Quoting the website:
"In practice, the predominance of the #Eurocentric #scientific paradigm continues to hamper this effort while reinforcing deep social injustices and unequal power relations, leaving many #researchers at a loss on how to effectively contribute to more diverse and #inclusive approaches."
ICYMI: 'Garbatrage' spins e-waste into prototyping gold https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230920152335.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Finanzkrisen kommen im Laufe der Geschichte immer wieder vor. Doch was können wir konkret zu ihrer Prävention tun?
Die Welle nimmt Fahrt auf
Ganz besonders faszinierend für mich war zu sehen, wie sich die Finanzkrise von 2009 in Raum und Zeit ausbreitete und wie sich Ereignisse, die scheinbar #BillClinton #Creativity #Finance #Future #Law #Sustainability
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CxWCC1KrPsu/?igshid=MTc4MmM1YmI2Ng== Cognitive dissonance… #sustainability #fish #vegan
ICYMI: Sustainable energy for aviation: What are our options? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230920152340.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Don"t miss this!! On Sept 27 at 10-11 am PDT /1-2 pm EDT Christoph Becker will discuss the role of computing in sustainability, and what has to change @ACM @sigcas - online & free. but registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sigcas-wip-insolvent-how-to-reorient-computing-for-just-sustainability-tickets-633954273297 #InsolventBook #sustainability #computing #JustSustanability
It's possible to fuse critical perspectives with work in computer science, showing new and fruitful directions for computing professionals and researchers to pursue.
ICYMI: Fast-track strain engineering for speedy biomanufacturing https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230919155046.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Researchers Develop PALM-ALT as a More Sustainable Alternative to Palm Oil #environment #PalmOil #sustainability https://www.ecowatch.com/researchers-develop-palm-alt-as-a-more-sustainable-alternative-to-palm-oil.html
🌍🔥 The United States' environmental crisis: impact and solutions! 🇺🇸🌿
Biotech startup opens UK’s first pilot facility for cultivated animal fat - Hoxton Farms, a London-based biotech startup, has opened today the UK’s first pilo... - https://thenextweb.com/news/biotech-startup-opens-uk-first-pilot-facility-cultivated-animal-fat #startupsandtechnology #sustainability #deeptech
EIF invests €40M in female-founded climate tech growth fund - The European Investment Fund (EIF) announced today it would invest €40mn with Blum... - https://thenextweb.com/news/eif-invests-e40m-in-female-founded-climate-tech-growth-fund #investorsandfunding #sustainability #nextfeatured #ecosystems #europe
The Aspen Proposal website recently passed the 20,000 unique visitors mark and we would like to thank everyone who has shared our posts or talked to their friends about our initiative.
We realized early on, that a small group of folks in a little town in rural British Columbia weren’t going to single-handedly affect the future of humanity. It was going to require a lot of buy in and independent effort by large numbers of others.
To that end we have just written a short Aspen Proposal Guide to Starting Conversations that we have posted on our website’s “How You Can Help” page. It contains a few suggestions about how to approach conversations with others and how to effectively talk about the Proposal.
Please feel free to download it and help us get people thinking and talking.
Awesome Sustainable Finance is
a curated list of #sustainablefinance resources.
The focus of the list is on code (tools, libraries, frameworks etc.) that fairly directly support any type of sustainable finance effort and open data that are useful in a sustainable finance context.
Contributions and pointers to additional resources are welcome
Yes! Great to see this one go through.
“The EU will ban sweeping environmental claims such as “climate neutral” or “eco” by 2026 unless companies can prove the claim is accurate, as the bloc cracks down on greenwashing of consumer products.
The rules […] will also outlaw claims based on emissions offsetting — often used as the basis for assertions that products are carbon neutral.”
Bitcoin’s Sustainable Energy Mix Over 50%, Carbon Footprint Compares Better Than Other Industries: Bloomberg Report - Over the years, Bitcoin's (BTC) energy consumption data which posed serious concerns from... - https://cryptonews.com/news/bitcoins-sustainable-energy-mix-over-50-carbon-footprint-compares-better-than-other-industries-bloomberg-report.htm #sustainability #bitcoinnews #consumption #bitcoin #energy #power
Bergfest, Donnerstag, 21. September 2023
16. Woche des Grundeinkommens 18.-24. September 2023
Hump day, Thursday, 21. September 2023
16. Week of basic income 18.-24. September 2023
We don't truly appreciate the value of Peace until we get entangled in the annihilating whirlwinds of War.
Organized violence (or the threat of such) is not compatible with long term #sustainability. Its an assertion of ultimate carelessness about the human condition.
