ā€œDesirable futureā€: a concept to encourage industries to create a more sustainable world

Some new narratives to encourage industries to take up their environmental shifts: 2 articles and 1 podcast from StimShift!

Why donā€™t we hear about the ozone layer anymore, and when will we stop hearing about climate change?

What can we learn from this collective endeavor against the thinning ozone layer in the 1908s, and how can we replicate this success in our fight against climate change and biodiversity loss today?

[#FutureGenerations series] Julia Bodin: radical changes through dialogues

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Julia Bodin, founder of Let's Talk Waste and co-founder of Future of Waste. We discuss the power of dialogues, open-mindedness and open-heartedness in order to find out solutions that make sense for all involved people.

[Recap] Saving forests – a special issue of National Geographic

In May 2022, National Geographic released a special issue called ā€œSaving forestsā€ and how they are the key to protecting the planet. Here's a recap of this issue.

Over-consumption in pop music: not a fanā€™s fault

Her favorite band drops a new album, Trang, an office worker, pre-ordered eight CDs. "Why that many?", you may ask. The reasons vary, but the roots of this excessive purchase lie between fans' support for their artists, problematic music charts and music labelsā€™ sale tactics.

Reinvention: moving away from the absurdity of single-use, single-buy and individual use

We examine the limitations of the "green economy", the absurdity of single-use, single-buy and individual use, and discuss the need for reinvention in order to rethink these dominant designs of our time.

[#FutureGenerations series] External Advisor Olivier Dubray: ā€œIt is time we designed a new global system that favors cooperationā€

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Olivier Dubray, a French external advisor at Bain & Company. We discuss the biggest challenges of future generations according to Olivier, from his experience of 37 years working on sustainability corporate strategies.

[#FutureGenerations series] Activist Duong Dang: “The biggest challenges must now be tackled at a local, micro-level”

#FutureGeneration series: a talk with Duong Dang, a Hanoi-based activist. We'll discuss the biggest challenges of future generations according to Duong, and her projects in helping voice up the marginalized ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Waste is a Failure of Design – The first year in review

Once my friend asked what my "first five-year plan" was for this blog. I said, well, to keep it going for at least five years?

Valentineā€™s day: buy me a flower or plant me a tree?Ā 

The beautiful bouquets we fall in love with every celebration, where do they come from? We explore the basics behind cut flowers in this article.

Biodiversity: understanding the basics to start taking action (for real)

What is the thing that everyone agrees that it is of absolute importance - but actually does not give a damn about? Yes, it's biodiversity. It's time we talk about this. In this article, we'll discuss the definition of biodiversity, the different types of biodiversity, drivers of biodiversity loss.

The 3 levers to decarbonize industries: their feasibilities and levels of efficiency

We'll discuss 3 levers to decarbonize industries, including the modification of the energy mix; reduction of waste heat and electrification; carbon capture, storage and utilisation of hydrogen.

A 2022 Challenge: Five things to inspire a less-waste lifestyle

If you are looking for a meaningful fun challenge for your 2022, and if you are still perplexed with the complexity and grandeur of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradations, this article is designed just for you šŸ™‚

A white paper and a change of mindset: roles & capabilities of industries & businesses in the environmental shift

We're very happy to announce that with my colleagues at Stim, we just published a white paper called ā€œEntreprises: how to reinvent to truly contribute to the environmental shift?ā€!

Alleviate the inherent inefficiency – case of small, local initiatives

We'll discuss two reasons leading to an inherent inefficiency that is probably not solvable and not eliminable, but can only be alleviated.Ā 

SpiritualĀ waste, traditions and alternatives in a city of 8 million people: a talk with artist Chi L. NGUYEN

We discussed the paradox of how spiritual individuals, devoted to higher Spirits and natural forces, can overlook the degradation of their surrounding environment in their daily life.

A future to be excited over – and why is a classic Eden-like utopia not enough?

What would happen next once humanity reaches an Eden-like utopia on Earth? What about space exploration? Why is there a premise that these two visions are mutually exclusive? Why isnā€™t it be treated asĀ one single visionĀ of a future worth being excited over?

Overfishing: there will no longer be plenty of fish in the sea. What are our alternatives?

The question was simple: which choice will leave more environmental footprint - eating cheese or eating sardines? We'll discuss industrial fishing, "sustainable" fish farming, eating farther down the food chain.

How to enjoy exotic flavors we have grown to love in Europe, without leaving a huge carbon footprint?

Today, it is quite unimaginable for Europeans to skip on chocolate, nor coffee or tea, or sugar, pepper, bananas, avocadosā€¦What are ways to enjoy these flavors without leaving too much ecological damage? We'll discuss sailing, greenhouses using thermal mass, heat sink, geothermal energy, compost heater, and fruit walls.