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COVID-19 and the future of Global economy

Within a few weeks of the emergence of coronavirus in Wuhan and many countries around the world, the economy has been on a stand-still. The impact of coronavirus has put the world in uncertainty. The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. Even if the coronavirus spread reduces anytime sooner or later, the impact over the economy and society would last for a longer period. The government and organisations all over the world need to frame better policies and plans to help the world cope ...

COVID ISOLATION ROOMS- COVID ACTION PROGRAM BY EARTH5R

Mumbai: The growing number of Coronavirus cases in India and around the world prompted Saurabh Gupta, founder of Earth5R, to go beyond the relief effort. Gupta stressed on the need to have a scientific approach to the relief effort. This is why the idea to create fixed as well as movable isolation rooms came to his mind. Speaking to The Free Press Journal, Gupta added, “We have developed a technologically-driven isolation room which is ready to be deployed. There are two types of isolation rooms designed — movable and immovable.” Gupta, who is working with a local partner to build the prototype, is optimistic that within a months’ time ...

COVID Trainings- Awareness, Response & Self Sustainability

The outbreak of coronavirus has caused disrupt to world economies and Earth5R has taken up the initiatives to create action-oriented training to combat and slow down the pandemic. Saurabh Gupta came up with an idea for conducting COVID Training on Awareness, Response & Self Sustainability at a global scale. Saurabh Gupta is the founder and CEO of Earth5R and a social entrepreneur who believes in inner and outer sustainability. Earth5R is an environmental organisation with a purpose to bridge the gap between action and talking. Earth5R is a global platform for the youth who are interested in taking action for real results in sustainability....

COVID 19 (Coronavirus) and 10 Worst Pandemics in History

The novel coronavirus pandemic, known as Covid-19, could not have been more predictable. Over the past 15 years, there has been no shortage of articles and white papers issuing dire warnings that a global pandemic involving a new respiratory disease was only a matter of time. It's important to look back in history and learn from it. Scientists and medical researchers have for years have differed over the exact definition of a pandemic (is it a pandemic, or an epidemic), but one thing everyone agrees on is that the word describes the widespread occurrence of disease, in excess of what might normally be expected in a geographical region. ...

COVID (Coronavirus) Outbreak and Sustainability

CIVID Coronavirus outbreak could be the wake-up call World needs! The impact of the coronavirus/ COVID outbreak, which has turned China’s vibrant cities into ghost towns overnight, is now being felt globally, with supply chains disrupted for everything from iPhones to automobiles. Already projected to have a more severe impact than the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, China is now threading a fine line between managing a potentially deadly health epidemic, and keeping its economy afloat. But while the business world scrambles to figure out how to keep working without the largest manufacturing economy, some ...

SLOW LIFE with Alice at Mas de l’Amarine

“Respect the history that you have inherited and create a way to sustainably pass it on to future generations. In France, food waste is quite a big issue and even though the government is taking steps to curb it, there is quite a long way to go. Every year 10 million tons of food is either lost or wasted in the country, costing the French 16 billion euros per year. The negative impact on the environment is also shocking. This food waste emits 15.3 million tonnes of CO2, which represents 3% of the country’s total CO2 emission. (source: French Environment & Energy Management Agency) Then there are people like Alice, who have taken it upon ...

Phuket Sustainability Issues and New Solutions

Phuket, the most beloved tourist destination is recognized as one of the World’s Top 5 retirement destinations by Fortune Magazine. It offers unique experiences from beautiful white sand beaches and enticingly blue water to mouth-watering local cuisine and world-class diving opportunities. However, the exponential increase in the rate of incoming tourists that the island witnessed from 3 million visitors in 2003 to a whopping 13 million in 2013 has taken a toll on the island’s local ecosystem especially in the last 7 years according to reports.  In February 2019, water rations were provided across major residential and business areas as the ...

Sustainable Construction Waste Management in India

India is urbanising faster than its urban planners can handle. We are building roads, bridges, fly-overs, factories, commercial complexes and also building and renovating our homes and residential properties (sometimes to upgrade the buildings or to take advantage of higher FSI regulations now allowed in many cities). But we do not pay sufficient heed to the construction and demolition (C&D) waste we generate, for example, bricks, concrete, stones, hard core subsoil, topsoil, timber, glass, gypsum, ceramics and also plastics. Neglecting this waste has consequences for public health as well as the environment. There is no agreement on the ...

Recycling Training at Palghar

Earth5R works towards zero waste communities and sustainable development for all. As a part of its action towards informing and spreading awareness among youth and communities about the need to environmental conservation and sustainable development, Earth Talks are conducted for students in schools & colleges, Corporates and in residential areas. The aim of the Earth Talk is to create sensitivity among fellow citizens of the need to act for the Earth to sustain our lives. Earth5R’s ACT project is spread across 35 cities in India and in 25 countries across the globe. The movement is supported by 35,000 citizen volunteers who dedicatedly work ...

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

All about the hype on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ A world today is probably the most vivid place to be for innovative minds - minds which dare to think beyond the usual - minds which care - minds which want to bring a change. The best part about being a part of today’s world is that you can connect with anyone across the globe and this mere fact has led to revolutionaries changes in terms of health, education, businesses, technology - just to name a few. Technology has changed the very definition of life. But then when you have the pros as one side of the coin, there are cons as well. Modern Social & Environmental concerns We see ...