In the fifth issue of The Kindness, we look at justice – it has been tough to narrow it to 4 pages but as always, the edition is loaded with thought provoking writing and fabulous illustrations. Justice and people, justice and environment are aspects of the same relationship and are immensely dependent on each other.
Our usual trivia, the wisdom at the bottom of every page, the need of the R! Have you been engaging in ‘conservation conversations’ and allowing yourself to indulge in the various tips? Engage at the very offering of this collectible reference periodical. Happy reading.
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COP26: SCOTLAND’S YOUNG CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS IN PICTURE
Over the past year, Glasgow photographer Andrew Cawley has taken portraits of 26 Scottish environmental activists. Some of them are as young as eight years old. And all of these young boys and girls are fighting for environmental causes. For over a year, Andrew, the photographer, continued to post images of these young activists on his social media with their views.
PLYMOUTH COMPANY BEHIND RECYCLABLE TRAVEL CARDS
The climate change conference in Glasgow is the first of its kind to use recyclable travel cards. These cards will be used by almost 30,000 delegates at the conference. These smart cards are the first in the UK to be compatible with the ticketing machines for all local rail, underground, tram, and bus services across a wide part of Scotland.
400 CITY FORESTS TO COME UP ACROSS INDIA, SAYS UNION MINISTER
The Central government is working towards increasing green cover in urban areas, says Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey . He also said that the Centre has conceived a project to develop 400 city forests across the country. One such “nagar van” (city forest) would also be developed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district.
KERALA’S ODONATA FAUNA DOCUMENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME; HOME TO 181 SPECIES!
A comprehensive study carried out by Vinayan P. Nair, K. Abraham Samuel and Kalesh Sadasivan of Travancore Nature History Society and Muhamed Jafer Palot of Zoological Survey of India, have documented the odonata fauna in Kerala for the first time. Kerala is now home to 181 species of dragonflies and damselflies, and the State also nurtures 68 species that are endemic to the Western Ghats.
PUNJAB BATS FOR CONSERVATION OF INDUS RIVER DOLPHINS
The census of one of the world’s most threatened cetaceans, the Indus river dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) — a freshwater dolphin that is found in river Beas, is all set to commence in the winter as part of a project by the central government of India. However, Punjab’s wildlife preservation wing has gone a step ahead to not only protect the dolphins but also their natural habitat and research is being carried out on the current distribution, habitat use and population abundance of the mammal.
SUSTAINABLE FASHION AIMS TO MAKE GREEN THE NEW BLACK
Fast fashion, which encourages consumers to quickly discard and replace clothing, uses significant amounts of natural, social, and creative resources and creates excessive waste. Research into sustainable fashion aims to change this. For this, the European Commission has launched a roadmap for the future of sustainable textiles in the EU. This includes efforts to increase reuse and recycling.
NEW PROTECTION ANNOUNCED FOR GALAPAGOS LANDS AND BEYOND AT COP26
Ecuador will expand the marine reserve encircling the Galápagos Islands, President Guillermo Lasso announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The current Galápagos Marine Reserve covers 133,000 square kilometers (51,400 square miles) around its namesake islands, and the extension will protect an additional 60,000 km2 (23,200 mi2).
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