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Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

New USDA Rule Will Allow Sale Of Diseased Chicken For Human Consumption

3 Mins Read A proposed new rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow poultry factories to process diseased chickens and sell it for human consumption. Rolling back food safety measures in the meat industry amid the coronavirus pandemic – which scientists have linked to unsustainable and dangerous animal agriculture – could mean waiting for […]

Covid-19 Fitness: Tips & Advice On Exercising While Wearing A Mask

4 Mins Read Starting from yesterday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong (and in many other countries too!) due to a resurgence in local case transmission. Wearing a mask should not exempt you from continuing with your exercise regime, but what is true is you need to know a few things […]

Visual Explainer: The Impact Of Coronavirus On The Refugee Crisis

< 1 Min World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year, representing a day to recognise the situation of refugees all over the world and the acute hardships that they face. There are around 25 million refugees and displaced peoples in the world, battling physical threats to their safety every single day, with or without a […]

Post Covid-19 Travel: Hong Kong-based Unicorn Klook Launches Home, A Portal For Virtual Workshops, Tours & Classes

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based travel booking platform and app Klook has recently launched “Klook Home”, consisting of new home-based experiences. Users on Klook Home can book online workshops, virtual tours and cooking classes as the company adapts to the new travel-free reality in the age of coronavirus.  Repositioning itself in the coronavirus-stricken travel sector, Klook has launched […]

UN Environmental Programme Awards Asian Entrepreneurs For Post Covid-19 Green Business Solutions

3 Mins Read Nine entrepreneurs have been selected by a sustainable startup initiative launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their green business solutions that will help the continent “build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic. The winners hailing from Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam and China will each receive US$10,000 in funding alongside business mentoring […]

Barometer Report: How Covid-19 Is Changing Our Trust In Media, Business & Government

4 Mins Read There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has left an unimaginable impact, from the impact on human lives to the global economic fallout that has affected almost every single sector and industry. But another aspect that the coronavirus has influenced is public trust – in governments, businesses, media and organisations.  This May, global communications […]

Eco-Fascism Is On The Rise, Here’s How You Can Fight Against It

3 Mins Read Since the pandemic struck, a slew of stories pointing to what appears to be the positive impact of coronavirus on the environment have been circulating on social media. While it is indeed true that carbon emissions have significantly decreased due to a nosedive in air travel, road traffic and industrial activity, experts and activists are […]

Meat-Free Future? Sustainable Farms See Jump In Business Amid Covid-19

5 Mins Read By: Amanda Holpuch Supply chain problems and workplace infection risks mean experts are urging US producers to focus on sustainability. Americans are nearing a future where the nation’s beloved steak dinners, cheeseburgers and barbecue are under threat, if the world’s second largest meat processor is to be believed. Tyson Foods warned “the food supply chain […]

UN: Pandemic Will Push 34 Million People Into Extreme Poverty In 2020

4 Mins Read The United Nations’ mid-year update, the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, expects that the coronavirus pandemic will drive more than 34 million people into extreme poverty. Highlighting that the crisis will exacerbate existing poverty and inequality, the UN says that strong global cooperation will be critical to both contain the pandemic in the […]

Oakland Has Closed A Bunch Of Streets To Cars. Other Cities Should Follow Its Lead.

4 Mins Read By: Rebecca Leber Time to socially distance ourselves from car culture. Oakland, California, on Saturday started to phase in what it is calling a “slow streets” initiative, to give residents “more room to spread out safely.” The city’s mayor, Libby Schaaf, ultimately plans on closing 74 miles, or 10 percent, of its streets to cars, creating more […]

Visual Explainer: The Environmental Impact Of Covid-19 – Infographic

< 1 Min With Covid-19 bringing the world to a near standstill, virtually ending air travel and significantly reducing industrial output in many areas of the world, many of us might be wondering what the environmental impact of the pandemic is. Have carbon emissions and pollution decreased, and if so, by how much? What about waste – are […]

Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is Nature’s Response To Climate Crisis

3 Mins Read In a recent interview published by the magazines Tablet and Commonwealth, Pope Francis said that the coronavirus pandemic is one of “nature’s responses” to humans ignoring ecological and climate catastrophes. The Pope added that the outbreak offers the planet an opportunity to reflect on unsustainable production and consumption, and to learn to practice compassion for […]

New World Launches Free Face Mask Vending Machines Across Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Hong Kong property development conglomerate New World Development (NWD), the group behind K11 malls across the region, has just launched 35 vending machines dispensing 10 million free surgical face masks in the city to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. NWD partnered with 8 local NGOs to place the machines across all 18 districts in Hong […]