Carbon Offsetting: A Conversation with ForTomorrow

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aware_ spoke to Ruth von Heusinger, Founder & Managing Director at ForTomorrow, to find out about why carbon offsetting is an essential tool to battle climate change and how we can help at an individual level Living in an industrialized, modern world means we have a lot of amenities and take on daily activities that […]

About Resource Efficiency

resource efficiency

All over the world, while 10% of people still live in extreme poverty, most of the population has become accustomed to a certain, very different standard of living (UN Environment Programme). We open the tap and water comes out. In the winter, we turn on the heat and our homes get warm. We flip a […]

The Future of Sustainable Mobility

sustainable mobility

Green alternatives versus oil thirsty car use – aware_ delved into how sustainable mobility impacts people and the planet. Reducing personal road traffic is a huge step towards easing our reliance on climate change inducing fossil fuels. This is because private car use accounts for a large part of the global transport carbon footprint (Science […]

Everything you need to know about the global sand shortage

With the rising demand for sand, the world is facing a shortage of this seemingly endless resource. How can we stop the ‘sand grab’? ‘In every grain of sand there is a story of the earth.’ Rachel Carson, Environmentalist The 1965 science fiction novel ‘Dune’ depicts a future interstellar feudal society that revolves around the dystopian desert […]

Soap made for human, home, and Earth

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One product that has not left our side in the last two years is soap. Yet, the conversion of oils and fats with the help of an alkali into soap is one of the oldest and simplest chemical reactions known to mankind. It is believed that the first soaps were accidentally made from fat dripping […]

The Art of Green Cleaning

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Many cleaning brands have embraced sustainable branding – emblazoning products with words such as eco, or bottles wrapped in green packaging. As is the case with all industries, consumers are burdened with deciphering the authentic intention of the brand. But just how much of an effect does cleaning have on the environment, and can green […]

In vitro meat – is meat from the lab a truly sustainable alternative?

in vitro meat

A genius scientific idea or still a topic for the future? In Vitro Meat could serve as a non-vegetarian but sustainable, animal-friendly and environmentally friendly alternative of the future. By 2050, the world’s population will increase from the current 7.3 billion to 9.6 billion. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has […]

An Introduction to Carbon Capture

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When the wind blows from east to west in the Gobi Desert singing can heard as the grains of sand vibrate together with a layer of silica to make a deep hum. The desert – a vast expanse in northern China and southern Mongolia – is known for its breath-taking dunes, mountains, and rare animals, […]

9 Causes of Global Warming

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News of global warming is constant, particularly in the wake of the most recent IPCC report. The intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) demonstrates in its 2022 reporting that “the world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with a global warming of 1.5°C/2.7°F” (IPCC). The report goes on to warn that […]

Human Impact on the Environment

Human impact on the environment

“We live in times of relentless loss”, writes Daniel MacMillen Voskoboynik in his introduction for Luka Tomac’s book of photography, 1 Degree Rising. “The imprint of a portion of humanity has violently reconfigured the cycles of the planet’s waters, chemistry, soil, atmosphere and thermal balance”, Voskoboynik continues. The imprint of humanity Voskoboynik highlights in his writing […]