World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Images of marine life entangled in plastic six-pack rings have brought to light the detrimental effects of plastic on the oceans and its indigenous lifeforms. Now a startup has created the first eco-friendly six pack ring, E6PR (Eco Six-Pack Ring), made from by-product waste and other compostable materials, designed to replace the plastic rings. The E6PR is made from wheat and barley, which enables it to be composted. When disposed … Continue reading World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is persistent and consistent in all his efforts – putting his all into everything that he considers important and takes full responsibility for all his actions. He takes his “role” very seriously, and while his methodical approach may not be the most interesting nor creative way of doing things, it is this energy […] via Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: Knight of Pentacles

Compass Green: School garden on wheels tours the US and teaches sustainable farming techniques

A one-time potato chip delivery truck has been converted in to a mobile greenhouse and now tours the US teaching at risk youth about sustainable farming techniques. Compass Green is a school garden on wheels. It is a fully functional greenhouse built in the back of an 18ft box truck, which is powered by waste vegetable oil. Founded in 2011 by Justin Cutter, Compass Green has … Continue reading Compass Green: School garden on wheels tours the US and teaches sustainable farming techniques

Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Repowering London, a not-for-profit cooperative, supports communities to deliver, own and manage renewable energy projects that provide benefits to themselves and those around them. By facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects, Repowering London is helping to tackle fuel poverty in the capital. Started in 2011 by a group of volunteers in South London, Repowering London empowers communities to engage with energy. Working in partnership … Continue reading Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of Pentacles

Last seen on 3 April, the 2 of Pentacles again serves as a reminder to be flexible in your approach. It appears that you are juggling several different projects. You are more than capable of getting these completed in the time required, but you must also be mindful of maintaining your own equilibrium as you […] via Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of Pentacles

Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Hip hop artist and activist, Maxida Märak, fuses musical and cultural elements from her indigenous Swedish heritage into urban anthems. Hard rap and heavy electronic beats mix with ‘jojk’, the traditional Sami way of singing, to create what Maxida Märak describes as “Sami dancefloor”. Maxida Märak grew up and lives in Jokkmokk, Sweden, in an extended family of reindeer herders, but also spends a lot of time … Continue reading Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Miami-based teen, Theo Quenee, is helping to preserve and protect the South Florida landscape, having planted hundreds of mangroves to replace trees trampled by last year’s Hurricane Irma. Mangroves are an essential part of a marine eco-system. In addition to providing a healthy and complex habitat for fish, sharks, and turtles, they also protect the coastline from erosion. Though the tropical storm, Hurricane Irma, wreaked havoc … Continue reading Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 17 April 2018: Knight of Cups

While the Knight of Cups may be perceived as a “dreamer”, he does make choices with his heart. Remember that dreaming is good – after all dreams are the first step towards creating your reality – but also be ready to pursue those dreams and manifest them through intuition-guided actions. Tarot Image: © Harmonious Tarot Rosalind […] via Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 17 April 2018: Knight … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 17 April 2018: Knight of Cups

rCup: Introducing a reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups

rCup, the world’s first reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups, is the latest reusable coffee cup offering. Made by award-winning design company ashortwalk, rCUP is BPA free, dishwasher safe, leak proof and designed for a 10+ years lifetime. Each rCup is made from six coffee cups, and features a screw-top lid to keep hot drinks secure. The reusable cups, which themselves can be recycled, is … Continue reading rCup: Introducing a reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups

Young Farmer Mai Nguyen helping to secure the future of grain farming in the US

California-based farmer Mai Nguyen is one of a few young farmers ensuring the future of high quality, sustainably grown grains in the US. Sustainably grown and organic food is on the rise in the US, yet the country is facing a shortage of young farmers to secure the future of farming. Farmers over 65 in the US outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of … Continue reading Young Farmer Mai Nguyen helping to secure the future of grain farming in the US