All posts tagged with: sustainable development

Youth Perspective: Sustainable Development

Publicado 19 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Saket Mani

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There is no dispute today that Planet Earth is reaching a point where it can no longer sustain our intake levels. If we care about our planet, about ourselves, our children and other living things then we need to learn how to turn things around and bring about lasting transformation. Most environmental problems are global in nature, meaning, they have global ramifications. Let me explain by saying that many ecosystems that are managed by countries have vast global benefits and...


Plastic Eating Fungi!

Publicado 16 de febrero de 2014 Avatar Shivaani_GEMconnect_Chennai_India

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Polyurethane – hard plastics. It is used in gaskets, shoes, hose pipes, and more. Plastic is choking the Earth, it is being strewn all over the land, and it takes 450 years just to start degrading. I recently read a fantastic article that gave me tremendous hope and also reinforced the idea of the importance of biodiversity. Somewhere in the jungles of Ecuador, a group of students from Yale University, on their annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory, found a fungus that...


Think About Them Before Celebrating Diwali

Publicado 20 de febrero de 2014 no picture Anamika_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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Every time a sparkle lights in the sky, spare a thought of Chitra- one of the nearly 40,000 children toiling away in Sivakasi district fireworks and match industry. She has her burnt half her face and body. Her mother complains that it would cost Rs. 2,00,000 for the child's plastic surgery and that no one has helped her daughter. The economy is one of the reasons responsible for child labour. Poverty forces parents to send their children to work in these industries. Employers take advantag...


Decision Making in Developmental Projects

Publicado 25 de febrero de 2014 no picture Guru_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The most critical issue with development is getting the right resources to where they are needed most and ensuring that those resources are being used in a sustainable manner. The greatest failure of community development to this day is the wasting of resources due to a lack of knowledge of the realities on the ground. It is this lack of meaningful investment - “the tragedy of aid” - which is the reason why even though a lot of money has been allocated to development projects,...