Given the realities of climate change, Wathsaridu Karunarathna,  26, a Correspondent from Sri Lanka, believes a more sustainable approach to farming is needed in his country. He suggests that permaculture would be beneficial to agriculture in Sri Lanka. World Environment Day 2018 was celebrated just last month, under the theme “Beat plastic pollution. Across the world, discussions …

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It’s the hurricane season in the Caribbean and over recent years, the evidence of climate change has been profound – with more devastating hurricanes hitting the region. Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change, writes Aura Whittier, 17, a Correspondent from San Juan, Trinidad. She questions whether we would be willing …

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Our choices are already hurting our planet, writes  Niharika Sharma,22 years old, a Correspondent from New Delhi, Indian based in the UK,who argues that consumers, businesses and governments all need to play their part if we are to preserve our planet for future generations. Climate change and ozone depletion are very real problems, despite what some …

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Natural resources can help or hurt a country, writes Metolo Foyet, 21, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Cameroon now living in Niger, who argues that economic volatility and environmental degradation are two of the downsides to having certain natural resources. In some countries the exploitation of natural resources has even led to war. Natural resources can …

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Biofuels are presented as a promising renewable energy source in Africa, says Erisa Sserwaddad, 23, a correspondent from Kampala, Uganda. He argues, however, that unmanaged production of biofuels in Africa could lead to a stark choice between food or fuel. The burning of fossil fuels in order to power up economic growth has been identified …

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Human life depends on healthy oceans writes Daniel Olajuyigbe, a 17 year old correspondent from Ekiti State, Nigeria, who highlights the importance of our oceans. He argues that our oceans are in danger, and calls for more action to save them.  We may not realize it but whether we’re showering in the bathroom, flushing the toilet,  freezing food …

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Communities around the world are facing waste management challenges that require innovative long-term solutions. Bobby Siarani, one of the winners of the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Awards has successfully led the implementation of one such project in the Solomon Islands. Alphonse Akouyu, 25, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Cameroon now studying in Israel has his story. If …

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Two young Samoans are helping to make environmentally friendly sanitary napkins available to girls and women in their community who need them. The two change-makers were finalists in the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019. Maisy Bentley, 19 years old,a Correspondent from Wellington, New Zealand has been following their story. The Pacific Islands are known for beautiful …

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Eyeglasses are no longer out of reach for many Ugandans because of the work of Brenda Katwesigye, CEO and founder of Wazi Vision and her team. Wazi Vision makes eyeglasses from recycled plastic and uses virtual reality eye-testing technology to make eye health more affordable. The social enterprise also does mobile eye tests in schools …

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A future where there is not enough food to go around is looming globally. But in Fiji, over 7,000 farmers are getting access to information on how to increase their revenue and diversify their crops, thanks to an app by Aggie Global. Oghenekevwe Oghenechovwen, a 20-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Warri in Nigeria, spoke to Aggie …

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