Aching To Travel? Memories Of A Near Zero Waste Trip To The Mountains Will Inspire You

It’s hard to ignore the itch to travel. With the world still locking and unlocking at an unsure pace with the threat of Coronavirus still looming large on all of us, this might be a good time to re-examine the way we travel. Emphasis on health and safety will be the new normal in travel for some time to come and we hope that people will explore more opportunities to leave less negative impact on destinations. 

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Overshoot Day 2020 is on August 22. Does that mean Thanos was right?

The Earth Overshoot Day is the considered as the day in each calendar year when we, humans, complete using all the resources that the Earth provides for an entire year. For the rest of the year, we use the resources that the planet should have saved for the next year. These include fresh water, breathable gases, crude oil among other natural resources essential for human life to continue on Earth. In short, after the Overshoot Day each year we are stealing the essential resources from the future.

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How does walking make you a superhero?

A few years ago, I interviewed Meigo Mark – a European traveller who was on a mission to walk 40,075 kilometres. Why? Because it is the total length of the equator. His journey took him from his home in Estonia to many countries including India. I remember asking him if it was hard to wake up each day to walk. He had said, “Walking feels like the mission of the heart, mind and spirit.” I have looked at the simple act of walking very differently since.

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My New Year Resolution That Promotes A More Sustainable Lifestyle

As per United Nations Environment, more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s; 60% of which ends up in landfills or natural environment. While there are studies are being conducted, government schemes being designed and development interventions implemented, what is missing are small but proactive actions and lifestyle changes by individuals like you and me. Continue reading “My New Year Resolution That Promotes A More Sustainable Lifestyle”