We’ll be releasing posts with a new hashtag #HopeTech, which means that there’ll be a new landing page pulling together all the HopeTech posts going forward. We hope to stay abreast of all the latest strides and shifts being made around the globe, because we believe that to know, understand, and appreciate these advances is to inform and shape our own perspectives on our industry.
Research shows that negative press is most addictive, so the value of building, maintaining, and sharing progressive projects can’t be underestimated. Check in with our new landing page for a spot of hope ~ and of course, if you come across something not-to-be-missed please do let us know and we’ll create a post for it with a credit to you (or keep it anonymous if you’d prefer).
We may be prone to black-and-white thinking, and all-or-nothing ideology. There tends to be a focus on end results, rather than the authentic processes involved in achieving our goals. In a time when it’s easy to lose hope in the future of our planet, it’s important to see tech being used to turn the tide. All is certainly not lost.
Over a billion animal skins including cattle, alligator, and snakes are used each year by the leather industry. Contrary to popular belief, the skins are not bi-products of other industries ~ they are the sole purpose for the animals’ existence. Space is tight, conditions are appalling, quality of life is minimal.
From an environmental perspective, the deforestation and desertification caused by clearing land for cattle, for growing soya feed for cattle, the water usage to water cattle, the slurry waste of keeping cattle, and the emissions of not only cattle itself but so too for their transport ~ is monumentally destructive.
Tech is providing hope for the transition of this industry.
Society does change for the better under positive influences and trains of thought. In the past couple of decades, opportunities for children in technology have been greatly improved.
Children are less dismissed and undervalued, with kids’ tech clubs and competitions being more widely encouraged. Energy is energy is energy ~ and every person and idea matters. Indeed, it took a group of young minds and their science project to figure out a way to recycle billions of pounds of styrofoam. What an amazing achievement!