On September 21 the United Nations gently encourages us to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among nations and peoples.
Für diejenigen, die am 27.09.2023 in und um Hamburg Zeit haben und an UX-Themen interessiert sind:
I thought all of these were too complex in themselves, and entangling them would complicate the solutions even more.
I now think I was wrong. Environmental and sustainability issues ARE social justice issues. What's more, I don't believe an unjust society can ever be sustainable.
So it's a choice between justice or judgment day.
Hi you all!
I've been trying to advance #sustainability since about 2007. I originally have a background in #engineering and #design, and did a PhD about technological substitutes for critical resources. However, #energytransition has been my main focus.
I firmly believe that broadening #democracy is THE key to sustainability.
'Garbatrage' spins e-waste into prototyping gold https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230920152335.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Sustainable energy for aviation: What are our options? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230920152340.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Governments need to better reflect affordability concerns in climate policies
#Environment #Economy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #EnergyPolicy #FossilFuels #Poverty
#ClimateEquity #Affordability #Sustainability #NetZero #EnvironmentalJustice #EconomicTransformation #ClimateAction #EnergyEfficiency #SocialJustice
Fast-track strain engineering for speedy biomanufacturing https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230919155046.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Tech won't save us, but it can help. Brimstone is making a concrete product that actually soaks up carbon emissions rather than creating more of them. In addition, it doesn’t require fly ash, a byproduct of burning coal (the world’s worst circular economy solution, lol).
Concrete’s emissions are 7.5% of all global emissions, and they are claiming that this product is carbon negative, so this is a big, big deal.
Sustainability is about the environment and your workforce. The EU introduces new regulations requiring companies to report on their human capital practices, such as diversity, well-being, and fair pay. Companies must adopt a holistic approach to people sustainability, which can benefit their employees, customers, and society. #sustainability #workforce #EU https://hbr.org/2023/09/sustainability-is-about-your-workforce-too?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=HariTulsidas%2Fmagazine%2FArchetypes
Dr Peter Gittins and Dr Deema Refai recently hosted a two-day farming event at the Leeds University research farm, focused on contemporary issues facing food, farming and countryside
Key ‘Bidenomics’ architect calls for spending ‘race to the top’ on green tech
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/17/biden-adviser-calls-for-spending-race-to-the-top-on-green-tech-heather-boushey #cleantech #cleanenergy #sustainability #renewableenergy #climatechange #greenenergy #innovation
What is the climate impact of digitalization? And how should we deal with resource-intensive technologies?
💡 More details & registration at: https://hpi.de/clean-it-conference/conference.html
#Europe’s pollution divide: see how your area compares
#Pollution #Environment #Sustainability #PublicHealth
“Amidst grand claims of #sustainability & rosy promises of a prosperous future in #coffee #agriculture, the harsh reality faced by #coffee producers is marked by price volatility & rising production costs”
“#coffee sector finds itself immersed in a state of crisis”
“continues to leave millions of small-scale #farmers in poverty”
“4 companies provide 68% of #coffee in US: J.M. #Smuckers, #Starbucks, #JDE #Peets & #KraftHeinz”
https://dailycoffeenews.com/2023/09/14/2023-coffee-barometer-shows-growing-pressure-for-sustainable-coffee/ #deforestation #livingwage #climatechange
Making two bottles for the week reduces the (cleaning) effort. 🙌
Also kept the receipe & procedure, just added one TL rice sirup (in lack of sugar). Now the taste is perfect. 😋
Also my waste amount got so small for #projectCarFree that it's sufficient to bike to the recycling yard every now and then. 🥳
PWC Net Zero Economy Index 2023: A Call for Accelerated Decarbonisation https://antoniosantos.blog/2023/09/20/pwc-net-zero-economy-index-2023-a-call-for-accelerated-decarbonisation/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #sustainability #CarbonIntensity via @akwyz
Latest #BranchMagazine edition looks really interesting.
“The term ‘raw materials’ itself should be questioned, as it contributes to the neo- #extractivism narrative by preparing the ground for the appropriation and transformation of relations, territories and memories into ‘natural resources’ or ‘materials’.” - Kuirme Collective
The paper describing BLOOM, one of the (most) open large language models, says the following about hardware and training time:
"Training BLOOM took about 3.5 months to complete and consumed 1,082,990 compute hours. Training was conducted on 48 nodes, each having 8 NVIDIA A100 80GB GPUs (a total of 384 GPUs);"
😱 Aaaaahh... #sustainability
I have 3 raised garden beds in the new house, which are thick with weeds. I want to grow vegetables.
