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January 2017

A Pure Initiative in Bangladesh

Kazi Amdadul Hoque, one of ESRAG's directors, writes: Dear Friends: You know Bangladesh is in a big trap for climatic and climate change affects. The south - west coastal regions of Bangladesh have been experiencing acute shortage of safe drinking water and increase in salinity intrusion in surface and ground...

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Incoming RI President challenges Rotary clubs to make a difference

Incoming Rotarian International President Ian Riseley announced his theme for 2017-2018 at the International Assembly in San Diego, California. Rotary: Making a Difference! As reported on Rotary International's website , he said, "“The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and...

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Confronting Climate Change in Africa

The Brookings Africa Growth Initiative has launched its 7th annual Foresight Africa report to identify the major issues that will shape the continent in 2017, including climate change, job creation, urban planning, and more. Check out the report on Confronting Climate Change here . Read this associated article to learn...

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The Vertical Farm - Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light

One of the major challenges facing our planet is how to feed our growing population. Enter, the vertical farm. The New Yorker (January 9, 2017) has a wonderful article describing the idea. Lots of food for thought. That is, nourishes the mind, the spirit and the body! Read all the...

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