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The Educated Dresser

How education can help us make sustainable fashion choices and why it matters  Despite growing awareness of the dark side of fashion consumption, fast fashion continues to grow on the back of false claims that signal sustainability to customers. These so-called greenwashing incidents are highly detrimental to society, economy, and the environment. To avoid being […]

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Food Loss & Food Waste

Seasonality in Portugal as a strategy to fight food loss and food waste Food waste is one of the major economic, social and environmental sustainability problems of our time, as between 33%-50% of all food produced globally is thrown out each year. The issue has attracted special attention in recent years, due to its substantial […]

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THE IMPACT OF GHOST GEAR IN THE OCEAN

And the importance of finding solutions Each year, 11 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean, with an estimation of at least 10% of all marine clutter, being fishing equipment. Therefore, between 500 000 and 1 million tonnes of fishing gear is discarded every year, into the sea. Plastic is polluting every corner of our […]

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How to compost at home

Providing a second-chance to organic waste Annually, 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is produced worldwide, where organic waste, such as food and greens, represent 44% of the total. Additionally, 37% of all generated litter is still disposed of in some form of landfill. However, the disposal of organic waste to landfills severely impacts […]

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The vital climate issue of water scarcity

The importance of changing behaviors to avoid water scarcity The planet’s thirst has become increasingly difficult to satisfy as political and economic action seem inefficient in the fight against water scarcity. Around 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to water and it is estimated that many more will be drinking the desert in […]

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B-Corp Certification

A bridge to a new, renewed and renewable corporate future The current climate calamity is driving humankind’s survival into a corpse-like state. B-Corps, enterprises which incorporate sustainability values into their conduct, are giving life to a movement of hope. These fair-minded businesses towards employees, customers, suppliers, the local community and the environment, have been growing […]

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The importance of bees on our planet

The Human-Made Impact on the Bee’s Lives Insect pollinators are a key element for the equilibrium of the ecosystems that surround us, and bees are an important subgroup because they are responsible for pollinating around 60 to 70 percent of the world’s total flowering plant species. However, extinction rates have jumped from 100 to 1,000 […]

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Renewable energy is overtaking fossil fuels in Europe

The structure of energy consumption is changing across Europe Fossil fuels seem to be integrating the whole meaning of their name by increasingly becoming something of the past. With renewable energy claiming a more prominent place, climate goals are carried through a fresh air of hope. But the wind is still modest: asymmetries between countries’ […]

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“Foodprint” – The Environmental Impact of Human Diet

Food has been increasingly feeding climate change – not just our bodies: it is currently the main contributor to the Ecological Footprint in many parts of the world. The detrimental effects of our dietary patterns on Planet Earth’s health have even surpassed those of fossil fuels in the transportation sector for a significant proportion of […]

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RheEnergise: the potential of a startup within the energy storage sector

Understanding opportunities and practical examples within the energy storage sector In at least two-thirds of the world’s countries, solar and onshore wind power are already the cheapest alternative energy sources. Nevertheless, the sun does not always shine, and the wind does not always blow. One of the main drawbacks of renewable energy is its intermittency, […]