A Groundbreaking Documentary at UNEA 6 Sheds Light on the Future of Fashion

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February 21st Nairobi, Kenya – In an era where the fashion industry faces critical scrutiny over its sustainability practices, a landmark event took place at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 6) in Nairobi. The Circular Fashion Initiative Campaign, in collaboration with the Circular Research Foundation (Italy) and the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions […]

World Environment Day 2023: Uniting to Beat Plastic Pollution


Celebrating World Environment Day It’s time to get together and celebrate the environment! June 5th is the 50th World Environment Day, where each year, the significance of transformative action from across the world is crucial to help people and the planet. This year’s World Environment Day is being hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with […]

Santa’s Green Christmas: Empowering Teachers and Students through Eco-Adventure Comics


“Santa’s Green Christmas: Father Christmas Battles Climate Change” Comic Book The holiday season may still be months away, but the spirit of environmental consciousness is in the air! Prepare to be captivated by a comic book for students in 4th grade and beyond. “Santa’s Green Christmas,” created by Comics Uniting Nations in an initiative from […]

Sustainable Earth Energy Guide: Engage Middle and High School Students in Energy Education


Sustainable Earth’s Energy Guide In the education space, we know that teaching students about energy and the environment is essential in shaping their understanding of the world around them. But finding the right resources can be a challenge. That’s why we’re excited to introduce this comprehensive Energy Guide, designed specifically for middle and high school […]

Beauty at What Cost? The Environmental Impact of Cosmetic Ingredients and Materials


The beauty industry is a massive market, estimated at $48.8 billion and continuing to grow. Personal style and expression play a significant role in our lives, and makeup is a popular way to express ourselves. However, the impact of the beauty industry and cosmetic ingredients on the planet is immense and cannot be ignored. From […]

RatedPower: Merging tech and engineering to bring a new name to renewable energy


“Women have other strengths, which can give another type of leadership. My partners and I are aware of the diversity of gender and race. The more different the experiences, the more value each profile brings and the easier it is to innovate.” Andrea Barber, CEO and Co-Founder of RatedPower, Spain Andrea Barber, 2022 WE Empower […]

La Cana: Restoring women with their liberties one knit at a time


“We have created a brand where, through our products, we can make visible the problems of our prisons and tell the stories of these women, generating empathy and social commitment that contribute to reducing stigma and social discrimination towards women deprived of their liberty“  Daniela Ancira, Co-Founder and CEO of La Cana, Mexico Daniela Ancira, […]

Why Soil is More Important than you Think


Did you know that 87% of life on Earth is sustained by just 39 inches of topsoil? The usable topsoil we have left is rapidly decreasing; over the past 40 years, we have lost 40% of our topsoil. According to the United Nations, we have only enough soil left for approximately 80 to 100 more […]

Natal Cares: Women’s Health in the Age of Technology


“Our vision is to become a global company leading the use of reliable mobile technology and low-cost innovations that contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality rates in Africa.” Joy Chioma, Founder and Head of Operations at Natal Cares Joy Chioma, Founder and Head of Operations at Natal Cares, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, […]

MCD: Innovative Marine Conservation Efforts


“I am most passionate about our work supporting the most vulnerable local women in coastal areas thriving to be recognized in their own community, advancing their economic empowerment.” Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD, Vietnam 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Despite having faced various leadership […]

GreenLight Solutions Case Studies for Sustainability Success and Action Plans


Most businesses today understand the value of having a sustainability-oriented operation, including everything from big-picture items like having an ethical supply chain, to everyday considerations such as supporting their employees in making “greener” choices in the office space and within their commute to/from work. Although the value is understood, most businesses lack the practical know-how […]

THE ARC: Revolutionizing Art Supply Access for Educators and the Community


Imagine a world where teachers don’t have to break the bank to provide their students with art supplies for their projects. A place where they can go and pick up materials for free, without any frustration or financial strain. This dream has become a reality in Tempe, Arizona, thanks to the Art Resource Center (ARC), […]

Vulcan Coalition: Bridging the Digital Divide for People with Disabilities


“I believe together we can create a world full of opportunities for all people.” Methawee Thatsanasateankit, CEO of Vulcan Coalition Methawee Thatsanasateankit, CEO of Vulcan Coalition, 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Drawing inspiration from a friend with a visual impairment, Methawee Thatsanasateankit witnessed the struggle of People with Disabilities (PWDs) to work and be a […]

WITU: Women Building Other Women


“Imagine a world where women and girls have equal access to education, assets such as land, information, and leadership positions. Poverty, violence and war would significantly reduce. We are working towards this world!” Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Founder of WITU Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Founder of Women in Technology Uganda (WITU), 2021 WE Empower Finalist Barbara and […]

The Importance of Green Spaces in an Increasingly Gray World


What are green spaces? Green spaces, according to the World Health Organization, are ‘all urban land-covered by vegetation of any kind’. This includes street trees, gardens, parks, landscaping around buildings, sports fields, flowerbeds, ponds, green entryways, green roofs, individual plants, and more. Green spaces provide long-term financial benefits as well as social and environmental gains. […]

ISSD: A systematic approach to economic development


“I became passionate about innovating, creating new possibilities, encouraging women to develop their skills, make their voices heard and protect their rights no matter what path they have chosen.” Irina Mkrtchyan, Co-founder of ISSD Irina Mkrtchyan, Co-founder of Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities (ISSD), Armenia and 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Middle East and […]

Designing for the Future: A Holistic Approach to the Built Environment


Next up on The Green Scene, we interview Dr. Braden Allenby, a seasoned engineer, lawyer, and environmentalist who is the director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, President’s Professor, and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He also […]

What’s the purpose? Finding new ways to reuse industrial materials with Damon Carson

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This week on The Green Scene, we’re interviewing Damon Carson, founder and CEO of Repurposed Materials, an “industrial thrift store.” Repurposed Materials operates across the U.S., and its goal is to reuse existing materials from industry–everything from fire hoses and barrels to brand-new products that different companies might not want to use. By acting as […]