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Who faces the highest risk of deadly heat?

It is consistently people of colour that bear the burden of risk. And that means that preventing runaway climate change will also avert an epic racial injustice.
July 14, 2021

Teaching the Next Generation About Environmental Justice

As more and more people realize that marginalized groups bear the brunt of climate change issues, environmental justice is picking up traction at long last.
July 14, 2021

Accessibility in Architecture: A New Modular Man

The Modular Man has been widely used in architectural design, to the unintended discrimination of a majority of the world’s population. It’s time for a change.
July 10, 2021

The European Green Belt: Walking The Iron Curtain Trail

The Iron Curtain Trail, within the European Green Belt, stands as a symbol of progress and equality, unifying communities that still feel the scars of long separation.
July 7, 2021

Everything Blue Jeans: A Complete Guide to Sustainable Denim

This comprehensive guide to the sustainability of denim explores the history of jeans, their impact on environmental and human health, and their hopes for a sustainable future.
July 7, 2021

It’s Not Easy But Not Yet Too Late to Avoid Severe Climate Change

No one ever said avoiding catastrophic climate change would be easy. Perhaps that’s why we keep sleep walking toward disaster.
June 9, 2021

An Interview with Silvia Häberlein of beach cleaner

Silvia Häberlein, of the Nuremberg-based “beach cleaner”, discusses her love for sustainability and her fears for the future.
May 3, 2021

Female Garment Workers Disproportionately Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The garment industry, like many industries across the globe, has taken a massive hit during the pandemic, disproportionately affecting women.
April 25, 2021

The H-Factor: A Personal Essay

A personal essay on the difficulty of trying to live in an environmentally progressive way, accepting imperfection, without losing all hope.
April 20, 2021

Does Your Easter Chocolate Contain Modern Day Slavery?

Easter, where all is not so sweet, for this quasi-healthy treat may in fact come at the cost of much untold suffering.
March 26, 2021

Malawi: Traditional Basketry Offering an Ethical and Cheap Alternative to Plastics

In Malawi, where a recent ban on single-use plastics has forced people to think outside the box, there is a growing resurgence of an almost-forgotten technique.
March 22, 2021

Reflections on Covid: The Experience of a Vaccination Clinic Volunteer

A vaccination clinic volunteer shares the experience of living and working in a state where public sentiment frequently opposes government interference.
March 15, 2021

Diana Ganem

She’s the founder of “Nightswim”, a sustainable leisurewear brand based in Los Angeles and Costa Rica that is dedicated to the rights of consumers, workers, and the environment.
January 22, 2021

The Malawi Water Crisis: Initiatives Aim at Universal Access

To address the Malawi water crisis, a collaboration between the government and key NGOs is attempting to curb the disastrous lack of access to this resource that is affecting broad swathes of the country.
January 22, 2021

Tackling a Locust Plague in the 21st Century: A Sustainability Issue

In East Africa, experts are warning of new threat to food security, that of an unprecedented locust outbreak that began at the end of 2019.
November 20, 2020

When Women Take the Lead to Fight Deforestation

Chitetezo Mbaula: The innovative cooking stove that is sweeping across rural Malawi, and encouraging environmental conservation in its wake.
November 2, 2020

Covid-19 Disrupts the Livelihoods of Malawi’s Farming Families

Covid-19 restrictions in Malawi have inadvertently had an adverse affect on the demand for onions, and thus have had a devastation effect on the livelihoods of the country’s onion farmers.
September 16, 2020

Warning: Oceans are Turning into Landfills

The situation in our oceans is worse then ever. It’s time to review the facts, and discuss what we as individuals can do to help.
August 11, 2020

Sustainable Fabric: A Complete Guide to Environmentally Friendly Fashion

Sustainable Fabric: Not all fabrics are created equal, especially as regards the costs of production and disposal to the environment and to human health.
August 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter, Environmental Racism and Climate Injustice: What They Have in Common and What You Can Do to Help

Dismantling the white supremacist foundation underpinning all three of these movements will take everyone working together. Get involved undoing the harms ravaging your local community using these 3 tips.
July 24, 2020

Sustainability Education: How Schools Can Safeguard the Future

Sustainability Education, the exploration of sustainability issues as an essential component of school curricula, is well overdue for global recognition.
July 22, 2020

Urban Composting Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Urban Composting: Food waste is a global issue, but one which several cities are taking steps to address, in a movement that is now beginning to spread.
July 20, 2020

Pineapple, Banana & Coconut: Sustainable Fabrics – Out of the Kitchen and Into the Closet

Banana, pineapple, and coconut might make you think of a fruit salad; yet all three plants are now being used to make durable and sustainable fabrics.
June 17, 2020

Staying Safe without Plastic in the Covid-19 Crisis: 5 Ways to Go Plastic-Free

Single-use plastic is undergoing a resurgence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, it’s already adding significantly to ocean plastic pollution. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself from Covid-19 while staying plastic-free.
June 11, 2020

From the Editor, May 2020

Covid-19 and Tourism: The past three months have seen a lot changes, some terrible, others more optimistic. One thing is certain: things should not go back to the way they were.
May 31, 2020

How the Outbreak of COVID-19 Affected the City I Live In

Countries the world over are responding to the current pandemic in different ways, with many instituting lockdowns of varying severities and lengths. Ana writes from Novi Sad, illuminating us of the effect upon everday life in Serbia.
May 15, 2020

5 Covid-19 Lessons for Effective Climate Change Response

We can’t put climate change on hold while we deal with a pandemic. But we can listen to Covid-19’s message and take climate action before it gets worse.
May 8, 2020

Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security

Water, Air and Land (WAL) Nexus: Creating a Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security while wisely using the free gifts of nature.
April 22, 2020

Could COVID-19 bring us back to our humanity?

Recently, governments around the world have placed an unprecedented demand on humanity. Could this response to COVID-19 help us to rediscover ourselves?
April 18, 2020

Sustaining Mangroves for Better Livelihoods Along the Kenyan Coast

Mangrove forest restoration: Communities living along the coast of Kenya are protecting these ecosystems while also utilizing them to support livelihoods
April 11, 2020

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons to Learn, Reasons to Act

Unfortunately, there is no “easy” climate change solution equivalent to coughing into your elbow or washing your hands for 20 seconds. So what’s the winning strategy for climate activists now?
March 30, 2020

Seizing the Opportunity of Quiet Streets

Governments must seize this opportunity to move beyond “planning normalcy” to something that empowers everyone to move more healthily and freely—for the benefit of individuals and the planet.
March 27, 2020

A Global Education Crisis: The Lack of Access to Education in Developing Countries

In some frequently forgotten parts of the world, there are no schools or other educational institutions. The chances for learning here are slim, if there are any at all.
March 17, 2020

Tug of War: The Impact of Climate Change on Economic Development

Combating the climate crisis requires a global effort, but governments of poorer nations must also consider economic development, and the needs of their struggling populations.
March 10, 2020

Community Urban Gardens in Santiago, Chile

Recently, the value of community gardens has become multifaceted and unique, from providing fresh food for neighbors to rejuvenating and sustaining the environment.
March 3, 2020

From the Editor, February 2020

It has been a great pleasure this year for me to able to present more stories than ever before. Once again, thank you for joining us.
February 29, 2020