Category Archives: Sustainable Solutions

The Circular Economy – giving businesses something good to think about…

The Circular Economy 100 is an initiative from the US-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation which a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On seeing things anew

When was the last time you saw something for the first time I found this beautiful quote while researching ecotourism and nature-based tourism in a website for a Luxury Tented Ecolodge in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Of course it was referring to the … Continue reading

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Eco Branding | When recycling goes a bit too far…

We all know doing good toward the planet and the community is a good thing. It’s high in feel-good factor and is a growing trend the world over. Admittedly, we all have different understanding of what green really means. We … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On appreciating nature

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. ~ Albert Einstein Inspiration: Seventh Generation

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From the genius design mind of Shigeru Ban

Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban is renown for his austere simple lines (well… he’s Japanese right?) and his generous use of natural materials (another Japanese trait right?).  Particularly paper and bamboo! Here’s a glimpse into his creative mind. Bianimale: Exhibition Design … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | The dichotomy of societies and their choices at different economic development stages

Same mode of transport, oceans apart, similar purpose, different meanings. I find it fascinating that in the developed world the movement to go green is essentially going back to where emerging economies are. Take the bicycle for example… in emerging … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | Friedman on the importance of the right leadership

Friedman’s books are always an interesting read, throwing thought-provoking ideas into the public domain. Often resulting in controversy, which Friedman considers his feat, a job well done, to get the public talking about issues ranging from the economic future, sustainability, … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Exela … Continue reading

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2011: Among 7 billion of us, is there a typical person out there?

National Geographic examines the world’s population growth in a 2011 series, where the year will see global population reach 7 billion. Among the many interesting things is a look into whether there’s a typical human that meets certain predetermined traits. … Continue reading

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