Fighting against cancer, combating gender violence or violence against women, campaigns to fight childhood maladies... We put on the table social action initiatives to support people who are suffering, having into account their integration and their quality of life.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, celebrated on the 8th of March, Iberdrola group — which takes on the challenges of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal number 5 (gender equality) as its own — has brought together female and male employees of the company, as well as great athletes, to ask them about their vision of the role of women in society today. These are the actions and initiatives developed by the company to contribute towards equal opportunities.
Shopping for loose produce has become popular again to reduce food wastage and help to halt the avalanche of plastic packaging which is damaging our planet. This way of shopping, which was commonplace until only a few decades ago, enables us to buy foodstuffs and other household products by weight and without packaging, and has become a mainstay of the global zero-waste movement.
Mexico City generates over 13,000 tonnes of solid waste every day, with the added problem that only 1.28% is recycled. This was one of the reasons why, in 2012, the Mexican State Ministry of Environment (SEDEMA) launched an initiative called Mercado de Trueque (barter market), which allows citizens to exchange waste such as plastic, PET, aluminium cans, paper, cardboard, glass or electronic waste for locally grown fresh food.
We want to create a more sustainable world, with stable economies and more just and inclusive societies. A difficult but not unattainable target if we can count on involvement of governments, institutions, businesses, and, above all, a responsible and committed public.
Kids should start their environmental education at school. The fate of the planet will be in their hands, so it is crucial for them to learn how to use resources wisely and do their bit in the battle against climate change from an early age. The results of this difficult test could be a better, more sustainable and inhabitable world.
Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950. Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled and the vast majority ends up in landfills and in the environment, where it disintegrates into microparticles that pollute water and air, harm marine wildlife and are ultimately consumed by humans.