Travel is imperative for a healthy planet — it helps us better understand the world and its boundless diversity. But ‘sustainable travel’ isn’t just a contradiction in 2020, it’s damn near impossible.
Celebrating individuality, diversity, and embodiment, the third edition of Rio Ethical Fashion took place last week. Leading voices stirred up conversations about impending challenges and opportunities in the sustainable fashion industry. A spicy debate focused on the future of fashion upon the expansion of the Metaverse—the so-called “new, persistent virtual world.” Metaverse will host an increasing number of people throughout 2021. Currently, digital fashion is mostly restricted to video games (think of Gucci’s digital tennis).
Back in the 1990s, 60 percent of waste went to landfill in the Swedish city of Lund. Today it’s less than 2 percent, and the region is a pioneer of the burgeoning circular economy.
The Dutch economy can adopt the following interventions within four key sectors to deliver impactful circular change: Advanced construction practices Limit, or even stop the demolition of buildings and ensure that building methods revolve around the renovation and reuse of materials. Circular agriculture and food system Implement agricultural practices that prioritise waste reuse and local production and trade, such as stopping the import of animal feed and export of animal products. Shifting from fossil fuels to renewable sources Increase the share of renewable energy used to power the country and axe fossil fuel use. Repair, remanufacturing and high-value recycling Double the current material use of the repair sector, as well as the amount of high-value recycling and the share of recycled materials in imports.
As leaders from around the world gather in New York for Climate Week NYC, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Material Economics, has launched Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change. The paper reveals the need for a fundamental shift in the global…
The Great Ethical Dilemma Competition: Developing ethics and responsible business practices To foster responsible and ethical decision-making skills, all first-year Lang business students participate in the Great Ethical Dilemma Case Competition. The applied learning exercise sees students provide tangible solutions to an ethical challenge facing a real organization.