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 way that is accessible to many people. Here is the link to the Zero Waste Home website of Bea Johnson, who wrote the book of the same name that resulted in Valerie Leloup’s brilliant supermarket idea. Read more ›
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 to run into a deficit position without consequences. Below is a great video explaining Earth Overshoot from Sustainability Illustrated Read more ›
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. Read more ›
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 the direction of sustainability and remedying the damage humanity’s consumption of clothing has on the planet. Read more ›
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.
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 get closer to this reality with cooperation and a true desire to consider minimizing waste at every opportunity.
The Economics of the Circular Economy
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 this properly.
Vince Deschamps: Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted
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 have completely ignored the real cost of harvesting our natural resources and the result is an unsustainable world.
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