Sustainability & Tech Trends Worth Exploring — July 13

On Sunday, Richard Branson fulfilled his boyhood dream by launching himself 53 miles high to the edge of space. “To all you kids out there — I was once a child with a dream, looking up to the stars. Now I’m an adult in a spaceship … If we can do this, just imagine what you can do,” Branson glozed at the top of the flight while his three companions — Virgin Galactic employees Beth Moses, Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla — floated around him.

Richard Branson and a crew of…

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. — Stewart Udall

What being sustainable actually means?

Sustainability is a company’s ability to thrive in a constantly changing and competitive environment. It is an approach that can be applied to any company, whether to reduce operating costs, raw material sources or energy supply. A requirement for a sustainable business is the use of energy suppliers who are trustworthy partners and consistent in the cost and quality of their supply.

There is a slight economic incentive for farmers to pursue sustainable practices. When you shop locally, you support local…

“Not a day passes for me without seeing the many ways in which digital technology can advance peace, human rights and sustainable development for all.”

António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations

Sustainability is a complex concept. The most frequently cited definition comes from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs.

“Nature is like a woman who enjoys disguising herself, and whose different disguises, revealing now one part of her ad now another, permit those who study her and assiduously to hope that one day they may know the whole of her person” (Diderot)

Today is Mother Earth’s day, and I feel an immense feeling of gratitude for sharing my birthday with HER. Even as we have spent decades suppressing the power of Earth and women alike. Nature is feminized because it is seen as holding the same qualities as women when most romantic writings were created.

Women were seen as…

I can still sense the smell of flowers (and hotdogs) in the streets of New York City in the spring, passing by the beautiful windows shops along 5th Avenue in Manhattan, where they unveil their elaborately planned and executed window designs.

It all started at the International University of Monaco (IUM) cafeteria, during my Bachelor in Communication program, surrounded by my kind, and diverse classmates, and friends. Students were all around us having lunch everywhere and I was already on my third cappuccino. (Gianni does the best cappuccino’s, by the way!)

We started to try to find a catchy name for the magazine. We wanted something short, unique, and easily memorable. Finding the right name was a struggle as nowadays most of the good names are already taken by lots of Companies.

All of us were from different nationalities, which is…

Vera Lovici

Editorial-minded marketer and communications strategist transforming the way brands interact with audiences through content with an interest in sustainability.

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