President Barack Obama stated in a recent speech at Georgetown University, “We will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country on where we go from here…Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don’t have time to deny it — they’re busy dealing with it.” Al Gore claimed, “The scientific evidence of how serious this climate crisis is becoming continues to amass week after week after week.” After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern sea board of the United States at the end of 2012 the Bloomberg Businessweek simply stated, “It’s global warming, stupid.”
Now more than ever we understand that we live in a global economy and that environmentally we must take care of our Global Commons. What we do with our lives can not only influence our own community but can also have a profound impact on our world.
In April of 2014 SHOWTIME® will launch a groundbreaking documentary event series called, YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY. The series will explore the affects of climate change on an international level. It will disclose solutions to climate change and will bring together some of Hollywood’s most valuable players and leading national news journalists in the fight to report on the climate challenges we face as a global community. Six to eight one-hour long segments aimed at amassing awareness to the public on climate change affects and the steps on how the public can take action, will make up the innovative docu-series.
Check out the sleek XDmodo solar charger. Stick on your bedroom window, living room window, car window…any window with direct sunlight for that matter!
Photo credit – KUYICHI
Photo credit – KUYICHI
Environmentally conscious brand, KUYICHI, continues to be at the forefront in sustainable design. Organic and recycled fabrics dominate their collections.
What was the most exciting thing about this place?
The London Tube (subway system) was the best public metro I’ve ever used in the world. While cars are still relatively prevelant on the London streets, the bulk of the populace uses the Tube to get to work, home and wherever they need to go. And most importantly includes going to my favorite pub, “The Old School Yard” and grabbing a hearty meat pie and a tall pint of English ale.
Was there anything related to environmental awareness or sustainability worth sharing?
For being one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world, London has some of the best parks and gardens. Having nice and natural areas for recreation and preserving some sense of biodiversity in a major urban center is something expanding cities all around to world can use an example.
Why do you think Sustainability or environmental awareness is so important to our generation?
While the consequences of macro environmental issues seem too far off for us to care about (global warming, rising seas, etc) there are many natural wonders that we can preserve right now through increased education and more effective government actions. Taking extra steps to save endangered species and preserving untouched natural areas may seem small and unimportant in the overall scheme of global sustainability, but these small steps will lead to larger leaps towards a more globally sustainable society.
What degree, have you received or are currently seeking?
I have achieved a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
If you could travel to one place in the world where would it be, and why?
Singapore. It is a melting pot of different cultures from all over Asia and is a very interesting city. Also since it is unique in the sense that is essentially a modern city-state, it has taken great measures to be one of the most sustainable cities in the world.
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If you are ever traveling through the Philippines make sure to check out Mr. Guac Truck!
“We had to design a business system that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable …We try to make our operations as sustainable as possible; as such, we limit total energy consumption of the truck by using LEDs and energy efficient lighting, upcycled an old delivery truck into a highly designed mobile eatery, utilize a small footprint by maximizing the available space within the 12′ x 6.5′ delivery truck, and developed a system that encourages customers to return our packaging for recycling.”
One of the largest wooden structures in the world becomes the center piece of historic and vibrant, Sevilla, Spain. The story behind the community and the development of the Metropol Parasol is extraordinary. Watch Arup Group‘s latest video to find out.
Starbucks’ new Reclamation (Reclaimed Shipping Container) Drive-Thru just opened in Tukwila, WA.
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evo Inc. sources locally w/ Casual Industrees tees ( photos via evo Inc.)
Ecuador Aviator from Woodzee.
Woodzee is working on a program, for every pair sold one tree is planted.