We talk a lot about capitalism around these parts because the economic system we currently live within is one of the root causes to many of our issues relating to environmentalism and justice. We’re not prescriptive in the exact economic model that should exist, but we explore what’s out there, what’s working and a future we can work towards. For decades we’ve been stuck in the thinking that we can no longer shift away from hypercapitalism (or corporatism), but we can. The world we live in financially is new and modern. We can absolutely change it into something more ethical and sustainable for us all.
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The word greenwashing is believed to have come about in the 1980s when environmentalist Jay Westerveld was staying at a resort in the Pacific and read a sign that asked him to place his towels on a rack (don’t wash) or on the floor (replace). The notice continued along the
Nearly one hundred years ago Maynard-Keynes made the famous assessment that the grandchildren of then would be working 15 hours a week with the rest spent on leisure time. His prediction has of course turned out to be astoundingly incorrect. Many of us don’t want to be working this much
I get asked this question quite a bit. Is it ethical? Does it have an impact? A gambling company was recently recruiting for people in one of my industries in their fancy new office. They struggled. Numerous people turned down an interview to work for a company against their morals.
What’s the point here I often find myself asking in yet another booming city? That we all capitalize ourselves into the vision of the western dream? Who dreamed up that dream? Do we all think we’re living the dream? It sure doesn’t feel like it. Even the rich are depressed.
I’ve found myself in numerous interesting conversations the past few years about what innovation actually is. The word seems to have taken a path akin to start-ups; it means a lot of different things to different people. Disruptive innovation is perhaps even more confused but I have learned that what
In case you missed it, the world is in a bit of a shitshow (this is likely my favorite English word). Consumption rates are out of control. Our emissions are increasing every year. Our waste systems are collapsing. Suburban sprawl is…sprawling. Look at how much of the world we have
Small action, big change
Environment impact label
Through a design process we took a stab at creating a back-of-product label that would outline the environmental impact the product you were holding has; whether it’s a piece of food, a processed product, a fashion item, homewares or anything else. We do it with nutritional label on food. We do it with energy efficiency on appliances. We label cigarettes specifically in some countries to discourage use. Why not do it with the environment?