The B Corp Movement
We’re seeing B Corps pop up all over the world now, and we went through it not too long ago, so we thought we’d give you a quick walkthrough.
In a world divided between organisations who genuinely want to strive toward sustainability, those who pay it lip service, and those who bizarrely don’t think it’s important, B Corp Certification is a way of ensuring a level of commitment to sustainable practices that benefit businesses, their employees, customers and, of course, the planet.
Join us to find more about why B Corps are flourishing around the world!
The Healing Powers of Nature
Did you know that nature can cure? This week we look at the numerous health benefits of nature and how different cultures around the world use nature as a healer.
There are good reasons behind why we get this urge to connect with nature. Nature is wonderful for our physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s free! The more we preserve, the better it will be for us. Hopefully this article will kindle your desire to get out there and explore it some more!
Why We Need Green Deals
Green deals are getting a lot of media attention currently and they’re sprouting up like mushrooms: New Green Deal in the US, European Green Deal, Green New Deal UK, and we’re super excited about the potential here.
These deals have the potential to rapidly accelerate our fight against climate change and address social inequality as well. Game-changing reforms are just a few pen strokes away.
Join us as we unpack what green deals are and take a look at some of the ideas being put forward.
The Power Of Our Oceans
Our oceans play a vital role in supporting life on Earth and are powerful allies in the fight against climate change, yet they remain mostly unexplored.
Whilst rainforests such as the Amazon are often in focus as being keystone ecosystems, removing carbon and pumping out oxygen, between 50-80% of the Earth’s oxygen is produced by marine plants and bacteria. Without them, we’re in trouble.
Join us as we deep-dive into learning more about The Great Unknown.
Why Inclusivity & Sustainability Go Hand In Hand
In light of events happening in the world right now—Black Lives Matter, Pride Month—we wanted to further explore what social sustainability is in relation to inclusivity, and why both are important in our fight against climate change and environmental degradation.
Amazing animals we need to save from extinction
Our Earth is home to a fantastic array of wildlife. The destruction of nature and loss of biodiversity is not only tragic but also threatens the continued survival of our own species. It’s estimated that since 1970 60% of wild animal populations have been wiped out as a result of our actions. However, it’s not too late to make changes and help prevent the extinction of our animal friends!
A mid-20th Century artistic movement has inspired design and architecture and is also a lifestyle choice adopted by many. The concept of minimalism can be traced right back through to Catholic nuns and Buddhist monks, taking on a variety of forms across different periods and cultures.
Wear Orange to fight for a future free from gun-violence
The Wear Orange Campaign was launched in 2015 in the US following the shooting of Hadiya Pendleton. Hadiya was just 15 when she was shot on the street whilst chatting with friends. Her grieving friends and family wore orange to raise awareness about gun violence and honour those whose lives have been taken. Today, the Wear Orange Campaign supports communities working locally at the intersection of racial justice and gun-violence prevention.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Business Can Serve Society
In 2015, the United Nations developed a shared blueprint for creating peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. This took the form of 17 interconnected sustainable development goals, to be implemented over the following 15 years. The overall aim is to build a better world for people whilst still caring for the environment.
Eating our way to a greener future
Let’s face it, food is awesome. We all have our favourites and we have likely accumulated some of them over a long period of time. As we learn more about sustainable practices and ways to reduce carbon footprint, we thought we'd delve into the world of sustainable eating and send you on your way with some useful tips.
The new age of digital activism
Activism is all about highlighting important messages, engaging as may people as possible and getting results by conveying to the people in charge that enough is enough. So how do we do that from our couch? The new age of activism is here to stay and it's not a second too late.
Carbon Neutrality 101
We all dream of a world where humanity lives harmoniously with nature. Our air and oceans are clean, our forests lush and full of life, and fruit trifle will be calorie free. If we’re going to achieve this paradise, we’re going to have to make the switch and become carbon neutral. In this piece we shed some much needed light on what it means and ways of achieving it.
A Good Foundation
Earlier this year, we decided to launch our new platform for contributing to sustainability efforts in communities across the globe; A Good Foundation. In its early phases still, we share our first project – The Circular Children's Book – and the story behind this exciting new venture.
The Importance of Recycling
The essence and importance of recycling can sometimes be lost in translation. With so many different regional systems, we remind you of the rationale behind recycling and some of the key guiding principles when choosing what goes where.
Sustainable Materials – Planning for the Future
As part of our Sustainable Development & Urban Design features we now explore building with sustainable materials. The road to a circular, sustainable world requires a lot of innovation along the way. Crucial to this is finding alternative materials to produce the array of tools and items we use every day. We need to not only enable, but actively promote new breakthrough innovations that can make a real impact.
Building Cities for the Future
Making cities more sustainable is a win on multiple levels. The benefits are numerous, and it’s exhilarating how improvement in one area can positively impact other areas as well. Join us on an excursion of the world's most sustainable cities and what makes them tick!
The Power of Activism
Whether it’s the eradication of slavery, labour rights, the civil rights movement, or women’s suffrage, activism has played a powerful part in bringing about systemic changes that are fundamental in our society today. Read our take on the power of activism today!
Valentine’s Day – when love is measured in mindless consumption
What began as a holiday with both ancient Roman and Christian roots has morphed into just another reason for mindless mass-consumption. Over the centuries we have gone from celebrating love with the exchange of poems or notes conveying affection for a loved one to a multi-billion dollar industry preying on consumer guilt.
Circular economy: A Good Loop
Almost as much of a buzzword as sustainability was a few years back, circular economy or Circularity, is becoming a household expression in many countries when talking about combating the climate crisis. We talk about our own closed recycling loop system called A Good Loop and what individuals and companies can do to contribute to the transition towards a circular economy.
"The concept of reusing materials and resources has been around for a long time but now is the time to scale up recycling to a whole other level."
New Decade – New Goals
One of the main ideas behind #agoodcommunity is to inspire people to do more in their everyday lives. We know that not everyone can afford their own solar-panels or electric cars but we can all do something to contribute to a greener way of life.
Kicking off a new decade where we need to accelerate individual climate action, we have compiled a list of 10 tangible things you can do to contribute to that much-needed system change.
Join us for Green November!
A Good Company is not taking part in Black Friday. Instead, we are celebrating Green November.
This is how we are going to handle Black Friday. No need to wake up early. No need to make a quick decision that you might regret later.