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]”
Businesses everywhere have had to implement new strategies to take safe measures for employees to return to work. However, while companies are focused on making changes to minimize the risk of transmission from COVID-19, why not encourage more sustainable practices as well? With the advantage of starting fresh, companies and their employees have the opportunity to rethink the office environment.
But with this fresh start, where does a business start in implementing new green practices while bringing employees back into the office safely? And how can individuals like yourself strive to live a more sustainable lifestyle when you head back in? Here are six ways to make your return to work more sustainable, from protecting smartphones with eco-friendly phone cases to switching to greener cleaning supplies.Continue reading “6 Ways to Make your Return to Work more Sustainable”
Let me start with one aspect of this book that can make a big difference on how you perceive it. I think it is very important to try and forget who the author is. So, before you start reading this book, please try to ignore that it’s written by Bill Gates. Unlike Steve Jobs, who was and still is worshipped by many, Bill Gates kind of got more of a we-hate-you fan club. And there are a lot of reviews condemning this book just based on the fact that he is the author – even worse, based on some incorrect statements, it seems that many of them did not even read it, but just assumed it’s bad/wrong because it’s from Gates. That is a very sad thing because it’s actually worth reading. But only if you can manage to have an open mind and listen … something that seems to be a rare thing in this time and age.Continue reading ““How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates [Review]”
Sustainable Agriculture became a recurrent topic among rural producers and businessmen involved in the agri-food trade. For the National Research Council (CNR), sustainable agriculture is not just a set of practices, but rather a goal to get a food production system. The goals are:
- Increase the productivity of natural resources and agricultural system, enabling the producers to meet the levels of demand created by population growth and economic development
- Produce healthy, whole, nutritious foods, that satisfy human and earth well-being
- Provide farmers with a sufficient net income to get a fair standard of living and a profit to invest in their land
- Increase the productivity of soil, water and other resources.
For a long time, there’s been a misinterpretation of the concept of “sustainability” in agriculture, mainly influenced by political and personal ideologies of its main proponents; thinking of sustainable farming as synonymous with “ecology” is a simplistic view of something broader and complex.
Therefore, to understand sustainable agriculture, and how to realize it, we will explain the concept of sustainability and its relationship with the agri-business.Continue reading “Sustainable Agriculture for our Future and for the Earth”