Biodiversity – what is being done to halt the next mass extinction?

Team Mexico is in full swing and ready and raring to go to the WBCSD conference! This week started with a discussion about the contemporary environmental problems and their origins, each one of us having to research one of the 5 key topics brought into discussion by our tutor, Jess Davies. Considering that the world…

Freshwater is not for everyone

When doing our research on freshwater, we mainly focused on availability and pollution. Our findings surprised us, in regards to how many people lack access to freshwater, yet how pollution levels are still in acceptable conditions. A great way to summarise our findings is that there is enough freshwater for everyone, yet 500 million people…

The Path to Sustainable Mobility

One eye-opening workshop I had the opportunity to attend focussed on the topic of “sustainable mobility in cities”. With over 6.5 billion people expected to be living in a city by 2050, it is key to understand how to design and plan cities’ mobile infrastructure to ensure fast, safe and sustainable transport for all. The…

Reflecting on my WBCSD experience…

Since experiencing everyday life with the knowledge gained from the WBCSD conference, I have begun to more fully understand the nature of environmental issues in our society, and the experience has opened my eyes up to the accumulative dangers in our everyday actions. Since understanding that my passion lies within sustainability, I have also begun…

What is a sustainable diet?

Food: the critical issues Having adapted my own diet, and been enlightened by leaders at the WBSCD, I have begun to understand the rising importance of the ‘food sustainability’ issue. I have researched the topic further, and begun to think about how others can act and eat more sustainably. I hope that my blog will…

The three C’s that help to reduce food wastage through businesses

(by Annika Klesen) Every year more than 1,3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This accumulates for more than 990 $US (Fao.org, 2017). But this is not even the worst part of it! While many industrialized countries throw their food away, because of aesthetic reasons, expired ‘best-before dates’ or pure overconsumption, more than 795 million…