The Sustainable Studio: Cardiff co-working space bringing creatives together

The Sustainable Studio is a co-working space for creatives in Cardiff breathing new life in to an old industrial warehouse. All of the studios, which were designed and built by The Sustainable Studio founders and sisters Julia Harris and Sarah Valentin, are made from reclaimed wood and its furniture, fixtures and fittings have had a previous life somewhere else. With freelancing and self-employment becoming commonplace throughout the world, The Sustainable … Continue reading The Sustainable Studio: Cardiff co-working space bringing creatives together

Ann Makosinski: Young inventor harvesting surplus energy

Young inventor Ann Makosinski wants to harvest surplus energy. The 20-year-old Canadian has invented two creations including Hollow Flashlight – a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand – and eDrink – a mug with a USB port that converts excess heat from a hot drink into electricity and allows you to give your iPhone or iPod an extra boost of energy. … Continue reading Ann Makosinski: Young inventor harvesting surplus energy

Louino Robillard: Haitian peacebuilder committed to reforestation and Haiti’s youth

“Peacebuilder” Louino Robillard has made it his mission to help rebuild his native Haiti and empower its youth to become environmental guardians. Focused on reforestation and community building projects in St Raphael, the Haitian activist has been at the forefront of many community projects since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Most notably, Louino Robillard and his wife, Sabina Robillard, brought an area of land in St Raphael … Continue reading Louino Robillard: Haitian peacebuilder committed to reforestation and Haiti’s youth

Be: The first battery-free, powered and sustainable toothbrush

Those who own an electronic toothbrush and have been searching for replacement heads that are sustainable and biodegradable may have found their search burned out almost as soon as it had started. With Be (Beyond Electric), a new eco-friendly and sustainable toothbrush by The Goodwell Company, not only is that set to change the lack of biodegradable toothbrush heads, it takes it steps further. The first … Continue reading Be: The first battery-free, powered and sustainable toothbrush

Marine biologist Douglas McCauley looks to technology to take on threats to oceans

Marine biologist Douglas McCauley is looking to technology for new ways to take on some of the ocean’s biggest challenges and threats such as overfishing and illegal fishing. The Santa Barbara native and his colleagues at the Benioff Ocean Initiative (BOI) – a collaboration between marine biologists, tech innovators, and citizen scientists – have developed platforms such as Global Fishing Watch, an interactive global map that tracks fishing vessels via … Continue reading Marine biologist Douglas McCauley looks to technology to take on threats to oceans

Brown Girl Surf: Women of colour learning to surf and to be environmental stewards

Brown Girl Surf originally started out to amplify the visibility and voices of women of colour who surf. Today its mission has evolved to include teaching women of colour how to surf and to be active environmental stewards. Named in honour of Polynesia’s first female surfers, Brown Girl Surf is dedicated to fostering a diverse, alternative women’s surf community in the San Francisco Bay Area and … Continue reading Brown Girl Surf: Women of colour learning to surf and to be environmental stewards

Green School: Bali jungle-based school teaching pupils to be green leaders

The Green School in Bali is teaching a community of over 400 young learners to become green leaders. Located in the middle of the jungle in the Sibang Kaja Village, the Green School’s mission is to deliver a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world. The Green School is an inspiring example of education for … Continue reading Green School: Bali jungle-based school teaching pupils to be green leaders

Mason Jar Lifestyle has all your mason jar accessories covered

Mason jars are a household must have with a use for anything and everything around the home and on the go. Mason Jar Lifestyle, a family-run business based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, sells a wide range of accessories for your mason jars, as well as canning jars and ball jars. Think silicon drinking lids, cocktail shaker lids, lids with holes, solar string light lid, silicon fermentation … Continue reading Mason Jar Lifestyle has all your mason jar accessories covered

Skateistan: Skateboarding inspiring positive change among children and youth

Skateistan is empowering kids and youth through skateboarding and education, using creative arts to teach a variety of topics including the environment, human rights, nutrition and cultural studies. The non-profit organisation – which aimed children aged 5 to 17 with a focus on girls, children living with a disability, and children from low income backgrounds – now operates in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Skateistan was founded in … Continue reading Skateistan: Skateboarding inspiring positive change among children and youth

Bambooee: Reusable kitchen towels making kitchen needs more sustainable

More and more people are looking for sustainable solutions in their kitchens to root out plastics and single-use food wraps. But there is one other culprit that hangs out in the kitchen yet is responsible for huge amounts of landfill waste and that’s the kitchen towel. Thankfully then Bambooee has thought of everyone’s kitchen needs and created a reusable kitchen towel made from pure rayon bamboo. … Continue reading Bambooee: Reusable kitchen towels making kitchen needs more sustainable