New series! Over the course of our research we come across a lot of exceptional environmental innovations, processes & initiatives countries are putting in place. We want to show how this is changing the world (plus we all need lots of hope & ideas, and instead of reinventing the wheel we can potentially take action and implement it in our own lands!). We're starting with the Netherlands - Lis's home country so an easy place to start! Here are some of our favorites. Do you know of something else? Get an idea from these? Let us know in the comments!
Can't beat this work space or this view 🙌 Putting the finishing touches on this hand made coffee table for this guest cabin. You too can sit on this porch, enjoy the view, see a scartlet macaw, and relax in the hammock 🌞 Better yet, join us for an educational, hands on course in topics varying from permaculture, natural building, medicinal plants, and more. During your stay you'll enjoy fresh home made meals, trips to our waterfall, sleeping in hand made natural structures, and much more. Check out our website, link in bio, for more info on upcoming courses or coming for a visit. #woodworking#betterthananoffice#dosomethingdifferent#notyouraverage9to5
Today we start the first of our #asha11inspired stories 〰️ stories which inspire us and which we hope will inspire you ✨
Inspiration is a massive part of driving positive motivation 〰️ everyone needs to feel inspired in order to put love and good vibes into whatever it is you do, right? And that in turn creates more good vibes and inspires others and it becomes this whole contagious cycle of inspiration that keeps bringing and doing good s**t! YeaH!
If you're feeling a lil' lack-lustre and in need of some positive motivation, take a look at the stories we share 🔝🔝🔝 (story highlights). And even better, if they inspire you, get involved if you can!
Today we are inspired by @umthunzifarmingcommunity a #CapeTown based NFP connecting growers and consumers with a whole load of healthy fresh organic produce in between 🌻
oh you can also shop our linen Siesta Shirt in white online if you wana (featured pic ❣️ click to shop) pic by @gerrit_olivier with wanderer @willice.donald ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Care about farmers? Care about climate change? Care about food security? Care about health? Care about community?
This is your last chance to start Australia's first community owned FOOD HUB with us! Events space, co-working spaces, a community garden, farmers markets, a people’s supermarket!
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Our vision is to create a world where everyone has access to healthy, fresh, ecologically-grown food that is fair to growers, buyers, and the planet. We want to transform the food system. We believe the next step towards this vision is to create a working hub for the regional food economy, owned by the community.
Equity crowdfunding is an obvious choice for us because it allows the people who are passionate about local food systems and believe in our capabilities to be an active part of the next chapter and next company - the Food Connect Shed.
Now jump online and pledge!
Love Camilla and the Food Connect Team
Guess who❓ #SantaClaus ‼️ Nah 🤶🏻😜 For real though, that’s a big ol’ bag of soft plastic heading for @colessupermarkets #redcycleprogram . This is the first time I’ve participated and honestly- I. AM. SHOOK. 😣 I’ve had my fair share of judgement but I truely did not expect to be judged for recycling 🤷🏻♀️ However, that bag is #MASSIVE and 10 months ago I would’ve openly laughed ->at myself or whoever decided to do something for the environment. 💔 I’ve GOT to thank @renazzal for being my #earthmother and showing me the path to creating a better future for our Planet 🌱🌎♻️ #recycle#sustainablefuture#earth#guidemesenpai#forwardthinking#goshdarn
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Want to win THIS on Saturday!?
Come down to our Grand Opening Pā’ina on Saturday night and you can enter to win this divine @pohala_hawaiian_medicinals ‘ohe’ohe, palapalai, & ka’ape’ape Trifecta Mist 😍 Ke’oni’s unreal creations are simply amazing. They can hardly stay on the shelves!
We will be hosting tons of giveaways all night to benefit Mālama Kaua’i! The @greengoddessgrinds food truck will be serving up their delicious Salad Bowls and a special Vegetarian Chili Rice Bowl, with a portion of their proceeds that night going to Mālama Kaua’i too! 😍 We will have a shop blessing at around 6pm and Live Hawaiian Music 🎶🌿🌊 Come party with us at our little shop by the sea!
Thinking about a trip to Australia? Lirrwi Tourism is an Aboriginal-owned tourism business in North East Arnhem Land. The Yolŋu people of North East Arnhem Land are the traditional owners of the sea and of the inland areas and are part of the oldest living culture on the planet, with an ancestry stretching back 50,000+ years. In that time they have developed a sophisticated understanding of the environment. Their tours allow you to explore their culture, sit with them and hear their stories, walk with them and share knowledge. You will learn about Yolŋu kinship, traditional lore and language and become part of a small family community. We think these kinds of organizations are ones to get behind when you're next thinking about travelling!
Reposted using @EasyRepost "🌿 PLEASE READ 🌿 One sustainable foot in front of the other... Little by little, a little becomes a lot. But more importantly, a lot becomes more when our governments hold corporations responsible for their actions. More becomes REAL change when subsidies are given for positive environmental actions, and taxes and fines are made mandatory for environmental degradation.
