An IMPACT library of easy-to-watch videos about the negative impact of our consumption and materialism, habits and lifestyles on communities and the environment; and the positive initiatives and innovations that are part of the solution.

Difficult times call for difficult questions and uncomfortable conversations about our values and
our actions … or lack of it. We are the problem and we are the solution.

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  • ACCREDITATION

    The process of qualifying, endorsing and licensing entities that perform certification. In other words, accreditation is certifying the certifier.

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  • CARBON NEUTRAL

    Carbon neutral means a nation absorbs as much CO2 from the atmosphere as they emit from burning fossil fuel and other sources. It allow companies to measure the amount of carbon they release and offset that with a reduction in emissions or a removal of carbon. This can include buying carbon credits to make up the difference, making it appealing to companies that produce a lot of emissions. This is slightly different Net Zero Emissions.

  • Solution: Carbon Neutral, what does it mean?
  • Solution: Carbon neutral future? Costa Rica is showing us the way
  • CARBON NEGATIVE

    Carbon negative requires a company to remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. This is better than carbon neutral.

  • Solution: The World's First Carbon Negative Country
  • COMMERCE

    Trading and the accumulation of wealth. Uncontrolled, commerce has had negative impacts, but conducted in a more holistic and sustainable way, it can be a positive contributor

  • COMMUNITY

    A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government. A group of people having common interests. People matter and it is the right of every person to have their basic needs met and enhancing the well-being of communities is a fundamental obligation of all

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  • DESIGN – BIOPHILIC

    Biophilic design is design that cultivate the love of living things and connect with nature.

  • Solution: Biophilic cities
  • Solution: Biophilic design
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  • EARTH DAY – APRIL 22ND

    Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

  • Problem: Planet of the Humans
  • ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

    A method promoted by the Global Footprint Network to measure human demand on natural capital, i.e. the quantity of nature it takes to support people or an economy. It tracks this demand through an ecological accounting system.

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  • FAIR TRADE

    An arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve sustainable and equitable trade relationships. Members of the Fair Trade movement add the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards.

  • Solution: What is Fair Trade?
  • Solution: Why Fair Trade is so important
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  • SUSTAINABILITY

    NOW defines sustainability as wellbeing for people and our planet. It’s development and action that takes responsibility for our total impact on the community and the environment, to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The goal is to be carbon neutral/positive and support of the 17 Global Goals with accountability and transparency.

    Forum for the Future defines sustainability as a dynamic process which enables all people to realise their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways that simultaneously protect and enhance the Earth’s life support system.

  • Solution: Sustainable Travel and Tourism NOW
  • Sustainability Solutions
  • SUPPLY CHAIN – CIRCULAR

    In a circular supply chain, products are disassembled or reduced to their raw materials form, and remade into sellable products – thus allowing businesses to achieve the environmental benefits of recycling while recouping costs in the process.

  • SUPPLY CHAIN – TRANSPARENCY

    Supply chain transparency refers to the ability and willingness of a business to openly disclose information about the provenance of goods and labor and end-to-end supply chain practices. Digital technologies - blockchain and RFID sensors - can now obtain an accurate and irrefutable record of all the products and suppliers along the entire supply chain journey.

  • Blockchain for Supply Chain Transparency & Traceability
  • The Age of Transparent Supply Chains
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Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use.

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