Check out this thought provoking video on Social Media and Socialnomicstm. Social Media Revolution: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? This video details out social media facts and figures that are hard to ignore. This video is produced by the author of Socialnomicstm. ~video description on [...]Read more
Leave it to Mark Fiore to find a humorous way to point out the the paradigm shift and challenges of communicating the need for [fill-in-the-blank] (sustainability, green business, corporate social responsibility, climate change, green house gas cap and trade, etc.) Despite the scientific evidence, the peer reviewed journals, the business school program adoption and conversion, [...]Read more
Pre-Amble: This is a follow up to Twitter, transparency, and CSR I thought I’d post an excerpt from an article that I’ve been working about “the great reset” that is going on in the world. It is germane to the discussion of consumer / social media / and the impact on sustainability for individuals, families and even business.Read more
Excerpt- What are the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) impacts of a new electronic device shared at this year’s TED conference? If we have true instant access to contents, ratings, business history, demonstration, etc when we shop – how will that impact our buying decisions. Author: Matthew Rochte, Sustainability Consultant http://www.OpportunitySustainability.comRead more
Are biodegradable plastics sustainable?
Short answer – No, not in their current usage. They are a “less bad” alternative in terms of consumable bioplastic uses (disposable cutlery, cups, plates). It has some seriously bad implications if the disposal is not monitored properly.
My biggest concern with bio-plastics is the “monstrous hybrid” dilemma. When we blend natural with synthetic we create monstrous hybrids.Read more
The Story of Stuff, is a well crafted mini documentary on where STUFF comes from, what we do with it, and where it goes when we are done with it. While the film over-simplifies some concepts it is a good introduction to the magnitude of what sustainability is trying to deal with. http://www.storyofstuff.com/ Story of [...]Read more