Nadya Hutagalung
Nadya Hutagalung
Topic: Sustainable Living
Ms. Nadya Hutagalung is one of Asia's most recognized faces and was named an Ambassador for the UNEP-UNESCO Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) in 2015. She was voted one of Asia's Leading Trendma...
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Posted on 03/06/2015 07:30:22
Dear Ms. Hutagalung,
On June 1, 2015, the Government of Tanzania released a report showing that the number of elephants in the country had decreased, largely due to poaching, from 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014 (see, for example, the article at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3107499/Tanzania-elephants-suffer-catastrophic-decline.html). In what ways could the Asian initiative that you founded (i.e., Let Elephants Be Elephants) help to address this challenge?
Francis Bagambilana (from Tanzania (United Republic of))
Dear Francis, Its painful to see these numbers and its with no doubt that we need to tackle this issue from the demand side. The good news is that we are seeing that more and more campaigns having benefit on the minds of the consumers in asia. A recent study showed that 95% of residents of China agree that the government should ban the sale of ivory.. we need to increase the education for people to change the desire. I hope that we can do this in time.

Posted on 02/06/2015 17:09:07
The new information Era generates a fierce increase in obsolete products. How to deal with it under such a social preasure?
Lydia Gim?nez-Llort (from Spain)
If we can make the choice to change the way we live through educating ourselves to the realities of the global community ,then making choices to not succumb to the consumptive lifestyle becomes one that is easy to standby.

Posted on 02/06/2015 06:58:20
What concerns you the most when you think of sustainable living? What are the key approaches and strategies we should adopt for sustainable lifestyle? Who should be the key actors for this effort and what should they do? Thank you.
yunae yi (from Kenya)
Its very important to raise children who have good ethics, compassion, wisdom and an analytical mind. Once these children have these concepts embedded in their minds they will most likely look to global issues and solutions and look at ways in which they can change their world. As adults we need to look at the way we consume, we need to understand supply chains, where the things we use daily come from, the cost to the environment and the communities and where those things go when we are done with them. One of the best ways to adjust our individual carbon footprint is through the way that we eat, reducing meat is one of the easiest things we can do have a big impact.