Sustainable Podcast Playlist: June Picks

This month's sustainability podcast playlist includes episodes that consider longer term thinking on innovation, tree planting, biodiversity, the future of the human species and the direction of renewable energy.

No Music On A Dead Planet – How the Entertainment Industry Is Becoming Sustainable

Sustainability has struck a chord with the music industry. There will be no music on a dead planet. Find out how the entertainment industry is reducing its environmental impact through green touring, conscious concerts, responsible festivals & carbon offsetting.

Why the Fashion Industry Needs to Adopt Earth Logic

The Earth Logic: Fashion Research Action Plan is a robust strategy for a sustainable fashion industry that puts planet over profit. Read on for how Kate Fletcher & Mathilde Tham are paving the way in reimagining what the future of fashion looks like for environmental and societal prosperity.

S & S Decoded: Chic but Toxic – An Exploration of Chemicals used in the Fashion & Textile Industry

Death by an LBD – is it possible?! Solvents, surfactants, dyes, led, plasticisers and phthalates are ubiquitous chemicals found in clothing. What’s a CMR? A PBT? A vPvP? Or an EDC? All will be revealed! In this latest S & S Decoded I explore how the fashion industry and its market players can combat the chic but toxic mentality that has become rigidly entrenched into it’s manufacturing processes.

S & S In Review: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart & William McDonough – An Op Ed for Fashion Roundtable

A review of this design manifesto centres on how we interact with the earth’s natural systems and nature. It calls for a paradigm shift away from a linear economy to one that is circular. The focus on a Cradle to Cradle philosophy in creating systems that promote an endless life cycle and celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity.

Sustainable Apps A Swipe Away – S & S Top Picks

What better way to use technology as a force for good than by downloading the innovations of disruptive developers who have sought to bring sustainable practices to you in simply one swipe. Whether it’s ethical consumption, disrupting the way we shop, reducing your carbon footprint, surveying the provenance of your purchases across various categories or donating your waste, as of 2019 there really is an app for everything. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite in no particular order to help handle your sustainable conundrums, so free up your storage, archive those WhatsApps and get installing!