The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is challenging people to go single-use plastic free in the month of June for as long as possible, be it a day, days or the whole month. Single-use plastics are among the most persistent synthetic materials in existence and are now a significant and extensive marine pollutant. MCS’s month-long campaign, The Plastic Challenge, which runs throughout June aims to change people’s attitudes … Continue reading The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

MacRebur: Plastic roads pave the way for the future

People all over the world are coming up with innovative ways to reuse plastic in order to help protect the environment, now Scottish start-up, MacRebur, has found a way of crafting roads from recycled plastic. Over 40% of plastic sits in landfill sites across the globe. A considerable amount of plastic waste also ends up in our waterways – including oceans and rivers. When it comes to … Continue reading MacRebur: Plastic roads pave the way for the future

Good Hotel: Social enterprise project aboard a floating hotel

Good Hotel – a floating, premium hotel which utilises upcycled materials and furnishings, renewable energy sources and locally sourced materials – is providing opportunities to local people in London’s Newham and tackling unemployment. The premium hotel, which is currently docked in east London’s Royal Victoria Docks, will be a permanent fixture for the next five years. The social business model provides a unique training program to … Continue reading Good Hotel: Social enterprise project aboard a floating hotel

Library of Things: Borrowing culture encourages sense of community and reduces waste

Social enterprise Library of Things is providing locals of south London’s West Norwood the opportunity to borrow items and equipment – including DIY and garden tools – rather than owning things they are likely to only use once or twice. Among the items on loan at the Library of Things are power tools, kitchenware,  camping gear, carpet cleaners, a dehumidifier, wallpaper stripper and an acoustic guitar. Library … Continue reading Library of Things: Borrowing culture encourages sense of community and reduces waste

LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

The LEGO Group – investors in two offshore wind farms – has built the largest ever LEGO brick wind turbine and bagged itself a Guinness World Records title in the process. Built to help raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy and to help get kids involved in the shift to clean power, the LEGO Group constructed the model of a wind turbine using 146,000 LEGO bricks. The … Continue reading LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

Love Thy Nature movie explores the importance of our connection to nature

Movie Love Thy Nature is showing how a renewed connection with nature is required to both good health and to solving climate and environmental crises. The movie, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, explores how a group of “sapiens” in the past few hundred years have believed to have transcended nature. Love Thy Nature unveils the truth of this belief showing its falsehood. Love Thy Nature explores … Continue reading Love Thy Nature movie explores the importance of our connection to nature

Strawless Ocean: #STOPSUCKING pledge to stop using plastic straws

Strawless Ocean’s #STOPSUCKING is a new campaign by Lonely Whale Foundation to encourage people to stop using plastic straws – most of which end up in the oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life. Through Strawless Ocean, the Lonely Whale Foundation is aiming to reduce the use of plastic straws, encouraging bars and restaurants to switch to sustainable plastic straw alternatives, like paper straws, and encouraging consumers to … Continue reading Strawless Ocean: #STOPSUCKING pledge to stop using plastic straws

SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave

SolarSoundSystem are making off-grid parties a renewable reality around the world with its mobile sound systems which use the sun and human muscle power to power their partays. SolarSoundSystem have created mobile sound systems – including a DJ booth consisting of decks and a powerful sound system that can produce sound for a crowd of between 50 to 500 people – which run exclusively on renewable … Continue reading SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave