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Top Fashion Trendsetter Says “Ecology Equals Economy” In Next Decade

3 Mins Read In an elaborate conversation with the Guardian, one of the world’s leading and most respected fashion trend forecasters Lidewij Edelkoort says that the future of the industry has to be environmentally-friendly. The Dutch-born trend-spotter, known famously as “Li”, added that consumers are waking up to the fact that having more things won’t make them any […]

‘Climate Emergency’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year 2019

2 Mins Read After a 100-fold increase in usage, Oxford Dictionaries has just declared that the word of the year for 2019 is “climate emergency”. The massive spike in the use of the term demonstrates “greater immediacy” in the conversations we’re now having about climate change.  According to the dictionary’s data, the number of times that “climate emergency” […]

Major Increase In Carbon Offsetting Thanks To “Greta Thunberg Effect”

4 Mins Read Due to the growing attention about our current climate emergency – much of it inspired by the iconic 16-year old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg – we are now seeing a huge increase in carbon offsetting. The “Greta Thunberg Effect” had previously been at work to drive increased sales of environmental children’s books, and […]

Eco Tourism Guide: 10 Ways To Be A Responsible World Traveler

8 Mins Read We are travelling more than we have ever before, especially right here in Asia. According to a 2019 World Travel Monitor report, outbound travel from Asia rose by 6% since the beginning of the year, making the region the largest growth driver in the world tourism industry. While travelling can be wonderful for many reasons […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Flygskam: New Scandi Word For Flight Shame Takes Off

2 Mins Read Sweden, the home of iconic eco activist Greta Thunberg, has just invented a new word – flygskam – to describe the feeling of guilt or shame caused by flying on airplanes. The new buzzword has gained in popularity across the world as many of us become more aware of the carbon footprint associated with travelling […]