Grow your own microgreens and reduce your environmental footprint

Sustainable Farming or sustainable agriculture broadly refers to farming techniques that protect the future quality of agricultural produce by keeping the environment and economy’s demands at the forefront.  Under the broad umbrella of sustainable farming, is the concept of ‘Microgreens’. Incorporating home-grown or locally grown microgreens into your regular diet is a great way to […]

Green Finance – an important vehicle for a sustainable economy

Sustainable Finance is an alignment of the financial system with sustainability criteria that combine profit seeking while addressing sustainability issues. It is a shift to a more holistic framework that involves assessing  environmental, social and governance metrics while making financial decisions. In other words, it is a philosophy of investing that merges traditional investments that target […]

EU and the Circular Economy

From January 1 this year (2021), the European Union banned the export of unsorted plastic waste to less industrialized nations outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a part of new rules amending the bloc’s 2006 Waste Shipment Regulations.  The rules came in response to a 2019 conference at which 187 countries had pledged to add […]

The Indian Himalayan Region urgently needs waste disposal and processing facilities

plastic pollution on himalaya

The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) spans over 5.37 lakh km2 nearly 16.2% of the total geographical area of the country. Administratively, the ten states i.e. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya are fully covered in Indian Himalayan Region, while West Bengal and Assam are partially covered including […]

Climate Change is wreaking havoc in the Himalayas

dam on himalaya

The Himalayas were here before our anthropoid ancestors (monkeys and apes) evolved into Homo Sapiens as our species is called, and ultimately this geological spectacle of the earth’s crust will outlast our species. Apart from being among the many marvels of Nature, the Himalayas are a source of many of the world’s largest river systems including […]

Time for some good news! But we have a long way to go

Global Temperature rise

As per the worst case scenarios by the UN’s climate change projections, global temperatures would increase by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) by 2100, leading to at least 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) in global sea level rise. This paints a gloomy picture,  however, new research from the University of Colorado Boulder finds […]