Inspiration for a Brighter Future

25 Visionary Quotes on Sustainable Living

Young lady enjoying a green and sustainable life.

Whether it’s the environment, fashion, health or technology – there’s a huge push and desire for sustainable living from many people and organisations across the world.

Almost all of us want to live in a clean, healthy world that future generations can continue to enjoy and thrive in.

Sustainable living is such an important theme that I’ve chosen to source 25 visionary quotes that’ll inspire you to live an eco-friendly life. Some of the quotes will also give you food for thought about how YOU can help shape the earth’s future to be as green and sustainable as possible.

Let’s start with one of my favourite sustainable living quotes…

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How Rooftop Gardens Can Make the World a Better Place

What is a rooftop garden?

No surprise here. A rooftop garden is exactly what it sounds like, a garden that happens to be on a roof. Sometimes this means flowers and shrubs or even a vegetable, herb or fruit garden.

Humans have been gardening on the roofs of structures for centuries dating back to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia (600 BC). While the practice is not new, as urbanization has swept the globe, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint, maximize space, and to add some natural beauty to their homes.

Whatever the reason, rooftop gardening offers a ton of benefits.

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Millennials Are The Generation Green

Millennials cycling in a park.

2020 is here, which means the UK target to recycle 50% of our waste is closing in.

In 2017, we recycled 44.3%, which showed our growth of just 3.9% in the last five years. It’s only been until very recently that many people were aware that we might not reach this particular target, and realised the actual importance of recycling. It cannot be stressed enough that we should be doing things daily to become greener and to reduce our carbon footprint.

So why has it taken us this long to promote sustainable plans and products? And why are the vast majority of people still not listening?

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Commercial Waste Collection Comes of Age

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New York-based startup Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is helping to revolutionize the way commercial waste is collected, sorted and recycled.

Dubbed the ‘Uber of trash’, RTS works with local, independent haulers by outfitting their vehicles with proprietary routing technology. This allows collection routes to be streamlined, as well as enabling vehicles and pickup sites to be kept in constant two-way communication via text and email.

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Smelling Good – the World’s First Sunglasses Made from Coffee

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Every year, it’s obvious that people are growing increasingly eager for an eco-friendly life. And this is reflected in the products people are choosing to spend their money on.

It’s no wonder, then, that product developers are getting more and more creative in finding ways to bring sustainable but practical products to market.

And this definitely includes the world’s first eyewear made from coffee…

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Eco Tech Daily: The Story so Far

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I’ve been writing and publishing content for Eco Tech Daily for more than three years. And it recently occurred to me that I’ve never taken a look back at what the site has achieved over that period.

So, read on to discover a brief history of Eco Tech Daily, and some of the highlights of the last three years…

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Shipping Containers: Storage and Beyond

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There are more than 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which 6 million of them are currently transporting goods via truck, train and vessel.

These 6 million containers make an incredible 200 million trips each year, helping to transport everything from cars to smartphones.

To give you an idea of their storage capacity, a standard 20-foot shipping container can hold 1 million pencils!

However, shipping containers are not just for transporting goods…

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Luxurious, Nature-Inspired Hotel Opens at Brooklyn Bridge

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The mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, 1 Hotels, has opened the doors of its third property, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Designed from the ground-up, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture.

The founder of 1 Hotels, Barry Sternlicht, explains the company’s core philosophy as: “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.”

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The UK’s First Eco-Town Begins to Take Shape

North West Bicester

Do you dream of living in an eco-friendly town that puts people and the environment first?

I certainly do.

Fortunately, there is just such a town being built.

Named North West Bicester, this exciting eco-town development is situated in the heart of Southern England, just 15 miles from the world-famous Oxford City.

Let’s take a factual tour of North West Bicester, aided by several ‘artist impressions’ of the finished town.

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