From climate change to plastic waste, we all need to take action to protect our planet
When discussing food security, the food on our plate is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a need to look beyond what is on our dining room table and see the bigger picture.
With her expertise in video production and a love for the environment, At Sotheavy uses Facebook to advocate against single-use plastic waste through the ‘Think Plastic’ campaign. She is going against the tide of the public’s choice of short-life convenience lifestyle over the long-term impact on the environment.
Palm sugar has a strong bond with Cambodia and is the livelihood of farmers in Kampong Speu while showing its economic potential in the international market. Despite this significance, the issues of labor shortages and land development could lead to its disappearance.
Blue crab, with its delicious meat, can be caught year round in Kampot and sustains the economy of the fishing communities in the coastal province thanks to its high demand across the country. However, even though fishing and crab sustain them, the communities are not free from the difficulties and environmental issues caused by development.
Prahok is a dish that represents the identity of our Cambodian people because of its unique taste and smell. It is accompanied by a long presence in this land of Sovannaphum and the Cambodian people continue to practice the tradition of making prahok to this day.
Samlor Prong plays a major role in Bunong’s culture by reflecting people’s lives and represents a strong connection with mother nature in northeast Cambodia
The good news is that most single-use plastics are avoidable. And now, a group of Siem Reap hoteliers is proving that plastic-free travel is not only possible, but also a smart, sustainable practice for businesses in Cambodia’s maturing hospitality sector.
“One word: Plastics…” Or so says a character to Dustin Hoffman in the film, The Graduate.
The 4R concepts have been introduced widely to fight global warming and climate change, and to keep communities clean – but what are they and how can they help the planet?
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