Do people have tips and tricks for easier weeding?
I have fibromyalgia and a shoulder injury which means I don't have the physical ability to just pull weeds for a few hours... I'm not opposed to using poisons, but if there are other ways I'd prefer not.
I wonder how many people in massachusetts,
1) currently own more than one home, or,
2) have owned other homes before the current (and only) home they live in
Here's an interesting photo-driven deep dive into some of the material solutions being explored to help the fashion industry cut down on its (ahem) little waste problem – from traditional Indian fabrics to textiles made from agro-industrial fruit waste.
You have to click on the titles under each photo to read the attached articles. (The page design doesn't make that super obvious.)
Our histories rooted in foods long lost. This will be an elegant #education for all of us.
“Camas was our potato,” said Earl Claxton Jr. “That’s what we ate, camas and salmon. Until the hwunitum came, anyway.” from @straphanger new book The Lost Supper.
Are you living in #Vienna and interested in #sustainability projects? Check out this #SustainabilityMap by our great @univienna #geography students Flora Male and Marissa Lammers. You can add sustainability projects to the map too.
Design Milk : ECONYL® + FLOR Celebrate Their Ongoing Partnership With a Focus on the Environment https://design-milk.com/econyl-flor-celebrate-their-ongoing-partnership-with-a-focus-on-the-environment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=econyl-flor-celebrate-their-ongoing-partnership-with-a-focus-on-the-environment #responsiblysourced #carpetcollection #regeneratednylon #carbonfootprint #easy-to-install #InteriorDesign #interiordesign #sustainability #carpetsquares #rugcollection #carpet
One of our goals is to change the way people think about humanity’s role on this planet and our relationship with the rest of our extended family.
And that often brings us into conflict with religious viewpoints.
We have no desire to hurt anyone that relies on their faith for meaning and comfort so we just point out that humanity has learned a lot about the universe since Buddha or Jesus or Confucius lived and taught.
We think that if they were alive today, they would frame things a little differently, given what we understand about evolution and neurobiology.
But likely there would still be a focus on compassion and peace.
The authors find that over 5 years, the #StarLink project would emit between ~0.5 and 1 tonne CO2eq per subscriber, and up to ~3 t CO2eq / subscriber for #Amazon's #Kuiper project. Those values are 31-91 times HIGHER than eq. terrestrial #mobile #broadband.
read more: https://arxiv.org/abs/2309.02338
Single-bladed floating wind turbine promises half the cost, more power
hoping to find the sweet spot between cost, power generation, cost, longevity, reliability, cost, ease of manufacture, ease of installation and maintenance, cost, cost and cost
Life cycle of UN ecological and social #sustainability goals:
Stage 1: Launch party - yeah! Big buzz.
2: Immediate onset of long media silence.
3: Grassroots activities, top-down programs make progress
4: Catastrophic event triggered by unsustainable practices (financial crisis, war, terrorism)
5: Sustainabiliy goals move to the bottom of political agenda
6: Alarm: „Wait, what about the goals“?
7: Failure: Short phase of remorse and excuses
8: Launch of even more ambitious goals – yeah!
Sustaining the Forest is Tribal Tradition
#Menominee #Indigenous #Sustainability https://e360.yale.edu/features/menominee-forest-management-logging
Sustainability and Tech and Us:
In tech, we’re exceptionally bad at sustainability. While those of us who focus on #sustainability, #performance, as well as code #minimalism are already contributing to improvements, we can do more. A few thoughts.
The most appropriate equivalent of Capitalism is cancer.
1) Directly Invasive
2) Resource thief
3) Competitive escalation without regard for sustainability
4) Growth-minded only
5) Enabled by Regulatory defects (mutated Suppressor Genes or Discarded Anti-Trust laws and Taxation policies)
6) Kills complex systems it colonizes
7) Metastasizes to colonize other vulnerable, interdependent systems
In the end, she has no notion of society whatsoever. She rejects ideas like compassion or shared goals, even the shared goal of human survival.
She imagines this will result from capitalist negotiation, like the so-called "unseen hand", but climate scientists the world over say that it is increasingly clear that this is the path to extinction, in that it's pretty clear that such self-interest has allowed us to pass objective points of no return in the present habitable climate.
She rejects the right of individuals to take advantage through democracy of the notion that most of us really might want things like survival, happiness, good health, compassion, and personal safety not just on an "I earned and paid for it basis" but as part of the entry stakes to a civilized society collectively wealthy enough to offer such things.
