In this week’s interview we were excited to explore the world of sustainable eating together with award-winning sustainable chef, Johan Bredwad. Johan is a chef at a Swedish kindergarten where kids are being taught to grow their own food and how to eat sustainably— a total of 97% of the food they eat is organic!
With many years' working as a chef in restaurants behind him, Johan now devotes all his time to the project that excites him the most: teaching kids from a very young age to respect and understand foods and their origin. We don't mind tagging along with the kids!
In this candid interview with Martin Nihlgård, the Secretary General of IM Swedish Development partner, we explore what it is like to be at the front of a development agency and we deep dive into his thoughts on social inclusion and the story behind IM:s Humanium Metal.
"On the democratic front, we work with strengthening the civil society, supporting organisations to give a voice for those who don’t have one."
Better Universal Grub (BUG)
Better Universal Grub (BUG for short) is a London based food startup who love incorporating a certain ingredient into their recipes. Yeah you guessed it: insects! Co-founders Leo and Aaron launched BUG earlier this year and with the help of a top chef, they provide recipes and recipe kits with the aim of encouraging people to experiment with using insects in their cooking. We asked them about what inspired them to start BUG, and how insects are a highly nutritious and tasty ingredient with great environmental credentials too.
"Edible insects are a flagship ‘good for you, good for the planet’ type of food."
A Good Community meets the passionate Moritz Staudte, photographer, videographer and director – all in all an inspiring audiovisual artist living in Venice, California. Moritz shares his view on consumerism, individual climate action and the importance of reaching the right audience with the right message.
Instagram-powerhouse, green activist, writer and public speaker, Gittemarie Johansen shares her thoughts on consumerism and how she's managed to not buy anything brand new in 4 years.
Our own Anders Ankarlid sits down with Stefan Ytterborn, CEO and Founder of Cake – one of the most sought-after brands within the electro-mobility industry globally. Icons like Pharell Williams, Kanye West and Apple's Jonathan Ive own these impressive motorbikes for the future.
Mega-inspiring green dentist Rosanna Cavalletto shares her thoughts on the future of dentistry (it's green!) and the importance of rethinking and reusing principles within the health field.
A Good Community welcomes Jeremy Burnich, lawyer-turned-writer and sustainable design thinking aficionado.
"Human beings have to be the single most successful species in the history of the earth. On a geological time scale, we have done more things faster than any other species. Most life forms have to evolve to do the things we do by just putting our minds to it."
Elizabeth Torres, translator and multimedia artist, spent the early years of her life in Bogota, amidst an unswerving storm of social conflicts. Bringing her experience into words in the form of poetry, Elizabeth became a national award winning author at the age of 8. Along with the attention and recognition however, came death threats forcing her to seek refuge in the United States. A Good Community meet with the multi-talent in Copenhagen, where she now resides.
Stefan Dimov & Katrin Vangelova
A Good Community talks to Stefan Dimov & Katrin Vangelova, the creators behind Project Caritas, a youtube channel focused on reviewing various sustainable and environmentally friendly products as well as providing an honest opinion on products and organisations that work to tackle social challenges.
A Good Community chats with the inspiring pioneer Rowan Drury who founded GRAM, Sweden's first packaging-free store focusing on zero waste.
"I heard about “zero waste” shops in Germany where everything is sold in bulk, and I went to visit one in Berlin (Original Unverpackt). From here, there was no turning back. Sweden was getting its first zero-waste food shop."
As part of our new series on Urban design, award-winning Swedish architect Mikael Ahrbom tells us about how it all began: building with lego. Fast forward a couple of years, Mikael shares his insights on what architects are really like (fun!) and what his dream project is. Read more to find out!
Meet the Swedish multi-talented artist behind one of our most popular mobile cases – Alex Hahn! She designed the case Color splash, which is part of A Good Company's circularity system A Good Loop, with the vibrant cities of Sweden in mind. Read more about her thoughts on the future of individual climate action and her source of inspiration.
A Tiny House: The Journey Towards Sustainable Living
A Good Community delves into the fascinating movement of Tiny Houses. Life partners Alejandra & Love could never find the summer cabin that had it all – water, electricity, accessibility to public transport and space-effectivity. So they decided to build their own from scratch – in the most affordable, waste-free and conscious way possible.
A Good Company welcomes world-class professional climber Matilda Söderlund as our new ambassador.
"Climbing is closely connected to nature, so being an advocate for nature and climate is therefore an important aspect for me as a professional climber."
Oscar Johansson, mathematician, entrepreneur and one of the most progressive machine learning experts around. He is also famous for having pulled both his hamstrings in the same race as he won a national gold medal in the 4x100m relay.
Meet Monika Poppy who embodies the fact that style and sustainable consumption can indeed go hand in hand. The London-based sustainable influencer, public speaker and founder of ever-inspiring blog Sustainabilityiscool shares her thoughts on education and inspiration when it comes to driving the sustainability agenda forward.
Meet Jira Seow, enigmatic team member of Splash without the Trash, an Australian non-profit organization taking the helm on cleaning up our beaches.
Meet globalist chocolatier Hernan Lauber, founder of oodaalolly small batch chocolate, a sustainably sourced bean-to-bar chocolate brand.
"My passions in life are learning new things, gaining new experiences, building and creating. When those 3 things merge into one, that’s my happy place."
World-famous supermodel and business-owner Karlina Caune shares her theories on how we can all influence the behaviour of the people around us for the better. She also reveals that if she was President of Utopia, she would implement an extensive tax on plastic!
Meet Massimo Plaino, a university professor from Udine in Northern Italy. He thinks that young people today need to become even more involved in what will happen on a global level during the coming 20 years, specifically in terms of climate change. "We need to start with the youngest generation to guide them".
Filmmaker Tommy Gärdh talks about his passions; nature and photography. He also shares the experience of when he produced a documentary on sustainable development in cities around the world for WWF International.
A conversation with Líege Cogo, a Brazilian-Italian passionate about the Amazon. Talking about the fires ravaging in the Amazon forest, she encourages the global community: "Climate change is something that we as humans have created and is also something that we as humans can also collectively improve. It may take a lot of years but we have to be positive and take action as an individual."
Inspiring and competitive, Niklas leads the way within real estate and together with Fredrik Eklund he founded the prestige agency ESNY. Niklas has both a global mindset and a very clear view on how we can tackle the challenge of climate change: "Education is the first step, but also encouraging people to do whatever they can to make the world a better place."