• Cleanup Day Interview with AIESEC Alumni Belgium
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    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. ——————–

  • Sustainable Traveling during Pandemic - 2MorrowDigitalTrips
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    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).”…

  • Sustainable cities and communities
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    SDG 11: Sustainable Transition in former industrial areas

    Sustainable cities and regions only develop and sustain prosperity, if changes are made. Sustainable transition aims to transform socio-ecological systems towards sustainability and implies changes on different levels in society including individuals, businesses and policy makers [1]. This is where SDG 11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities” comes in and matches well to the topic of the article, because already 55% of the world population live in urban areas [2]. And due to the current COVID-19 pandemic most cases are observed in urban areas, therefore there is an urgent need to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” [2]. Let me introduce you to an amazing yet underrated…

  • International World Habitat Day
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    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
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    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,…

  • Green Cities
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    Sustainable Cities Around the Globe

    Have you ever thought about the quality of life in your city and how sustainable it is? Is your public transportation working well, or is it a nightmare to use? Or, is there no alternative to taking your car and endless traffic queues? Are there enough green spaces saving you from suffocating on smog that allow you to slow down? Can you still afford your apartment or house within the city limits? Let us have a closer look at Sustainable Development Goal No. 11, which focuses on sustainable cities and communities: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Many cities and urban areas around the globe already…

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    How can you improve urban life?

    If you live in urban areas, you may sometimes have the impression that some cities look greener than others. While running from point A to B and C you probably ask yourself where you can find an urban oasis a place to rest and maybe spend some time around nature. Bigger cities often have parks and other recreational sites, but smaller towns lack these green areas or often have less. Therefore, in many cities around the globe people started to create such spaces which also include the possibility to engage within a community. What is urban Gardening? “Urban gardening is the process of growing plants of all types and varieties…