Every morning, looking at our giant closet the first thing that comes to our mind is “I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR, I NEED TO SHOP”.

Then magically we take our new Zara dress, slip into our Jimmy Choo and we are off to shop.

But what we don’t realize is that subconsciously we are contributing for carbon footprints which lead to global warming. According to a recent survey, to convert raw materials into finished products, textiles use at least 8000 toxic chemicals. This human impact has devastated life on our planet, leaving a very large footprint – and that’s just the creation process. Based on the life span of any given product, the remaining half of the ecological footprint occurs after the garment is purchased.

Global awareness of our carbon footprint is steadily on the rise. The world population is developing a fundamental understanding of the need for ecologically sound practices. Choices for sustainable, eco clothes keep that momentum rolling.

So what changes can we do?

Going green with your closet is a simple way to protect our environment. By making small changes in our shopping techniques we can make big a difference.

Before buying a cloth make sure to check the material. Bamboo, silk, organic cotton, soy, hemp are one of the few natural, eco-friendly fabrics on the market. Before you shop, it’s best to know the ins and outs of each.

When we purchase merchandise from a brand, we are not just buying a piece of clothing or a statement necklace. We are also indirectly giving our seal of approval on its labor and environmental practices. We need to know more about the brands we tend to wear. Visit their websites and check the label before supporting them.

Wash with care. Buy green laundry detergent. It does the same job without the harsh, synthetic chemicals that harm the environment and pose health hazards. To save energy, wash on low heat and line dry.
If you need to dry clean your clothes, search for an eco-friendly, organic cleaner in your neighborhood that doesn’t use perchloroethylene (perc), a common chemical used by many traditional dry cleaners. It’s been listed as a hazardous air pollutant by the Clean Air Act and a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

These minor changes in our daily life might be noticeable to us but they would show their effect in long term.

A small contribution towards the growing problem of global warming, by International Centre of Culture and Education (ICCE) is Green(R)evolution. Join our initiative to protect the environment.


When we are walking down the aisle of the departmental store or wandering around the farmer’s market, we are so focused on shopping vegetables and groceries that would add nutrients and proteins in our diet; we tend to overlook how the production of these goods is effecting the environment.  Food production includes certain growing or raising practices, packaging and shipping; all these steps involve the emission of carbon and other greenhouse gases. While we are focused on living a healthy diet, we lose the sight of the effects we are leaving on our environment.

Food can be grown and raised organically or by conventional methods that use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Organic agriculture is aimed at preserving the environment, biodiversity; supporting animal health and welfare and only using approved materials. Choosing organic food simply means buying food products that are grown without using any synthetic or artificial products. The best way to avoid these products is to buy local production of food. Eating locally reduces your carbon footprint by minimizing emissions from transport.

In the past decade, diets and eating trends have exploded in the mainstream. Everyone is trying something new or has some kind of sensitivity to a common food. Our lives have begun to revolve around the management of our eating habits as we become more obsessed and invested in our own, and our families’ diets. With our changing lifestyle, we are all focused on achieving our fitness goals. This, as result, has increased the consumption of proteins and thereby meat. Between 2010 and 2016, the meat consumption has increased 10 times.

So what if it is too much meat?

A recent study by the Environmental Working Group showed that the production of red meat produces 10 to 40 times the amount of greenhouse gasses as the production of vegetables and grains. Antibiotic and pesticide contamination, high use of fossil fuels, excessive water use, and mass deforestation are some of the horrific byproducts of meat production. The risks to clean and sustainable land, water, and air are increasing at an alarming rate.

We don’t need to go turn into vegetarians or vegans to save environment. Reduce your daily intake of meat and animal products like dairy, eggs, and fish to 1-2 servings. Explore other protein options from the plant kingdom. Buy meat from sustainable and bio-diverse producers and only in the portions needed for you and your family.

With increasing awareness about saving environment around globe, different communities have started taking initiatives to protect environment through innovative measures. One such initiative taken by International Centre of Culture and Education (ICCE) is Green(R)evolution , which spreads knowledge about protecting environment from global warming. Follow us to know more about protecting environment from our own hazardous habits.


Killing a Tree, just to save ourselves??

