Sustainable energy, food, water, air, living. Things/actions that help the planet and us live together without turning it into a perpetual disaster or dead planet. News, research, discussion, photos, diagrams, and questions about sustainability, non-GMO/GMO-free, organic, regenerative agriculture/food/farming, renewable energy, reducing and eliminating fossil fuels, fracking, and mining.
Sustainable energy, food, living beyond just the marketing catch phrase of sustainability. Things/actions that help the planet and us live together without turning it into a perpetual disaster or dead planet. News, research, discussion, photos, diagrams, and questions are all acceptable.
I hate thick bath towels but most people prefer that so when I google it I can find any that I like, I actually prefer very thin towels, any suggestions?
Hi, I'm a Product Designer conducting research into the purchasing behaviour and intentions when looking at comparing one eco-friendly product to another eco-friendly product.
The research looks at the physical properties and ethos around purchasing these products and will hope to gather enough information to provide a clear and direct design guide for people in the industry to see what actually drives people to buy one eco-friendly product over another.
Below is a link to a 10 minute questionnaire, if you are interested in progressing the future of sustainable products, please take the time to fill it out!
Many thanks and I really appreciate your responses!
We are hearing more and more about sustainability and environmental responsibility! Often, we want governments to behave in ways that promote these movements, but the starting point for changing the behavior of a society should be individual behavior.
As Sustainability is the focus of this group, and with the opportunity to share this stage with people who have a similar interest to mine, I would like to ask for your help in a study that is being conducted in Portugal, regarding the possibility of further expanding the sustainable tourism movement through eco-resorts.
Therefore, I would like to ask you to respond to a survey that will take a maximum of 5 minutes of your day, but will certainly contribute to a more sustainable world.
I have a friend in the US who uses Yoodlize to rent their equipment out, RentMy seems to be a good alternative in the UK for those across the pond, has anyone used it before to rent stuff? Was thinking about some equipment and tools I'd need for redecorating and would be a lot better if I could just rent this stuff rather than buying new
I was grocery shopping after work yesterday and noticed that Lundberg (the big rice company) now makes regenerative organic rice? They changed their packaging and now it says that across the front.
Am I the only one who didn't know what regenerative organic was ? I went home and looked it up (apparently it's an official certification like USDA) but I'm just surprised this isn't more widespread? I mostly shop at Whole Foods and Sprouts and I swear, this is the first time I've ever seen something labeled as regenerative organic.
By all means let me know if I was the only one in the dark here. Anyone know any other regenerative brands?
Has anyone heard of carbon capture & utilization? If so, what have you heard about it?
I have a question for all of you! What would you say was the most difficult thing to change when you first started to become more conscious about sustainable living and how we’re you able to make the change?
Was it dealing with the social pressure from friends or family, was it the higher cost in products, or if you’ve always been able to focus on a sustainable life, what are some tips that you can offer?
For myself and my family, I would say initially, it was just the fact that we had no idea what kind of impact our “normal” daily lives had on the environment and how much we actually wasted at our home.
Thankfully, we have been able to read more and learn a ton but I’m sure there will be other obstacles along the way.
The goal here is to hopefully create a post where if someone else is running into a similar obstacle that you have already been able to work around, it may help them have an easier time adjusting.
I live a fairly sustainable life but finding products online that are ACTUALLY ethical and ACTUALLY make a difference to community is near impossible. It's insane how many companies give into extensive greenwashing to market their products.
Can you guys please give tips and resources that you use when it comes to researching for buying online..and things I should look for in general in similar resources.
Hey there! We are a team of passionate students studying Management at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, and we want to hear from you! We're conducting an online survey about Glamping consumer preferences and habits.
The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization whose aim is to develop advanced technologies to remove plastic waste from the world's oceans and reduce the amount of plastic entering the oceans through rivers and other sources, promoting various initiatives to this end.
For each validated questionnaire, we will donate 1 euro to The Ocean Cleanup.
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has awarded DEWA first place in the 'Research and Innovation Award' category for their impressive grid-integrated system. This system uses photovoltaic inverters to regulate voltage and improve grid performance with renewable energy resources and ancillary services. DEWA's innovation is an important step towards a more sustainable energy future, and we're thrilled to see them recognized for their hard work. Congratulations, DEWA!
Hi earth-friendly friends - I'm committed to the big project of converting my house to net zero, started in 2022 with better insulating, committing to 100% sustainable energy supplier, cutting my gas line, installing heat pump HVAC, getting induction stove. Got an EV. Next comes solar to hopefully help pay for all this. It's definitely a project not for the faint of wallet, but I'm here to say that as a super-frugal, middling income single mom, it's all been possible with sacrifices in other areas, plus this will all save me money long-term.
Started a newsletter on various topics, one main is is charting this "off-gassing" journey if you care to take a look and go deeper.
Tomorrow, in honor of Earth Day, I'll add about the installation of Heat Pump.
Enjoy, thanks for reading!