The future of retail is shifting. On-line shopping is seeing rapid growth worldwide raising the question of how E-commerce is impacting the environment. A recent report commissioned by Stand.Earth looks specifically at the climate impacts of parcel delivery on...
If there’s one time of the year that’s become synonymous with consumerism and waste, it’s the holiday season. Fortunately, you can spread cheer with thoughtful gifts for your loved ones that don’t harm our environment. This post features a...
The fossil fuel industry has spread its tentacles into every aspect of our lives. Evidence of its power and influence is everywhere—our governments, institutions, banks, boardrooms, and of course our personal lives. At the same time, we understand that...
Children all over the world are asking oodles of questions about climate change. Unlike their parents who did not have to face such an existential threat when they were growing up, today's kids want to know more about how...
Thirty two percent (32%) of plastic packaging ends up littering the environment, 40% is sitting in a landfill somewhere, 14% is incinerated, another 14% is recycled but only 2% is effectively recycled. This Story of Plastic animated video shows...
This is the third of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
The mass production and consumption of plastics has created perhaps the biggest environmental crisis in human history. To solve the plastic problem we need to start producing and using alternative non-plastic products. And of course we can also recycle,...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
The climate clock is ticking—getting closer and closer to midnight. We need an all-hands-on-deck strategy to tackle climate change and avert the catastrophic consequences of a warming planet. The corporate sector is part of the solution and governments must...
On August 22, we busted the Earth's budget for 2020. We are now operating in overshoot—in ecological deficit.  "Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth...