Utilising Zero Emission Urban Logistics For Healthy Cities And Sustainable Business
This 23 minute Lesson from Zedify, a zero emission delivery operator in the UK, will assist in your understanding of how urban logistics work in practice. Sam Keam, a co-founder of Zedify will take you through explanations of terms like 'last mile delivery', what circularity looks like for packaging, how the pandemic and rapid shift in e-tailing has affected consumer habit, and what you can implement to reduce overall supply chain and garment production emissions.
Sam instils insight into how using a low or zero emission logistic network will aid in your building of a sustainable business, for example, by establishing personal connections with your customers and helping to relieve your environment of congestion and pollution. No matter what size business you are, or where you are in your journey, this is potentially the future of fashion e-commerce and so it will pay to apprehend the solution early on.
In this Lesson you will learn:
- What a zero emission delivery operator is, and services they offer
- How the rise of e-commerce and the pandemic has affected logistics
- Some circular logistics solutions, and how they can benefit your business
- Considerations for minimising impact with your packaging
- What 'last mile delivery' means, and the carbon emissions related to this
- How relevant urban logistics are to more rural environments
- Social benefits from a low impact delivery service
- Advice on how to implement a zero emission or circular service
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Developing A Social Enterprise Or Social Change Projectwith Francesco Mazzarella
A 25 minute Lesson from Dr Francesco Mazzarella, Senior Lecturer in Fashion and Design for Social Change at the Centre For Sustainable Fashion, where he brings to life the year-long Making For Change: Waltham Forest social project led in partnership with London College of Fashion and London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Here Francesco explains the project's goals and outcomes, and outlines advice that will help you build your own social change project or even social enterprise. He helps you recognise where community engagement, social innovation and design for social change meet in order that you can build a business supportive of long-lasting legacy across cities and communities.
Note, any takeaways from Francesco not in regards to the Making For Change: Waltham Forest project are his own perspective and advice, rather than necessarily that of Centre For Sustainable Fashion.