After Donald Trump’s victory in the recent United States elections, the future of the country’s sustainability agenda seems uncertain. Trump has denounced climate change as a hoax and has stated, among many other things, that he will dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. But can Trump slow global progress toward a more sustainable society? In this article, originally published in The Conversation, Joe Arvai, Professor of Business Sustainability at the University of Michigan, discusses the possible consequences of Trump’s election on the global environmental agenda.
In this world of disposable products and programmed obsolescence, achieving the goal of Zero Waste goal seems like an unattainable dream. Is it possible to change our entrenched tendencies to consume and possess more and more things? Jonathan Chapman, professor of Sustainable Design and Director of Design Research Initiatives at the University of Brighton, suggests a solution: to design long-lasting objects with which we can establish an emotional connection. This article was originally published in The Conversation.