Can you design a phone that’ll be used longer? A refrigerator that discourages food waste? Play the sustainability card game
Originally posted on TED Blog:
Leyla Acaroglu aims to make people think about how the choices they make on a daily basis affect the environment. And she aims to make thinking about this fun. In today’s TED Talk, Acaroglu turns her attention to four bits of “environmental folklore,” like the idea that it’s more environmentally sound to opt for the paper bag over the plastic one. [ted_talkteaser id=1926]By engaging people’s sense of play, Acaroglu and her team at the design consultancy Eco Innovators aim to get individuals and companies looking at the full life cycle of the products in order to make the kind of savvy decisions that can actually effect change.
This week, Eco Innovators held an “E-Waste Autopsy” at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia, where passerbys dissected keyboards and computer mice…
View original 270 more words
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
- Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong? October 1, 2014The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature Continue reading...Adam Vaughan
- Canada switches on world's first carbon capture power plant October 1, 2014Boundary Dam held up as first commercial-scale CCS plant and proof that coal-burning is compatible with cutting emissions Continue reading...Suzanne Goldenberg
- It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world October 1, 2014Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce Continue reading...George Monbiot
- Conflict of interest concerns over EDFs Hinkley nuclear project approval October 1, 2014Experts involved in safety review were receiving companys pensions, documents reveal Continue reading...Katie McQue and Terry Macalister
- David Attenborough backs £1m project to save Bengal tiger October 1, 2014Indian village to be relocated to create the most densely packed population of tigers in the world and stop them eating people Continue reading...Lewis Smith
- Gamekeeper found guilty of poisoning 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk October 1, 2014Court rejects Allen Lamberts claim dead birds of prey were planted on Norfolk estate by dog-walker with grudge against him Continue reading...Patrick Barkham
- Better Banks January 23, 2013Short title: Better Banks We're on our way to a better financial system. Find out how you can help us make better banks. Background image:
- Dance For The Climate November 11, 2009In August 2009 over 10.000 people danced for the climate on the Ostend Beach in Belgium. By joining this global movement and adding your own dance video to this site, you make your own statement that we have to act now on climate change. read more
- News teaser September 29, 2009Contact the Friends of the Earth Scotland media office: During working hours: 0131 243 2719 Out of hours: 0131 243 2715 Go to the blog Share buttons: No buttons
- Our Successes August 11, 2009Our campaigns get noticed and without us Scotland would not have many of the environmental successes we have today. Share buttons: No buttons read more
- Our Purpose August 11, 2009We are the leading organisation in Scotland that is working for environmental justice, campaigning for the planet and its people. Share buttons: No buttons read more
- Revolt at immigration concentration camp, Athens airporfThe revolt started Wednesday afternoon with detainees shouting freedom... NOW migrants climbed the wall and say they will kill themselves. All are held solely because of their migration status. The 100 detainees have lit fires in a space much too small for them, and three, who have been held llonger than 18 months have climbed fences and threaten to kill the […]
- Cameron is the frontman for the Jungle Thatcher dreamt of..This is about NeoCons deregulating of everything. Main items first: the courts system has been scrapped. The system that did exist up to a few years ago is no longer. Under that system, which was near-accessible, at least up to certain stages which the nearly-citizenry could use. There was, at least some notional scope to put the claimant’s assertions before […]
- GMB serves ASBO on Amazon.co.uk over tax avoidance and poor treatment of staffSo hostile are Amazon that union organisation is driven underground adopting the tactics of the French resistance or human rights campaigns in totalitarian regimes says GMB.
