March 23, 8:30 PM, it’s time to shut down the lights as a manifestation for the environment.
This is a great campaign for our planet, joining people from all around the globe – Join in!
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”
Neil Armstrong, July 21, 1969, Sea of Tranquillity, the Moon
Earth Hour is an opportunity to show your support for the environment with a very modest effort – but why not go “all-in”, get involved and make a bold statement or challenge other participants? Continue reading
Years back the IT-industry gave us a new abbreviation – WYSIWYG – “What You See Is What You Get!” At that time it was used to describe the transformation of word processors from simple “code-editors” into user interfaces that not only showed the words but also included the appearance properties such as “Bold“, “Italic” and fonts.
Today “WYSIWYG” is more relevant than ever, but this time it is about Sustainability and the way corporate processes and supply chains are set-up. True Sustainability needs transparency as a major element. Continue reading
This quote by Confucius has been used in many, many variations and in endless situations in the past – let’s bring it into the Anthropocene.
The latest version of the quote that I come to think of, goes like this – “…meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs….!”
Could it be so, that the Brundtland commission in 1987 actually “borrowed” Confucius old quote and modernized it (?), or can we include Confucius quote in what is normally called “common sense” and that they both, only separated by 2,500 years, used it? Continue reading
“The essential characteristic of social responsibility is the willingness of an organization to incorporate social and environmental considerations in its decision making and be accountable for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment”
This is the start of one of the early paragraphs in the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility.
Let’s establish a scientific fact; we cannot have infinite growth in a finite environment!
This of course means that there is one earth and one atmosphere that we are all to share. Continue reading
Now and then I run into some smart infographic or compilation of data.
It can be anything from Hans Rosling’s fantastic “Gapminder-bubbles” to a simple table of facts. Just recently I came across a couple of interesting one’s that I want to share.
New Scientist – Your Warming World
This is an interactive map showing the average temperatures over the past 20 years, but you can also see maps for earlier periods via a drop-down menu.
You can also click on a place or enter a location to se what has happened with the temperature during the last century.
Works on your computer or on a tablet.
(Click the picture to get there!)
In 22 Jan, 2013, the IEA released its first regional technology study plotting how to achieve carbon-neutral Nordic energy 2050.
The report identifies five central challenges that the Nordic countries face in achieving a carbon-neutral energy system. Continue reading