In this video essay, Our Changing Climate looks at why solarpunk gives hope for the future in a world ravaged by climate change and climate chaos. Specifically, it answers the question, what is solarpunk? As well as proposes tangible solarpunk solutions like solar cookers and solar ovens, makerspaces, and 21st-century zero-carbon airships. Solarpunk presents a vision of the world that is simultaneously hopeful and worth fighting for. Solarpunk envisions a more just future that incorporates leftist liberatory ideologies into a world that has successfully established a world that is both human-centric and nature-centric. As a result, solarpunk stands in stark opposition to the current capitalist profit-centric world we live in. Solarpunk gives us art, dreams, and culture that are worth fighting for, and it grounds that future in the tools and technology already available.Continue reading
If you’re a brand that values sustainability, it’s important to know what Greenwashing is and why it’s problematic. Greenwashing is when a company markets its product or brand as “green” without doing the heavy lifting to ensure that it lives up to this claim.
The term has been around since the 1980s but has recently been seeing a resurgence as the population becomes more aware of our impact on the environment.
Many companies try to increase their credibility by adopting green practices or putting their “greenest” foot forward, but for many companies, it’s just marketing. They don’t actually care about the environment or practice green initiatives company-wide.Continue reading “How Businesses can Avoid Greenwashing [Visual]”
Hiking is known to help individuals experience nature in person, rather than just watch it from a TV screen. However, as more and more people take up hiking, there’s now a need for sustainable hikers. By “sustainable,” we mean that it’s only right for all hikers to explore places in the most respectful way possible. Sounds simple, right? It is!
So, if you want to be an eco-warrior-hiker hybrid, then read on! We’re here to give you 6 tips on how to be a sustainable hiker when you’re planning your trip, and when you’re on your trip!Continue reading “6 Sustainable Tips For Eco-Friendly Hiking and Planning”
Everything we throw away which can’t be recycled has a negative impact on the environment. If something isn’t biodegradable, it could take thousands of years to break down naturally.
Individually, one wedding can produce as much as 20kg of plastic waste. But it’s not just plastic which has an impact. Food wastage is also a common theme for most weddings. Sadly, weddings are again one of the chief offenders when it comes to CO2 contributions. As many as 14.5 tonnes of the gas will be created during an average celebration.
Some wedding troupes are more harmful than others. Here are a few common inclusions which you might not realise are having a negative impact on the environment. Don’t worry, though. These are all common aspects of a wedding – which means alternative, eco-friendly options, have already been created.
The average U.S. wedding produces more than 400 pounds of waste. Annually, more than 63 tons of CO2 is released into the atmosphere from U.S. weddings alone.
The wedding market has a reputation for being wasteful–and after reading the stats above, it’s not hard to see why. So many features of a wedding day are single-use, such as the decorations, the food, and even the fashion (ahem: wedding dresses).
While the above statistics can be disheartening, the good news is that more and more couples are taking note of the impact their special day is having on the world around them, and they’re taking steps to change that.
There are multiple benefits to hosting a green wedding day celebration. First and foremost, it’s good for the environment–but did you know that it’s also good for your wallet? Many of the eco-friendly wedding hacks you’ll find below will help save the planet, and your wallet.