Creative Reuse Contest

Are you into reuse/redo? Enough creative to turn trash into super-creative decoration? Here is something for ya!

Visit this FB Event and get to be part of Creative Reuse Contest! 

The floor is yours at  Sustainable Man Creative Reuse Contest!

HOW IT WORKS: Take a picture of something YOU’VE creatively reused/repurposed/restyled (with an explanation of what it was/is). Then post that picture right there on the Event Wall. The picture with the most “LIKES” wins a Sustainable Man t-shirt. And even more importantly, all entries will win the satisfaction of knowing they creatively reused something instead of throwing it ‘away’!

Need some ideas? Check out “1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse” from Amazon:http://amzn.to/28jMbr

Deadline: November 30, 2013

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From Sustainable to Smart!

Sustainability was one of the hot topics at the first day of the Challenge:Future Summit 2013. Nadya Zhexembayeva, C:F Vice president reflected on how the world is getting tired of the word itself and that actually something new is going on! From green to smart; are “resourcefulness”, “infinity” or “overfished ocean strategy” to replace “sustainable”? We live amidst remarkable transformation. The linear throw-away economy of today – where we extract the resources, process them, use them barely once, and trash them immediately like a cheap plastic fork – is coming to and end. We are, simply put, running out of things to mine and places to trash. And in the same time a new economy is being born.

A new book is being prepared on this matter in fact! Stay updated on it HERE5820d42decc50b1e8fde05204516fa0d

The world is looking for smart products now! 

For instance this one, a washing machine that works without electricity, that saves times and efforts, that is super fast. Furthermore, the effects are: reduced water pollution and less use of materials.

sustainable washing machine

What are your thoughts on this? Do you know any other super-smart product? Post it in a comment bellow!

Trickster

Through the eyes of a child

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I was walking with my mommy the other day, when I saw a large pile of garbage in between two large supermarkets. I asked her: Mom, why is all that garbage there? Haven’t the people working in those supermarkets time to clean it and throw it someplace else? My mom said that was not their job and they are busy with their own problems. I wondered, if that is not their problem, then whose is it? Aren’t those people bothered by the sight and the smell everyday they go to work? And not just them, anyone who passes by that place, doesn’t anybody want to live in a more pleasant environment and not feel the smell of rotting garbage? Continue reading

This is the Willy Wonka of Agriculture – The Farmery!

Do you know that the food we consume must go through a big journey in order to get to the shelves of the stores? What if this entire system can be consolidated into one site?

Ben Greene, the inventor and founder of the Farmery is an example of a man who thinks green! He has a really nice idea that entails sustainable and economical thinking, and that is growing and selling produce on the same site. His aim is to open up Farmeries in urban neighborhoods where customers can come and pick their food.
He says that it would be much easier if people had easier access to their green food and if they could see how it was grown. That would give them an intimate experience with their food, which cannot be found in any other place.

This can change the way we look at and eat food. These people’s aim is to prove that food is about quality over quantity. People would be happier and more at ease if they can watch how the food they will later consume grows.
Indeed, this is the Willy Wonka of agriculture – The Farmery.

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Edited by: Crystal Ann and Stefan Trickster

Education towards sustainable future

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, humanity acts as if this world is an infinite source of goods. Just imagine, for more than a century, we suck out of the Earth knowing about the dangers of it, with the thought “don’t worry, next generations will handle it!”

Well, we’ve come to a point where every part of the abovementioned statement is put under question. Yes, all of us should worry, just because we are the direct witnesses of frightening climate changes, lack of renewable, clean energy sources, the die out of fossil fuels, lack of waste management and recycling, lack of clean water, etc. And, more importantly, if we keep up like this, we don’t know if next generations will be able to handle it. Will there even be next generations with this pace? Continue reading

EARTH DAY 2013

 

~ “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” -Marshall McLuhan Communications theorist, educator, philosopher

 

22 April – reserved for Earth Day. We would argue – each day in the year is Earth Day. Each day one must take care of their habitat.

903337_152575778247426_1479449393_oSpend less energy and switch off the lights when you don’t need them! Think how each drop of water is precious! Use public transport! Save/HUG/PLANT a tree! Recycle! Reuse/Redo! Think green! Inhabiting these habits will assure you that you are celebrating your only home each moment.

Recommended articles for reading:

10 THINGS WE’VE LEARNED ABOUT THE EARTH SINCE LAST EARTH DAY

*19-Year-Old Invents Way To Clean The Ocean Of Plastic Garbage

*Youth means adding Green on Earth 

 

Think green peeps!

The team

A Short Journey Through Contemporary Pop Culture

In order to go on our short journey through the contemporary or modern pop culture, let us first distinct: what was pop culture back in the day and what is pop culture today?

We can make such distinction quite easily. Start from your own culture! Each culture has its own collection of folklore songs. The folklore or the oral literature was the vox populi or the people’s voice back in the day. We are not mistaken if we claim that a country’s folk tradition is part of the cultural heritage of that country.

Today, we should be aware that although we already have our cultural heritage behind us, we are still crafting our culture. Every generation leaves its mark, leaves little pieces of cultural products behind. Movies, songs, books, monuments, photography – they are all cultural products. Through cultivation which is different from century to century — even from decade to decade – we leave our footprints that we were here on Earth. Furthermore, it’s the future generations that will go through our cultural products and they will be the ones to discuss on what our music, movies, pictures, twits, FB statuses were contemplating on. A hundred or two hundred or five hundred years from now, if a cultural researcher sits down to analyze today’s pop culture, what will that person find amusing?

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