Ethically Shopping in 2020 Made Simpler

COVID-19 destroyed many livelihoods and businesses. Along with this, news sources say that by 2030 global warming and its effects will be irreversible (Neslen). Undocumented workers continue to be exploited by every day (Cárdenas-Vento and Sims). All of this is overwhelming and even depressing, but if you’re in a place of privilege like me, ask yourself, “What can I do to aid in the fight for justice?” One of our most powerful forms of protest

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Sustainability in a Post-Covid World

While the effects of Covid-19 on the planet and people may vary widely, it is clear that it has and continues to leave a significant impact. The almost total shut down of many industries has dramatically decreased air pollution and fostered a resurgence in nature. Images of wildlife reclaiming popular tourist sites and major cities prove that change is possible. Yet, as we enter a Post-Covid world it remains unclear what this new normal will

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Community Member Spotlight: Sheeba Valady

Like many women in Wayanad, Sheeba Valady seems like a person who can truly do it all.  Her seemingly endless capacity to be a skilled farmer, a strong leader, and exemplary mother is awe-inspiring. A visit to Sheeba Valady’s house allows any visitor to instantly witness her compelling personality and range of talents.  With a wide smile, she greets visitors with a bright enthusiasm.  In a swift manner, like that of a magician, Sheeba’s signature

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5 Easy Ways to Be More Sustainable This Year!

I’ll be the first to say it, trying to be more sustainable can be incredibly overwhelming. There are so many factors that can come into play when sustainability comes up in conversation that can make the topic of being more sustainable seem inaccessible to the average person just trying to do their part to save the earth. Additionally, to add to the already multi-faceted and vast field of sustainability, in the age of social media

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Self Help Groups – Inspiring Social Change

The Kerala region is renowned for its progressive and forward-thinking societal standards. One of the biggest initiatives to promote gender equality in India is the creation of self help groups (SHGs). SHGs have become an important tool in promoting women’s empowerment. Profugo has taken advantage of the opportunity and has been working on the possibility of creating SHGs within our community. The tailoring program and the Profugo Market are female-focused, which provides the chance to

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