If we educate the youth in the right way we can raise a whole generation of change makers. This is why Earthbound focusses so much on visiting schools to raise awareness about the global issues we face and empowering people to make a change happen. We hope to inspire them through presentations and workshops but … Continue reading Education is The Key to Solutions
Today I met a king, the king of bitters. Sambiloto is known to be one of the most bitter tastes you can achieve naturally, putting it to my tongue seemed toxic and I questioned whether it was safe to consume. Even with such a bitter taste, it is so beneficial, that it has become one of the most … Continue reading The King Of Bitters
Take a deep breath. Observe the oxygen filling your lungs. Feel how it feeds your entire body, how the oxygen is being delivered to every cell. Now exhale. The process you just underwent is called respiration, where the oxygen you inhale is being processed to create energy for your body to use. The chemical equation … Continue reading Lungs of the Earth
It took eight hours to drive to Ketambe, a small village in Sumatra, from the airport. My fog-clouded mind, still numb from waking up at 4am, could barely take in the sights and sounds that accompanied us as we traveled. We drove through small cities covered in light and smoke that clung to my hair … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air
Last year the burning of the rain forest in Indonesia was an astounding problem, it upset some friends and me so much that we decided that we wanted to do something about it. We were in a hazy bubble and not many people outside of Indonesia new much about conflict palm oil and the devastation … Continue reading Children Are The Most Powerful Activists
Ottoman traders yell out across the shipyard, as Acehnese merchants hustle back and forth along the port, selling their goods. A number of trading ships from the Dutch East Indies Company sit in the docks, being loaded with expensive and exotic spices to bring around Europe. This is the ancient Sultanate of Aceh, which was … Continue reading The History of Aceh: War, What is it Good For?
How could something so small be so big? Microbes are single-cell organisms that are so puny that millions of them can fit into the eye of a needle. Microbes include fungi, bacteria, and protists. They live just about everywhere: the soil, water, air, animals, rocks, and even us! A single teaspoon of soil contains A … Continue reading Microbes