- Dysophia 5 - anarchist approaches to crime & justice (Trigger warning)"What about the rapists?" - anarchist approaches to crime & justice This zine is aimed at anarchists thinking about how to deal with abuses of power and acts of domination in their communities. It brings together a collection of articles representing different approaches to this problem, from transformative justice-based accountability processe […]
- UK Coal and the Bradley Public InquiryUK Coal has now secured a £20m loan to tide it over in the short term. However the future of it's surface mines is far from cleat as they have been put up for sale. At the same time UK Coal is seeking new planning permissions, the next of which is via the Bradley Public Inquiry. One of our objections is that since we don't know who will be responsi […]
- Gun lobby under fire September 7, 1912The gun lobby has today suffered a serious body blow with the publication of two scientifically robust reports that, on the one hand, demolishes claims that ‘sport shooting’ is immensely valuable to the UK economy and, on the other, accuses...
- One-In-Eight British Adults Is Veggie September 7, 1912A survey conducted by Mintel has found that one-in-eight British adults has ditched meat and fish, with that number rising to one-in-five for younger people aged 16-24. The research found that millions more people have also reduced their meat consumpti...
- Conquering the 21 bends of l'Alpe d'Huez August 9, 1915She's done it! Karin reached the top of the Alpe d'Huez, one of the finishing climbs of the Tour de France. Well done Karin and thank you to everyone who sponsored her. Here's what Karin had to say about the experience:
- Badger Killing has Begun August 8, 1920The badger cull has resumed in Gloucestershire and Somerset, despite overwhelming public opposition, independent scientific evidence and the fact that last year’s culls were nothing short of a fiasco. Even the government’s own Independent Exp...
- United Utilities Calls off the Cull! August 8, 1930Campaign by Bird Lover and Animal Aid Successful When bird lover David Kennedy discovered that Canada geese were being shot at Lingley Mere – a lake owned by Warrington-based United Utilities – he felt he had to speak out. David...
- RT @wildscotland: Stay up to date with the latest wildlife news from the Isle of Mull with Arthur from Discover Mull. Check out... http://… 8 hours ago
- Bees Buzzing, Fuzzing and Fading wp.me/pPEwS-2kL 1 day ago
- California Passes Law Banning Plastic Grocery Bags wp.me/pPEwS-2kJ 1 day ago
- The People’s Climate March wp.me/pPEwS-2kI 1 day ago
- Palm oil harvesting ravages Indonesian forests, endangers wildlife and unsettles cultures wp.me/pPEwS-2kG 1 day ago
- EU commissioner on Climate wp.me/pPEwS-2kE 1 day ago
- Simple, beautiful & ad-free. Read the manifesto: ello.co/manifesto 1 day ago
- Should scientists offer more than just practical solutions on climate change? wp.me/pPEwS-2kC 1 day ago
Please answer poll
Site Posts Calendar
Oxford Indymedia Events
No upcoming events
Climate Change Events
- 30th International Conference on Ore Potential of Alkaline, Kimbe rlite and Carbonatite Magmatism September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014 Antalya, Turkey
- GRACE Science Team Meeting 2014 September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014 Potsdam, Germany
- International Symposium of German Priority Programme SPP 1315 on: Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil - Towards a Comprehensive and Mechanisti c Understanding of Soil Functions October 6, 2014 – October 9, 2014 Leipzig, Germany
- Mega Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Subduction Zones–Forecasting Ap proaches and Implications for Hazard Assessment October 6, 2014 – October 9, 2014 Rhodes Island, Greece
- SCOSTEP’s 13th Quadrennial Symposium on Solar-Terrestrial Physic s October 12, 2014 – October 18, 2014 Xi'an, Shanxi, China
- Convention on Biological Diversity COP-12 October 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm – October 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm , Pyeongchang, Korea (South)
- Webinar - Guidelines for implementing ISO 50001 energy management systems in n the oil and gas industry October 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm , , United Kingdom
- Webinar - Preparing effective flare management plans: Guidance document for n the oil and gas industry October 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm , , United Kingdom
- Bonn Climate Change Conference ADP 2-6 October 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm – October 24, 2014 at 11:00 pm , Bonn, Germany
- Webinar - Energy and greenhouse gas efficiency compendium October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm , , United Kingdom
- 40th Session of the IPCC October 27, 2014 at 12:00 am – October 31, 2014 at 12:00 am , Copenhagen, Denmark