Category: Environment

Turning Crisis into Opportunity

The crisis is an opportunity to free humanity from the model that creates and sustains poverty. ― Muhammad Yunus The unprecedented COVID19 pandemic has changed our world entirely and in every respect. It has shattered our perceptions of reality that we took for granted, and has caused terrible misery all around the world, not sparing…

The Sad Truth

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. ― Henry…

World Soil Day

Today (Dec 5) is “World Soil Day” – a day demarcated to bring attention to soil pollution and erosion. Needless to say, it’s a very important day! Feel quite strongly about this topic because my father was a soil scientist – I also have a lovely farm view from my new apartment and get to…

Life in the Woods

Walden/Life in the Woods Recently came across the interesting story of American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), and decided to write about it today. He was an exceptional individual who led a very interesting and experimental life, and his writings have inspired a lot of eminent people including Mahatma Gandhi, Leo…

World Water Day

Happy “World Water Day”!! Today (March 22) is World Water Day. Sharing a very interesting quote by Canadian environmentalist Paul Watson on water: “We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, ‘You know in thirty…