Education: Investing in Women

Gender equality is a human rights issue with many important ramifications. Investing in women fosters greater representation in many public spheres with additional economic impacts. This empowerment is imperative to breaking down barriers to women’s success and quality of life. Education is one prominent way to invest in women’s advancement. Of the 313 million illiterate people in India, 59 percent are women. Women’s education, especially in rural areas is an important step to eradicating poverty.

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Food Insecurity & Sustainable Agriculture

Food security goes beyond just access to food. The idea of food security also needs to take into account the availability of adequate and nutritious food. It is crucial to ensure that current and future generations not only have enough food, but enough healthy food. Sustainable agriculture can play a key role in solving some issues associated with food insecurity. There is a complex relationship between agricultural practices and human health.  Food insecurity can arise

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Education During a Pandemic

The rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the world has forced politicians, policy-makers, administrators, and educators to make impulsive decisions about the state of education. Worldwide, many schools have shut down campuses and in-person learning in traditional classroom settings, transforming education into primarily virtual settings. Remote learning demands the usage of advanced technology, requiring all students and educators to have computers, stable Wi-Fi, access to applications such as Zoom, as well as electricity and a functional

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The Environment or Economic Growth … Or Both?

In 2015 at the University of Louisville, Justin Mog, the assistant provost for sustainability initiatives, gave a Tedx Talk entitled “The Myth of Environmental Sustainability.” His speech focused on the environmental implications of human behavior, and he focused on what taking steps towards true sustainability should actually look like.  “Basically since the late 60s or so, we as a species have been living far beyond our means” Mog said. “It is as though we were

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Community Member Spotlight: Sunitha Chandran

Every day, Sunitha Chandran wakes up at 5:00 am to begin the day’s cooking and cleaning.  At 8:00 am, she heads out for a full day of farming activities.  By 5:30 pm, she returns home to finish her household duties, look after her two children, Abhinav and Anadhu, and spend time with her husband. Like many women of Wayanad, Sunitha’s daily routine reflects a staggering work ethic.  But somehow, on top of all of her

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