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Dear Subscriber,

Sustainability is defined as the ability to be maintained.

Our mind needs it too. 😌

Take a break.

🌱 Need some ideas? Here are a few ways to give your mind a recharge:

  • Go and gaze through the window with three deep slow breaths.
  • Organize yourself a micro-expedition in your neighbourhood (with a mask) and discover design details of your district.
  • Check the lyrics of your favorite song — you know, the one you've tried to sing so many times you don’t know exactly knowing what the words are.
  • Leave a candy under the neighbours’ door.
  • Don’t read news for one day.
Długosz Karolina – author of the issue
Karolina Długosz
Sustainability Lead
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🏆 Weekly Highlights

  • Brene Brown offers tips on moving through burnout and emotional exhaustion
  • Spotify expands its podcasting ambitions
  • Building environmental support through an Instagram feed
  • How more companies are making the pivot to sustainability
  • Seeking answers to The Social Dilemma

🔥 News

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern appoints country's first Indigenous female foreign minister (CNN)
The appointment is part of the New Zealand prime minister’s effort to build a diverse cabinet in her new term.

Green back: TreeCard combines payments and eco-philanthropy (Fintech)
TreeCard has launched a debit card made entirely from wood, with a large portion of merchant transactions to benefit reforestation projects.

Online events startup Hopin hits $2.1bn valuation just 8 months after launch (Sifted)
The online events platform is among the fastest growing startups in Europe, with a remote-first workforce and plans to expand to keep pace with ambitious plans.

Spotify to buy podcast ad company Megaphone for $235 million (CNBC)
The Sweden-based streaming service is going on another buying spree, this time snatching up to podcasting platform Megaphone.

✅ Must-reads

Can inspiring a digital overview effect encourage environmental action? (Adventure Uncorked)
A popular Instagram account uses satellite imagery of Earth to inspire what’s known as the “overview effect,” which creates a sense of wonder about the planet that can spur environmental action.

🌱 Sustainable Tech

Learn how leading companies are using their business and technology as a force for good (Netguru)
Over 20 speakers shared with us how they’re doing amazing work that promotes sustainability across many different industries.

💡 Get inspired

Brene Brown with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on burnout and how to complete the stress cycle (Spotify)
This episode dives into what causes burnout, what it does to our bodies, and how to push through and overcome layers of exhaustion.

The business case for diversity is now overwhelming (World Economic Forum)
Not only is building a diverse workforce the right thing to do, but it also creates tangible financial benefits with stronger and more connected teams.

⚙ Tips & tricks

Green jobs – B Corp certification identifies responsible businesses (The Guardian)
Resources for job seekers who want to find reputable companies in the green economy whose work matches up with their mission.

👀 Must-sees

🎥 Videos

The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
This documentary explores the potentially dangerous human impact of social networking and includes interviews with tech experts who are concerned about what they’ve created.

Disclosure (Netflix)
Discussions with leading trans creatives and thinkers who share their analysis about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community.

Anthropocene: The human epoch trailer (YouTube)
A sobering look at the state of the planet, as scientists argue we are entering a new age of mass extinction and ecological destruction if we don’t change course.

The Decade of Action (official film site)
A new documentary tells the story of how many top businesses are reinventing themselves to make their operations sustainable.

🖼 Design of the issue

Design of the issue 12 – Illustration for Adobe Germany and the very first virtual #prideparade of CSD-Munich

Christopher Street Day Pride parade image by Sue Balac.

🎙 Quote of the week

“Either you own the story or the story owns you”
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Brene Brown in Unlocking Us podcast.

Codestories Team

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