Right now, on this day, at this point in time, connections are being made like never before. From people to cities to farms to everything in between, technology weaves through our connected world to bring us closer together, make us smarter… and help us solve some of the earth’s biggest environmental challenges.
This Earth Day we’re taking a moment to think about how all of this technology can create a better tomorrow for our planet.
It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.
Italian textile manufacturer Alcantara weaves a zero carbon ethos into record growth
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Watch this episode of Conscious Living as we visit a cutting-edge Italian textile firm that is creating a new design for sustainable manufacturing. During their annual automotive sustainability summit in Venice, Italy, Alcantara's CEO shares with us the magic to their record growth and game-changing zero carbon manufacturing ethos.
When it comes to waste, nobody wants it. The whole idea of trash is “let’s get rid of it,” and “I don’t want to think about it.” When salvage and recycling enter the scenario, the result may be less trash, but it’s never no trash. What is left is left because it is of lesser value and even less desirable.