Environmental Awareness Through Visual Art

Sometimes, conveying the climate change crisis that we face today requires more than just facts and numbers. At this point we’re all aware of the issue, but we lack the incentive or motivation to do something about it unless we feel emotionally…

An Exclusive Interview With Arieb Azhar: The In Tune Environmentalist

This week, we had the opportunity to interview Arieb Azhar, a well-established musician in Pakistan and now Director at popular community space, T2F (The Second Floor). Having lived in Croatia for 13 years, Arieb is a melting pot of musical…

A Matter of Convenience?

Is such convenience really all that important? Can we not come up with better solutions?

Controlled Backburning or Raging Bushfires: Finding a balance.

This is a practice where, as the name suggests, a controlled fire is lit in order to reduce the amount of flammable material in forests. Factors such as wind-speed and direction, and also the dryness of the land and recent rainfall are taken into consideration to keep the fires slow-moving and under control.

One Time Cleanup Drives or Sustained Long Term Efforts?

Since the inception of GarbageCAN, Sustainable Waste Management, we have been asked whether clean up drives or a long term effort is better. After three years in the business I have come to the conclusion that while both have their pros (there…
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The True Cost of Fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, alongside oil and chemicals? From obtaining raw materials, manufacturing textiles, garment production, shipping and retail, to use and disposal -…
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Awareness Week With GarbageCAN

When it comes to the environment and sustainability, awareness is key - this means acquiring the knowledge of a situation or fact. Awareness can come through education, but in a country like Pakistan that has the lowest literacy rates in the…
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The Environmental Impact Of Food Deliveries

We all love food, and we all love convenience. The rise of food delivery apps such as Foodpanda, Deliveroo, UberEats, Eat Mubarak and more have made it beyond easy for us to eat whatever we want, whenever we want. With a rise in disposable…

Journeying Into Zero-Waste

A Guide For Beginners Whether you’re a complete stranger to the idea of zero-waste or have attempted at implementing some methods yourself - there’s plenty to learn. Zero-waste is a way of living that encourage us to minimise the…
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Mukalama - A Dialogue on Eco-Islam

‘Do not cut a tree that provides shade in a desert’. ‘Cleanliness is half of faith’. ‘Even if a dog dies thirsty at the banks of Euphrates it is my responsibility’. All of the above are quotes found in Islamic history. These quotes…