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Monday, 1 November 2021
Good morning kwippers. Today we're shining our weekly spotlight on Stephanie Kilgast, an artist who creates lifelike sculptures out of trash or thrifted objects as a commentary on the resilience of our natural world. Her idea is to 'offer a cheerful post-apocalyptic world' and emphasize that humans are a part of nature, no matter how much we try to create an artificial barrier between us and the environment. Check out her beautiful work here. 

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SUSTAINABILITY  

Powered by tomatoes

A graduate from the Eindhoven Design Academy has replaced batteries with living plants in a self-built server system to explore how technology could form a symbiotic relationship with nature. The project derives renewable energy from tomato vines to run a cloud server, and the heat generated by the computer then offers an optimal growing temperature for the tomatoes. The system is called 'Warm Earth' and is designed for a hypothetical apocalyptic future that requires people to rely on living plants as an alternative source of energy. The server has just enough energy to host a single website, which flashes up a series of questions about how our network infrastructure impacts the natural environment.

INNOVATION

Carinata to the rescue

After four years of searching, scientists have found a new plant-based aviation fuel that could significantly reduce the environmental impact of flying. The fuel is made from a type of mustard plant called Brassica Carinata and could reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to research from the University of Georgia. The aviation industry emits 2.5% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the US and is responsible for 3.5% of global warming. This finding comes at an opportune moment as President Biden has just proposed a sustainable fuel tax credit as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge. Researchers have spent the past four years investigating how to grow Carinata in the south-eastern area of the US, exploring genetics and best practices for the highest crop and oil yield. Since Carinata is grown in the 'off' season it does not compete with other food crops, and it provides other 'cover-crop' benefits related to water quality, soil health, biodiversity and pollination.

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THE LOW DOWN

  • Science Based Targets initiative launches net-zero standard for corporates
  • Manchester Airport first in UK to get supply of sustainable jet fuel
  • IKEA launches Sustainable Living Shops in UK stores as part of eco push
  • Schoolchildren demand ‘compulsory’ climate education
  • LinkedIn rolls out its freelance services marketplace globally
  • TikTok is testing a new direct tipping feature with select creators

#Showerthoughts

  • If stress ruins meat, then most humans must taste like garbage.
  • The world is going to smell very different once electric vehicles become commonplace.
  • A 100lb cat is much scarier than a 100lb dog.
  • You can learn a lot about someone based off of the expectations they have on their birthday.
  • The easiest way to be likable on social media is to never post anything.

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