Consider the rubbish we churn out, the frightening scale of our global self-indulgence. We see it mostly through social media: the viral image of trash islands floating in the ocean or dolphins caught in plastic mesh circulate Instagram, Facebook, and

“How we make and use products and how we produce food generates almost half of the emissions in our current economic system because the production of goods and infrastructure generates emissions all along value chains,” said Mayor Minna Arve of Turku,

One of the toughest parts of fulfilling the Paris Agreement goals is understanding the path to success. What does it take to muster the political will and support to make an ambitious commitment? How can all levels of government move

If there is anything to be learned from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protest in France, is that social innovation should accompany environmental policymaking. Policies will have little effect without the acceptance and understanding of the people directly affected by the changes.

“Hope in the City” tells the story of Vikram and his daughter Anita who are just heading home from the movies when a tornado – a weather phenomena they have never seen before – comes out of nowhere. The devastation left

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragile economic, social and environmental underpinnings of our world today. Although we have access to advanced scientific and technological resources, as well as strategies for disaster preparedness, and despite repeated specific warnings about

Alternative light sources are necessary for creating sustainable cityscapes. But how exactly do they work? And how can we normalize natural light into our communities? We spoke with Sandra Rey, Founder, and CEO of Glowee, to learn about bioluminescence, sustainable

Food packaging waste is one of the most pervasive, yet unavoidable, forms of waste. MIWA has created a reusable food packaging and dispensing products with a data-driven processing system. We have reached to MIWA’s founder and CEO, Petr Baca, to

In these days of isolation, worry, illnesses, and death, a lot of people are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic will teach us how to do things better. That it will be not a return to the past but a gateway

Asset sharing is a rising solution to waste created by businesses. But, how does it work? FLOOW2, located in The Netherlands, has the answer. I spoke to FLOOW2’s Laury Zwart to learn more about this revolutionary business to business solution. A

Editor's note: This article first appeared on the ICLEI blog.  Cities around the world are recognizing that the circular economy not only addresses resource scarcity and climate change but also can strengthen local economies and create jobs. By prioritizing regenerative resources,

With the advent of fast fashion and micro trend consumerism, low quality textiles have flooded the markets and subsequently our landfills and waterways. Petroleum based finishes, dyes and synthetic microfibers shed from our clothing and are distributed into the deepest depths

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