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. ——————–
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).”…
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…
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,…
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…
Is your company a corporate citizen?
Our world is getting more and more complex and globally we face different challenges which need new ways of thinking and acting. Corporate citizenship describes an approach for companies to be a “good citizen”, if they engage and give back to society and the environment . How is this approach connected to the SDGs? Let’s have a closer look at our society, because especially millennials put a lot of pressure on companies. 81% of the millennials have a high awareness about the SDGs and they expect the private sector to commit to them.  But why should businesses care for the SDGs? ‘The Sustainable Development Goals are fundamental cornerstones to…
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…