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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Project Green Hands and Tree Planting in Tamil Nadu

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

By Bhavani Prakash It is a rare opportunity indeed to meet someone who deeply understands the connect between ourselves and the living planet, and is taking direct action in terms of mobilising people into planting millions of trees, whilst simultaneously giving the practical tools to profoundly change one’s own inner wellbeing. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder […]

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September 1st, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Soda blues: What you’re really sipping

soda-full

  If you thought sipping a soda brought you happiness (like this advert on the link before implies), think again!  Here’s an interesting infograph posted by an insurance company on the effects of consuming soda.  This is worth drinking in. (Click on the image to zoom in) Via: Term Life Insurance   There are plenty of […]

August 18th, 2012 | Posted in Chemicals,Green Consumption,Health and Wellbeing | Read More »

The Living Planet Report 2012

Living Planet Report 2012

By Bhavani Prakash   If you imagine Planet Earth having a routine health check, the Living Planet (LPR) report would be its biennial diagnostic report. The study is a science based analysis of the state of the planet – the health of our forests, rivers and oceans, as well as the impact of humans. Dr […]

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change/Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Growth/Sustainable Development,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

World Environment Day 2012: Support Project Green Hands

Plant a tree today Project Green Hands WED 2012

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. – Chinese Proverb   By Bhavani Prakash What is this life if full of care, we have no time to plant a single tree? And what better way to express our gratitude to Mother Nature, compensate for […]

June 5th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Dr Tom Crompton: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Values in Environmental Communication

Tom Crompton

By Bhavani Prakash Dr. Tom Crompton is a Change Strategist at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK, and if you’re intrigued by his job description, suffice it to say he has been involved in some cutting-edge research on going to the heart of what should be the approach of communication campaigns – of environmental […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Consumerism,Government Policy,Green Activism | Read More »

Michelle Desilets: Palm oil and the fate of orangutans

Michelle Desilets

By Bhavani Prakash Michelle Desilets is Founder and Executive Director of Orangutan Land Trust, a UK-based NGO which supports sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild.  She is also Founder of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK, and Member of the Board of Borneo Orangutan Survival Germany, which supports the largest […]

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Afforestation,Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Winged Bean: The single species supermarket

Winged Bean

By Bhavani Prakash Many plant species can lay claim to being a ‘single species supermarket’ where several if not all parts of the plant can be used productively for food, fibre and/or fuel. Three that I have grown up with in tropical Asia are the coconut palm, the moringa (drumstick tree), and banana plant which are […]

May 1st, 2012 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Background and Concerns

Aedes aegypti

By Bhavani Prakash In Dec 2010, 6000 genetically modified (GM) Aedes aegypti sterile male mosquitoes were released in the unhabited forests of Betong, Malaysia, according to the statement by the government run Institute of Medical Research (IMR).   The GM mosquitoes were developed by the UK biotech company, Oxitec. The purported aim of the company is to work […]

April 6th, 2012 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,Health,Human wellbeing,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

India’s Coal Rush (Video)

india's coal rush al jazeera tv

By Bhavani Prakash One of the things that easily catches one’s attention during a train journey in India is the so-called ‘goods’ trains that ferry coal to and fro many parts of the nation. While railways have provided a vast network of sustainable transport options for millions of Indians every day, it is still predicated on […]

March 28th, 2012 | Posted in Climate Change,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Lorot Salem: My Mt. Kenya is up in Flames Tororot

Fire in Mt Kenya

Fires are raging across the slopes of Mt. Kenya in Africa, and they may have been set by poachers who target elephants for their ivory tusks, according to the report by Huffington Post on March 20, 2012 . It is a sad event indeed, with the seasonal rains that usually appear this time of year failing […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Biodiversity,Green Activism | Read More »

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