Shout out to those environmentalists with a scientific inclination; the initiative 'Germany - Land of Ideas' in association with the Federal Ministry of Education & Research is organizing a German-Indian ideas competition. This venture is part of their international campaign 'Shaping the Future – Building the City of Tomorrow', and the search is on for sustainable innovations that'll help solve the challenge of waste disposal in modern Indian cities. Titled From Waste To Resource – How Can We Turn Garbage Into Gold?, the contest opens on April 27th 2016, and the deadline for the same is June 10, 2016. All interested participants from India and Germany are invited to share their concepts for successful waste management so the ideas can be actualized. These ideas will first
Most of us can begin listing dates of festivals and public holidays as soon as we're asked. Why? – Because we simply love having a day off from work, love gorging on sweets, and love celebrations. But, lost in infatuation with festivals, we often forget to celebrate a day which probably holds the most significance in our lives, and the future of our planet – The Earth Day. The idea for a day to focus on the environment came to its founder G. Nelson, then a U.S. Senator, who was inspired by the 1970 student anti-war movement. He realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the political agenda. The idea clicked, it garnered national and international support over the y
By the time you finish reading this post, more than 199 tons of paper will have been produced. About 3,068,381 trees will already have been chopped down for those sheets. And since making each kilogram of paper requires a whopping 324 liters of water – 58,479,732 liters will have been soaked up by the very same paper. 42% of all global wood harvest is eaten up by our paper needs. Is this easily replaceable commodity really what we want to spend our forest resources on, seeing as now we have plentiful technological alternatives? Maybe, we do want that. Because even though a reduction in paper usage was predicted due to the electronic revolution, that never actually happened. In fact, the demand for paper is expected to double by 2030. People simply don't want to stop using paper.