Here are human stories related to sustainable development.

In this section, you'll see inspiring stories and news about examples of local development, human rights, ethics and safety, health, and the environment.

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Planning of new products should take into consideration the origin of raw material, its lifespan, reuse of materials and proper disposal - in addition to taking note of the product role and [...]

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Approximately 45 tons of ice were shipped in 30 large blocks to create the “Ice Watch London”; the purpose is to bring the effects of climate change to the world

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Despite the high rate of renewal in the Chamber and Senate, the diversity of the elected for the Brazilian Congress doesn’t match its distribution by ethnicity, age and gender of the population [...]

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The great indigenous influence in culture

The great indigenous influence in culture

From north to south of the American continent, the culture of millions of native people often comprises the languages, culinary and habits of modern society. See some of the best examples

Entrepreneur produces natural cosmetics and empowers women

bluevision from Mona Soares

Get to know the story of the Brazilian entrepreneur that began producing natural cosmetics as a way to reconnect with her African heritage: "it's about empowering and taking care of oneself while [...]

Sandro Rodrigues’ bluevision

Get to know bluevision from Sandro Rodrigues

For the last 20 years, Sandro Rodrigues has been working, exclusively, with recycled materials. With the help of cooperatives of waste pickers he has helped change lives - beginning with his own: [...]

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Frontiers: “I forgive men’s inappropriate behavior,” says Millet

Frontiers: “I forgive men’s inappropriate behavior,” says Millet

French art critic Catherine Millet believes there’s an “unstoppable primitive impulse” that makes men behave the way they do. She questions the #MeToo movement and calls it authoritarian and violent

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Lala Deheinzelin: “The future demands adaptation to new economies”

Lala Deheinzelin: “The future demands adaptation to new economies”

One of the most important Brazilian future-minded scholars, Lala Deheinzelin highlights the importance of creative, shared and collaborative economies designing and building a more sustainable future

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The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

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Family agriculture: this is how 70% of your food is produced

Family agriculture: this is how 70% of your food is produced

Between 70% and 80% of all food produced in Brazil and the whole world comes from smallholder farmers. Learn how microcredit and organic production help making family agriculture a sustainable [...]

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Social media’s impact on our mental health and well-being

Social media’s impact on our mental health and well-being

Researches show that spending too much time on the internet is related to developing anxiety and depression; however, social media also has positive effects. Understand the global behavior change [...]

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The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The National Park of Serra da Capivara, in Piauí, which clusters over 800 archaeological sites with human trace of possibly 50,000 years, hosts the new museum in December

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Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Approximately 45 tons of ice were shipped in 30 large blocks to create the “Ice Watch London”; the purpose is to bring the effects of climate change to the world

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Robots become allies in care for children with special needs

Robots become allies in care for children with special needs

Technology companies launch equipment to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities. They provide support in the academic, therapeutic and emotional development stages

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WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

A report released by the organization says that air pollution already affects 1.8 billion children in the world, causing chronic diseases and even death. See five possible solutions to change [...]

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

For the first time, over 50% of the world is online

For the first time, over 50% of the world is online

According to the UN, 2019 begins with more than half of the world online. Internet access is more present in Europe and on the American Continent. However, in the past decade, it's been spreading [...]

Why it’s pointless to say women should earn less than men

Why it’s pointless to say women should earn less than men

Women study more, work more and earn less. Have you ever wondered why this happens? Find out more on gender wage gaps and their reasons

Dieter Rams: “thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over”

Dieter Rams: “thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over”

A recently released documentary about the life and career of the most influent product designer of the 20th century presents Dieter Rams’ vision on design and sustainability

The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The biggest Archeological Brazilian Park will host the Nature Museum

The National Park of Serra da Capivara, in Piauí, which clusters over 800 archaeological sites with human trace of possibly 50,000 years, hosts the new museum in December

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: a worthy challenge

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: a worthy challenge

Aside from making a warmer and creative environment, hiring different people also improves productivity and innovation

WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

A report released by the organization says that air pollution already affects 1.8 billion children in the world, causing chronic diseases and even death. See five possible solutions to change [...]

Frontiers: Lilla and Pondé discuss on democracy routes

Frontiers: Lilla and Pondé discuss on democracy routes

The Professors met at the closing of Frontiers of Thought 2018 season to talk about civicism, solidarity, politics and the ways we are paving the way for the future

Joshua Greene: “morality is a powerful tool of human evolution”

Joshua Greene: “morality is a powerful tool of human evolution”

Harvard professor explains that morality is a key element in the evolution of our species and discusses its use in the formation of human relations, science, politics and the construction of a [...]

GoT Is About Climate Changes, says George R. Martin

GoT Is About Climate Changes, says George R. Martin

The writer confirmed a fan theory that the series deals with - in a broad sense - environmental issues. “People are fighting their individual battles and those are so distracting that they’re [...]

Sustainable growth pioneers win Nobel in Economic Sciences

Sustainable growth pioneers win Nobel in Economic Sciences

The award pays homage to the works of Nordhaus and Romer, researchers who highlighted the importance of sustainability and environmental commitment in their macroeconomics studies

Frontiers: Cercas and Zambras talk literature and its political impact

Frontiers: Cercas and Zambras talk literature and its political impact

At the Frontiers of Thought stage, writers Alejandro Zambra and Javier Cercas debate literary principles and talk about the relationship between books and social and political context