Nike’s winning ‘just do it’ attitude on sustainability

Just do it. The same phrase we’d all like to shout at our governments for their lack of action on climate change. Well, Nike is doing it. Over the 2014/15 financial year the company has reduced carbon emissions by 18% while growing revenue by 52%. Who says companies have to sacrifice revenue to pursue sustainability?…

H&M is ‘Conscious’ of sustainability

One common theme among the most sustainable companies in the world is that they have assessed and identified opportunities for sustainability throughout their business. Similarly, H&M has incorporated sustainable initiatives in every stage of their business from design to customer use. The company has developed and implemented these initiatives to address the key challenges in the textile…

BMW is driving into a greener future

BMW has been recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the world. So how is it that a company that produces automobiles, which account for 12% of global CO2 emissions, is one of the most sustainable companies? Well keep on reading! BMW has integrated sustainability throughout its business, from the design and development…

Must see documentaries on sustainability

Like many of you I didn’t have a clue about sustainability issues. It was never something that was taught in detail in high school and university so we thought we’d share some of our must-see documentaries on sustainability. They’re listed in no particular order because ranking them would be just too hard. Of course there…

Happy Father’s Day vegan gift ideas! Did someone say chocolate?

Have you ever told a non-vegan that you’re vegan? Do you get that look of pity from them as they interrogate your so-called ‘deprived’ food choices? Well with Father’s Day coming down under (the northern hemisphere has already celebrated Father’s Day earlier this year) we thought we’d touch on the topic of vegan chocolate. Everyone loves…

Solar Impulse’s inspiring zero-fuel flight

The biggest challenge we have as a race is stopping climate change. It’s a problem that we have created and one that we must solve ourselves. Over the last few decades we have seen the disunity and lack of cohesiveness to bring about meaningful progress on climate change. Even the proposition that “it’s a problem…

Marks & Spencer’s ‘Plan A’ on sustainability

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is a company that sells quality clothing, home and food products based in the United Kingdom that has an annual turnover of 10.4 billion pounds with 58% from food and 42% from general merchandise. The group operates in 59 international territories with 468 international stores and 914 UK stores. At the…

Appropriate Technology Collaborative is changing lives and our planet

The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) was founded in 2007 with the aim of creating technologies and programs that provide opportunities and empowers people to improve their quality of life. ATC is made up of an international community that consists of engineers, designers, architects and experts who collaborate on technology designs for low income communities. ATC…

OzHarvest makes first class airline food a key ingredient in reducing food waste

OzHarvest is a charitable Australian institution that is pioneering the movement to minimize food waste across Australia, by collecting excess food from commercial businesses and redistributing them to over 200 charities.  They also implement initiatives and events nationwide such as #PledgeAPlate and serving 22,000 free meals to the public using perfectly healthy excess food that would have…

PWEP: Riding the wave into the future

With the growing need to replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary energy source, we hear more and more about renewable energies such as solar power and wind power. But what other alternatives are available? This is where the Perth Wave Energy Project comes in, harnessing the power of the ocean to generate electricity. This…

Researchers stop water wars with science and engineering

A report by the UN has stated that water will become so scare by 2050 that there is a possibility that many conflicts or wars may be fought over water sources. It’s a scary thought to think that countries will be fighting to ensure their citizens have enough water to grow food particularly seeing as…