At the moment, we're probably drunk. Thing is that today here in the Netherlands is Koningsdag which in theory is the king's birthday but, in practice, it's just a super cheerful national holiday to have fun and drink beer. Like Saint Patrick's Day but in orange.
Anyway, we still managed to handpick this week's very best stories about the world of doing good. We chose two for each of Kinder.World's categories. Hope they will keep you well-entertained until we sober up.
Future of Food
- Should all fast-food meat become plant-based meat? Two The Outline's editors discuss the matter [The Outline]
- Inside Space10, Ikea's futuristic food lab, a feast of 3D-printed meatballs and algae hotdogs [Atlas Obscura]
- Last Tuesday, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg visited the British parliament. Once again, she demonstrated to be an uncanny, gifted orator[The New Yorker]
- Support for Extinction Rebellion in the UK has quadrupled in the past nine days as public concern about the scale of the ecological crisis grows. If you don't know what Extinction Rebellion is, check out our profile of the movement on Kinder.World [The Guardian/Kinder World]
How To Travel Green
- Will "Flygskam" ("flight shame" in Swedish) be the buzzword of this summer holidays? By yours truly [Forbes]
- In last week's newsletter, I asked to share any tips re: green travel and related topics. Our reader Michiel suggested looking into vegan travel, like, for example, vegan safaris
- How young people around the world are working to clean up a dirt fashion industry. The article also mentions the Amsterdam Hub and the way it's bringing together the groups Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Fashion for Good [World Economic Forum]
- But how can we tell genuine sustainable fashion brands from bullshitters? [Grist]
- A bit of context: "Solarpunk" is how we call our category of articles dedicated to the future of energy. In choosing the name we were inspired by a utopian but pragmatic, sci-fi aesthetic movement [Kinder World]
- For example, we think it's really solarpunk to study how to turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm [The Conversation]
- Treat your charitable donations as an investment portfolio and they'll become much more impactful [Medium]
- When French billionaires Francois-Henri Pinault and Bernard Arnault pledged hundreds of millions of Euros to fund the rebuilding of Notre-Dame, they also received a generous amount of criticism in return. But maybe we can use this backlash to redefine the future of philanthropy [Swinburne University of Technology]
That's all from me, Vive la République! 😉
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