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India can change the dynamics of COP20

Ravi Prasad

by Avik Roy The ongoing climate talks at Lima talks will set the broad parameters of the nature of commitments India and other countries will need to make to address the issue of climate change under a new agreement, to be signed in Paris next year and implemented from 2020. India has two challenges facing […]

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December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Climate Change,INSIGHTS | Read More »

The Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins of the Mekong River

Irrawaddy Dolphin Photo by WWF Cambodia

By Bhavani Prakash The 7000 or so Irrawaddy Dolphins still left in the world (and labelled vulnerable on the IUCN list) are spread somewhat discontinuously over coastal areas of Asia and some stretches of rivers in the region. One sub-population that is critically endangered is in the Mekong river. The Mekong river is the lifeblood […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Africa & S.E.Asia,Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Duane Elgin: Voluntary simplicity for a regenerative future

Duane Elgin

DUANE ELGIN is a visionary writer, speaker, social scientist and educator. Born in the USA, and based in Fairfax, California, he runs an open-source collaborative project called ‘Great Transition Stories‘  which shares narratives from a variety of trusted sources to understand the human journey, and offer hope for pathways into a sustainable future. Duane was described […]

October 27th, 2013 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Green Activism | Read More »

Research Insights: Five Principles for Teaching Youth about Green Living

Children in Nature

By James H. Wandersee & Renee M. Clary We have found that one of the best ways to engage people with, and educate them about, new ways of environmental thinking is to actively involve them in creating a better future—first, for themselves, and then for others.  Although marshaling opposition and marching for change may focus […]

October 19th, 2013 | Posted in Green Education,INSIGHTS | Read More »

A J Mithra: Zoomusic as a barometer to determine the ecological status of a given environment

AJ MIthra- Recording Bird Calls

By  Preethi N Kumar  A J Mithra, a music teacher at MCC Campus Matriculation School, Chennai, India chats with Preethi N Kumar at EWTT about his musical journey with nature, birds and wildlife. He conveys how his passion for wildlife and his profession as a music teacher lead to the discovery of the niche domain of zoomusicology, […]

October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,INSIGHTS,PEOPLE | Read More »

Food waste – down the bin, drain or in the soil?

foodwaste

by Sahana Singh I have just discovered a new fact about America. Most American households do not throw their kitchen waste in the garbage bin; they throw it down their drains. An interesting contraption installed under the kitchen sink called the garbage disposal unit captures the food waste, shreds it into small pieces (less than 2mm) after […]

September 20th, 2012 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Waste Management | Read More »

Lester Brown: ‘We’re really on the edge of some fundamental changes…’

Lester Brown

by John Wiseman Lester Brown is the well-renowned author of the Plan B series and recent book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.  His distinguished career, spanning agricultural policy, international development and environmental analysis, has seen him found two major environmental research institutes – the WorldWatch Institute in 1974 and […]

September 6th, 2012 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Cities/Communities | 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 »

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