By Danielle Carpenter – According to UNICEF, “Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition, translating into the loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.” Malnutrition can be […]

Water is the most precious resource we have. We cannot survive, let alone thrive, without it. Yet, we often don’t give it much thought and continue living as if we will never run out of this indispensable commodity. The recent events in Cape Town, South Africa have brought the issue more in focus. Surge has […]

Some 844 million people worldwide have no access to clean, safe water – meaning one in every nine people (water.org figures). Yet about 13,000 cubic kilometers (3,100 cubic miles) of fresh, clean water in the atmosphere are just waiting to be used. That is more than what is in all the rivers and freshwater reservoirs […]

If you only read the headlines, which in general focus on the bad rather than the good news because it is deemed “more newsworthy”, then you would think that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. “Given the rising risk of nuclear war with North Korea, the paralysis in Congress, warfare in Yemen […]

Mina Guli is the first person to have run 40 marathons (1,688 km or 1,048 miles) across 7 deserts on 7 continents in 7 weeks.  Mina is an Australian businesswoman, active in the environmental sector. She is CEO of Thirst, which she describes as follows: “Thirst is harnessing social media and technology to inform and inspire 14-24 […]

Have you tried it? Aquagym is excellent exercise, accessible to all. Its benefits are many and varied. Doing gym in water works not only the body but also the spirit. Whether the workout constitutes a gentle “aquasenior” class, a more strenuous “aquafitness” lesson, or intensive “aquadynamic” or “aquarobics” sessions, its variety of movements at each intensity […]

Solar cookers aren’t new. But according to National Geographic, these devices, which use only the energy of direct sunlight to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink, are making “a big difference in impoverished communities”. In the developing world they are a lifesaver. Solar cooking uses no electricity, gas, charcoal or wood. Only the sunshine […]

Have you heard? Plastic soft-drink or water bottles can create cheap lighting. That’s what “Liter of Light”, an organization created by graduate students from the University of St.Gallen in 2011, is doing. Its aim is to “spread an alternative cheap source of light.” The technology is incredibly simple. It consists of a 1.5 liter PET bottle filled with purified […]

Read all about it! Amazing good news about a “drinkable book”. The 20 pages of the book provide tips on filtering water and how to keep drinking water safe, and at the same time each page is a filter. When torn out of the book, each orange filter paper removes over 99% of bacteria and each […]

Much as there is financial capital in every business, there is also natural capital. Most businesses don’t realize it, but each and every one relies on products from nature to exist, from the water consumed and electricity used onsite by employees to the products they manufacture and how the basic materials also rely on other aspects […]