Identifying the Consumption Choices that Matter

Identifying the Consumption Choices that Matter

Today we have a guest post from Robert Kutter PhD, a recent graduate of ASU’s School of Sustainability. Paper or Plastic? Most consumers used to think the environmentally friendly option at the grocery store checkout was paper bags. Paper bags are made out of natural materials after all, whereas plastic bags are made from non-renewable … Read more…

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Toothbrushes are not going to Achieve Sustainability

Toothbrushes are not going to Achieve Sustainability

A friend recently asked me, “What would you recommend for a Sustainable Toothbrush?” After a moment’s thought I gave up on being able to fit my response in a chat as I realized this question was actually a perfect window into a larger issue. I believe that one of the biggest barriers we face to … Read more…

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Water: why it’s no good for introducing Sustainability

When I tell people that I am working in Sustainability well over half the time they immediately bring up water (the probability increases if they know of my ties to Arizona). Yet I have come to believe that water is perhaps the worst topic with which to have an introductory discussion about Achieving Sustainability. The … Read more…

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What does Dog Rescuing have to do with Sustainability?

In today’s guest post Dr. Erin Redman shares one of her passions with us and discusses how our treatment of companion animals relates to Sustainability. Achieving Sustainability requires that we: Accept responsibility for the cascading effects of our actions (& understand the cascading effects of our actions). Have empathy for others—this includes, for example, removing … Read more…

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