Are You Creating the Change You Want to See? - Editor’s Weekly ‘Run-It-Back’ to Content From the Archives

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In this article, as we celebrate World Environment Day (5th of June), we let the stories about the environment previously published on Qazini (content you may have forgotten about) echo and reverberate in your mind with renewed power to inspire you, challenge you, and empower you to be your absolute best. And in line with this year's theme, take action to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Happy World Environment Day!

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Through the lens

What are you passionate about? Frederick Dharshie is passionate about photography. He also has a keen interest in humankind and the natural world. And so, through his lens, he tells stories that are close to his heart around environmental and humanitarian issues. Read more about him and the exhibition he held while enjoying the work of his lens here.

Are you creating the change you want to see?

As a young girl, Shamiso Mupara's community experienced the adverse effects of drought. And in that difficult time, the people in her community began cutting down natural forests for firewood which led to persistent periods of drought. After leaving her home, she returned to create the change that she had wanted to see. Here is what she has been doing with the organisation she co-founded, Environment Buddies Zimbabwe. 

Our heart beats in the womb of the world

Think about the last film you watched. What did you learn from it? After watching Avatar: Way of the Water, Wilson Mwambogha was left in wonder, amazed by the beautiful cinematography and special effects. Beyond that, he found it very thought-provoking in the way it spoke of environmental issues. Here are the lessons he gleaned from the film.

It is all related

When she learned how to listen and look at the big picture, Belinda Low Mackey found that it is all related. Working with an organisation which mainly focuses on wildlife conservation, Grevy's Zebra Trust, she learnt that it goes hand in hand with environmental conservation. And to help conserve the environment, they had to inspire behavioural change in the communities around there, which called for an environment where everyone felt heard. Which of their strategies brought change? Read her story and find out more about her journey.

There is hope…

That is what some scientists say when asked the question, ‘can our planet recover from climate change?’ Why are these scientists hopeful? Read the reasons they discussed concerning climate change and the role we play in the process.


Have you heard that everybody else is advancing and getting better? Don’t be left out. Even vampires evolved; the things and people that hurt us the most no longer suck blood, they suck attention. May your attention be attentive to stuff that’s lifting you. See you again next Tuesday when we run it back to more inspirational stories!