• Cleanup Day Interview with AIESEC Alumni Belgium
    Sustainable City

    SDG 11 | World Without Waste, is it just a dream of a few?

    Aka 2020 Cleanup day in Brussels-Schaerbeek by AIESEC Alumni     World Cleanup Day is an annual event where individuals gather every September for one day all over the globe to pick up trash and get rid of unwanted waste in public places. Last year this one-day-event united around 20 million people in 180 countries. In 2020, we all wonder how the pandemic impacted this great movement.   I asked Jan Peeters, from the board of AIESEC Alumni in Belgium to let us know more about the organiser’s perspective. ——————–

  • International World Food Day
    Consumption

    October 16: World Food Day

    How is your relationship with food? Do you have access to clean, healthy, nutritious food?   Alternatively, maybe you know someone with eating disorders; or someone who struggles to provide food for his/her family every day preventing them from doing well at work/school?   There are too many people in this world without even one nutritious meal per day.   How is humankind’s relationship with food consumption? Please take your time to search for more information and consider these selected facts:    “821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger even though the world produces enough food to feed everyone. 60% of them are women(1)”  “45% of infant…

  • International Day of Rural women
    Consumption

    October 15: International Day of Rural Women

    “According to some estimates, closing the gender gap in access to land and other productive assets could increase agricultural outputs by up to 20% in Africa(1).”    What do you know about the Third World? Have you ever seen any predicaments that communities in developing countries are in face-to-face?   Poverty is a human being concocted illness of this planet. Our changing climate exacerbates it with the shrinking of available resources for rural areas to thrive—less water and agricultural lands are accessible globe-wide.    It is outright resoundingly unfair that these adverse developments are affecting the most undeveloped countries disproportionally.    On top of that, gender inequality is tangibly holding…

  • International Day of Disaster Reduction
    Climate

    October 13: International Day of Disaster Reduction

    Do you dream of a world without disasters?   It is a must for humankind to be prepared at short notice to minimize damages and grave dangers that are thrust upon us by natural and fabricated emergencies. There is one day every October reminding us of our ability to prevent harm by nature, and human provoked catastrophes.   The United Nations declared October 13 the day to enforce this well-needed recognition(1).  Furthermore, in 2016, a framework was launched to mitigate the likelihood of disasters and ensuing losses of happening(2).    The Sendai Framework named seven priorities to reduce global disasters the number of affected people direct economic loss from catastrophes…

  • Sustainable Traveling during Pandemic - 2MorrowDigitalTrips
    Sustainable City

    Sustainability and Digital Tourism During COVID-19 part 2

    AKA a Collaborative Project of a Handful of Alumni From Africa and Europe For more information on #2MorrowDigitalTrips, please visit: Bit.ly/2MorrowTripChannel or read part 1 of this article.   What can we do together through our project #2MorrowDigitalTrips for the Sustainable Development Goals?   Improve Mental Health – SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing   “Previous research has revealed a profound and broad spectrum of psychological impact that outbreaks can inflict on people. Among the general public at the individual level, it can precipitate new psychiatric symptoms in people without mental illness, aggravate the condition of those with pre-existing mental illness and cause distress to the caregivers of affected individuals (2).”…

  • International World Habitat Day
    Sustainable City

    October 5th: International World Habitat Day

    In 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day to reflect on issues regarding our living environments. Also, on World Habitat Day we shall be reminded that adequate shelter is a fundamental human right for all of us. On another note, humankind has historically struggled to sustain waste-wise municipalities all around the globe. Recently, though, this theme has attracted increasing attention, not just in developed countries. Our civilisations must address the grim fact that they produce record-high levels of waste every day. It is tragic that today’s modern life produces so much waste. If you would like to know more about waste…

  • Sustainable Traveling during Pandemic - 2MorrowDigitalTrips
    Sustainable City

    Sustainability and Digital Tourism During COVID-19 part 1

    AKA a Collaborative Project of a Handful of Alumni From Africa and Europe   It seems that nearly all of humanity in this new decade works, shops, studies, exercises, attends conferences and visits religious gatherings without stepping out of their homes. Just a few mentions on how our entire world slipped on Covid – as if on a sneaky banana skin – by the end of 2019, and fell upside down on its back in the new year of 2020. More than ever before, we are heavily dependent on digital solutions, which became the only escape from lockups.   Heavy limits were instantly placed on every aspect of our lives,…