From CSR to CSV to…what?

“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stands for the social role or responsibility that a corporation has towards society that it operates within” [1] A particular area of interest I explored during this module, before our field trip to Montreux, is the one relating to Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR). A concept considerably exciting and appealing, deeply inspirational…

The Futility Of Mobility.

The term ‘mobility efficiency’ I had to research myself before writing this blog, because unlike the others I hadn’t heard of it before. It relates to the current modes of transport humans use to navigate their way through life. This would make sense to be recognised as a sustainability issue, because current modes of transport…

Is a lifetime on the waist better than a lifetime of waste?

When we think of waste, we (or at least I do) think of not finishing off your plate of food at dinner, or finishing off your plate of food and producing waste in a different form – sewage. However, even before food reaches you it’s wasted, with estimations that as much as 50% of food…

Finding the Energy to Change Energy

We hear energy mentioned a lot, which is no surprise as it is integrated into every aspect of our lives. That will never change; if anything, demand for energy will increase due to more developing countries in the midst of their own industrial revolution, and our obsession with making technological advancements as quickly as possible….

Food, Unsustainable Food! *To the tune of Oliver*

I’m going to preface this blog by saying this will be the first of 4 parts, combating food, energy, waste, and mobility efficiency in relation to green consumerism. And believe you me, there is definitely a combat element about it; the fight we as humans have on our hands for a more sustainable future is…

Sun! Sun! Sun! Here it comes!

by Tara Murphy We all have a finite amount of resources, in the finite amount of space that we’ve been given to share, in the finite amount of time that we have to spend here on earth, in our finite lives. Or so we think. Something that a colleague said the other day struck me,…

Fur Real?!

by Tara Murphy The Fashion Industry is used as a classic example of a, somewhat, functioning circular economy. A fully circular economy (is this even possible?) would produce no waste, however, the clothing industry inevitably creates waste through consumption and store rejects. But there are some products that people are hesitant to buy even from…

New framework or Calamity? Are we alone in our wishes?

Image: Indiacelebrating Hi, everyone! Here is my new blog! Please, enjoy it! Today I continue to share my thoughts regarding future changes and how to live in a (possible) new world where Nature is not a donor, but a respected stakeholder. The first aspect to mention about future changes is “New world – new rules.”…

Natural Carbon Sinks: A Deep-Routed Solution

I want to set the scene on one of the most exponentially rising global issues that plagues our planet today. In 2013, global CO2 levels rose above 400ppm for the first time in 400,000 years, and remains at this level today (1). Parallel to this rise, we saw 2017 bring us our warmest ever year…

A Transparent World

Earlier this month, Greenpeace called out another corporate giant Nestlé for ‘greenwashing’ (1). It seems we’re hearing more and more of corporations trying to disguise their environmental sins in this age of pseudo-sustainability, which led me to question; can we ever live in a truly transparent world, and what would this world look like? If…