Is Fashion’s Eco-Consciousness More Than a Label Yet?

Is Fashion’s Eco-Consciousness More Than a Label Yet?

For years now, we’ve watched the old guard of the packaged-food industry get pummeled as consumers look to fill their grocery carts with trendier items bearing feel-good labels such as “natural” or “sustainably sourced.”

The beauty business, too, has had to adapt to this changing ethos; hence the proliferation of skincare products billed “eco-conscious” or “organic.”

So we can’t help but wonder: Is the apparel industry next?

Bangladesh Kids Turn The Tide on Climate Change Aboard Floating Schools

Bangladesh Kids Turn The Tide on Climate Change Aboard Floating Schools

Mosammat Rekha's older cousins grew up unable to read and write

…their tiny village so frequently cut off from the nearest school by floods that would rise suddenly in their remote corner of disaster-prone Bangladesh.

But seven-year-old Mosammat is learning her ABCs aboard a boat fitted with a classroom and play equipment that is helping children thrive even as climate change alters the world around them.

"We can attend classes even during the rainy season, when our homes are barely above water," the seven-year-old told AFP aboard the vessel in Chalan Beel, some 175 kilometres (around 110 miles) northwest of Dhaka.

Scientists Are Replacing Plastic With Algae, a Revolutionary Idea That Can Suck Carbon Out of the Air

Scientists Are Replacing Plastic With Algae, a Revolutionary Idea That Can Suck Carbon Out of the Air

Two Dutch scientists are using algae to replace plastics throughout their city – and if their mission proves successful, they believe that no one will ever have to use plastic again.

California Requires Women on Corporate Boards

California Requires Women on Corporate Boards

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.

The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.

Solar Power Up!

Solar Power Up!

The use of solar power has skyrocketed this summer — the amount of energy used from solar panels exceeded the energy used from gas, thus becoming the number one energy source! Yahoo!