It's pretty clear that the engine she champions wants none of these, preferring the profits of gun lobbies over safety of children in school. Preferring the profits of health insurance companies and sometimes hospitals over the health of people, especially people who are born into the world with physical disadvantages that would never allow them to compete in order to build up the cushion to help themselves. Those people she and those of her ideology would cruelly say have dug their own grave and welcome to it.
Without proof, she asserts government cannot be usefully successful, and that it's immortal even to try, even as government brought us the post office, the space program, the internet and other really tangible successes that no single business, acting alone, could have done. You would not be reading this post on your cell phone if not for the basic research and early infrastructure that made the modern space program and modern internet possible.
And you, or dear members of your family, might have died in a pandemic if the government had not intervened with medical technology available to all, not just those who could pay a commercial fee.
She imagines, too, that capitalism provides a fair basis for bargaining in markets, which it does not. Or maybe she just does not care that it does not. So much could be said on this, but I'll close this blurb on the great quote from Adam Smith in the Wikipedia Page "Inequality of Bargaining Power" (a page I recommend to all because it's a topic I bet people mostly don't have a name for but that has some solid associated philosophy. The quote is especially topical with this week's strikes:
"It is not, however, difficult to foresee which of the two parties must, upon all ordinary occasions, have the advantage in the dispute, and force the other into a compliance with their terms. The masters, being fewer in number, can combine much more easily; and the law, besides, authorizes, or at least does not prohibit their combinations, while it prohibits those of the workmen. We have no acts of parliament against combining to lower the price of work; but many against combining to raise it. In all such disputes the masters can hold out much longer. A landlord, a farmer, a master manufacturer, a merchant, though they did not employ a single workman, could generally live a year or two upon the stocks which they have already acquired. Many workmen could not subsist a week, few could subsist a month, and scarce any a year without employment. In the long run the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him; but the necessity is not so immediate."
-- Adam Smith in Wealth of Nations
Here's the latest on my #author newsletter...
A pilot project in South Africa harnessed the power of art and song to encourage a local community to take action on plastic waste, with results worth singing about.
Viet Nam may become a food innovation hub of Asia
https://en.baochinhphu.vn/viet-nam-may-become-a-food-innovation-hub-of-asia-111230427120134324.htm #Agriculture #Sustainability
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam wants the whole agricultural sector (incl. the government) to focus on “transparency, responsibility and sustainability”. The last one is a big deal, as far as I can tell.
In a society where unsustainable products are increasingly frowned upon, why are sustainable options more expensive?
Shouldn't a 1litre handwash refill pouch cost considerably less than single use plastic pump dispensers filled with the equivalent volume?
Is there such a thing as a hidden sustainability tax?
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭
Discover the harmful effects of fast fashion on the environment & society. Learn how the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world and what we can do to reduce its impact...
#sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #slowfashion #fashionrevolution #ecofashion #consciousfashion #sustainability #environment #socialimpact #climatechange #wifd #fashioninstitute #fashiondesign #kozhikode #calicut
@Sbectol I thought quite a lot about this. A lot of it boiled down to length of manufacturer support for security updates and cost/year. Narrowed it down on this basis to Fairphone, Google Pixel and iPhone. Went with iPhone in the end but since then a new Fairphone and smaller Pixel have been released. #smartphones #sustainability
ICYMI: More Texas owls are testing positive for rat poisons https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230913122654.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #science #sustainability
Bangladesh & Vietnam, which make a SHIT TON of the stuff we all love to buy is expected to see flooding up to 1/3 of each country between 2030-2050 at the rate climate change is going.
2030 is only a little over 6 years away.
We are not ready for the massive adaptations we will need as a species for what is to come and I don't believe we (as a species) are going to be able to prevent it.
“In digital, we are constantly negatively impacting the environment for no benefit to anyone. There’s not much point in saving the planet offline if you’re killing it online. Think of the weight of everything you do in digital.”
—@gerrymcgovern, “World Wide Waste,” https://gerrymcgovern.com/books/world-wide-waste/buy-the-book/ (2020).
I'm fascinated by space and rocketry, but as I am watching such weekly launches recap videos, I am becoming terrified. Rocket launches are now happening daily, and most of them spew pollution and debris on Earth. Another human endeavor that is absolutely not sustainable and destroying our planet. #sustainability #climatechange #climatediary
FediForum, the online unconference for the #fediverse, is in 8 days!
Chances are, there are several topics close to your heart:
Here's the list of what attendees publicly proposed: https://fediforum.org/2023-09/topics/
Join us? More info and register at https://fediforum.org
“Thirty years ago, there was laughter all around. Electric vehicles? It will never be realistic; solar energy, never; wind power – a joke. And look where we are now. Everything has changed.”