EveryONE Sustainable

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 the direction of sustainability and remedying the damage humanity’s consumption of clothing has on the planet. Read more ›

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 create new opportunities for enslaved villagers.

Our tree-planting partners on the ground, Eden Reforestation projects are one of the world’s most powerful and effective reforestation initiatives. They recently planted their 100 millionth tree. They are also deeply skilled at merging social and ecological healing, because when it’s done right the two go together. Eden do it right.

In Madagascar whole villages are enslaved to ‘fish barons’ – boat and net owners who loan out their vessels for a specific yield, which if not met places their fishers in debt, permanently. This enslavement comes with its various horrors, including child slavery and abuse of women.

Eden work with the community and employ them to plant, tend and protect the mangrove saplings on large tracts of village land. Over half of their employees are women (60-70%) who are able to get out of debt thanks to this project, as well as send their kids to school and start their own micro-enterprises.

How many reforestation organisations can also say that they turn the enslaved into the foresters of our world? Whole villages at a time.

On top of this, the mangroves make the air healthier, stop the earth from bleeding into the sea by preventing soil erosion, sequester carbon, and provide habitat for endangered fish species are spawning in the mangroves, thousands of species are returning to lands that can thrive again.

Thank you for making this all possible with your generous contributions.


Photos by Eden Reforestation Projects

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 get closer to this reality with cooperation and a true desire to consider minimizing waste at every opportunity.

The Economics of the Circular Economy

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 this properly.

Vince Deschamps: Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted

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 have completely ignored the real cost of harvesting our natural resources and the result is an unsustainable world.

Read more ›

Posted in Environment, Nature, Sustainable Business, Videos

Triple Pundit is running a Twitter Chat Nov. 3 – Women and Cocoa

Check out this twitter chat if you are able to on November 3.  It is about the sustainability of cocoa farming and the role women cocoa farmers play.  Two Great ideas more sustainable cocoa and empowering women.  I love it. Read more ›

Posted in Environment, Events and Happenings, Feminine Impact, General, Good News, Social Justice, Sustainable Development

Nestle’s Bottled Water practices again in question

Once again Nestle proves it is not interested in providing water to those who need it most but rather that it is interested in buying up water sources for as little as possible and then reselling it in bottles at a huge profit.  Every time I go to the grocery store I see cases of Nestle Pure Life bottled water being sold and it causes me grave concern.   Read more ›

Posted in Cities - large and small, Environment, Nature

Grant available to protect Southern Ontario’s Greenbelt

If you have an idea for how to protect and promote Ontario’s Greenbelt there is a grant available.  Check out the information below from Environmental Defence to see if you qualify and how to go about applying for the grant.  If you receive a grant let me know at info@everyonesustainable.com so I can post your idea/event on the site.

Help grow Ontario’s Greenbelt

Posted in General

Nature Deficit Disorder

An interesting and informative article from the Children & Nature Network by Richard Louv, first published in The New Nature Movement. Nature Deficit Disorder, why we need nature in order to be sane, thriving human beings and how to bring more nature into your everyday life.

Hope you enjoy the article. Live in nature, advocate for it in your cities and towns, get your children out as much as possible to nurture their brains and bodies.

Seven Reasons for a New Nature Movement

Butterfly

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