We sat over brunch one Saturday morning for a chat about what we did on the blog this year, and why we should consistently continue the work.
A trip to the southernmost point of Vietnam
This summer I returned to Vietnam and fulfilled my long-held dream of going to the southernmost province of Vietnam - Cà Mau.
[#FutureGenerations series] Activist Duong Dang: “The biggest challenges must now be tackled at a local, micro-level”
#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Duong Dang, a Hanoi-based activist. We'll discuss the biggest challenges of future generations according to Duong, and her projects in helping voice up the marginalized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Waste is a Failure of Design – The first year in review
Once my friend asked what my "first five-year plan" was for this blog. I said, well, to keep it going for at least five years?
Valentine’s day: buy me a flower or plant me a tree?
The beautiful bouquets we fall in love with every celebration, where do they come from? We explore the basics behind cut flowers in this article.
A 2022 Challenge: Five actions to inspire a less-waste lifestyle
If you are looking for a meaningful fun challenge for your 2022, and if you are still perplexed with the complexity and grandeur of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradations, this article is designed just for you 🙂
A diet of sound: mindful notes to enjoy music in the streaming era
In the era of music streaming, it seems that we are consuming less materials for recording music. Has the carbon footprint of recorded music been reduced? We shall explore the environmental impacts of different recording formats and suggestions for less energy-demanding ways to enjoy music.
Spiritual waste, traditions and alternatives in a city of 8 million people: a talk with artist Chi L. NGUYEN
We discussed the paradox of how spiritual individuals, devoted to higher Spirits and natural forces, can overlook the degradation of their surrounding environment in their daily life.
Ducan Kitchen: Vegetarianism is simply a change of habit
We had a talk with Duc Nguyen, Vietnamese vegetarian chef, writer and blogger, on vegetarian eating, the vegetarian cuisine scene in Vietnam, and how this diet has been a tradition for hundreds of years in Asia.
How to enjoy exotic flavors we have grown to love in Europe, without leaving a huge carbon footprint?
Today, it is quite unimaginable for Europeans to skip on chocolate, nor coffee or tea, or sugar, pepper, bananas, avocados…What are ways to enjoy these flavors without leaving too much ecological damage? We'll discuss sailing, greenhouses using thermal mass, heat sink, geothermal energy, compost heater, and fruit walls.
Micro-farming: how it works in Vietnam’s urban area
How have the Vietnamese maintained edible gardens in their densely populated cities? We'll discuss micro-farming, food anxiety, rooftop gardens, backyard gardens, and planting in public spaces.
Beyond zero-waste restaurants: celebrate local yields
The catering and restaurant industry is a wasteful milieu. Yet, two hundred years ago, every restaurant was a zero-waste restaurant. We'll talk about zero-waste restaurants, locally sourced ingredients and products, natural sweeteners, heavily subsidized dairy products, and two wonderful experiences at two bistros in France.