Oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms

Sounds idiosyncratic? Yet, there is a connection between the oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms. You may add bacteria, pet hair and water-repellent ferrous nanoparticles to the list. Although the list compiled by Yuka Yoneda is ten years old, it gives an insight into how simple innovations offer solutions to complex problems. The composite of mushrooms andContinue reading “Oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms”

Flora of economic freedom and sustainability for a community in India

BBC reports a heartwarming story of economic freedom and sustainability from India. Sweet fragrance of flowers and economic freedom is the result of recipes where you combine higher education with passion, social media and innovation. Kalpana Rajesh decided to drop her Chemical Engineering degree by the wayside to start a business involving two of her favorite things,Continue reading “Flora of economic freedom and sustainability for a community in India”

Sustainable development and slums upgradation

The combination of sustainable development and slums up gradation is rarely read together in one sentence. This is exactly what Kei Otsuki,a research associate at the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace did, highlighting the works of a number of co-culprits, which we need more of. She observes that governmental version of sustainable development is to ‘cleanContinue reading “Sustainable development and slums upgradation”

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