• Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente,  Nature,  Responsible life / Stile di vita resp.

    Ecoanxiety: 10 solutions to lighten it!

    Between floods, fires, droughts, hurricanes, pollution, melting glaciers, rising sea levels… Is there anyone, sensitive to the topic of sustainability, who doesn’t feel a bit of eco-anxiety? Especially following the publication of the latest IPCC report this summer, posts, comments and requests for advice more and more frequently have expressed the concern for the future scenario that lies ahead in terms of the survival of mankind. The IPCC Costituito nel 1988, è il corpo delle Nazioni Unite composto da esperti climatici. Nell’ultimo report pubblicato, 234 scienziati hanno sintetizzato 14,000 documenti di ricerca. Non ci sono più dubbi sulla crisi climatica. È inequivocabile che l’influenza umana abbia riscaldato l’atmosfera, l’oceano e…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    Green trolling: unmasking green washing from oil to fashion

    Some time ago I came across an Instagram profile with a series of curious posts: screenshots of messages from large companies, mainly in the oil sector but not limited to, which touched on the theme of sustainability, followed by comments of green trolls. A roundup of funny and pungent reactions to attempts to communicate green actions. Investigating more, I discovered that this way of bringing green washing to the surface and sending it back directly to the sender is called green trolling (we have written here on how to identify green washing). While “trolling” is annoying, being a pest, disturbing and sometimes harmful bullying on the internet, the green version…

  • Umanità e natura
    Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente,  Nature

    Humanity and nature: plant behaviors and the relationship between the two worlds

    Within the club “Sostenibilità” on Clubhouse (with Carlotta Redaelli and Stefano Caldirola), we started a wonderful debate on the coexistence between plants, animals and human beings. A cycle of online meetings where, from the observation of the relationship between humanity and the animal and plant world, reflections arise that affect our way of thinking, living, working and also approaching sustainability. We and nature. What is our place? Does it make sense to consider ourselves at the center or even sovereign? Can we learn something from the plant world? How do the three types of intelligence (vegetable, animal and human) interact? A panel of speakers: – Stella Saladino, Plants Inspirational Coaching…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    The practice of stock burning and waste of clothes in the Fashion Industry: in conversation with Ariele Elia

    The current mass production of clothing and the flawed business model with which fashion brands, from small to big, are currently operating under, is creating an enormous amount of excess stock that is not being sold in the market but secretly burned in incinerators around the world, resulting in thousands of tons of perfectly good clothing going to waste. You don’t believe us? Then click here and read our article in which we show how pervasive and unethical this secret practice is and how brands are trying to cover themselves up. In that article we have focused our attention on the consequences that burning tons and tons of unsold clothing items…

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fabrics/Tessuti,  Fashion/Moda,  Modern slavery / Schiavitù moderna

    The impact of leather and tanneries: what we don’t know and who is inside is scared of telling us

    When I saw DW’s documentary on the dark side of fashion-luxury, I was sick for several days. It’s a punch in the stomach. I wanted to write about it in an article, but to do it in the best possible way I wanted to involve Francesco Gesualdi who in that documentary tells of a report made on leather and tanneries, hindered in several ways. With the aim of spreading what emerged even to those who do not have the patience to read the report to the end, I asked for his help to highlight the most relevant points, what we need to know: it is too important to be ignored…

  • Environment/Ambiente,  Nature

    Reading tips: books for traveling between nature, environment, sustainability and fashion

    We have created a guide in which we tell about personally read books on nature and ecology. It is not just about texts that concerns sustainable fashion. Why the choice to offer readings on the broader themes of the environment and sustainability? Because there is a strong link between the journey towards a greener and more ethical way of dressing and the awareness of our relationship with nature. In fact, we more easily respect what we know. The readings we suggest concern texts that push us to make contact with the animal and plant world, to look inside our lives by relating to the environment, to find the strength to…

  • Circular economy,  Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Food/Cibo,  Recycling/Riciclo

    TOM, the green bin that transforms packaging and waste in public places in 8 weeks!

    TOM is a special bin: installed in bars, museums, stations, airports, offices, restaurants or other public places, it collects compostable packaging and food waste produced by the premises and transforms them into organic fertilizer within 8 weeks. TOM is manufactured in Sweden by Orwak, a company that has been designing and manufacturing waste compactors and balers since 1971. With a large worldwide network of representatives it has a good local presence in many of the countries where the systems are installed. Since January 2020, Sulo, a global company based in France, has acquired Sac Group of which Orwak is a part. Sulo offers solutions for the collection and separation of…

  • Climate change,  Environment/Ambiente,  Nature

    The environmental impact of human noise: silence will no longer exist in 10 years. Listen to the man who is saving the voice of nature!

    Italiano/English below Puoi ascoltare qui l’articolo: Non esisterà più il silenzio  Non si parla molto dell’impatto del rumore. Quando è stata l’ultima volta in cui hai sperimentato il silenzio assoluto cogliendo solo i suoni della natura? Senza sentire auto, moto, bus, camion, motorini, aerei, treni, tram, tagliaerba, aspirafoglie, clacson, macchinari al lavoro. I momenti di silenzio sembrano sempre più rari. Durante il blocco a causa del Covid-19, abbiamo notato l’assenza dei rumori quotidiani della città, per riscoprire per esempio il canto degli uccellini. Ci hai fatto caso? Quando capito vicino a una fonte d’acqua, mi piace registrare come memo vocale il suono delle onde o lo scroscio di una cascata. …

  • Companies / Aziende,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fashion/Moda

    6 ways to identify the brands’ greenwashing

     Puoi ascoltare qui l’articolo: Greenwashing Come capire se siamo davanti a greenwashing*? Come verificare se un marchio è impegnato veramente nella moda sostenibile?6 passi per individuarlo, in una breve guida che abbiamo creato per te secondo quanto pubblicato in un articolo di British Vogue. Per aiutarti ad avere un po’ di chiarezza lungo il cammino della sostenibilità. * strategia di comunicazione finalizzata a costruire un’immagine di sé ingannevolmente positiva sotto il profilo dell’impatto ambientale, allo scopo di distogliere l’attenzione dell’opinione pubblica dagli effetti negativi per l’ambiente dovuti alle proprie attività o ai propri prodotti (fonte: wikipedia).

  • Artigianato,  Climate change,  DYT/Fai da te,  Environment/Ambiente,  Fabrics/Tessuti,  Handicraft

    Temperature blanket: colored threads to interpret the abstract concept of climate change

    Italiano/English below pictures Puoi ascoltare qui l’articolo: Temperature blanket Un nuovo modo di diffondere il concetto di cambiamenti climatici si sta diffondendo: il progetto non convenzionale di maglieria e uncinetto Temperature blanket (coperta termica) lo traduce nella materia fatta di fili colorati.  Josie George ha trovato un modo per visualizzare un concetto astratto come quello del cambiamento climatico. Mettendo a frutto la sua abilità a maglia, ha iniziato creando una sciarpa in cui ogni riga rappresenta la temperatura e il clima nella sua città. Un filo colorato indica la temperatura, una seconda riga mostra se un giorno particolare è stato nuvoloso, soleggiato, piovoso o nevoso.  “Ho deciso che quest’anno, ogni giorno,…