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Water is life, so is the forest!

Forests are part of our lives in more ways than we realize. From the moment we write in our notebook, use medicine for our ailments, build our houses; we make connections with the forests. Forests play a pivotal role in ensuring the sustenance of individuals and protecting our ecosystem. Our everyday activity is dependent on the intricacies of forests, as it provides life on earth and maintains a balanced ecosystem for man’s survival.

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, we join hands together in recognizing the tremendous impacts of forests in sustaining people…


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Today, the day the United Nations marks Zero Discrimination Day to celebrate everyone’s rights worldwide, promote inclusion, end inequalities, and create a movement towards fighting against the discrimination that women and girls face across all strata of life.

Women have been a dominant voice in the environmental world. They demand more involvement in environment-related decision-making and lead responses towards salvaging the environment. There are many examples across the globe of the great works women do towards combating environmental degradation.

A Nigerian woman, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Adeola, is at the forefront of solving the waste problem in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city and economic…


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In the global journey to renewable energy utilization, Nigeria needs to recognize that it’s a matter of when and not whether we start.

Recently, growing environmental concerns and immense population pressure on existing energy resources have cast a spotlight on energy conservation across the world. Yet, in Nigeria, the optimal energy consumption needed for a healthy and meaningful living hasn’t been met. Instead, unsustainable methods are used to generate electricity for homes and businesses.

To provide a solution that affords the opportunity for continued procreation and alignment with global environmental policies, countries need to be deliberate about diversification, emphasizing renewable…


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Efficient organizations share one thing in common: good management. And nowhere is that more vital than building a sustainable enterprise. (But) it is not enough to have sustainability champions at the center; there’s a need for development at all company levels and tiers.

It is not a small task to involve people effectively and purposefully in climate change and sustainability activities, mainly when these obstacles present a range of fiscal, technical, cultural, and psychological barriers. Over recent decades, numerous campaigns have attempted to recognize and transcend these hurdles to develop an educated and engaged community.

Elements of Active Engagement

Four core components are often…


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The UN General Assembly set aside every 20 February to celebrate the World Day of Social Justice. The significance of this day varies for individuals and industries. Still, the goal is the same– the global attainment of social justice.

What is social justice, and why do we celebrate it?

Social justice, which is often interchanged with distributive justice, is founded on the merits of equal rights for all individuals, with the possibility that without discrimination, everyone benefits from economic and social progress.

Some inequality trends exist on the social justice concept’s buildup, which oughtn’t to be. These issues were addressed…


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Charging an environmental-friendly car

The Intergovernmental Panel analysis on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows hydrocarbon-based transportation systems to generate up to 14% of the total greenhouse gases in circulation. To curtail this effect, the overuse of fossil fuels needs to be remarkably reduced. Among the most effective proposals to enhance sustainable transport systems is adopting environmentally friendly alternatives such as replacing conventional automobiles with electric cars.

Electrifying the transport systems involves the incorporation of vehicles into consistent and environmentally friendly power sources. Electric vehicles have been highly regarded as a promising technology that can promote a low carbon…


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Every 11th day of February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year’s theme is Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.

The day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. This day is celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations (UN) Women, in collaboration with intergovernmental agencies and institutions, and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. …


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In the book of the wise, Kofi Annan said, “young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished”. He further advised thus, “Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.”

Youth is golden. It’s the early morning sun in all its vitamin D glory. It can nourish and repair but soon after, only understands the language of beating down on other constituents…


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As of today, more than half of the world’s population reside in cities. It is expected that by 2025, there will be over 230 new cities in middle-income countries, and the global urban population will hit 68%.

While this is a welcome development as urbanization comes with many benefits, we must not ignore the warning signs therein. Rapidly growing cities are vulnerable to many inadequacies that have social and economic consequences.

Brandt land commission describes sustainability as meeting our present needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. …


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During a conversation, I asked my 23-year old cousin about the Sustainable Development Goals. He gave a blank stare showing his ignorance. As surprising as this is, he is one among millions of Nigerians who are not aware of UN SDGs’ existence or intricacies. This incident kept me wondering how much Nigerians are aware of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Well, to demystify this, let’s find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals!

The Transition from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Before the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals, there had been waves of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in September 2000 by leaders of 189 countries…

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