Perhaps Greta Thunberg said it best: “Nor does hardly anyone ever mention that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with about 200 species going extinct every single day.”
It’s no secret that our planet needs help, and needs it now.
Now that the holiday season has ended, many people have set their resolutions to live in a more sustainable, eco-friendly way this year. Perhaps this piqued your interest, as you’d like to live more sustainably, but you’re worried about your budget. Fortunately, there are many ways to not only live sustainably, but save money while doing so.
You’ve heard the term Zero Waste before, but is it really an achievable goal? The Zero Waste movement was officially kicked off by Warren Snow at the 2000 Zero Waste Conference in New Zealand. It was the first movement of its kind, although it had been brewing for some time before that. This approach strives to eliminate all waste from our daily lives. That includes packaging for food, clothing, cosmetics, toys, home decor, and other consumables, since this packaging is typically made from non-biodegradable plastics or other non-sustainable, polluting material.
Competition forces companies to either evolve and meet the current needs of the consumer, or fall behind their competitors. The current zeitgeist influences not just the products, but the values of a business or corporation. Marc Benioff, the founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Salesforce, calls this change "New Capitalism," and says it's not going anywhere.
With the People’s Climate Movement in full swing, and Greta Thunberg named TIME’s Person of the Year, sustainability became a hot button topic in 2019. However, with the concept of sustainability so complex and multi-faceted, Double A Paper wanted to kick off the new year by reflecting on the definition of sustainability and what it means to you.