Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested

Whether you’re going to be heading for the beach or engaging in some water sports this summer, shoes made using sustainable algae-based BLOOM foam may be the ideal kit for the whole family. Ultra Bloom is an amphibious shoe made using algae-based BLOOM foam – a sustainable alternative to petrochemical only foams. A lightweight and breathable closed-toe style, the Ultra Bloom is designed to be … Continue reading Ultra Bloom: Algae-based shoes that cleans and restores waterways when harvested

TreeTime: New scheme encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh

TreeTime, a new scheme which encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh, has been launched. TreeTime is a pilot initiative which aims to increase and maintain the capital’s trees by planting large, prominent trees in streets and parks, to plant replacement landmark trees before the old ones die as well as trees in other public places and urban woodlands, new and existing. Many of … Continue reading TreeTime: New scheme encourages people to donate towards maintaining trees in Edinburgh

Bees and Wasps: What are the differences

Summer months bring with it a plethora of flying creatures including bees and wasps. Bees and wasps are often mistaken for one another because of their similar shape and colour, but on closer inspection they are very different in appearance as they are very different in personality and characteristics too. So what are the differences between bees and wasps? Bees Appearance: Honey bees are oval … Continue reading Bees and Wasps: What are the differences

BottleHouse: Emergency shelter created from discarded plastic bottles

Discarded plastic bottles have been transformed into an emergency shelter in a bid to tackle both plastic pollution and provide emergency shelter to disaster-stricken communities. The pyramid-shaped emergency shelter, otherwise known as BottleHouse, was designed and built by architectural and design start-up, small (Six Miles Across London Limited). Using bamboo for the structure and plastic bottles filled with either sand or straw as building bricks, the … Continue reading BottleHouse: Emergency shelter created from discarded plastic bottles

pluumo: Sustainable packaging material made from waste feathers offers alternative to polystyrene

UK startup Aeropowder has created a sustainable alternative to polystyrene with their thermal packaging material, pluumo, made from waste feathers from the poultry industry. Pluumo is a food-grade packaging material that is made up of 95% waste feathers from feathers not suitable for down, along with a 5% mix of a bio-binder, wrapped in a compostable sheet – all of which is biodegradable. Pluumo was … Continue reading pluumo: Sustainable packaging material made from waste feathers offers alternative to polystyrene

National Meadows Day: Celebrating wildflower grasslands and raising awareness of their preservation

National Meadows Day, an annual event helping to raise awareness about the importance of meadow preservation, is taking place across the UK on Saturday 6 July. The event celebrates wildflower grasslands in cities, villages, wildlife reserves, allotment or farms. National Meadows Day is an opportunity for people across the UK to showcase the wildflowers and species they have on their sites and in their communities. … Continue reading National Meadows Day: Celebrating wildflower grasslands and raising awareness of their preservation

The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Apricot Lane Farms is a traditional foods farm started by husband and wife team, John and Molly Chester, who left their jobs in LA in 2011 to become farmers and pursue their dreams. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary movie which chronicles their eight-year journey turning the dry, nutrient-depleted land into a self-sustaining, biodynamic 213-acre farm. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary about … Continue reading The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Plastic pollution is a problem that requires collective action to solve, and the first part of it is letting people know the problem exists. The goal of this infographic is to mass disseminate reasons and solutions. via Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Your Plastic is not being Recycled [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Ice on Fire: New Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary focuses on solutions to climate crisis

Ice on Fire, a new documentary from producer and narrator Leonardo DiCaprio, is showcasing solutions that can slow down and even reverse climate change. The documentary, which is currently streaming on HBO, highlights firsthand accounts of people at the forefront of the climate crisis, with insights from scientists, farmers, innovators and others. Solutions to the climate crisis, the film argues, have predominantly focused on renewable … Continue reading Ice on Fire: New Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary focuses on solutions to climate crisis