Sustainable Society

The human interest side of sustainability includes poverty solutions, fair trade, labor laws, social equity, diversity/inclusion, communicating purpose, and more.
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Does digital currency pose a threat to the banking system? A bloc of Australian banks is petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make Apple give them the secret to Apple Pay and NFC technology. This case represents the growing potential for disruption of the banking system by digital currency.

Does Digital Currency Pose a Threat to the Banking System?

Does digital currency pose a threat to the banking system? A bloc of Australian banks is petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to make Apple give them the secret to Apple Pay and NFC technology. This case represents the gro

America’s massive, growing landfills are the result of many decades of bad policies and decisions. And it will take a concerted, society-wide effort to solve this problem. Let’s dive deeper into just how big our landfill waste problem is and how we can begin to shift toward a circular economy.

Fixing America's Waste Problem

Trash by the numbers: Startling statistics about US garbage : TreeHugger

Easy, breezy, beautiful... #CoverBoy. CoverGirl just hired their first male ambassador, James Charles, and he's taking the industry by storm. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging conventional beauty norms and redefining what it means to be “masculine.” Fashion and beauty companies have no choice but to accept, and even celebrate, these trends.

CoverGirl’s New ‘Cover Boy’ Shows Fashion and Beauty Industries Are Turning a Corner

Easy, breezy, beautiful... #CoverBoy. CoverGirl just hired their first male ambassador, James Charles, and he's taking the industry by storm. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging conventional beauty norms and redefining what it means to be “masculine.” Fashion and beauty companies have no choice but to accept, and even celebrate, these trends.

Bike-related infographic supplied by Online Masters in Public Health. Whether it's to improve health or save money, people seem to be hopping on their bikes more than ever. And cities and states are working to accommodate these increased demands for bicycle facilities. As the Infographic shows, one initiative experiencing great success throughout the U.S. is bike sharing.

[Infographic] Pedal Power — How Bike-Sharing Programs (A La Citi Bikes) Are Quickly Enhancing America Across The Board — Lean It UP Fitness

#Target's one-stop-shop reputation now applies to the #sustainability-minded as well.  #MadeToMatter #greenbrands #organic #environmentalism #health #closetheloop #transparency #waste #packaging #diet

Target's 'Made to Matter' Brings Sustainable Products to the Masses

Just entering its third year, this product portfolio is expanding with new entrants and new product standards.

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." For many, travel is an industry in which excessive consumption on both a personal and ecological level is seen as integral to the industry’s business model. But a number of travel companies prove that sustainability can drive increased margin and profits.

3 Travel Companies Turning Sustainability From A Cost Center to a Profit Generator

For many, travel is an industry in which excessive consumption on both a personal and ecological level is seen as integral to the industry’s business model. But a number of travel companies prove that sustainability can drive increased margin and profits.

Sustainably packaged shampoo and conditioner bars?? Stop paying for watered down chemicals and get your money's worth of natural ingredients. This personal care startup that has the potential to disrupt a stodgy industry and score enough venture capital funding to expand, Ethique and its bar-shaped shampoos are at the front of that line.

Shampoo and Conditioner Startup Ditches Plastic Bottles

If there is one personal care startup that has the potential to disrupt a stodgy industry, and score enough venture capital funding to expand, Ethique and its bar-shaped shampoos are at the front of that line.

The holidays are just around the corner!  Time to make your list, check it twice, and start finding gifts for all of the important people in your life.  And while those homemade sweaters you gave out last year were memorable (and even fit a few people), why not make your gifts Fair Trade this year and extend the goodwill one step further- to the people behind our favorite products?

Fair Trade Gifts That Do Good

Fair Trade USA rounds up Fair Trade Certified gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

It’s easy being green in the city of Cincinnati. In fact, the city is quickly becoming one of the greenest, most innovative cities in the country. Read on to see how this Ohio city is using environmental design to combat poverty, crime, and more...

Cincinnati: Reinventing a City Through Sustainable Startups

It’s easy being green in the city of Cincinnati. In fact, the city is quickly becoming one of the greenest, most innovative cities in the country. Read on to see how this Ohio city is using environmental design to combat poverty, crime, and more.

A new water conservation project in New York City deploys 50,000 oysters and 5,000 recycled toilets to help the Billion Oyster Project reach its 2030 goal.

New York Water Conservation Project to 'Enthrone' Oysters With Recycling

A new water conservation project in New York City deploys oysters and recycled toilets to help the Billion Oyster Project reach its 2030 goal.

4 Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Life: Eliminating stress from your life is a task that requires both time and effort. But that shouldn’t dissuade you from taking the first step in bettering your life.

4 Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Life

I wept on-and-off all week and bad news just kept coming. Three tips on how to practice self-care during highly stressful times.

Have a case of wanderlust? Bookmark these seven eco-tourism hotspots, and keep them in mind when you finally cash in those vacation days.

3p Weekend: Bookmark These 7 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Bookmark these seven eco-tourism hotspots, and keep them in mind when you finally cash in those vacation days.

This week we tip our hats to #artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire a brighter future. Trust us, you’ll be sharing these on social all weekend. #donate #aid #poverty #sustainability

3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

Airbnb is doing a poor job of educating its hosts about the #FairHousingAct, prompting lawsuits, social media backlash and even a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In response, the company pledged to conduct a “comprehensive review” of its anti-#discrimination policy. #racism #equality #equalopportunity #CSR #Airbnb

Amid Controversy, Airbnb Reviews Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb detailed its new anti-discrimination policy last week.

What if your groceries could come to you? Last week at its annual shareholder’s meeting, Walmart announced plans to explore a partnership with Uber and Lyft as it seeks to expand its grocery home delivery service. But how much money will it cost the consumer, and how much time/energy/dignity will it cost the employees?

Walmart Testing Delivery Services with Uber and Lyft

Reported by Fare Estimate Online Walmart and its membership store Sam’s Club will test out Uber and Lyft for grocery deliver service, the supermarket giant announced today.

Last week, the FDA advised consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels due to potential health risks. In an ongoing trend against transparency, some homeopathic product manufacturers seemed dismissive of the warning. But some top retailers aren’t buying it.

FDA Warns Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

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