· July, 2014

Stories about Environment from July, 2014

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

  31 July 2014

Thomas Friedman recently traveled to Madagascar and posits that Americans need to pay more attention to the economic and ecological disaster that threatens the island. Some of his readers did not quite agree, like Deosinon in Philadelphia, who argues that Madagascar is too far removed from his needs : I...

Improper Land Allocation Harms Trinidad & Tobago's Public Interest

  18 July 2014

Property ownership is a critical ingredient of the society we are trying to build. No one can deny that. The wealthiest people and companies in this society have made a great part of their wealth through property dealings – buying, leasing, sub-dividing, selling, renovating and so on….property is critical to...

Third Festival in Santa Catarina, Tláhuac, Mexico

  14 July 2014

More and more people are sharing their content on Medium, and Ximena Arrieta, consultant in Strategic Communications, is using her content as an additional medium and coverage for the connection between communication, citizen participation and technology, as does the “Movement for the Earth” in Santa Catarina Yecahuízotl, that with its...

Recycling Fashion

  10 July 2014

This week, Rut Abraín from Esturirafi shares some wonderful ideas that would help our economy and reduce space in our closets, even help people in need, and the planet, by recycling our used clothes: Durante años, he ido acumulando ropa que no usaba. La iba dejando en el montón de...

Packaging and Ecosystem

  8 July 2014

Are you someone who cares about the packaging of the products you buy and use? Biologist Rut Abrain Sánchez does, and on her blog Esturirafi she shows six examples of ecological packaging of some products in Asia, Europe and North America. To understand the scope of this issue, Abrain quotes...

If It's Still Useful, Don't Dump It!

  6 July 2014

On the blog Esturirafi [es], biologist Rut Abrain writes frequently about her environment-related thoughts and advise. This time [es], she blogs about the issue of obsolence and shares tips to fight against it: Se llama obsolescencia a “la planificación o programación de la vida útil de un producto o servicio...

Serbian Artists Create “Neighborly Hanger” for Handouts

  3 July 2014

The image of the poorest segments of the population rummaging through trash cans has, unfortunately, become a common one in many Balkan countries in the past few years. From some of the 38,000 pensioners who currently receive the minimum monthly pension of barely 120 euro in Serbia, not enough to...

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