Some Reflections…

Hello friends, I want to talk about some of my observations and reflect on my personal learning journey since the start of this year. “It’s better if you take a course that’s unpopular, who knows, it might become the next big thing!” I remember my aunt telling me this during this Chinese New Year. At…

Alternative Agriculture (cont’d)

Welcome back to my blog! This week’s blog will be a continuation of the previous one, but this time the alternatives do not only reduce soil degradation. Organic and Natural Farming Organic farming generally refers to the use of naturally occurring or non-synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. By the Codex Alimentarius Commission guidelines, it should be…

Alternative Agriculture Against Soil Degradation

Hello friends! I’ll be talking about some alternative agricultural practices (which Benz is writing about!) that are potentially more environmentally sustainable. What is soil? Weathered rocks? Something that supports life? Something dirty? Although soil is non-living, it plays an extremely critical role in supporting life on Earth – be it providing habitats for almost 25%…

Agriculture: The Bane of the Earth?

You like food. I like food. We all like food. Although, have you ever considered the impacts of your food on the environment? In the 4th topic of my blog, I’ll be talking about something I’m really passionate about – farming. Honestly, I always wanted to be a farmer. My initial life plan was to…

How Responsible Can Businesses Be?

Hey friends! 🙂 This week’s post is going to be different from the usual problem than solution format. Instead, I’ll be giving my two cents about whether businesses can maintain a balance between taking from and giving back to nature. This Friday, I attended the Responsible Business Forum, an event that brings the private sector…

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Wildlife Trade

In this week’s post, I will be discussing a multi-pronged approach governing bodies can adopt to achieve equitable and environmentally sustainable wildlife trade. 🙂 Firstly, I believe that it is only fair for humans to take from nature if we do it at a rate that allows wildlife to regenerate. To achieve this balance, I…

When Legal Turns Illegal: Wildlife Trade

Welcome back to my blog! For the second topic of my blog, I will be analysing the problem of wildlife trade. Source: Ong, E. J, (Photographer). (2018, August 2). Caged. [digital image]. Question: What comes to your mind when you hear the words “wildlife trade”? I’m sure most of you will immediately think of the…

Urban Sprawl: The Solution

Integrating Green Spaces into Urban Redevelopment Agendas Welcome back to my blog! Last week, I talked about the issue of balance between humankind’s need for land and habitat loss. Today, I will be talking about how to maintain that balance. “Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.” (United Nations, 2015)…

My Home or Your Home: Urban Sprawl and Habitat Loss

The Issue Of Imbalance: Urban Sprawl vs Habitat Loss Ask anyone what Homo sapiens are and most can tell you it is the scientific name for modern day humans, just like how all other animals have a scientific name. While most people know that humans are animals, just like the Javan mynah that roams the…

Welcome To My World!

“Nature gives us everything for free. Nature doesn’t charge us any money. All nature asks of us is that we protect it.”. This quote by the Yanomami’s Tribe leader is one I find painfully true. Yet, it is something humanity has barely demonstrated in our quest to progress. At our current pace of consumption, we…