Adidas made history Friday as the first college-logo brand to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a legally binding contract that will hold the sportswear giant accountable for the safety and labor conditions of the factories...
A campaign designed to invade borders. There are 29000 rhinos left in the world. South Africa is home to 75% of them. Their horns sell on the black market…
Awesome use of a very traditional medium to cross borders and hit the problem at its source.
TBWA South Africa has launched a campaign to turn the humble postage stamp into a weapon against rhino horn poaching.
Poaching in South Africa is rife: the country is home to 75 percent of the world's 29000 remaining rhinos and with horns fetching up to $60,000 per kilo, it's a lucrative profession. Most are shipped to China, Vietnam and Thailand, where they are ground down and used in medicines believed to cure everything from headaches to cancer.
Some technical breakthroughs are great because they push back the limits of what we can do, bringing us to new summits, while other are great because they allow us to do more with what we already have.
Nice breakthrough from scientists at the University of New South Wales, allowing them to make very high efficiency solar cells with low grade silicon, making the technology not only better but cheaper too.
Architizer is hosting the world’s definitive architectural awards program, with 50+ categories and 200+ jurors. As part of an ongoing series, we’re spotlighting projects that fit into “Plus” categories, including “Sustainability,” that tap into topical and culturally relevant themes. To see a full list of categories and learn more about the awards, visit architizerawards.com
With activists killed in Brazil, Cambodia, the Philippines, and elsewhere, 2012 may have been the worst year yet for violence against those working to protect the environment. So far, little has been done to halt this chilling development.
Honest by, the world's first transparent fashion label, celebrates its first anniversary with gratitude and a passionate message from the founder. The Spring/Summer 2013 Honest by Bruno Pieters collection is available at their online store.
Lucy Siegle: A campaign launched this week aims to ensure the tragedy is a tipping point for both the industry and consumers
How can we convince brands to be more ethical, even as the official death tool tops 800 at the Bangladesh Factory Collapse, fashion brands continue with their same old policies. Lets be serious about the true cost of clothing and think twice about buying fast fashion, even if they have amazing CSR campaigns to make them look like they are ethical. This is a very good article by Lucy Siegle for the Guardian.
After the horrific accident in the Bangladesh Sweatshop, Fair Trade is more important than ever -
As a consumer, if you want take a pledge to never again buy a sweatshop product again, these 3 tips will make you a foolproof ethical shopper:
1. BUY FAIR TRADE: Fair trade companies are committed to going above and beyond to create safe and productive working environments for their staff. Visit the Fair Trade Federation website for a list of its members.
2. DO YOUR RESEARCH: Green America has a great “Responsible Shopper” website that warns consumers about brand-name atrocities. You can also find ratings on nearly 200 apparel brands at GoodGuide.
“Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” – Mike DiLorenzo, NHL social media marketing director
The path of business sustainability is a journey. And what makes up a journey? Experiences. As sustainability consultants, we're aware that high level sustainability concepts are universal and easier to understand. However, what is compelling is the expression of how an individual or a company embraces those sustainability concepts to deliver results. We're all captivated by the unique sustainability experiences but equally important is its delivery and expression. Social media has proven to be an innovative and effective way to address two of the biggest hurdles around sustainability: defining what it is and providing the means and channels for sharing sustainability experiences.
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