• A futile endevour

    As someone utters the word “sustainability”, what image does it conjure? Is it the vibrant glow of the sustainable development goals beaming with ambition from the website of the UN? Is it a serene, stability-radiating photo of the planet Earth from space? Regardless the powers of your imagination, these...
  • How corruption is destroying the environment

    It is a paradox that living in a globalized world, at a time when we are permanently connected, information is available immediately, and people travel more frequently and further distances, we live our lives in an individualistic manner. It is as if our everyday choices of what we consume...
  • Climate secrets from the past

    Trees contain some of nature’s most accurate evidence of the past climatic conditions. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, a former professor at the University of Arizona teaching astronomy, discovered that trees are sensitive to local climate conditions, such as rain and temperature. Andrew made this discovery in his quest to further...
  • Should Bolivia condemn extractivism?

    Extractivism is a mode of economic accumulation that consists of the removal of raw materials from the natural environment. European colonialism entailed the mass-scale extraction of natural resources from various regions, providing for the development of the world economy. In his book, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the...
  • What are we protecting?

    The American Bison, which is the symbol of the Native American culture and the national mammal of the United States, was numbering once up to 50 million in North America. Today bison have dramatically decreased in numbers, more than any other species on Earth, as they were nearly hunted...
  • Heating the world with the Rocket Stove

    More than ever, the world is in need of methods that will dramatically reduce carbon footprints while maintaining the productivity of essential processes. The wait for sophisticated technology to advance may take too long, and the costs of such inventions could be too high for use and purchase by...
  • Break the cycle

    The El Niño episode severely affected more than 60 million people around the world. The impact of drought, flooding and severe storms led 22 countries to appeal for international humanitarian assistance in East and Southern Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the Pacific according to the UN Secretary General’s...
  • Reducing your carbon footprint in 3, 2, 1…

    Your ecological footprint is the result of many individual choices. There are numerous ways you can reduce your footprint, improve your quality of life, and influence policy making. One of the first steps to reduce your ecological footprint is to understand the environmental impact of your daily habits and...
  • The rise of “Water Protectors”

    For several tumultuous months, Standing Rock in North Dakota (US) has ignited a collective movement to defend natural spaces from senseless contamination. People of all creeds – from Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island to war veterans– have gathered together to protect bodies of water that are under threat at...
  • The other debt

    The ecological footprint is a measure to calculate our impact on the environment and on Earth’s ecosystems. It calculates how much of the Earth’s surface is needed to provide the energy, water and other natural resources used to support our lifestyle. Ecological footprints vary depending on the country and...
  • Turning waste into ‘gold’

    Amid all of the recent human interruptions in terms of addressing climate change, nature has begun to fight back devoid of opinion. People can only stand in awe at the power of natural disasters, and it’s a scientific fact that they are worsening as our climate tilts further off...
  • Outliving the climate meltdown

    Climate change is known to cause extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, hurricanes, storms, heat waves, wildfires, increasing sea water levels and more. These natural disasters destroy aquatic life, human life and settlements, and agriculture. They also cause water shortages that reduce the length of food growing seasons...
About us

Words In The Bucket is a team of global citizens with the common goal of raising awareness and information about issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and environment.

We are "Rethinking World Thinking"