[Guest feature] Can regenerative permaculture trump sustainability?

Permaculture, a regenerative practice that takes us beyond sustainability. Over the past two decades, the sustainability movement has picked up pace but we continue inching towards complete depletion. In this article, we discuss the ethics and 12 guiding principles of permaculture that makes it far superior than current sustainable practices. Could permaculture be the solution to our environmental challenges?

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[Guest feature] How to save the world with every sip?

Everyone is being made increasingly aware of the menace unleashed by single use plastic straws. Wouldn’t it be perfect if we had an organic and eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws so that we could enjoy our favourite beverages, guilt-free? A Bengaluru based startup has made this possible.

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[Guest feature] Do genetically modified crops deserve a second chance?

Genetic modifications (GMOs) are essential for the future of agriculture, environmental stability, and the fight against climate change. Despite their importance, the world is fearful of and reluctant to acknowledge the benefits of GMOs. This is due in part by the media’s spread of misinformation regarding GMOs and a public misunderstanding of the science behind them. Should the GM crops be given a second chance?

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[Guest feature] Why we should not burn dry leaves?

Come winter, and our streets, footpaths, building premises, rooftops, any horizontal surface in the sight is covered with dry leaves. From time to time, we sense acrid smoke coming from neighbor’s backyard, from the side of the street, where leaves are being burnt. But the leaves are bio-degradable and with time will eventually decompose to go back to soil. So, is there really a need to burn the dry leaves?

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[Guest feature] What goes down your drain?

If you spot a stain on your kitchen tile, toilet, floor, table or utensil, your first course of action would be to use a chemical cleaner to make the items sparkling clean yet again. Ever wondered what happens to these chemicals once you flush them down the drain through the kitchen sink or your toilets?

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