Sustainable fashion is definitely beautiful, and living more mindfully is a blessing if you can, but let’s not forget our privilege to live this way... Let’s never stop fighting to make sustainable living inclusive for ALL races, incomes, and body shapes. ✊🏻✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽 Because the answers to systematic problems shouldn’t be placed on those who haven’t created them, and perpetuating the guilt onto our peers for not being “green” enough only serves the unjust, systematic flaws of our patriarchal, capitalist culture. 📸 Photo by @brettastic Dress by @ona.rex.
#sustainablefashionblogger#ethicalfashionblogger#sustainablelifestyle#environmentaljustice#sustainablefuture " by @renee.elizabethpeters
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Why do rhinos matter?🦏
These creatures are not only JUST animals but also a key to many other things. According to a research made (on conservationmagazine.org) to show what will happen if rhinos disappear, they believed that the rhinos play a key role in the ecosystem, the biodiversity of species, mainly plants at the place where it lives.
They can for example allow other plants🌱below the high grass, to get sunlight when they eat the grass which allows the diversity to grow. These plants would otherwise be removed by time because of the lack of sunlight☀️ and other things that it wouldn’t be able to get.
But rhinos do not only benefit the ecosystems. They benefit us humans too.👥Even though it’s not the most ideal way for these animals, they can actually contribute to economic growth and sustainable development through tourism. This is a great way for people with a not so good living standard, to get people from all over the world🌍 to come see animals, for example on Safari’s. They can then achieve a better living standard from the jobs that these animals create.
#savetherhinos And check out the last post for a way that YOU can stop the poaching of these animals! -
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I’m in DC giving a lecture at a small liberal arts business school and I’m just so incredibly inspired by this... in a business program, at least two of the students in a class of 25 wanted to become ethical designers. At least 10 of them asked questions. (and GREAT questions!) ⠀
We’re at the beginning of a shift. If you can go into a business school and students WANT to be engaged with ethical business, they already know what it is, that’s huge. We have seen change and the world isn’t going back. ⠀
Cheers to those businesses doing things better. Here’s to you Designers, who are striving to make change and build better farming practices, take harmful chemicals out of our clothes, make sure garment workers and factory workers and farmhands have a better way of life. ⠀
The world is going to be better because you were here doing everything you do.
I keep thinking that as soon as I can take an income from the business everything will be ok but I know the goal posts will move when I get there. Everything is already ok. My business funds itself (almost) and I’m actually doing it. In fact, I’m already living the dream because I get to spend more time with the important people in my life. Just got to figure out how to pay the mortgage 🤣 #patience#gottapaythebills •
Thank you @th4nkfulf4ther for this lovely picture 💚
For me, the good society is about relationships and kindness. In many ways that is why I started to research ‘social capital’ and ‘network formation’. It essentially comes down to relationships, with one another, the places in which we live, our neighbours, friends and families. At the end of the day, that is what really counts.
And kindness. I once said to one of my classes, maybe it isn’t about more science and more information. Maybe we simply need to be kinder to one another and to the animals with whom we share this earth, maybe then we will truly become more sustainable. — Professor Ann Dale .
📷: Johen Redman on Unsplash
If you have landscaping goals for the spring, we can help you with that. We can show you how much you can save in labor with our self-watering planters. Visit our site (located in bio) and request a quote today!
Millennials are notoriously blamed for the demise whole industries and businesses. In fact it wasn’t the millennials that killed them - it was their own refusal to adapt. This happened every time a generation changed. And it will happen again. As we speak the new generation is taking over from the Millennials and in short order big businesses will crash and burn.
Gen Z. iGeneration. Gen Tech. Gen Wii. Net Gen. Plurals. Call them as you want, but they are here and they are VERY different creatures.
At Proof Of Impact we call them The ChangeMakers. And we are really excited about them.
The most exciting is that they really care for impact. They will turn their backs on brands that have no purpose or that simply have a purpose narrative. They don't trust the man and they need certainty.
They care for privacy. They want authentic experiences vs. "liking" something or other. They won't be caught dead "following". They are keenly aware of what is going on in the world and understand the limitations of the economic framework pushed on the world by their parents. They are ready to define an identity for themselves through acts of positive change. They care for their impact on the world.
They are naturally drawn towards #blockchain and #proofofimpact
Read more about the Changemakers and why they matter at the link in our profile.
Thanks to everyone who came to our "Build Your Own Sustainable City" event! We had masters students, community activists, social entrepreneurs giving us tonnes of ideas to show how people power is critical for zero carbon cities.
WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY
Today is the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Some say the future is feminine. Dalai Lama said that the world will be saved by Western women. One thing is certain: We need to change the way we work, create companies, and build societies. I believe the key to a better world lies within a more balanced use of the talents out there. An acceptance of all the traits we hold within. Now, we are only using half of what we actually have access to. I can see how more space for creativity, visionary thoughts, listening in stead of speaking, compassion, and intuition. The picture below is the female entrepreneurs we have in the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship Incubator. I’m proud to be able to state that the gender split is 40/60, and we are working to get even more balanced numbers.