Weddings make for incredibly special and memorable times. Which is not to say that they need to inflate into expensive extravaganzas marked by careless consumption and unsustainable behavior. Here are six suggestions of sustainable alternatives to any wedding must-have. … [Read more...] about 6 tips to keep your wedding (or your daughter’s) a reasonably sustainable affair
Such is the bet made by British designer and materials development expert Adam Fairweather, who is striving to turn upcycling into an art form. His latest obssession are coffee grounds. Addressing food waste is less on his mind than “using materials that have a perceived value to … [Read more...] about Can coffee-waste furniture get people excited about sustainability?
Method has come a long way since its early days in San Francisco. The detergent company first aimed at transforming a traditionally toxic industry by developing environmentally-friendly products. It is now setting a green manufacturing standard with its Soapbox, a facility … [Read more...] about First LEED Platinum-certified soap factory opens in Chicago
The plight of indigenous people robbed of their land by greedy corporations with the complicity of corrupt governments is a familiar story around the world. A less ordinary story is that of communities being given the legal opportunity to claim titles to the land that has been … [Read more...] about Indian tribal women successfully claim titles to ancestral forestland
Those consumer-facing companies who have no vision beyond growing revenue, no true sense of corporate responsibility and no interest in investing in making a positive impact in the world, ought to think again. Today’s consumers are more likely to spend money on goods and services … [Read more...] about Consumers more likely to buy from companies with a conscience, new study finds