they think about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’re not wrong. Renewables are getting cheaper and many countries are committing to...
Plastic waste

Malaysia Just Sent Plastic Waste Back to Rich Countries

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.” Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since...
Joaquin Phoenix

CSR: Climate Action at The Oscars

Climate change has grabbed the attention of many celebrities, who utilize every opportunity or platform they get to speak about it. Oscars has been one of the significant platforms where the academy winners use their fame to talk about issues that are important to them. Leonardo Dicaprio's Speech on Climate Action at Oscars 2016 It was...
Bamboo Tree

Manufacturing Industry Using Bamboo In Place of Plastic, Wood

By: Nicole Schlabach Bamboo has served as an alternative material to wood and plastic for years. Recently, the market has grown significantly in response to rising awareness about its uses and sustainable benefits. In fact, the global bamboo market will have a CAGR of 5% through 2025, according to Grand View Research. When held in your hand,...

Valentine’s Day Flowers are Harming the Environment

It is Rose Day today, the first day of the so-called Valentine's Week! Valentine’s Day sees a sharp rise in the purchase of fresh flowers. The global flower production industry is worth an estimated 64.5 billion euros, Valentine’s Day flowers being the number one purchase. While this industry does provide jobs for thousands of people,...

CSR: Effective Groundwater Management in India

The Green Revolution has enabled India to become a food surplus country from a food deficient country. On the other hand, this development has increased the burden on the groundwater resources of the country. According to NITI Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index, 21 Indian cities, including Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru, will run out of groundwater...

2020: International Year of Plant Health

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. Plants are the source of the air we breathe...

World Wetlands Day: Anup Mathew on Mangrove Conservation

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. The 2020 theme for World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to highlight wetland biodiversity, its status, why it matters and to promote actions to reverse its loss. On this account, Mr Anup Mathew, Sr. Vice President &...

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