Nature — How should we value it?


People need to economically make use of the world of nature by hunting for fish, growing crops, felling trees, and quarrying and mining for minerals etc. Humanity cannot survive unless food is eaten and shelter is built. Yet, in recent decades we have come to realise the insidious damage to ecosystems due to industrialisation, extraction … Continue reading Nature — How should we value it?

Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

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Ethical and sustainable investments have performed 6% better than non-ethical funds Ethical and sustainable investment funds have performed better over the last year than their non-ethical counterparts, new research shows. According to research by independent comparison website, the average ethical fund has posted gains of 24% over the 12 months to August 2013, compared … Continue reading Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

Good news about rubbish!

Alida Brandenburg

Because, well, it seems like today we need some uplifting stories about kids. This is a teaser about the incredible upcoming documentary, Landfill Harmonic, “about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.” Sounds hard to believe, but watch and be blown away. A violin made out of garbage … Continue reading Good news about rubbish!