Tag: sustainable

People, Place & Nature

People, Place & Nature

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 11, 2020

Coming back to people and people’s relationships with nature. So, many indigenous peoples have a kind of intensity of interaction with nature. So it goes far beyond just simply being and walking around in nature. It’s much deeper than that, as I’m sure you all realise. So for example, the Inuit hunter who’s there, he […]

Paid Post – Absorbing Risk: How cities are turning into flood water sponges | Rethink Sustainability

Paid Post – Absorbing Risk: How cities are turning into flood water sponges | Rethink Sustainability

By Micah Moen 1 Comment January 9, 2020

“Global floods and extreme rainfall have increased by over 50% in the past 10 years as a result of climate change…” Over the past decade, the costs of extreme weather events have reached $227 billion per year, up 61% from the previous decade.         By 2050, the global cost of rising seas and flooding could […]

Interview with Mohamad Rafiq , Vice President of Programs, Rainforest Alliance

Interview with Mohamad Rafiq , Vice President of Programs, Rainforest Alliance

By Micah Moen 1 Comment January 3, 2020

We are aware of the issue around the multiplicity of standards and the potential confusion it can create with the consumers but the more we think about it, the more we feel that the solution of moving towards one single mega standard is not very likely to be there or to be successful. The reason […]

Ecological ECOSYS® Product Packaging

Ecological ECOSYS® Product Packaging

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 29, 2019

Let Kyocera lighten your supply chain. Kyocera’s ECOSYS® printer, MFP, and product packaging has been designed to be environmentally conscious. At Kyocera, we are committed to pursuing a balance between economic development and environmental preservation in an effort to keeping our future green. Our ECOSYS Technology is built on the core values of ecology, economy, […]

All About Our Rainforest! Biosphere 2 Facebook Live October 2, 2018

All About Our Rainforest! Biosphere 2 Facebook Live October 2, 2018

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 27, 2019

Hello and welcome to Biosphere 2 Live. My name is John Adams and today I am going to talk to you about our amazing rainforest My name is John Adams and today I am going to talk to you about our amazing rainforest My name is John Adams and today I am going to talk […]

Architecture in State Parks, UT Gulf Coast DesignLab – Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Architecture in State Parks, UT Gulf Coast DesignLab – Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 27, 2019

– What’s up?– NARRATOR: It is early summer, and these University of Texasstudents are preparing for a trip.– Is it open? – I think so. – ANDRE: We’ve got 12 students, and our professor.– NARRATOR: The group is heading from Austinto the coast…– We’re heading down to Galveston Island State Park.– NARRATOR: …But not for […]

Soil Microbes for Healthy Plants|Molly Pikarsky|Central Texas Gardener

Soil Microbes for Healthy Plants|Molly Pikarsky|Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 26, 2019

– I’m Molly Pikarsky, your rebel horticulturalist and flora and fauna manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Like most people, I spend a lot of time thinking about soil microbiology. I’m passionate about the microbes that help grow amazing plants, which makes me a hit at cocktail parties, as you can imagine. Whether we are […]

Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material

Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

[Music Playing]>>ANTHONY: Building a hempcrete house is more simple than conventional. It is three simple steps. So you have the structure that you have to build which would be the skeleton of the house; and you build a body with the hempcrete, the insulation system; and then you have the skin which is the lime […]

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in architecture

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in architecture

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

I’d like to start with a couple of quick examples. These are spinneret glands on the abdomen of a spider. They produce six different types of silk, which is spun together into a fiber, tougher than any fiber humans have ever made. The nearest we’ve come is with aramid fiber. And to make that, it […]

How Close Are We to Reinventing Plastic?

How Close Are We to Reinventing Plastic?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE. FROM THE CAMERA RECORDING ME RIGHT NOW, TO THE DEVICE YOU’RE WATCHING THIS ON, THE CLOTHES THAT WE’RE WEARING… THE GALLON OF MILK YOU DRANK  STRAIGHT OUT OF THIS MORNING, AND THE FRIDGE THAT YOU POPPED IT BACK INTO… WHICH IS GROSS, BY THE WAY. BUT THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S A PRETTY AWESOME […]