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Is Eco-Tourism Really Environmentally-Friendly?

Is Eco-Tourism Really Environmentally-Friendly?

Eco-tourism has become a buzzword in recent years, in the travel and tourism sector. People have become more environmentally aware and are seeking to do what they can to protect the environment. As such, travel and tour companies are promoting eco-tourism and tourists are willing to spend more for it. In fact, eco-tourism has become...

Co-Working Spaces: The Sustainable Office Phenomenon

Co-Working Spaces: The Sustainable Office Phenomenon

Co-working is a phenomenon. And it is on the rise. Harvard Business Review defines co-working as the sharing of workspaces, usually membership-based, among freelancers, remote workers and independent professionals. A big contributor to this occurrence is technology, with more people taking on freelance jobs. According to The Guardian, the big draw of the co-working model...

‘The Force’ Goes Sustainable: Po-Zu Launches the Star Wars Shoe Collection

‘The Force’ Goes Sustainable: Po-Zu Launches the Star Wars Shoe Collection

Good news for all Star Wars fans! Ethical shoe brand Po-Zu, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, has launched their new line of Star Wars inspired footwear. And of course, the whole collection is made from entirely sustainable materials – sustainable cotton, coconut fibre, vegetarian tweed, etc. Upping the cool factor is the fact that their collection...

Food Waste? There’s An App For That…

Food Waste? There’s An App For That…

The issue of food waste is a serious environmental and food sustainability problem. As families struggle to put food on the table, restaurants and supermarkets chunk 35 million tons of food every year. And that’s in the United States alone. Aside from this, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reports that food waste contribute at...

5 Clothing Brands Using Fashion Technology to Stay Ahead of Competition

5 Clothing Brands Using Fashion Technology to Stay Ahead of Competition

In recent years, the fashion industry has been undergoing a sustainability revolution. Understanding that fashion is the second biggest polluter of the environment, brands are turning into technology to drive sustainability. This is important as fashion confronts a two-fold challenge – meeting the clothing demands of a growing population while protecting the environment. In recent...

Donald Trump Quits Paris; Elon Musk Quits Trump

Donald Trump Quits Paris; Elon Musk Quits Trump

Immediately after President Donald Trump’s announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on June 1st, Elon Musk, environmental sustainability champion, tweeted: “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.” Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done...

It’s Time for the World to Deal with Climate Change Deniers

It’s Time for the World to Deal with Climate Change Deniers

The 1st of June 2017 will go down in history as a victory for climate change skeptics when America formally withdrew from the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change – the world’s affirmative action on addressing the issues on global warming. U.S. President Donald Trump declared: “In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America...

A Quick Guide to Ethical Investing

A Quick Guide to Ethical Investing

There is a new investing trend and it is gaining ground. Dubbed as ethical investment, sustainable investment or socially responsible investment (SRI), this refers to the process of seeking a financial return that considers the environmental and social impacts.1 In simple terms, it is investing with a conscience. Technically, this type of investment has been around...