It’s retailers job to help customers manoeuvre their sustainability dilemma and gently nudge them their behaviour into more sustainable actions.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) recognized Domtar with the 2019 AF&PA Leadership in Sustainability Award for Sustainable Forest Management for their Promoting Sustainable Forest Management for Landowners project. This is the second consecutive year AF&PA has honored Domtar for their sustainability advancements.
Fast fashion has a sustainability problem, and a TCNJ professor is heading to Finland to find out if intellectual property laws, of all things, have anything to do with it. This spring, Susanna Monseau, a professor of interdisciplinary business, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study the effects of trademark laws on sustainable fashion with researchers at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. By speaking with fledgling companies about their experiences developing new sustainable technologies, she will investigate whether trademarks and intellectual property laws stifle innovation. “The whole purpose of intellectual property is to promote creativity,” says Monseau, who will travel to Finland in August. “But it doesn’t necessarily work like that.” The global apparel industry is a huge polluter, accounting for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, a problem that is expected to worsen in the coming year as demand for cheap garments and accessories grows by 60% by 2030.
Indiana is an agricultural state, but we import 90% of what we eat even though we can grow everything we need. This talk combines the ingredients of images, stories, and taste that make a sustainable food system. Food puns a-plenty are part of an experiential story and lesson about social, environmental, and economic seeds needed to grow a sustainable food system. Krista Bailey is the Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future at Indiana University South Bend, and develops and teaches courses in Sustainable Food Systems and Leadership Strategies in the Sustainability Studies program. Bailey has co-hosted local PBS shows “Outdoor Elements” and “Experience Michiana,” serves as co-chair of the city’s Green Ribbon Commission, and serves on the Bike South Bend committee and county Food Access Council. Bailey also teaches fitness classes, is in the South Bend Masters Rowing Club, coordinates a community garden, bicycles, kayaks, explores and does projects with their partner, and spends time with their two children.
For 20 years the MSC has been part of a team effort to keep our oceans full of life. Keep it wild, traceable and sustainable. Choose the blue fish label.
As circular economy thinking takes hold among policy makers, civil servants and scientists, policy is tending towards circular as a strategy to reach environmental objectives. Hopes are that production systems will continue to deliver and indeed grow economically, but with far less material and fossil energy intensity. The Swedish Government formed its own Circular Economy Delegation last year and recently announced its national strategy for the Circular Economy and 100 measures to transition to circularity. Policy needs to align, but this raises questions. The economy is a complex adaptive system, and any intervention may cause the opposite of the intended effects. This article explores my own very personal reflections based on earlier work together with my recent work with the local university.