Living with Nature: Plastic Waste Free

Alexander Parkes & Leo Baekland, names that few would have heard of, have our gratitude for many things, but most importantly for the invention of what is now known loosely as plastic. History is steeped in irony, but arguably none more so than that of plastic. Alexander Parkes manufactured the first ever material (Parkesine) now […]

Why All Businesses Must Embrace Sustainability in 2022

“You know what they say, If you got it, flaunt it”As Corporate Social Responsibility has increased in popularity over the last decade, businesses are turning to more sustainable options for their business practices such as reducing their carbon footprint and utilizing sustainable paper and packaging materials. Consumers are demanding businesses to make the switch to […]

Her Story – An Unequal Climate

It was a fateful day in 2011 when Beyoncé asked “Who runs the world?” The more accurate question, we posit: “Who runs the planet?” Or, even more exact: “Who runs the planet and who does the planet run against?” We often hear about feminism and climate change as two separate issues–– they have different marches, […]

Seal The Deal – The Importance Of Certifications

Perhaps no one else communicated the demand for and importance of certifications better than Ty Dolla Sign, when he said “J. Cole went platinum with no features, and I wanna go platinum!” Of course, Mr. Dolla Sign was referring to one of the music industry’s most prestigious certifications, the Recording Industry of America’s Platinum Record […]

Climate Responsibility – Governments, Corporations or Consumers?

Blame it’s tough to take, easy to serve. A claim that you have most definitely heard, read, and seen numerous times over the past two years–– one that has been broadcasted by scientists, activists, academics, and journalists alike: humans are, unequivocally, the primary drivers of climate change. We can split up human society into three […]

Write of Passage – Paper V/s Digital

A very famous man once wrote that the entirety of human history can be thought of as the history of class struggles–– the fight between the haves and the have-nots. Others have posited that war–– conflict between entire civilisations and between countries–– is the only foundation that all societies are built upon. Today, domestically and […]

The Burning Issue – Global Forest Fires

Let’s set the scene. It’s September. Some Californians wake up, gazing out of their windows to see hazy skies the color of orange peels. They all take note: wildfire season–– wildfires have become so commonplace over the past few years that the term ‘wildfire season has become a part of the average Californian’s lexicon–– has […]

Discovery To Dismay – Climate Change Discourse

Climate change. A phrase impossible to escape today–– it’s in the news, it’s in the agendas of our governments and politicians, it’s a topic of conversation amongst individuals globally. The latest report out of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declares a ‘Code Red’ for humanity, confirming the undeniable truth that we need to […]

What Are The Challenges In Achieving Sustainable Development?

Mahatma Gandhi said,“the world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” Greed? It isn’t easy to admit, but indeed, we have proved to be greedy. We’re also selfish, reckless, arrogant and a bunch of other unpleasant adjectives. No wonder we can’t do something as simple as taking care of our needs […]

A Guide To Choosing Sustainable Packaging

You’re not a Barbie girl, in the Barbie worldLife in plastic is not fantastic. This is something that over 90 countries have understood already, with partial or total bans on single-use plastic packaging items. India and Canada being the latest, and certainly not the last additions to this long list. Sustainable packaging is the kind […]