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Zero waste grandmas: The sustainable legacy

It took me a while to get into this sustainability thing. In general, I don’t like trends or, more precisely, I am suspicious of trends. I always feel that, even if they are good in essence (like aiming for a sustainable life and a greener planet), there is often something hidden, in this case, many …

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Mottainai: How a Japanese expression of regret grew into a global movement to respect the environment

“If we have a sharing mindset instead of being selfish, we can make this world a better place with the heart of “mottainai,” says Mariko Shinju, author of the children’s book Mottainai Grandma. This summer, the “Mottainai Grandma” books were released as a cartoon series for free in six languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Hindi. Watch them with your little ones and explore the meaning of “Mottainai!”

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Sustainable phone stand. Adapt or die.

Adapt or die. It is not a secret that the “secret” of humanity and all the species that are alive today on planet earth, is adaptation. There is this popular quote often incorrectly attributed to Darwin (the real author is unknown): “It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not …

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