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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


Leadership

All Californian’s know that water is an issue for our state. The question is what to do about it, how fast, and who’s responsible for taking action. As with all complex questions (as conservation issues always are) the answers are also complex, encompassing both-and scenarios instead of either-ors. It’s easy to get caught up in […]

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In our work assisting with the development of corporate sustainability reports, L Studio has come to value the process outlined by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for defining materiality of sustainability aspects as they relate to each unique organization. In the transition from the third generation guidelines (G3) to the fourth generation (G4), GRI places […]

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The latest issue of L Studio favorite GOOD magazine focuses on human potential. And they’re not the only ones. Last week, we arrived at the 50th Anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of the War on Poverty. This segment of his 1964 State of the Union Address is essentially a call to make government act […]

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It’s true. I hear it all the time. “We’re looking for apartments in Oakland.” This is the mantra of so many of my friends who are looking for a new spot, but can’t afford skyrocketing rents in San Francisco. Buying a house is not even on the table. A move to Manhattan is more financially […]

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It was a great honor for L Studio to work with CUESA, the organization behind the world-famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on a brand refresh and a suite of market graphics and promotional campaign. This article on Patricia Utterman’s blog outlines the grassroots story of the organization and market. Spurred by the Loma Prieta earthquake, […]

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The Landfillharmonic in Paraguay is making music (and Classical at that) out of trash. Inspiration to all upcyclers!

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It’s about labor, environment, obesity, air quality, climate change… Oh yes, and happiness. In his recent note in the Opinion blog of the NYTimes, Marc Bittman points out the real importance of the Slow Food movement. Counter to the suspicion that caring about food is a pastime for elites, Bittman talks with Slow Food’s founder […]

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Hi everyone, I’m writing because I just joined an important campaign to stop the tar sands in Canada–and I want you to join me. It only takes a minute to sign the petition: www.350.org/take-a-stand If you haven’t heard of the tar sands, they’re a massive operation that many people call the most environmentally destructive project […]

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L Studio is proud to be working on an App for one of America’s most iconic national parks. This project has put us on the lookout for other apps about national treasures and events. Monday’s Marketplace discussion about the history of new technologies at presidential inaugurations was really fascinating. It turns out these events have […]

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Even as the Doha climate talks close without any new commitments from the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, students at college campuses around the country are making sure that climate change gets front-page headlines. An article about 350.org’s #DoTheMath tour became the most emailed article on NYTimes.com due to a big social media push by […]

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