London Rivers Week highlights the importance of Valuing Water

London Rivers Week kicks off today with events happening across the city including walks, talks, kayaking and even a film premiere. There are 600km (372 miles) of waterways in the capital – that’s the same as the distance between Brighton and Edinburgh. Rivers are a vital resource for wildlife and wellbeing, but waste and other pollution threaten the capital’s waterways. Otters, trout, bats, kingfishers and eels … Continue reading London Rivers Week highlights the importance of Valuing Water

Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school

Solar lighting has been a recent addition for school children on Wasini Island in Kwale county, Kenya – demonstrating how the introduction of sustainable energy can have a huge impact on learning. Just over a year ago, 15-year-old school boy Abdul Aziz could only work at night under the light of a kerosene lamp – this was costly for his family and unhealthy due to the noxious … Continue reading Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school

Deaf Rave and The Midi Music Company celebrate Make Music Day with free event at Fabric

Celebrations on the longest day of the year, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice, kick off with a day of free music events. Make Music Day is an annual worldwide celebration with free music events taking place in venues and public spaces  – from shops to libraries, bandstands to town squares and train stations. Around 120 countries are taking part in this year’s event. Among the events … Continue reading Deaf Rave and The Midi Music Company celebrate Make Music Day with free event at Fabric

Trash collecting Samurai Warriors spread environmental message across Tokyo

A team of environmentally-conscious Samurai Warriors are helping to make Tokyo dwellers be mindful of their environment think twice before littering the city streets. Known as Gomihiroi Samurai (“Samurai Who Pick Up Litter”), these individuals dress in traditional samurai garb and pull out some slick moves whenever they spot an errant piece of sidewalk trash. Every time they make a grand appearance on the streets, … Continue reading Trash collecting Samurai Warriors spread environmental message across Tokyo

Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Mammal Mapper, an app created by the Mammal Society, is helping the UK to address the issue of poorly monitored wild mammals including rabbits, hedgehogs and mountain hares. The Mammal Mapper is designed to record information on the location and number of animals spotted on walks or bicycle rides. Users of the Mammal Mapper can record sightings of any mammal, including field signs such as … Continue reading Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Celsious: The eco-friendly laundromat with the planet and wellbeing in mind

Going to the laundromat is not on everyone’s favourite list, but Celsious, a unique laundromat in Brooklyn, is making the experience both eco-friendly and with wellbeing in mind. Celsious features the most energy-efficient washers and dryers currently on the market as well as an organic coffee bar – offering a luxurious washing experience in a beautifully designed environment. It’s where locals can do their washing using complimentary detergent by … Continue reading Celsious: The eco-friendly laundromat with the planet and wellbeing in mind

Big Wild Weekend: Take part in nighttime nature trails, beach cleans and a music festival

Take a walk on the wildside with nighttime nature trails as part of The Wildlife Trusts’ Big Wild Weekend this weekend. The night nature events, which take place across the UK this evening, include bat detecting and a Woodside music festivals. The Big Wild Weekend is two days of  wildlife and nature events taking place across the UK from 16-17 June. There are more than 200 … Continue reading Big Wild Weekend: Take part in nighttime nature trails, beach cleans and a music festival

The Recycled Candle Company pop-up store wants your candle leftovers

The Recycled Candle Company has come up with an ingenious way to save tonnes of candle wax ending up in landfill each year. The Recycled Candle Company is calling on people to turn up to their London pop-up shop in Marylebone, between 17 and 23 June, with their candle leftovers, so they can be recycled into new candles. Candle wax is not classed as a recyclable … Continue reading The Recycled Candle Company pop-up store wants your candle leftovers

How Norway learned to stop the use of palm oil in its products

Palm oil makes headlines throughout the world for the massive deforestation that is being caused by the industry. While globally people are now awakening to this fact, action is required on an international level the world over. One country that has taken all out action is Norway. Today, all food products in Norway are produced without palm oil or extremely negligible amounts of it. The move by … Continue reading How Norway learned to stop the use of palm oil in its products