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On World Food Day, 2018, pledge to healthy eating, sustainable living and zero hunger | health

On World Food Day, 2018, pledge to healthy eating, sustainable living and zero hunger | health

World Food Day, celebrated annually on October 16, is one of the most crucial days on the calendar and was first celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN. The objective is to spread awareness about those who are affected by the hunger issue in the world ...

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How sustainable is your cuppa?

How sustainable is your cuppa?

Coffee is the most valuable legally-traded commodity in the world, second only to oil. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day, worldwide. Ironically, the poorest countries in the world (Guatemala, Ethiopia, Peru and Honduras are some of the top producers of coffee) are growing ...

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Africa looks to lure global visitors, boost sustainable tourism | travel

Africa looks to lure global visitors, boost sustainable tourism | travel

Africa draws just five percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach. But the continent’s huge potential can be unlocked by eco-tourism, cultural experiences, domestic travel and political stability, said experts at an African ...

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5 eco-friendly ways to be a sustainable traveller | travel

5 eco-friendly ways to be a sustainable traveller | travel

With travelling comes the responsibility of making sure that you don’t pollute the place and leave it better than you found it. Small steps can go a long way in doing so, whether it is not littering, travelling on foot or by public transport, or opting for voluntourism. Here are ...

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Sustainable bartending catches on in Indian bars

Sustainable bartending catches on in Indian bars

In 2013, London saw the establishment of one of the world’s first low-waste bars. White Lyan, in the city’s East End, plans its operations around sustainability: reducing wastage, eschewing disposables and focusing on responsibly sourced ingredients. Today, cocktail bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana aka Mr Lyan is considered a pioneer, a name ...

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5 eco-friendly destinations for sustainable travellers to visit this year | travel

Travelling may be fun, but travellers often damage the environment consciously or unconsciously. And while cities are the first to suffer from environmental degradation, the damage will sooner or later reach to the interiors of our planet as well. One of the best ways to prevent that is to travel ...

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From yarn to finished product, the khadi label Metaphor Racha strives for sustainability

From yarn to finished product, the khadi label Metaphor Racha strives for sustainability

Sustainable is a word that’s sometimes used in a throwaway manner in the textile/fashion industry. Designing a collection in handlooms and khadi alone doesn’t make a brand sustainable. The concept needs to extend to the entire method of work, in staying environmentally safe and socially responsible, allowing benefits to trickle ...

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Making the city liveable, sustainable

Making the city liveable, sustainable

Every city has to undergo a struggle. Bengaluru of yesteryear has changed phenomenally. At the end of 1980s when I came down to settle in the city, it was fascinating. There were satellites towns like Yelahanka, Kengeri and Whitefield around. They all seem to have been subsumed within Bengaluru today. ...

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A voice for sustainable architecture

Based on Mahendravarman’s Sanskrit play

Sitting amidst the sleek, steel and glass buildings in the Dubai Design District, the creation in copper, the Abwab Pavilion, was an anachronism. Like a body from another time, something that had travelled straight out of imagination. Made of re-purposed bedsprings, the Abwab Pavilion was at the Dubai Design Week, ...

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Making cities sustainable – The Hindu

Making cities sustainable - The Hindu

What encompasses sustainability? Is it merely the structures, our living and working spaces or is it the manner in which our villages and urban spaces are shaping up? Or is it a lifestyle which is consciously chosen, designed, lived in? How sustainable are our cities and villages? Where are we ...

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