The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).
Author: Leon Kaye
The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from idealism to pragmatic capitalism. But a slow shift is underway as more Israelis are considering moving back to these communities.
Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel’s Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.
It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the country approaches its water security. But one water utility CEO is using low-tech solutions to make her city one of the most water resilient communities on the planet.
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency — and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world’s leading women on water stewardship.
Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a steppingstone toward becoming more integrated in society.
Donald Trump’s transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors who worked on climate change-related projects. But the department politely declined the request on Tuesday, essentially telling Trump and company to stuff it.
A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.
Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the company’s offices in Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel, to learn more about its vision for sustainable agriculture.
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world’s largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year. Its investments have led to $3.5 billion in infrastructure spending over the past several years.
These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options of the past, and their stories are sure to inspire.
Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
Bonded labor has become common across India’s garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.