There has been much interest in the Sharing Economy in recent years, accompanied with the hope that it will change and specifically make better use of existing resources. From a sustainability point of view, sharing of resources is good, surely? It could even be said that the Sharing Economy ought to align well with Computing within Limits and its underlying premises. In this paper with Daniel Pargman and Elina Eriksson at KTH, however, we take a critical stance and will elaborate on the intersection between the Sharing Economy and Limits. Download The paper in PDF format.
Just shy of 1/3rd of our global carbon footprint is food related. Up to 1/3 of the food purchased in the developed world is wasted by the consumer. Approximately 60% of the adult population in the USA, UK and Australia is overweight or obese – with no signs of this trend decreasing.
Check out our Food Design for sustainability workshop at DRS this year. Also, you can find the engagement cards and food impact data sheets we used and built on during the workshop.