Amber Lemiere

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Rory Sutherland: Life Lessons from an ad man

Something Ventured

Story of Stuff

Watch A Tale of Two Cities<p>What happens when government runs a critical function as if it were a business? Find out in our latest movie, <i>A Tale of Two</i> …

Nestlé

Last Days Film

GoodGuide

The first ingredient is propylene glycol. I understand some is plant-based, but it should be replaced by glycerin. No Propylene Glycol should be …

Skin Care

Bananas, Sardines and Sharks

Open Sourcemap

Life lessons from an ad man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a …

New McDonald’s Ads Let Customers Ask Questions. Here’s 4 They Missed.

McDonalds’ latest Image McMakeover kicked off in October with a <b>new ad campaign</b>. In these ads, people on city streets can record themselves <b>asking</b> …

The Bottom Line: Patagonia, North Face, and the Myth of Green Consumerism

How can you tell the difference between The North Face and Patagonia?<p>Just looking at the merchandise of each, the two companies are easy to confuse. …

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world

Former college president shares 9 elements for building a sustainable campus

Environmental sustainability is the theme of Mitchell Thomashow’s latest book, <i>The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus</i>, (MIT Press). The former …

Lumber Union Protectionists Incited SWAT Raid On My Factory, Says Gibson Guitar CEO

“Henry. A SWAT team from Homeland Security just raided our factory!”<p><i>“What? This must be a joke.”</i><p>“No this is really serious. We got guys with guns, they put all our people out in the parking lot and won’t let us go into the plant.”<p><i>“Whoa.”</i><p>“<i>What is happening</i>?” asks Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz …

A Different Approach to Eco-Friendly Beauty

There’s more than one path to a green beauty regimen. One devout primper explores ways to shrink her cosmetic footprint by simply creating less waste<p>I USED TO open the drawers that contain my embarrassingly large assortment of cosmetics and get a little jolt of happiness from the shiny, pretty …

Sustainability

Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to …

The case for letting business solve social problems

Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society's biggest problems? Michael Porter admits he's biased, as a business school …

Purpose Moves Us

Our purpose is to use the power of sport to move the world forward. We believe in a fair, sustainable future—one where everyone thrives on a healthy …

Sustainability

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made.<p>The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn't realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other …

The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

The first thing you notice about the Mirai, Toyota’s new $62,000, four-door family sedan, is that it’s no Camry, an international symbol of bland …

Pharmaceutical industry gets high on fat profits

<b>Imagine an industry that generates higher profit margins than any other and is no stranger to multi-billion dollar fines for malpractice.</b><p>Throw in widespread accusations of collusion and over-charging, and banking no doubt springs to mind.<p>In fact, the industry described above is responsible for the …

West Africa boycott needed for slave-free chocolate, says consumer group

Its calls come as Europe debates whether to make cocoa origin labeling mandatory.<p><b>‘Right to know’</b>​<p><i>“Child labor and slavery is taking place in West</i> …

Children are cleaning up a devastating oil spill in Bangladesh—with their bare hands

At 5 am, a thick dark fog hung about, as we headed south into the Sundarbans from the Chandpai forest station in southern Bangladesh.<p>A few kilometres on, visibility beyond the prow fell to near zero, forcing us to dock mid-river.<p>Voices rang out from somewhere in the thick blur: fishermen singing to …

Mangroves

Documentary. The Dark Side Of Chocolate

The Human Brand

Copyright

The Story of Stuff

Put a value on nature!

Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful …