Isaboko: Crafting a Radiantly Optimistic Future Through Sustainable Fashion

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Imagine a place where every stitch tells a story of regeneration. In the heart of Brooklyn, New York, a revolutionary fashion brand is reimagining the future of sustainable clothing. Isaboko, founded by the visionary Asian American designer Isabella Li Kostrzewa, is not just a brand; it’s a manifesto for a radically optimistic future. Their unique […]

Company Eco | Bringing conscious consumerism to an online marketplace


This summer, we launched our Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards (SESBA) and selected 15 winners who showcased outstanding sustainability commitments. Our new podcast, The Green Scene, dives into conversations with SESBA winners about their journey as sustainable business owners. In our sixth episode, we interviewed our next SESBA winners, Jesse and Cara, from Company Eco. […]

Rede NAMI: Women’s Empowerment through Urban Arts


“Our work aims to promote structural change in society, bringing knowledge through communication so that girls and women know how to fight for their rights and guarantee full access to the best possibilities of being in the world.” Panmela Castro Panmela Castro – Founder and President of Rede NAMI – Brazil 2021 WE Empower Finalist, […]

Navigating sustainability? Check out our ‘Explore your Sustainable Earth’ tool!


 Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sustainability problems we’re currently facing? The process of becoming a more sustainable society is as complex and interconnected as the world we live in. Navigating the intersection of social, environmental, and economic issues and all their intricacies can become confusing if you think about it too much. But […]

Drink Me! Tea Room | Making Sustainability Scrumptious


This summer we launched our Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards (SESBA) and chose 15 winners who showcased outstanding sustainability commitments. In our new podcast, The Green Scene, we have conversations with the trailblazing SESBA winners about walking the sustainable walk. In our first episode, Drink Me! Tea Room | Making Sustainability Scrumptious, we sit down […]

Small Business, Big Impacts | Opportunities for Energy Transitions


Key Takeaways  The Just Transition  Small Businesses are saving money and fighting the climate crisis by making simple switches and taking advantage of existing incentives. New technologies, tax credits, affordable infrastructure and green programs are all a part of a new wave that is rewarding the businesses who are paying attention to their emissions and […]

Project Protocol for GHG Accounting: An Introductory Course


What is a Sustainable Earth course? Sustainable Earth courses, provided through a partnership between Wells Fargo and Arizona State University, are free micro-courses for businesses interested in upskilling in sustainable business practices. These courses require your contact information to register and take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. Completion time depends on your learning pace and […]

15 Small Businesses Creating a Mighty Impact on Sustainability


Small businesses have a tremendous opportunity to make a big impact through small changes. When it comes to sustainability, there are a few misnomers that prevent many small businesses from ever pursuing it. In fact, many aren’t even aware that their business produces a carbon footprint until they begin to peel back the layers––even digital […]

10 Equity Resources that your Small Business Should Be Using


How do you build a business toolkit to fight social injustice?  Environmental impacts affect people and society, and lack of governance can lead to negative social and environmental consequences. Low-income communities bear a disproportionate burden of environmental and social injustices that stem from historically intended and unintended actions. Small businesses in these communities are not […]

Growing Up: Is Vertical Farming the Future of Food?

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What’s the deal with our current food system? An article published in United Nations in 2019 showed that by 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion people with 68% of the global population being urban dwellers.  Feeding this large amount of people will be a huge challenge. In a very short […]

Demolition vs. Deconstruction: How Shifting to Reuse Impacts the Environment and Economy 


Key Takeaways:  Construction and demolition waste make up approximately 40% of the US waste stream  Buildings account for 40% of the global use of raw materials –– many of which are non-renewable  Reuse of building materials can drive a circular economy and reduce carbon emissions  There are more resources than ever to recycle building materials and […]

Consumer Choices Are Changing, So Should Your Menu: A Case for Plant-Based


Consumer spending on plant-based products has increased by approximately 2.6 billion dollars in just the last two years. Now more than ever, customers are demanding plant-based products, and businesses are having to quickly adapt to accomodate this new and emerging market. But just what is it about going plant-based that is driving consumers and businesses to change so quickly? And why is switching to a plant-based diet important in the first place? To find out, our team spoke to restaurant owners, entrepreneurs and research specialists in food systems around the country to highlight some guidance and recommendations for becoming a part of this emerging market. 

How to engage and navigate the new sustainable investment frontier: ESG investing


Key Takeaways Investing sustainably is growing in popularity as investors are looking to align their investments with their beliefs and ideals.  There is a minefield of definitions for ESG investing, so it’s critical you decide what you are looking for in your investments.  Read the fine print of whatever fund you want to invest in […]

Healthy and Sustainable Certified: WELL and Living Building Challenge Explained

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Healthy and Sustainable Certified: WELL and Living Building Challenge Explained Key Takeaways: The WELL Building Standard and Living Building Challenge (LBC) extend beyond building efficiency and sustainability, taking into account health and well-being. WELL and LBC have expanded certification levels to allow for more points of entry. Many predict the philosophies guiding these two certifications […]

How Small Businesses Can Create More Sustainable Supply Chains and Improve Profitability


By Hitendra Chaturvedi, Supply Chain Management Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, and Sustainable Earth Contributor Key takeaways: In legacy business models, the supply chain is thought of as a cost center rather than a value generator, and this has created a lot of unnecessary waste. Looking at the […]