Energy use and digital technology isn't just all about hardware. Software can also have a huge impact on the energy requirements of our technology.
More and more NGOs are turning to NFTs as a form of longterm funding. However, controversy is often not far behind.
Adopting animals to aid conservation is nothing new. However, a nature conservancy in the Seychelles is taking the concept even further - and bringing it into the 21st century. They have used the power of the blockchain to create the world’s first ‘digital species’.
Consumers are rarely given information about where their clothes come from and how they were made. In Germany, a new platform aims to bring more transparency into textile supply chains.
The Berlin startup Threadcounts is tracking and tracing the journey of fairtrade textiles - from farm, to consumer, to recycling centre. All with the help of the blockchain and a product passport that shows just how sustainable your clothing really is.
While the Amazon continues to burn, innovators are hard at work developing new and effective ways to monitor, protect and restore the world's forests. From self-learning algorithms, satellites and drone imagery to blockchain-based smart contracts - tech has a whole host of smart tools that can be leveraged for good.
Last week's re:publica conference saw Europe's biggest digital society get-together take a serious look at the crossover of sustainability and digital tech. RESET was there - hosting a discussion on our very own specialist subject.
Blockchain isn't only set to shake up our financial system – it could also help reduce bureaucracy, make supply chains more transparent and fight corruption around the world.
Blockchain is still a relatively young technology, and while it still has a few challenges to overcome, there are already several real world examples of its potential for positive change.