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Fifteen Sustainability Terms You Should Know
By admin February 3, 2021

Here are fifteen Sustainability terms you should know. via Architectural Digest: “The former U.S. poet laureate W.S. Merwin, who designed his own home in a palm tree sanctuary he planted himself on the island of Maui, once said, “Our hope is not a thing in the future; it’s a way of seeing the present.” That’s a

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Clean Climate or Cleaner Climate? What Will the Post-COVID Environment Look Like?
By admin May 19, 2020

The climate is cleaner and greener these days. So, is the environment making a comeback? From Delhi to Beijing, the  COVID-19 lockdown has resulted in cleaner skies as emissions drop to record low levels. But will it last once COVID-19 subsides and human/industrial activity ticks back up?  The answer is a little complicated. Let’s consider

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Earth Day 2020
By admin April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day! Just some useful numbers to keep in mind: 120% — Sustainable brands outperform the market by 120% (Interbrand — Best Global Brands) 12.2 Trillion — Sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12T and increase employment by up to 380 million jobs by 2030. Worth keeping in mind for

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A Bright Future for Solar Energy
By admin February 21, 2020

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested on Twitter that Tesla’s solar roof technology would be made available worldwide during 2020. After a surge in the company’s electric tiles sales, Musk announced that “the world is ready for the next energy revolution”, referring to the electric vehicles revolution Tesla had initiated almost a decade

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Is Africa Ready for Population Growth?
By admin January 17, 2019

Africa’s population today is estimated at 1.2 billion. Population growth in Africa is projected to double in the next three decades to 2 billion. As the world faces many challenges related to global warming, civil and international conflicts, and humanitarian crises, the thought of more people on this earth heightens insecurities. However, more people can

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Zanzibar’s Threatened Aquaculture
By admin September 15, 2016

A product that has seen a recent uptick in popularity is seaweed. It has long been used as a preservative, flavoring and also in medicines, however it is recently being touted as the ultimate healthy snack, rivaling conventional chips and crackers. Given its growing popularity, we look to the semi-autonomous nation of Zanzibar, just off

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2016: When Global Humanitarian Operations reach its Apex
By admin December 30, 2015

In what is deemed the strongest El Niño measured in recorded history, humanitarian organizations and government agencies are gearing up their efforts in what may be the most challenging year for global humanitarian operations.  The abnormally high temperatures in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean are forcing changes in normal weather patterns, with the impacts

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