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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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Lifestyle New York

Your Trash, My Treasure: The Buy Nothing Project

I am so very excited to share with you all a Facebook group, neighborhood community, circular economy initiative called The Buy Nothing Project. The Buy Nothing Project was created in 2013 by two friends, Rebecca Rockefeller and Liesl Clark, in the state of Washington, USA, as an experimental hyper-local gift economy. The project’s tagline says: …

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