Effective Altruism : The Act of Helping Better

I recently came across effective altruism and I have been very taken by the concept. Effective altruism is a project that aims to find the best ways to help others and implement them. It is basically about doing good as effectively as possible. Its motto states that charity begins where we can help the most […]

Hook, Line and Sinker : Life’s Short Story

In the recent past, I have been grappling with this thing called the meaning of life. I feel like I have been had. I had a pretty normal upbringing that did not prepare me for the world that is today. I guess the truth is the same for many people grappling with meaning, identity and […]

Transparency

Androgyny is the perfect blend of femininity and masculinity where one is not afraid to experiment with masculinity and femininity. It means being in charge of my identity.  It is the freedom to experiment and just have fun with fashion without fear of having to conform to labels that society is constantly trying to impose […]

Anthropocene Bodies

The term “Anthropocene,” which literally means “the time of humans,” signifies that humans have significantly altered the chemical and geological makeup of Earth. Humans are now considered the main driver behind global geological change on our planet. This alteration encompasses both the physical and social dimensions of the body, as well as the ways in […]

(INC-3): Global Plastic Pollution Treaty in Nairobi

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Countries met in Kenya to thrash out a global plastic pollution treaty. The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) witnessed a significant turnout, with over 1,900 delegates representing 161 member states and the European Union. Additionally, over 318 observer organisations, including UN entities, intergovernmental organisations, and NGOs, participated in the session. This follows […]

Tools to Motivate and Spur Behavioural Change

Motivating and spurring behavioural change presents a formidable challenge, yet numerous tools and strategies exist to facilitate this transformation. Achieving a sustainable future will require that people do things differently. It is vital to acknowledge that altering behaviour is indeed attainable. The pivotal first step involves a comprehensive comprehension of the underlying causes driving the […]

Abandoned Spaces: The Beauty of Nature

Abandoned spaces are places that have been left empty and unused for a period of time. They can be found all over the world in all scales, from abandoned towns and villages to abandoned factories, hospitals, and schools. Abandoned spaces may seem eerie and forgotten, but they can also be strangely beautiful and evocative, transporting […]

Neo-Ruralism : The Change from City to Country

Hope for a healthy future Neo-ruralism is a socio-cultural movement that has gained momentum in recent years, reflecting a shift in the way people perceive and interact with rural areas. This movement encourages individuals to reconnect with rural environments, often driven by a desire for a simpler and more sustainable way of life. Neo-ruralism stands […]

Carbon Offsetting (Why it Doesn’t Work)

Carbon offsetting is a way to compensate for your greenhouse gas emissions by supporting projects that reduce or remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When you offset your emissions, you are essentially paying someone else to reduce their emissions on your behalf. There are many different types of climate protection projects, such as: planting trees, […]

Queer ecology / Eco-Queerness : Exploring the Intersection of Identity and Environment

Queer ecology, also known as eco-queerness, emerges at the intriguing intersection of two critical discourses: environmentalism and LGBTQ+ rights. This dynamic fusion explores the complex interplay between identities, social justice, and ecological sustainability. Eco-queerness offers a fresh perspective that challenges traditional notions of sexuality and the environment, inviting us to reflect on how human identity […]