Sustainability is a word that gets used a lot. The most widely used definition and the one that drives our work is: “Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources.”
At Ecoripples, we are really interested in companies that are applying this definition to their brands and products. We look for companies that are trying to make a difference by having positive social and environmental impact.
If you are interested in learning more about the idea of sustainability, we have put together a list of the best sustainability links. We will continue to update this list, so please let us know if you think there are any we should add. Leave us a note in the comments!
Learn about Sustainability: The Best Sustainability Links
SustainAbility – A think tank and strategic advisory firm working to catalyze business leadership on sustainability.
The Natural Step – A world leader in strategic sustainable development for over 25 years.
Rocky Mountain Institute – Nonprofit research and educational foundation aiming to foster efficient and sustainable use of resources.
The Biomimicry Institute – Empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions to complex human challenges for a healthy planet.
Natural Capitalism – A new industrial revolution where business and environmental interests increasingly overlap.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute – Educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment.
Treehugger – The leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.
Sustainable Career Pathways – Resources for the next step in your sustainability career.
A Few of our Favourite Eco Friendly/Ethical Blogs
The following links are eco-friendly or socially responsible blogs that we like. They are great educational resources and places where you can learn about more exciting brands and products.
Trash is for Tossers – Lauren Singer’s blog about living a Zero Waste life in New York City.
Groovy Green Livin’ – Dedicated to providing an honest and credible setting for sharing green ideas, thoughts and other useful tips and trends relating to living a greener lifestyle.
The Green Mama – Brings 20 years of green consulting and design-thinking, research, and lots of humor to help thought-leaders, institutions, and parents.
Ecouterre – Jill Fehrenbacher and her team of writers tackle tough issues on the site and share regular content on trends and innovations in the ethical fashion space.
The Pistachio Project – One mom’s journey of living green.
Life Style Justice – Hannah Theisen explores social justice and ethical living in everyday life.
Tortoise and Lady Grey – Summer Edwards blog about slow fashion and sustainable lifestyles.
The Note Passer – Elizabeth Stilwell is a self proclaimed sustainability nerd and started The Note Passer as an aim to provide a comprehensive resource on ethical lifestyle alternatives.
Eco Warrior Princess – Jennifer Nini’s eco fashion and sustainable lifestyle online hub.
Moral Fibres – Wendy Graham’s UK based eco-friendly blog where sustainable living is hip, not hippie.
Eco Fashion Talk – Telling the stories of our material connection to our world through cutting edge design.
The Good Wardrobe – Your online style-sharing community hub mixing sustainable fashion with services that prolong the life of your wardrobe.
The Good Trade – Premier resource for sustainable living—covering conscious fashion, beauty, food, wellness, and lifestyle.
My Green Closet – is a youtube channel, blog, and community for slow fashion, green beauty, and living more consciously.
SoSeas – This zero waste shop has a great article where eco-bloggers share their tips on living sustainably.
Below are some of our most popular articles. Hopefully you will find them interesting and useful.
Eco-friendly Watch Brands – A list of 10 great brands making eco-friendly watches.
Eco-friendly Glasses – A short trip around the globe and learn about some exciting eco-friendly glasses brands.
Eco-friendly dollhouses – 13 interesting options for eco-friendly dollhouses.
Do you have any other great resources we should add? We would love to hear from you. If you know of any links we should include with our “best sustainability links” Please let us know in the comments below!