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Cultivating collaborations 🌱 Farming month at the Atlas

Cultivating collaborations 🌱 Farming month at the Atlas

Welcome to the Farming month. Six years of researching and publishing the people and projects out there working hard to build a better tomorrow has taught us many things here at Atlas of the Future. One of those is that collaboration is the water that floats our boat. And as we search for our next

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⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

“I always tell kids the same thing: the future has not yet been written.” Javier Goyeneche believes that children are the future. He was inspired by the birth of his sons to launch a sustainable clothing company that wouldn’t use natural resources in the extractive and wasteful manner of most fashion brands. That company, EcoAlf,

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🔝 AtlasChart: 4 companies cleaning up colour

🔝 AtlasChart: 4 companies cleaning up colour

Look down at your shirt. Have you ever considered where or how it got its colour? Unfortunately, dyeing is one of the most harmful steps of the clothes-making process. The amount of water it uses is a strain on natural resources and the chemicals from synthetic dyes have catastrophic effects on land and air. Often,

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⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

15 things that have given me joy as Editor of Atlas of the Future Yes, it’s officially time for me to lift-off. After six wonder-filled years journeying around the world thanks to the stellar innovations of people creating better futures, I’m jumping spaceship onto my next adventure. But before I get carried away with spacey

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🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

What links Arcade Fire, lab-grown chicken burgers, the rare white Arabian oryx, masks made from plastic waste and the circular economy? We’re closing a tough year and starting a fresh one with a trip around the world, travelling from Afghanistan to Zambia in a gorgeous reminder of what’s good – a mix of meaningful innovations, excellent examples of resilience and things

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🎙️ New podcast series: How to survive the future by Jon Richardson & the Futurenauts

🎙️ New podcast series: How to survive the future by Jon Richardson & the Futurenauts

“Are killer death robots from the future already among us?” That’s the sort of question you can expect from the Atlas’s very own in-house ‘Futurenauts’. Sounds dark, but optimism outweighs the cynicism in this quick-witted new podcast series about the things that keep us all awake at night. Top selling author and futurist Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert Ed

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The race is on to reimagine fashion

The race is on to reimagine fashion

The problem of fast fashion is – by its nature – accelerating quickly. In the UK alone, people are purchasing five times as many clothes as they did in the 1980s, and the global fashion industry is now responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions. But on the rise, too, is the number of ideas

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Cameroon’s protector of the oceans: FutureHero Ismaël Ebone ⚡

Cameroon’s protector of the oceans: FutureHero Ismaël Ebone ⚡

“I have a deep desire to make Africa a better place.” From its volcanoes to its tropical rainforests, Cameroon is one of the most biodiverse countries in Africa. Often considered the ‘second lungs of the earth’, the Congo Basin boasts a beautiful coastline, mountains, savanna, desert and tropical rainforests – and endangered species like bonobos,

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‘Back to the true source’: guest post by farmer Abby Rose

‘Back to the true source’: guest post by farmer Abby Rose

 “It has become crystal clear that food is one of the most valuable things in our lives.” Abby Rose was named one of ’50 New Radicals’ by The Guardian and Nesta in 2018 for her work as co-creator of Farmerama Radio, an award-winning podcast sharing the voices behind regenerative farming, and as co-founder of Vidacycle, developing simple apps that

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FutureHero Alex Atala: Enter the jungle with Brazil’s top chef