Deliciously good food served in a tactile and organic wooden bowl is a timeless scenario. Feast like you care about life.
Large: Height 8.5cm x Diameter 33cm
Crafted in Mango Wood
Not dishwasher safe, wash with warm soapy water
Shades and markings will vary due to the natural variations of the material
The Mango trees are initially grown for their fruit and harvested over a number of years. Once the trees have stopped bearing fruit, they can be cut down and used to make our wooden pieces including this stunning wooden bowl. This allows farmers to plant more trees and provides them with a supplementary income. No waste.
What Is Environmental Sustainability?
According to the United Nations (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, environmental sustainability is about acting in a way that ensures future generations have the natural resources available to live an equal, if not better, way of life as current generations.
While it may not be universally accepted, the UN’s definition is pretty standard and has been expanded over the years to include perspectives on human needs and well-being, including non-economic variables, such as education and health, clean air and water, and the protection of natural beauty.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is the capacity to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the earth’s supporting ecosystems.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is about stabilizing the currently disruptive relationship between earth’s two most complex systems: human culture and the living world.
The first alternate definition comes from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the work of which is driven by the fact that global production and consumption patterns are destroying nature at persistent and dangerously high rates.2
As populations have increased and we have relied on the Earth’s natural resources—such as minerals, petroleum, coal, gas, and more—the Earth’s biodiversity and creatures, from birds to insects to mammals, have declined in number.
The second alternate definition was provided by environmentalist Paul Hawken, who has written about the realization (and the science behind it) that we are using and destroying the earth’s resources faster than they can be regenerated and replenished.