5 Sustainable Fashion Designers that are Inspiring Change

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Purpose-driven creators are taking over the fashion space, innovating the way that fashion is consumed and appreciated. From the use of recycled materials to the treatment of garment workers, the fashion industry has the ability to drive consumer habits and create a space for conscious consumerism to thrive. With more brands and high fashion designers […]

Transform your Closet with These 6 Sustainable Fashion Tips

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Key Takeaways: Fast fashion has many negative effects on people and the planet, from unjust worker rights to millions of pounds of clothing waste Fashion is a big area to incorporate sustainability, as we wear clothes every day, and the brands we buy from provide good insight into what we support These sustainable fashion tips […]

Small Business, Big Impacts | Opportunities for Energy Transitions

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Key Takeaways  Small businesses have a critical role in fighting climate change by using cleaner energy and reducing emissions Short and long-term benefits to using renewable or clean energy include saving money, minimizing your carbon footprint, and elevating yourself as an environmentally-responsible company  Your business can get involved in energy transitions and reducing emissions based […]

Exploring Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Biophilia

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Environmental injustice is a global problem. Studies suggest that around a quarter of the global population lives in dire conditions in overcrowded, polluted areas. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases a year and more than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day. Many people live […]

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

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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

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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. 

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 […]

What is Earth Overshoot Day?

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Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is a very important date for sustainability. Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates the date when our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can naturally regenerate for us, in turn measuring humanity’s cumulative ecological footprint. The realistic goal is to have our EOD fall as late in the […]

Cost effective 3D printing buildings

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Safe, durable, affordable housing is a challenge in many parts of the world. An innovative solution to that problem is to use a larger than normal 3D printer to print a concrete house in a fraction of the time it normally takes to build a home and at a very low cost. This 3D printing […]

Drones delivering medical supplies make great impacts

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Zipline is a company with a great mission: to “provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies.” They are achieving this using unmanned aircraft, known as drones. These drones are stocked with the requested supplies and then launched to fly to the clinic where they are needed. The care package is […]