Responsible Consumption and Production

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Barbara Kleeb

Barbara Kleeb posted in mentor circle: Responsible Consumption and Production

May 20, 2020 at 19:21 in Switzerland - Report

If everyone would eat local grown organic food and buy sustainably made products we would be so much more fulfilled and the environment could recover

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  • Robby Staude

    Robby Staude

    Apr 1, 2021 at 17:33 in Bangkok, Thailand

    I reckon there are many ways to a sustainable lifestyle. The question is, whether this is in the interest of the big corporations that thrive on consumption. They are not profiting from growing food in our backyards, or on balconies. They are also not profiting from re-using food containers, or any other re-usable material. They are profiting from consumption and waste production. There must be a shift in the mindset of all people. Wealth generation has to be done in a different way in the future that is built on service, rather than consumption. Don't get me wrong, some things are meant to be consumed, such as food. However, food containers can be reusable. When I was a child, a lot of food that comes in plastic containers nowadays, came in glass. We kids then collected those bottles and glasses and took them to special collection points from where it went for recycling. We kids made our pocket money like that and the economy saved resources. Then, supermarkets were flooded with plastic and things changed. I guess the topic goes much deeper, but anyhow: "reuse, recycle, repurpose" may be a good point to start with.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Mar 19, 2020 at 19:26 in France - Report

Here's my take on the corona virus after taking the time to summarize the situation and get some perspective on it. As all transitions, it's a difficult time but afterwards we will get many benefits from this crisis.

Corona: The virus of the ecological transition — You're Closer

The world economy was doing great just a few weeks ago before the virus spread widely.  Trashing the planet had never been that profitable.  We knew it was wrong, but we had to stay competitive right?  Market before planet, always.  But now the fear sets in, p
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  • Unknown user

    Mar 21, 2020 at 08:28

    wow I loved this article and have shared on my social media. I think what you said is so right and deep. Thank-you
    • Jonathan Magnin

      Jonathan Magnin

      Mar 21, 2020 at 13:22 in France

      Thank you Claire, happy you liked it :)

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Feb 27, 2020 at 21:02 in France - Report

Another big step for UPS to soon become a fully electric fleet.

UPS to Purchase 10,000 Electric Vans from UK-based Startup

The deal is the latest in a string of moves showcasing the global logistics provider’s dedication to new vehicle technology.
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  • 🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    Jan 4, 2021 at 01:23 in Southampton, UK

    Do you have any personal connections with the above companies Jonathan? Would be great to know a little more of the 'inside story'. Surely electric vehicles are the 'way ahead'
    • Robby Staude

      Robby Staude

      Apr 1, 2021 at 17:19 in Bangkok, Thailand

      I agree that electric vehicles are the way ahead, if only the electricity is produced in a sustainable manner.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Feb 2, 2020 at 10:22 in France - Report

The ability to produce hydrogen cheaply from solar energy could change the face of energy production. 5x less expensive than lithium ion batteries and could provide a 5x longer range.

The Smart Cell Turning Solar Energy Into Hydrogen | OilPrice.com

Researchers have created a new cell that converts light from the sun into storable hydrogen, a potentially huge development in the renewable energy space
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  • Lance Box

    Lance Box

    Feb 2, 2020 at 12:37 in Australia

    What a fascinating development in the renewable space!
    • Jonathan Magnin

      Jonathan Magnin

      Feb 2, 2020 at 12:45 in France

      Can't wait to have a long lasting phone battery haha
    • Robby Staude

      Robby Staude

      Apr 1, 2021 at 17:37 in Bangkok, Thailand

      That will rather be taken care of by remote wireless charging systems. It's unlikely that phones will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Jan 28, 2020 at 09:37 in France - Report

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture?

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment. In a forward-looking talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations.
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  • Stanley Beckett

    Stanley Beckett

    Feb 2, 2020 at 14:12 in South Africa

    Great post Jonathan - Thank you for sharing.
  • 🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    🌟Dr Candy🔥 Leighton

    Jan 4, 2021 at 01:25 in Southampton, UK

    These vertical farms are certainly an inspiration for the future, particularly as part of green, sponge cities solving all the sustainability problems 'in a go'
  • Robby Staude

    Robby Staude

    Apr 1, 2021 at 17:43 in Bangkok, Thailand

    Vertical/Urban farming is the way to go. Not only will they help to reduce the agrarian footprint, they will also redefine the meaning of "fresh". Any green that is produced some hundred kilometres away and transported either in the heat of the day, or in cooling containers, or is exposed to traffic fumes, can not be as fresh as th greens that come from the vertical urban farm in your neighbourhood. And I am not yet talking about the environmental impact of the transport vehicles. Yes, urban vertical farming is a worthy movement to support.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Jan 12, 2020 at 15:08 in France - Report

The tech to clean up and reuse water in our homes exist!

How-it-works | Europe | Hydraloop

The water from the shower, bath and washing machine gets collected into the Hydraloop. Hydraloop uses a unique patented water treatment technology.
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  • Robynne Samuels

    Robynne Samuels

    Jan 13, 2020 at 19:45 in Cape Town, South Africa

    Incredible! Such a great idea.

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Jan 2, 2020 at 12:41 in France - Report

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity :)

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

According to the last findings, renewable energy capacity has added 171 GW in the last year, IRENA report finds.
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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Dec 30, 2019 at 12:43 in France - Report

Time for a regenerative and decentralized economy...

A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits.
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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin posted in mentor circle: Good health and Well-Being

Nov 28, 2019 at 12:10 in France - Report

5 major points to level up our consciousness and actions.

5 steps for clean air in India

India's big cities have some of the worst air quality in the world. How can we fix this public health crisis? In an actionable talk, social entrepreneur Arunabha Ghosh lays out a five-step plan to put India on the path to cleaner, safer air -- and shows how every citizen can play an active role in getting there.
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Rita Juse-Cirkse

Rita Juse-Cirkse posted The Problem with Geoengineering

Nov 12, 2019 at 18:19 in Internet - Report

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Rita Juse-Cirkse

Rita Juse-Cirkse posted Indoor Vaping Ban

Oct 31, 2019 at 07:27 in Internet - Report

Vaping in the workplace is no longer a human resources issue. States across the nation are stepping in and banning indoor e-cig use.

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Rodent infestation, attacks from larger species, and destructive human activities nearly wiped out the baby tortoise population, leading to a 100-year absence from the wild.

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