Blog: Visual Sustainability tools

Upstream-Root-Causes-Cartoon

Did you have a look upstream? (cartoon #21)

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Did you have a look upstream? (cartoon #21) We, humans, are so incredibly good at fixing problems! So smart, so creative!... But sometimes, we enjoy it so much that we forget to look upstream at the root causes of a problem that could be avoided in the first place. Watch our video on the root causes of unsustainability (also on Youtube). Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Economy-vs-Environment-Cartoon

The economy is just a means to an end… (cartoon #20)

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The economy is just a means to an end... (cartoon #20) Although it seems like we always want the "economy to grow" and to make more money, it is good to remember that the economy is just a means to an end, not the end itself. In the words of the triple bottom line (environment, society, economy), the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment and we have to take care of the environment that supports us. Watch our video on the Triple Bottom Line (on Youtube) for more on the subject. The original idea for this cartoon was suggested...
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IPCC-Report-2018-Cartoon

IPCC report 2018 (cartoon #19)

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IPCC report 2018 (cartoon #19) One of the main lessons of 2018 was the special IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) published in October: we have 12 years to limit (not eliminate) climate change catastrophe. Keeping global warning to 1.5°C (as opposed to 2°C) could prevent corals from being completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic. Read more in this Guardian article. Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Deforestation-Brazil

Deforestation: The Barber of Brazil (cartoon #18)

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Deforestation: The Barber of Brazil (cartoon #18) Deforestation reached a decade high in Brazil as the country lost 7,900 square kilometres of forest between August 2017 and July 2018. That is 1 MILLION football pitches! Read more in this article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/24/brazil-records-worst-annual-deforestation-for-a-decade Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Clothes-Unsustainable-Price-Cartoon

Who made your clothes? (cartoon #17)

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Who made your clothes? (cartoon #17) We don't need more clothes. We need better clothes produced in a sustainable way. For more information on the subject, read "This is why sustainable fashion matters". Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Microplastics-Human-Stools

Microplastics in our… stools (cartoon #16)

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Microplastics in our... stools (cartoon #16) Well, that's awkward... A recent study reveals microplastics have been found in human stools, and not just a little bit, up to 9 different plastics, and up to half a centimetre in size! Based on this study, the authors estimated that “more than 50% of the world population might have microplastics in their stools”. Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Stuff-Cartoon-EN

Stuff strategy (cartoon #15)

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The Stuff Strategy (cartoon #15) The corporations have a model for us to buy a lot of stuff but we have the power to not buy them. For more about our relationship to stuff, check out and follow the Story of Stuff Project and their Youtube channel, especially the original Story of Stuff video. Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Progress-Vandalism-Cartoon

Is this progress? (cartoon #13)

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“I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something by nature we call it progress.” -Ed Begley Jr. Is this progress? (cartoon #13) This cartoon is an attempt to illustrate this powerful quote by Ed Begley Jr. An interesting misconception that tends to drive how our society is designed. Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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Solar-Energy-Green

Solar is green in Texas (cartoon #12)

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Solar is green in Texas (cartoon #12) ...meaning the colour of money. You know shift is happening when Texans are on a waiting list to get solar panels because it makes money. This cartoon was inspired from a quote by climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Find all our sustainability cartoons here. Sign up for a new sustainability cartoon every other Tuesday! Never miss a post:
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