For the 8 million people of Bogota who carry out their daily activities in an industrialized city with one of world’s worst traffic congestion, combating air pollution caused in large part by emissions from their means of transport is a necessity. In recent days, the importance of tackling this problem became even more evident when the city had to face a yellow alert due the … [Read more...] about Bogota, Longing to Breathe Fresh Air
A few days ago, Hurricane Harvey left catastrophic wreckage in its pass through the United States, particularly in Texas and Louisiana. The floods that came as a result of the tropical cyclone inundated homes, destroyed schools and displaced thousands of people. This week, Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history with winds of 185mph, is … [Read more...] about Hurricane Season Reminds Us of the Need to Invest in Sustainable Infrastructure
Among other things, millennials are known for their drive, their adventurous spirit and their innovative ideas. They are also very aware of global issues, including the importance of advancing human development in a sustainable way. To celebrate International Youth Day (August 12th) we have made a list of 5 businesses founded by young environmental entrepreneurs, who have … [Read more...] about 5 Businesses by Millennials Looking for a More Sustainable World
Right now, somewhere in the world, a person is struggling with the decision to leave their home in search for safety and a better life. Right now, a family in a refugee camp is having trouble adapting to their new normal. Right now, someone is desperate because they have just been denied the asylum they were seeking. The world is witnessing the highest levels of … [Read more...] about Are we prepared to deal with another refugee crisis?
To commemorate International Mangrove Day (July 26th) let’s take a moment to think about why these wonderful tropical ecosystems are unique and worthy of our protection. Mangroves are formed by trees that are highly tolerant to salt and that grow in an amphibian environment, with aquatic and terrestrial characteristics. Here are five of their superpowers. 1. Reducing … [Read more...] about 5 Superpowers Mangroves Have