Sustainable Living

Jeff Goodell on Climate Change: The Water Will Come

An invited speaker at the Singapore Writers Festival 2018, author Jeff Goodell from the US speaks his mind on just how the climate has changed and what we can all do about it to Mallika Naguran of Gaia Discovery.

Elephant Knowledge: Anna Songhurst and Ecoexist

What started out as a PhD investigating behaviours has transcended into a whole social approach to making a better life for elephants – and safer lives for the humans who live and farm near them.

Amala Menon: Genuine Indian Homestays With SaveAGram

Just how authentic can community-based tourism get? SaveAGram strives to raise the bar in not just capturing the authenticity of village tourism experience in the north and south of India, but also maintain responsibility in touring activities so as to uphold age-old traditions, culture, values and even the architecture of Indian villages.

Tony Oposa: Rethink Economics, Consumption & Role of Law

Tony Oposa: Rethink Economics, Consumption & Role of Law

The connection between economics, progress, politics, power and law often leads to societal harm and environmental degradation in the name of progress. What does it take to review this chain of connection, and how?  Tony Oposa, award winning environmental lawyer, offers radical concepts and practical solutions in his recent publication Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish: A Walk to the World We Want. Mallika Naguran reviews the book and chats with Oposa.

Prof Lye Lin-Heng: Why Attend the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2016 in Singapore?

Prof Lye Lin-Heng: Why Attend the Sustainable Development Goals Conference 2016 in Singapore?
In an exclusive interview with Gaia Discovery, Assoc. Prof Lye Lin-Heng, Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) and chairperson of the organising committee and highlights the significance of the first-of-its-kind conference on "Attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Environmental Law, Policy and Management" in Singapore.

Mallika Naguran, Gaia Discovery Founder, Quoted in BBC

A BBC feature on Singapore's search for its identity sought views from socio-environmental commentator Mallika Naguran who is also the founder of Gaia Discovery. Mallika, born in Singapore and a keen environmentalist, has written commentaries and articles for various publications and newspapers. In this article, Mallika commented on the need for greater involvement of civic groups in Singapore's nation building. "I see that the government is changing. They are becoming more transparent, more approachable, taking definite steps towards sustainability. Yet this could still improve. There could be more openness in policy-making, more access for civic groups to become stakeholders in nation-building".

Jose Ramos-Horta in After Rio+20: Asia Should Lead in Sustainable Development

Jose Ramos-Horta in After Rio+20: Asia Should Lead in Sustainable Development
Nobel laureate Jose Ramos-Horta reviews the Rio+20 summit and suggests that Asia should lead the way in sustainable development in this written commentary.

President Jose Ramos-Horta on A Sustainable Future for Timor Leste

Timor Leste President shares his vision in lifting the country from the dungeons of poverty and hopelessness, with sustainable development in mind. A Gaia Discovery exclusive.