Grow your own: Urban farming flourishes in coronavirus lockdowns. Coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways.
Subscribe here for a daily briefing on how this global crisis is affecting cities, technology, approaches to climate change, and the lives of vulnerable people. By Rina Chandran BANGKOK, April 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus lockdowns are pushing more city dwellers to grow fruit and vegetables in their homes, providing a potentially lasting boost to urban farming, architects and food experts said on Tuesday. Confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, total more than 1.3 million, with about 74,000 deaths worldwide, according to a Reuters tally.
Coronavirus lockdowns make cities more walkable.
In lockdown, residents are still allowed to go outside for walk. According to health experts walking, cycling or physical activities help people to come out from their stress and anxiety. But this caused overcrowded the parks and some cities. Toronto and Vancouver are closing some of their streets to vehicles to make space for pedestrians. – naz1999
Nike's new NASA-inspired 'Space Hippie' shoes are its most sustainable yet - GOOD. NASA has a fancy term for using materials it finds in space to help propel its missions forward, "in-situ resource utilization" (ISRU).
ISRU is the process of collecting, storing, processing, and using objects to replace those brought from Earth. Let's say NASA wanted to visit Mars and knew there are building materials on the planet. Instead of wasting resources flying the materials from Earth, the astronauts could harvest them on Mars instead. According to NASA, "in-situ resource utilization will enable the affordable establishment of extraterrestrial exploration and operations by minimizing the materials carried from Earth. " Will Covid-19 have a lasting impact on the environment? - BBC Future. Coronavirus is forcing fashion influencers to rethink their curated aesthetics. Elizabeth Savetsky, an influencer who lives in New York, has kept her Instagram feed pristine up until now.
In every past photo, she wears an enviable outfit with perfectly done hair and, occasionally, her smiling, tall plastic surgeon husband. Fashion Industry Coronavirus: COVID-19's Impact on Canadian Designers. Everyone is taking a hit, but small independents are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic the most When Toronto-based designer Steven Lejambe received the news that he’d been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Fashion at the 2020 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFAs), he was elated.
Sustainability in the 2020s Will Depend on a Circular Fashion Economy That Makes New Clothes Out of Old Ones. The key word for Vogue’s January 2020 issue is values.
9 brands pushing sustainable store design - Current Daily. With sustainability an increasing priority on the agenda for fashion and retail businesses around the globe today, attention is also turning to their brick-and-mortar stores – how they’re resourced, designed and constructed.
Brands are now into sustainability to raise awareness about zero waste and ocean plastic. – naz1999
According to Schneider Electric, retail buildings are the largest consumers of energy among non-residential buildings in Europe, contributing $20 billion each year.
Factors such as electricity, air conditioning and lighting all contribute to a brand’s carbon footprint and emissions. The interesting thing is that going green is proven to not only help retailers reduce their impact on the planet, but significantly save them money. A 20% cut in energy costs can represent the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales, according to Carbon Trust. Investing in sustainable store design, therefore, has a positive effect on profit, people and the planet. Electric Car Batteries - Electric Grid - Power Grid. Relectrify, an Australia-based electronics company, is working with American Electric Power and Nissan to give old electric car batteries a new life.The idea is to use old or second-life lithium-ion batteries to reduce the number of components needed to build parts of an industrial energy storage system.This method could lower overall systems costs by half and extend the life of a lithium-ion battery by about a third.
According to this article old and used electric battery cars are given a new life. The reason of reusing the old batteries is to take a step on sustainability and to reduce the number of making new components. – naz1999
Used electric car batteries are getting a second life—as cells on the power grid.
Relectrify, an electronics company based in Melbourne, Australia, is currently working on a pilot with American Electric Power and Nissan to use expired batteries in building industrial energy storage. The technology, called a battery management system, could boost lithium-ion battery life by about a third and reduce overall costs by half. Social Analytics Research Supports Eco-friendly Fashion - NetBase. Leading retail brands are using social analytics research to support new eco-friendly fashion offerings.
This article shows that nowadays millennials are more concern about the quality of the materials rather than brands. – naz1999
The results are inspiring from a sustainability standpoint.
And they’re downright exciting from a customer experience standpoint! With social insight regularly recognized for its predictive trend analysis and consumer understanding capabilities, brands are rapidly analyzing target market needs and taking immediate action. Canada-wide ban on many single-use plastics on track for 2021, minister says. Coronavirus latest: locked-down Italians help scientists to measure light pollution. We are no longer updating this page.
Find Nature’s latest coronavirus coverage here. Read highlights from the coronavirus research literature here. 22 April 17:05 bst — Deaths suggest the coronavirus was in the United States weeks earlier than thought The first US COVID-19 death might have occurred in California on 6 February — three weeks before the first reported death, in Washington state. After autopsies, three people who died in Santa Clara County between 6 February and 6 March have been confirmed as having died of COVID-19, according to a statement released by the county’s department of public health on 21 April. The revised cause of death shows that the deadly disease had footholds in the United States earlier than previously thought. 22 April 16:45 bst — Climate scientist and IPCC veteran dies of the coronavirus John Houghton, a climate scientist and a senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), died of COVID-19 on 15 April, aged 88.
How Women’s Business Dress Code Changes Around The World Will Surprise You. In the modern world, business dress code in different countries can vary from formal suits to jeans and a t-shirt.
The reason I chose this journal is because it clearly defines the dress code of different countries. It's not true that the dress code for women around the world is same. According to this journal cultural differences have big role and influences the dress codes. – naz1999
Company dress codes and cultural fashions have a strong influence on the way people dress for work.
In the United States, for example, the business dress codes are usually far more casual than those in many other countries, and not just in the tech start-ups. That is of course with the exception of Nicole Kidman, who stars as ‘Gretchen Carlson’ in the upcoming film BOMBSHELL, opposite Charlize Theron which is released in Australian cinemas on January 16, 2020. What women wear to work around the world may be quite different from what you imagine.
Covid-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest. By Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International. As COVID-19 forces school closures in 185 countries, Plan International and UNESCO warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates which will disproportionately affect adolescent girls, further entrench gender gaps in education and lead to increased risk of sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and early and forced marriage. Out of the total population of students enrolled in education globally, UNESCO estimates that over 89% are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures. This represents 1.54 billion children and youth enrolled in school or university, including nearly 743 million girls.
Over 111 million of these girls are living in the world’s least developed countries where getting an education is already a struggle.