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Calming office accessories speak to consumers' drive to disconnect
Implications - Modern consumers spend inordinate amounts of time connected to screens. Most people spend the majority of their time during the week at the office, so calming, natural desk accessories have sprung up to combat that constant connection. Soothing products with environmental inspirations help consumers to feel in touch with the natural world, even when the digital one looms near. [More]
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Jul 17 - Aug 17
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BusinessEco
Consumers are taking vacations with positive environmental impacts
While outdoor vacations are quite common, what travel-related companies are offering more of are retreats that respect the environment, and that have either a neutral or a positive impact on it. This new approach to travel parallels the trajectory of an increase in consumer engagement with environmental issues. Brands offering these eco-friendly retreats are playing to consumers' growing desire to not just observe these issues, but to interact with them in a very real sense. [More]
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131,752 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Aug 17
This Month and Warm
MarketingBusinessLifestyleEco
Institutions and services are ecologically transforming the burial process
Implications - Traditional burial methods are harmful to the environment, and so brands and institutions are seeking to re-frame this ritual so it's not only eco-friendly, but actually transforms urban areas into burial-powered oases. The urban planning approach is a response to the space limitations of traditional burial methods due to rising population and pollution rates. This transformative process speaks to the creativity with which institutions and brands must tackle issues related to climate change, in order to combat or influence larger forces impacting it. [More]
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86,809 Total Clicks
Sep 14 - Aug 17
This Month and Mild
TechArt & DesignEco
Brands diffuse odors and repel bacteria in fabric using metals
Implications - Brands are incorporating silver or copper elements into their fabric in order to repel bacteria and prevent odors in items that tend to accumulate both. With consumers increasingly seeking ways to save time when it comes to essential tasks like doing laundry, items such as these continue to pop up. The infusion of metals, whether precious or non-precious, works to enhance both the function and the luxury marketability of the fabrics they are combined with. [More]
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52,447 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Aug 17
This Quarter and Warm
Art & DesignEco
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Artists use pollution in their work to inspire change
Implications - By reforming debris, waste, and other pollution into artistic platforms, artists are able to create more visceral connections between the audience and their consumption habits. For a cause that can be difficult for consumers to connect with due to its "out of sight, out of mind" nature, this emotive messaging can be very impactful. [More]
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66,664 Total Clicks
May 16 - Aug 17
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Public transportation is being transformed to utilize solar power
Implications - With cities being some of the largest contributors to climate change, it is only fitting that something as universal as urban commutes are being redesigned to harness solar energy. By focusing on reducing carbon emissions, brands and governments are creating higher standards for the quality of oft-dreaded commutes. As climate change will have negative impacts on everything from the weather to businesses, it works in brands' best interests to help mitigate its effects by creating alternative solutions to traditional, but environmentally harmful practices. [More]
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78,774 Total Clicks
Mar 16 - Aug 17
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TechAutosEco
Brands are redesigning essential packaging to cut down on waste
Implications - While protective packaging is an inevitable component of consumption, brands are seeking out inventive designs that reduce waste. This improves brand perception, but also reduces costs and increases the efficiency of the packaging itself. This indicates a slow, but steady shift – from a focus on quick topical fixes where brands and the environment are concerned, to more detail-oriented, long-term thinking. [More]
SCORE 7.3
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154,313 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Aug 17
This Quarter and Warm
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Smog-thwarting cities are on the rise through air-purifying technology
Implications - While urban technology is making the transition to more green energy, city infrastructure is taking even larger steps towards shrinking its carbon footprint through proactive air purification. Taking advantage of the buildings and vehicles that are prevalent within cities anyways, smart technology is being adapted alongside these elements to counterbalance the pollution often associated with crowded downtown city centers. The shift towards active air purification denotes a paranoia in health-conscious consumers who demand cleaner environments for themselves and their families. [More]
SCORE 7.9
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101,620 Total Clicks
Dec 15 - Aug 17
This Quarter and Warm
TechEcoEco ArchitectureTransportation
Downtown sees a shift towards environmentally beneficial infrastructure
Implications - Drawing energy from bustling city hubs, urban infrastructure is seeing a transition towards roads and sidewalks that can channel the power from huge concentrations of people towards making positive impacts on the surrounding environment. This huge impending shift is coming at an opportune time alongside the emergence of eco-conscious vehicles, ensuring that the cities themselves will also be up-to-par with the new wave of environmental technologies. [More]
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59,450 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Aug 17
This Quarter and Warm
TechBusinessEcoEco Architecture
Consumers buy less, but more intelligently to reduce consumption
Implications - Tying into the desire to consume consciously, consumers are beginning to buy less, but better. Consumption is more about quality than quantity by way of apps and services that curate only the best and most necessary offerings. This small tweak to consumption is an incremental, easy-to-implement way for consumers to make a global difference. [More]
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112,449 Total Clicks
Apr 15 - Jul 17
This Quarter and Warm
BusinessEcoSocial Good