100 Days of Possibility
Our Environmental Sustainability Manager, Christina, shares a new initiative launched on Earth Overshoot Day 2021
With July 29th, 2021, we have just passed the Earth Overshoot Day. While it sounds somewhat depressing, this day actually marks the start of the 100 Days of Possibility, a project initiated by the Global Footprint Network, Schneider Electric and the Scottish EPA. Within these 100 Days of Possibility the focus lies on solutions for reducing our global ecological footprint and finding a balance for more sustainable uses of natural resources so that our ecosystem can recover. Therefore, “representatives of national governments will gather 100 days from now at what has been deemed the last-chance summit for global climate action – the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.” The main issues raised concern sustainable cities, energy, and food (production, transportation, and consumption), with solutions presented from around the world.
Sustainability is not only a governmental concern, we as a small organization as well as individuals have an impact on the ecosystem. At SOGH we cautiously follow the global discussions on environmental sustainability since it has strong implications, not only on (global) health but also on entire health systems and their developments. With projects in Sweden and Uganda we face many challenges on a daily basis – from matters of finance to waste disposal. You can learn more about our aims and thoughts here.
But also as individuals we have a myriad of decisions to make and often end up with a struggle between convenience (be it laborious or financial) and environmental sustainability. Nonetheless, we all know that if we don’t use this chance for change – these days of possibility – everything will become quite inconvenient in our near future: think about a world which is determined by air-, water-, soil pollution, where land and resources are scarce and fought over, and where chronic and infectious diseases are on the rise. We are not saying you need to devote your whole life to saving the earth. What we are saying is, there are solutions available that can make the difference! Look at these cases spanning the globe and use this opportunity to push your government to act in favor of a more sustainable future. If you want to do something yourself, use their free guide to improve your personal sustainability.
Keep your mind, eyes and ears open for all the amazing and brilliant solutions that will help us push back the date of our planet’s uninhabitability <3
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Debunking Myths around Menstrual Hygiene
Have you come across myths and taboos that you think may not actually be true?
Do you want to test your knowledge on menstrual hygiene?
For the celebration of the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, on the 28th of May, SOGH and SNIH have decided to organize a funny and hopefully insightful lunch quiz! Join us for your lunch break, in order to learn new things and discuss a topic which is still too much overlooked!