Walking through my street yesterday, I realized it was too open, something too wide enough to see the building’s beside the lane. It was a noticeable gap that startled me. Soon, I came into a realization that the Ashoka Trees that once stood large and tall reaching the height of the building and leaning out from the crowded cement jungle were been vanished. Not only the Ashoka trees but many other’s too. I have always noticed this each and every year before the monsoon. So today morning, I decided to ask the watchman of our building what made them do so. His answer was “Beta, It’s just to stop them from swinging down during the storm and hurting people”.

Okay, I understand the urge and the need about taking them down because Trees may cause a major mishap if it comes down during a windy day. But I felt a bit uncomfortable with the answer because it didn’t do the justification for the concept we teach our future generation of “How to plant more trees”.  And guess what! The cutting of trees also bought plenty of litter spread on the street unattained.

Is it a solution?? Don’t we have another option??

Yes!! we do have the option available.

Cut the branches instead, let it grow again. Let them bloom, with their joy.

“In the morning of rainy drops let the nature burgeon again with a delight of a new life.”

Ways to reduce Global Warming

By figuring out how to stop global warming and making changes in your lifestyle, you can lessen your carbon footprint and help the environment. The term global warming describes the typical rise in the planet’s temperature. Global warming occurs when greenhouse gases, like CO2 and methane, trap heat from the sun in the atmosphere. This trapped heat raises the temperature of the planet, endangering plants, animals, and people. Whilst it may appear impossible for one individual or household to directly influence global warming, your daily activities have an important impact on the health of the planet. By following the below suggestions, and educating your children and family members how to stop global warming, you can lessen your energy use and help save the planet.

The best starting point lowering your carbon footprint is right within your home. Run your dishwasher only when it’s completely full in order to save energy, water, and money. This will not only save energy, it’ll prolong the life of your clothes. Alter the filter in your home AC unit as advocated by the producer to preserve money and extend the life of your unit. Showers account for two thirds of home water heating prices. Install an energy efficient showerhead to preserve water and save energy. Weatherize your home to reduce cooling and heating costs and associated energy usage.

Put on extra clothing and take a heavy blanket to bed as an alternative to turning up the heat throughout the winter months. Measure the wall and ceiling insulation in your home to see whether developments are possible. Dry your clothing on the line instead of relying upon your garments dryer to conserve money and energy. Upgrade your water heater to an energy-efficient model or tank less model to preventing heating pointless water. Meat and dairy contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Change the air filter in your vehicle every month to lessen your car’s carbon emissions. Purchase energy certificates to help support the renewable energy market.

Choose minimally packaged goods to reduce waste, and complain to companies that use excessive packaging. Purchase and use a hybrid vehicle or fuel efficient vehicles to reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. Carpool, ride a bike, or use public transport to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions. Turn off your engine instead of allowing it idle to save fuel and cash and reduce pollution. Plant a tree to reduce CO2 within the environment and replace trees lost to deforestation. Purchase organic foods instead of those grown with the use of polluting chemicals.

If You Don’t Stop Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later.


The factors behind global warming are several and results are far more profound. What we’ve actually witnessed in the last few decades is only the tip of the iceberg. The primary underlying reason for Global Warming is greenhouse gases like CO2. Every tree requires CO2 from the atmosphere during its growing procedure. When a tree dies or the wood rots then CO2 is again delivered into the atmosphere. In the last few decades’ tropics forest have borne the brunt of important felling of trees and burning of wood, that’s added more CO2 into the environment. Today deforestation has reached a point where it can’t be turned back.

imageIn 1987, a significant chunk of the Amazon rainforest was burnt and it was of the size of Britain. This discharged 500 million plenty of CO2 into the environment. The lesser the number of trees, the less CO2 may be consumed. The result of global warming may be devastating and if you look around you, subsequently you will see some of the signals. If no action is taken now, subsequently it’ll be too late as the greenhouse impact may gradually improve the average global temperature by 1.5 to 4.50C. This increase in temperature may influence the polar ice caps over the tropics belt. Winters can be hotter and the world may be warmer than what it was 100, 000 years back.


The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver. Many impacts of climate change have already been observed, including glacier retreat, changes in the timing of seasonal events (e.g., earlier flowering of plants), and changes in agricultural productivity.