low carbon

  • The Children's Eternal Rainforest: A Tale of Youth, Conservation, and Hope

    In the heart of Costa Rica lies a verdant wonder, the Children's Eternal Rainforest (Bosque Eterno de los Niños). This isn't just any forest; it's a story of hope, a testament to the power of youthful dreams. Born from the imagination of Swedish schoolchildren and nurtured by a global community, this rainforest symbolizes a united stand against climate change.

  • The Power of A Simple Idea: How A Schoolboy Began A Global Movement To Plant A Trillion Trees

    It started with a simple idea - what if children around the world planted a million trees in every country? This vision, conceived in 2007 by a nine-year-old German student named Felix Finkbeiner, blossomed into Plant-for-the-Planet, an international youth organization leading global reforestation efforts.

  • A Segment of Fast Fashion: Carbon Footprint of Shoes

    Fashion is a dynamic force that shapes our lives and carefully ties together personal expressions and societal trends. In the vibrant threads of this constantly changing field, shoes often play a supporting part and go unnoticed in the big story of style. But do we know the fact that currently, shoes are playing a significant role in carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. It is typically measured in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year. Carbon footprints can vary greatly depending on factors such as diet, transportation, energy usage, and product consumption.

  • COP 28 to begin on a controversial note amid a hot 2023

    Dubai will host this year's UN climate summit - the 28th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will bring nearly 200 countries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss progress on environment, or rather, the lack of it. The conference to be held from November 30 to December 12 with numerous side events will start off on a critical note over the fact that it is being hosted by an oil rich nation - one of the biggest fossil fuel producers. Like the previous COPs, the Dubai COP too will bring countries, corporates, environmental activists and concerned citizens to take stock of the planet's health.

  • Air pollution crisis in Northeast India

    Air pollution has been an important concern in recent years, not only in India but around the globe as well. When it comes to air pollution and a huge carbon footprint, one city comes to everyone's mind: Delhi. India’s capital is famed for its dirty air, but fears have lately been raised for another town in India's northeast, following Guwahati.

  • Will the earth break previous records to post-2023 as the hottest year?

    The three months of July, August and September have been the hottest ever in the history of the Earth, prompting scientists to say that 2023 could become the hottest year.

  • UN Child Rights Body wants governments to protect environmental rights for children

    In the din of global politics over the Russia-Ukraine war and the China-Taiwan tensions, an important news item on climate change and children got buried in the media. On August 28 this year, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child said that climate change is impacting children's health, lives and development. It called upon governments to take action to protect boys and girls from a deepening climate change crisis.

  • Pollution bubbles from Stubble

    Last week while coming back from Yamuna Nagar to Delhi on the way from Karnal National Highway to Delhi, I along with my colleague Arnab, saw mounds of Fire on the agriculture fields almost every half a kilometre. Our driver concurred, that it was stubble, which was being burnt. We counted up to 7-8 such mounds, before getting into the possible effects of it, especially on Delhiites-even odd for vehicles, schools getting shut for few days, work from home for employees and so on. The list included almost everything, which we had experienced or heard of in the last few years. The story is not going to be any different this year either.

  • The Boy Who Dreamed of Cleaning the Oceans: Inspiring Story of Haaziq Kazi

    Imagine the noise of a bustling Indian city fading away as you journey towards the serene coastline. The salty air fills your lungs, the sound of waves crashing against the shore resonates in your ears, and the sight of the vast blue ocean stretches as far as your eyes can see. But as you look closer, the ocean's surface isn't just water—it's littered with plastic. This horrifying scene isn't dystopian fiction. It's a horrific reality that a young boy from Pune, India, named Haaziq Kazi, is fighting to change.

  • Assessing learning ability

    Here is an engaging psychometric test to assess your learning ability. It is not just about how much information you can memorize, but also about how you can apply that information to new situations. The test is interactive, as it requires you to think about how you would react in a real-world situation.