Since the very first Earth Day event in 1970, we have pumped more pollution into the air, rivers, ocean, soil and lungs of the planet than all of human history combined. These trends have been consistent, and show little sign of abating. At the same time, humanity has never been as aware, united and ready for radical, positive transformation as it is today.
Dr. Deepa Pullanikkatil explores the potential for tree planting as a green recovery solution post Covid-19, as well as other solutions to consider for recovery pathways that benefit people & planet.
This week we’re pinpointing the growing need for social and climate justice measures when planning for global socio-economic recovery efforts. Also, a look at Planet of the Humans and how these twin crises will impact Gen Z.
Mantoe Phakathi reports on the resilient farming methods helping small scale farmers sustain lives and livelihoods during this pandemic. Guba, a local permaculture program helps skill farmers to cope with climate change and COVID-19.
This week we look at concurrent environmental crises – from a locust outbreak to deforestation & COVID-19. We highlight solutions – from climate activism during a pandemic to grassroots infrastructure.
Qibho Intalektual is a poet, musician, MC and leader from Mbabane. In solidarity with the Global Climate Strikes, he partnered with ECCO to perform two striking poems A Billion and 5 Suns Ago and Phuma Langa Sikotse. The message in both poems is apt for this 50th Earth Day.
We are celebrating Earth Day by amplifying voices of members of our local climate community! Hear students, activists, ordinary people, local groups and a community garden tell us why the environment and the planet we call home matters on this Earth Day.
This week we’re focusing on food security and equity during COVID-19. We also look at the fossil fuels industry’s volatile state, the weakening of environmental legislation, and the relationship between coronavirus and pollution.
An upshot of the COVID-19 crisis is that many are turning to thier backyards to grow vegetables. Here’s why you should too!
This pandemic comes with the opportunity to collectively understand how our actions have contributed to the situation we find ourselves in, and how to urgently adjust our attitudes, actions and policies so that we do not go back to “business as usual”. Experts agree that the climate crisis and the destruction of nature and wildlife are hurting humanity, with COVID-19 a ‘clear warning shot.’
The ability to farm food is the foundation of any society. This holds truer for Eswatini than in most places. With clear infographics, this post explains how a changing climate will impact our food production.