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Ottawa Supermarket embraces Zero Waste Concept

This article was in the Make Change newsletter I subscribe to and I wanted to re-post it here.  This supermarket, NU in Ottawa, is an excellent example of how Zero Waste can be incorporated into our daily life in a

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, Good News, Positive Actions, Sustainable Business

Earth Overshoot was August 2, 2017

Yesterday was Earth Overshoot day, the day where we humans have used up all of the Earth’s resources for this year and are now moving into a resource deficit to meet our consumption needs.  As everyone knows you cannot continue

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Support for fashion industry to embrace responsible, sustainable practices.

From one of my favourite information sources Triple Pundit. C&A Foundation calls to reimagine fashion with Fashion for Good

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FEETZ – A new footwear company bringing together custom sizing and sustainability.

Feetz.com provides custom fitting shoes made on a 3D printer with a flat sole, which is better for your feet, and they are sustainable.  This is the kind of innovative and well designed products we need in the world. 

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Apparel Industry Taking Steps to Improve Sustainable Sourcing

From Triple Pundit’s Newsletter, some good news in the apparel industry.  VF Corp’s new anti-deforestation policy will have a big impact on the fashion industry’s effect on global forests.  Actions like these by large multi-national corporations are positive steps in

Posted in Environment, Everyday Sustainability, General, Sustainable Business

TreeSisters making a difference in the Mangrove Swamps on Madagascar

From TreeSisters Women Seeding Change newsletter Feb. 7, 2017 How Your Mangrove Trees are Saving Lives and Landscapes In our Madagascar mangrove tree-planting project the trees that you are funding are helping to both restore the landscape as well as

Posted in Climate Change, Environment, Feminine Impact, Good News, Nature, Social Justice

Sustainability Illustrated’s Biomimicry video

Here is a great video explaining biomimicry.  We would do well to learn from nature and design more of what we build to mimic what the natural world has perfected.

Posted in Environment, Nature, Videos

Canadian Beer Industry Way Ahead on the Circular Economy

Another great article from The Natural Step Canada’s December Newsletter on how Canada’s beer industry has been maximizing resource use since prohibition.  I am a big fan of the circular economy and believe every industry can do much more to

Posted in Everyday Sustainability, Positive Actions, Sustainable Business

The Natural Capital Framework – Why It’s Needed

The Natural Step Canada’s December newsletter included a link to this article by Vince Deschamps on Natural Capital.  It’s food for thought on the things we need to consider about Natural Capital and a way we can go about doing

Posted in Environment, General, Good News, Nature, Positive Actions

Sustainability Illustrated’s Natural Capital Video

I love these videos and how they communicate information.  Take a look and learn about Natural Capital, why it is important that we consider it in the calculation of costs when we consume products and services.  For too long we

Posted in Environment, Nature, Sustainable Business, Videos