How Kickstarter is encouraging designers to consider circularity and other environmental factors

November 30, 2018 by  
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The crowdfunding platform is aiming to foster the development of products with positive impact.

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Ethically produced Not a Sweatshirt sweatshirt helps victims of sex trafficking

November 6, 2016 by  
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What if the clothing you buy could make a positive difference in the world? Sudara’s “Not a Sweatshirt” sweatshirt aims to help victims of sex trafficking by raising awareness and using funds to train and employ former victims in India. Every purchase supports Sudara’s initiatives to give women the confidence and skills they need for a fresh start on life. The ethically sourced and produced sweatshirt shows how we can have a collective and positive impact on the world through the everyday choices we make.

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Can freeze-dried fecal pills help people fight obesity?

January 14, 2016 by  
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We’re all full of bacteria, but some of us don’t have as much of the ‘good’ stuff as we should. This year, medical researchers will conduct a medical trial to determine whether orally ingesting capsules filled with freeze-dried fecal matter can help crack the code in the fight against obesity . Twenty obese patients will participate in a clinical trial in an effort to determine whether ‘healthy’ bacteria from donors can be implanted into a patient’s digestive system by ingesting the pills, and whether it will have a positive impact on their weight. Read the rest of Can freeze-dried fecal pills help people fight obesity?

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Scientists say that we are entering a new epoch thanks to human activity

January 14, 2016 by  
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New research indicates that the Earth has entered a new geological epoch , and it’s due to human activity. Scientists looked at the scale and rate of environmental changes in the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and wildlife-which other recent reports indicate is at an unprecedented high-and compared them to changes during previous time periods. In every category, the consequences of human activity reflect enough change to justify the official designation of a new geological epoch, researchers say. Read the rest of Scientists say that we are entering a new epoch thanks to human activity

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How the World Wildlife Fund helps companies master the art of supply chains

July 6, 2015 by  
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The World Wildlife Fund’s Carter Roberts taks about how companies can make the most positive impact by examining the supply chain.

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Linda Filley’s Upcycled Paper Gowns Offer Artful Answer to Everyday Waste

April 11, 2010 by  
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Just in time for spring we’ve spotted some fanciful three-dimensional paper designs in the form of colorful frocks. Crafted from paper piles ranging from seed packets to computer paper to newsprint, artist and self-proclaimed “paper couturier” Linda Filley breathes new life and a delicate beauty into otherwise discarded materials. Drawing her inspiration from various facets of daily life, within a series of thoughtful cuts, folds and rolls, Filley’s frocks are not only able inhabit a state of whimsy, but also make a positive impact on the environment.

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Shipping Goes Up, Pollution Goes Down: U.S. EPA Issues Final Rule for Diesel Emissions

December 25, 2009 by  
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Diesel pollution from the shipping industry should be expected to soar in the near future as shipping traffic increases, but the U.S. EPA has just taken an important step toward nipping the emissions trend in the bud.  On December 22 the agency announced that it has finalized a tougher rule for engines and fuel on U.S.-flagged ships, bringing this country in accord with more sustainable international standards.

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