Vestiaire Collective is an app that lets its users sell second-hand designer and luxury fashion. The app helps spread awareness on how designer clothes are a part of environmental problems such as overproduction and overconsumption of the fashion industry.
Vinted is a website and app where people can sell and buy second-hand clothes and other products, mostly fashion-related. It promotes eco-friendly shopping and the recycling of products. It provides users with an eco-identity and its affordances generally make it easier for consumers to make environmentally-friendly choices.
The Netflix serial Rick and Morty is a comedy sci-fi animated show portraying a young teenage boy named Morty Smith and his nihilistic scientist grandfather Rick Sanchez whom travel through dystopian galaxies together. Every episode is a different story with dark humour intertwined. One of the most recently produced episodes called “A Rickconvenient Mort” features an ecological superhero named Planetina. Planetina forms an non-traditional eco hero, which shows the struggle of solving the Climate crisis. The character first poses as an ecofeminist symbol which is used as a business commodity to make profit. Later in the episode she is freed from her 'owners' and her archetype as Pure Hero fades. The struggle of solving big climate issues and at the same time act in an ethical way are pictured in the episode. She frames the broken system as the main issue.
Cities: Skylines is a city building game released by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The player is challenged to build, maintain, and control or manage a city. In Cities: Skylines, the theme of sustainability plays an important role. Cities: Skylines makes the player an ecological citizen. You are an ecological citizen when you as an individual
Our planet is flooded with single use plastics such as plastic bottles. Did you know that globally, we produce about 1 million plastic bottles every minute? What does that number even look like? This Studio Birthplace production – made with CG partners Method and Madness – makes the invisible story visible, so we can better
Up Up Hippo was a non-commercial mobile game and self-proclaimed “educational tool in a battle for clean and green Earth”. To play the game you need an empty plastic bottle; crushing it allows the player to control the protagonist of the game. The game was created by Deloitte Digital for PepsiCo Poland and, despite its relevant
Martin, C. J., Upham, P., & Budd, L. (2015). Commercial orientation in grassroots social innovation: Insights from the sharing economy. Ecological Economics, 118, 240-251. Collaborative Consumption / Sharing Economy (C2C recycling) ‘The groups themselves provide an online platform for people to freely and directly give unwanted (i.e., underutilised) items to others in their local area (rather than