Today’s is the International Day of Forests

And the Mother Nature Network published a brilliant article on this occasion on how forests are vitally important not only to our civilization but to Life on our beautiful planet as a whole. They have found no less than 21 reasons why we should protect forests. While most of them are well known to the readers… Continue reading Today’s is the International Day of Forests

Water scarcity to hit half Mankind by 2050

According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ” by 2050 more than half the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas and about a billion or more will not have sufficient water resources. “ ” (…) The researchers expect 5 billion of the world’s projected 9.7 billion people to live in water-stressed areas by… Continue reading Water scarcity to hit half Mankind by 2050

The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid

While reading Richard Branson’s latest book, Screw Business As Usual, I came across an interesting concept : the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid. The term refers to the basic goods and services to sell to the poorest people. To a report from the World Resources Institute quoted in Branson’s book,  the Bottom of… Continue reading The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid

Annie Leonard presents the Story of Solutions

Annie Leonard, of Story of Stuff fame did it all again and presented another great video on how we have to and can change the world. Called The Story of Solutions, it focuses on changing the end-game of MORE to a one focusing on BETTER. We have seen it already, working on ever increasing the… Continue reading Annie Leonard presents the Story of Solutions

Frightening food quantities frittering away

To the UNEP : “The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. “ 1.3 billion tonnes of food ! This has profound repercussions on our world as it… Continue reading Frightening food quantities frittering away

Yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day

You probably know it : we consume way too much stuff : food, water, energy… As a matter of fact we consume so much that we are depleting the resources our beautiful planet gives us. As Business Green noted : ” Today the world dips into its environmental overdraft as mankind’s demands for resources since… Continue reading Yesterday was Earth Overshoot Day

Turning trash to gold : global waste market to double

According to a leading American bank, the global waste industry could double to $2 trillion by 2020. This is due to as Business Green notes to ” the combination of urbanisation, looming resource shortages and environmental regulation “ This takes into account municipal and industrial waste management, recycling, waste-to-energy and sustainable packaging. Europe is seen… Continue reading Turning trash to gold : global waste market to double

Food waste : a HUGE issue

According to a new study by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers “Between 30 and 50 percent of all the food that’s produced on the planet is lost and wasted without ever reaching human stomachs.” Treehugger wrote a compelling article on how this is such a huge and awful waste as there are still hundred of… Continue reading Food waste : a HUGE issue

FSC and MSC : two labels you should know

It has been a while since I wanted to introduce you to two different kind of sustainable labels : the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). As you must have guessed, the former is concerning everything that is related to sustainable wood (paper, wooden flooring and other products) while the latter… Continue reading FSC and MSC : two labels you should know

Here come the toilets of the future

Here is a smelly question : why are we putting together what Nature separates ? This is the question asked by a Swedish researcher about toilets. Putting urine and feces together is not a good idea as it is simply a waste of resources. Moreover, flushing with liters and liters of perfectly drinkable water is… Continue reading Here come the toilets of the future

Coffee is at risk because of climate change

As a tea drinker, I seldom drink coffee. But since over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day (source), I thought this might interest you. As the 2 Degrees Network blogs in a post about Cafédirect : ” Climate change has had a noticeably dramatic effect on the cultivation of… Continue reading Coffee is at risk because of climate change

Global collapse could occur by 2030

It seems the great Albert Einstein was right all along when he stated that “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Indeed, according to Care2 : In 1972, MIT researchers published “Limits to Growth.” In it, they used models to analyze economic data, and predicted that if civilization… Continue reading Global collapse could occur by 2030