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Sustainable Procurement & Goal Setting – Multiple Value Creation

This article was originally published on http://www.urban-goods.net By the end of this year, 2016, purchasers will be able to start working with the new ISO20400 norm for sustainable procurement. This norm describes in quite some detail which elements an organization needs to address in order to credibly implement sustainable purchasing. What does this mean for … Continue reading

Support the Story of Stuff Project in their Action against Microbeads!

Small plastic is a big problem. Across the world, the issue of polluting plastic microbeads is gaining attention and we need your help to ban the bead. These tiny plastic beads, employed as exfoliants in personal care products, like body wash, cosmetics, and toothpaste, are designed to go down the drain, escape wastewater treatment and are found … Continue reading

Feature: Mapping the Role of Energy in Community Health & Resilience

Feature: Mapping the Role of Energy in Community Health & Resilience design2sustain was invited to work with ShiftN on creating a grant assessment framework for the JPB Foundation. The JPB Foundation’s Environment Program focuses on ‘enabling healthy and resilient communities by enriching and supporting the environment’. The project itself consists of developing a grant assessment … Continue reading

Feature: GreenStartup LAB – workshop

Friday march 23rd I met with an interesting group of people at the Herengracht location of designthinkers to participate in the Green Startup LAB workshop, funded by Green Metropole. Simone Veldema and Tim Schuurman (of designthinkers) led a workshop on sustainable service design. With diverse backgrounds in food, bicycles, wedding planning, social sustainability, ict, product design, … Continue reading

Feature: Architecture in Development

Just yesterday I had the pleasure to meet-up with founders Rob Breed and Changfang Luo of Architecture in Development. I learned about them through a friend of mine, and I was interested to understand more about the background of their initiative. This non-profit organization started in 2009 with the aim of reconnecting sustainable development with … Continue reading

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