I may not agree to the thought of a massive, blind uncontrolled bat cull in Mauritius, but what I dislike most are the downgrading comments from some down-looking, colonial-thinking tourists who see Mauritius as their legacy and its Fauna and Flora as their property.
Watching a bat eating a fruit from your 5-star hotel window, during your 5-day honeymoon, doesn’t make you a specialist of the bat cause. Neither does the fact of having left your country for decades makes you an absolute nature lover. One may have opinions, feel sad about the killing of animals or feel pain over some environmental injustice, but in any case, shall one have the right to treat Mauritians as a bunch of mindless idiots…
Billions of tiny actions that can make a major change…
Earth Day is THE day in the year, when one should take time to reflect on one’s capacity at reversing adverse effects of one’s liability on our planet’s health. It may seem presumptuous to many, to imagine that an individual act will count in a broader picture. But more and more each day, we are getting to better understand how simple human habits like eating, travelling or buying, to say the least, add up to a global bill that weakens the Earth in its capacity at harbouring more than 6 billion human beings. Read More
Just three years ago, grid-connected solar power in the country was less than 12 MW. By the end of 2011, India had acquired 190 MW in solar power generation capacity. By March 2013, that figure will grow five-fold to 1,000 MW under the Solar Mission targets alone… (source Business Today)
And Yes… Indeed…Indians are definitely NOT Stupid… And to our own shame we must admit : “Our Politicians and their Politically-nominated consultants are!”
Entre le concept visionnaire de Joel de Rosnay et l’état du MID (Maurice Ile Durable) en 2012, il y un gouffre aberrant ! Non pas parce que le peuple mauricien ne se sente pas concerné, mais bien par la volonté destructrice d’une clique politique, mafieuse et menteuse.
Le mercantilisme politique tire la nation mauricienne vers le bas, entraînant vers le fond, par la même occasion, l’image d’un pays en pleine crise d’identité écologique. Les sonnettes d’alarme tintinnabulent de toutes parts, mais nos dirigeants font la sourde oreille au mépris du bon sens et d’une certaine responsabilité citoyenne, voire même globale.
The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet’s ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste.
An ecological footprint is the measure of how much of earth’s biological capacity is required by an individual, group, or activity.
While sustainability seems to be a very trendy and powerful term to utilize nowadays, we, in Mauritius, and especially at administrating levels, look like we still haven’t found the full grasp of the related fundamentals. Sustainability comes along with the obliteration of waste and wastage. Waste of time, energy and resources, mainly. Read More
I was once asked to situate the position of Social Media in a sustainable world. What place would it take? What impact? How relevant? What was the toll of having more than 2 billion people connected in a smaller-made wired world?
It took me hours, days to figure that out, even though I had thought, initially, that the answers were as obvious as eyes on a face! Read More