sustainable development

What I Learned from Three Cups of Deceit

What I Learned from Three Cups of Deceit

I am a little late to the party with this, but I recently read John Krakaurer's Three Cups of Deceit which is a take down of the popular memoir Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. This is what I learned from it. (Banner photo is taken from Flickr Creative Commons and all credit goes to Flickr user Stuart Orford)

What is Sustainable Development anyways?

What is Sustainable Development anyways?

Here are some of my favourite resources if you want to get some background on what exactly sustainable development means to help you understand how it applies to us and how we can help and give back in our communities. 

A deeper look at some of the Sustainable development Goals

A deeper look at some of the Sustainable development Goals

If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. It’s the same wherever you are in the world. So, today I delve into 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals to see what exactly they mean and what we can do to help.

Tell everyone about the Sustainable Development Goals

Tell everyone about the Sustainable Development Goals

Last week in New York world leaders approved the new Sustainable Development Goals that have some fairly lofty aims and if the goals are going to work and help improve the lives of everyone than we need to work together and tell everyone about them! 

Hoi An: A Sustainable model for development in Vietnam Part 2

Hoi An: A Sustainable model for development in Vietnam Part 2

Hoi An is one of the amazing jewels of Vietnam as it has really managed to balance modern development with preserving its history. My friend Sophie who has some expertise in this area has shared her thoughts about why Hoi An is so special. 

Hoi An: A sustainable development model for Vietnam

Hoi An: A sustainable development model for Vietnam

Action for the city is a non-profit organization based out of Hoi An whose goal is to make the city more green and more livable for tourists and residents. They aim to be a sustainable model for all development in Vietnamese cities, something which is sorely needed as growth in Vietnam continues at a rapid pace.