Originally posted on Shut The Flush Up:
“Your kids and your grandkids will demand more from work than a paycheck. They will demand a purpose. They will demand more from business than products that are made cheap, fast, and disposable. They will demand products and services that create a positive impact in the world.”
We have all experienced the cultural shift from a maximizing short-term shareholder value to boosting long-term shared value. The mentality has changed and there is no looking back. The B Corp Handbook, is a great resource to understand the “Caring Capitalism” revolution through the eyes of businesses like Patagonia, Ben and Jerry, and Etsy.
The B Corp movement has quickly become a relevant business standard, poised to have a similar impact to Fair Trade and USDA organic. On April 16th, Etsy became only the second for-profit company to go public out of more than 1,000 companies that have that certification, and it created a…
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Originally posted on saci-art:
Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition in Milan, Italy, from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will be a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.
A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of…
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Originally posted on Quartz:
Already handwritten posters have begun appearing on the walls of Kathmandu, with warnings for the survivors of the deadly earthquake that razed entire sections of Nepal’s capital city on April 25.
Patan Campus this morning – the municipal garbage trucks have come to collect garbage from the settlements in the campus area. Multiple signs have posted warning against the spread of diseases. This sign says, “Let’s not allow diseases to spread, let’s keep the area clean. We can at least do this much. If you keep your surroundings clean, we will avoid the spread of cholera, jaundice, typhoid and diarrhoea.” Photo by @bimlabai #nepalphotoproject #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #nepal #patan #safety #hygiene
The concerns are legitimate—and the risks real.
Even in the best of times, the medical infrastructure in Nepal—one of poorest countries in the world—is scarcely enough to keep up with the demands of its…
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Originally posted on You Are The Healer:
Our evolutionary biological tendencies for immediate gratification are outdated and exploited by consumer culture. We are at a very critical point in Earth’s history, where our decisions in this moment set the timeline for our future, be it prosperous or fatal. Tune out of the distractions, and tune into our mother Earth as she resolves the wounds within her and within us. Tap out of the illusions and seek the truth, because the truth is all there is.
Originally posted on Bertarlo:
BRITTA RILEY AT TEDXMANHATTAN
Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system.
I find this project very interesting and very innovative. I think the best way to improve a project is to share the knowledge with other people who want to contribute. Therefore Riley’s idea has been becoming a new movement around the world. The method to make public and accessible all the information by internet, let interested people being involved so they will develop their own project, following the basis stablished, and finding new solutions.
There is a specific website where users can share their experiences. So a community has been created around the growing indoor plants concept in order to…
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Originally posted on URP 431/432: Sustainability in Claremont:
Seattle is without doubts one of America’s leaders in sustainable planning. Along the city’s efforts to promote sustainability in its population and visitors, they have implemented a great system of bicycle routes (map available printed and in pdf).
As it can be noted on the pictures above (taken by me four days ago 04/21/15), the bike lanes are separated from cars and pedestrians along the streets, and their continuation on intersections are noted by green paint on pavement. They also have their own traffic signals. It is important to note that not every single street in Seattle is this way, there are some areas where bicyclists have to share street lanes with cars; which is noted with the shared lane sign painted on the road.
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