Earth Day came to be celebrated on April 22nd every year following a massive oil spill off the coast of California in 1969 that pushed many environmentalists to fight against environmental degradation.
Aditi Veena aka Ditty is a unique voice in India’s music sphere. Her performances are influenced by issues like climate change and gender inequality.
The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
The Niyamgiri Movement is a grassroots people’s movement against exploitative corporation. It is a tale of resistance against neo-colonialism, nation-building, cultural discrimination and environmental racism.
The government needs to use social media and television platforms as it has done today in the grips of COVID 19. We need to prepare our population to conserve water on the same war footing to resist water crisis.
It was the fisherwomen who sold the catch the men brought in at markets. A fall in fish stocks meant that they would have to procure the produce from elsewhere, deal with the cooperatives, and resist manipulative moneylenders.
What India needs is not only a commitment to work towards reducing its carbon footprints and pollution levels, but also coming up with proper policies that can mitigate losses during disasters.
Women are not just integral to addressing the country's water crisis, they are probably the only ones who can do it—at scale.
But, in such a skewed system of fast fashion trends, if at all ethical consumption is possible then how and where does it begin?
Fast fashion is an ecofeminist issue. We need to act now to save our planet. Planting trees, adopting a vegan lifestyle and ditching plastic cutlery isn’t the only way.