Food for Thought2020-04-17T14:49:25+00:00

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Putting CO2 compensation in mOcean

Moceanblue is an ecologically inspired start-up, connecting local conservation initiatives with corporate businesses and brands. Their mission is to involve more people and businesses in conserving nature with a main focus on the ocean. As our world is warming, humanity is faced with the overwhelming task of curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Technical innovation is pioneering cleaner methods, but a sustainable alternative for the intervening transition period is to offset carbon emissions through [...]

Earth Day 2020: Climate Action

The theme for the 50th Earth Day 2020, is CLIMATE ACTION. The enormous challenges of acting on climate change has promoted it to the top of the awareness agenda for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This is crucial as climate change will represent one of the biggest threats to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance [...]

How to maintain your work norm in times of the coronavirus

These days, many of were asked to avoid the office and work from home, to amid the further outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the Netherlands, as well as in many other countries worldwide, governments have initiated precautionary measures, such as refraining from social contacts wherever possible and working from home, to protect the general health of the public. But more than that, the possibility to work form home offers a great opportunity [...]

Achieving gender parity at work: where to start?

Whilst fostering inclusion in the workplace may seem like a challenging process for some, there is no better day than International Women’s Day to reflect on how best to propel the women’s movement forward. This year, the International Women’s Day community is calling for a gender equal world or, in Twitter speak, #EachforEqual; the notion behind this being that an equal world is an enabled world. It is undeniable that empowering women is [...]

Circular Economy: where do we stand?

Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular — just two years ago it was 9.1%. The opening statement of the Circularity Gap Report of 2020 could not be any clearer: with just 8.6% of the world being circular and a negative future trend, it is evident that we currently lack the ability to capture the full potential of this business model. A major opportunity missed, since a circular economy is not only [...]

Australia’s Bushfires: looking into the environment’s crystal ball?

After weeks of extreme drought and wind, large parts of Australia were hit by bushfires. Just recently it was finely ‘blessed’ with hail, thunderstorms and hundreds of millimetres of rain. However, the threat is not over yet, since these conditions could bring about other risks, such as land erosion and floods. Without even considering the latter, the damage caused by the bushfires is becoming more and more clear; more than 10 million hectares [...]