Source: The Guardian
Read about companies trying to make food sustainable for us and our environment.
Source: Medical Xpress
Think about the time you spend each day looking at TV. How much is too much? Do you think that what you watch could lead to poor eating habits one day? Read an article that makes recommendations for media exposure.
Source: Fast Company
Is “smart packaging” with sensors and bluetooth connectivity the future of consumer packaging? Read about the possibilities.
While few could argue that we should be dumping more plastic waste into the ocean, the author of this article brings up critical points to consider when discussing plastic straw bans.
Would you buy a virtual plot of land if it cost more than a plot of land in the real world? Read about the booming virtual real estate market.
Source: The New York Times
Food waste is a global problem that plagues producers and consumers. Read about the causes and harmful effects.
WALL-E, a Pixar animated film, provides a warning for mindless consumerism and excessive waste.
Source: The Washington Post
Did you ever wonder how money is made? Browse this photo essay and watch the short video to see firsthand what making 25 million dollars a day looks like!
Source: Black Ticket Films
An Indian entrepreneur saw a way for a common consumer product to make the world a better place. Watch the promotional film to see how his idea was put into action and learn more about his success.
Click here to learn why eco-friendly isn’t always the best choice, and learn ways you can inspire real environmental change.
The choices we make when we shop can have a big impact on our world. Read about some positive developments driven by people’s shopping decisions.
Source: Guest of a Guest
What does a reimagined grocery store look like? Amazon, a name not associated with grocery stores up to now, opened “Amazon Go” in Seattle in January!
Would you like this new 21st century shopping experience?
Source: The Simple Dollar
You might be surprised by what you will find stashed away in cabinets and cupboards! Ann Patchett discovered the effect of shopping for only essential items for a whole year. And, this article is a reflection by another writer on Anne’s essay. How do you think you might feel about taking on such a frugal challenge?
Source: Fast Company
A recycled cardboard box for Christmas? Ad agencies created this gift which they say will stimulate creativity but also help raise funds for two charitable causes. Read about it here.
Source: The Edible Schoolyard Project
The seed for the Edible Schoolyard Project was sown 20 years ago at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California! The concept is that the garden is an interactive classroom. Read this article from the ESY about collecting seeds in the Fall.
What are your thoughts on living in a constantly plugged-in world with a digital device always close to hand? What are the benefits and drawbacks?
How did cars become such a big deal in the United States? Watch this video to learn about the ways in which car culture reshaped a nation.
Source: The Atlantic
Artist, Brendan O’Connell talks about his fascination with Walmart Stores and its shoppers, as a subject for his impressionist paintings.
Browsing through clothes rails, whether physically or virtually, is a pursuit of leisure that we probably rarely question. But, here’s an interesting, short insight that discusses when and how shopping changed from a practical job to a leisure activity enjoyed by most.
Source: Psychology Today
Discover the powerful means by which product placement subtly directs us to prefer and choose brands.