Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

Young people in the UK are calling for more education on climate change and sustainability in schools, according to a new survey which found more than 2.5 million 7-17 year-olds backing the move. The research, commissioned by Zurich Insurance, finds over one third (32%) of 7-17 year olds want climate change and sustainability topics to be covered at school. The poll also found nearly a quarter … Continue reading Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Green startup ChopValue has launched a “climate positive” modular shelving system made of 4,276 recycled chopsticks. Known as SMĪLE, the eco-friendly shelving unit is made from recycled chopsticks and construction steel, urban harvested from restaurants and construction sites. With its minimalist and space-saving design, the timeless shelving system would suit any interiors. The raw material, used in manufacturing the SMĪLE unit and other products from ChopValue’s range, is … Continue reading SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Volunteers on Malaysia’s resort island of Tioman are cleaning up beaches of ocean-bound plastic every weekend, which is then transformed by a local recycling plant into pellets and made into a range of products including auto parts, home appliances and furniture. Heng Hiap, based in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, is one of a growing number of companies working with environmentalists to collect and … Continue reading Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

New land of low biodiversity that is put into nature’s recovery in England must be protected under planning laws, The Wildlife Trusts announced in response to the UK Government’s proposed planning reforms. The conservation charity – which has called for the creation of a new designation, known as Widebelt, to support nature’s recovery – says the protection would enable new land that is currently of … Continue reading Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

Costa Rica’s conservation map has grown more than 11,000 square kilometres during the last 10 years, according to environmental organisation Costa Rica por Siempre Association (ACRXS). More than 400 communities in Costa Rica have benefited from projects of ecological, economic and social impact over the last 10 years. To date, these represent more than $ 23 million invested in 456 initiatives, the equivalent of a new project … Continue reading Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a wind farm, the first of its kind on an Indian reservation in North Dakota. The 235-megawatt wind farm will support the Tribe’s essential needs such as schools, roads, health care and housing development on a reservation that straddles North and South Dakota. About 60 turbines are slated to dot the Porcupine Hills, between Fort Yates and Porcupine … Continue reading Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations

More Than Weeds: Nature project helping to rewild streets and change people’s perceptions of weeds

More Than Weeds is a project aimed at changing people’s perception of weeds that grow on walls, pavements and tree pits in urban areas. The project is the brainchild of Sophie Leguil, a London-based botanist, who aims to encourage local authorities to embrace spontaneous flora, and to help them manage it in a sustainable way through the publication of best practice guides. Across Europe, more and … Continue reading More Than Weeds: Nature project helping to rewild streets and change people’s perceptions of weeds

Home Projects that make your Life Greener — ecogreenlove

It’s worth taking the time to consider which home projects are going to benefit both yourself as well as the environment we all share. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for summer home projects that will be good for both you and the planet. Home Projects that make your Life Greener — ecogreenlove Continue reading Home Projects that make your Life Greener — ecogreenlove

Lewis Hamilton backs new “climate-aware sport” where all-electric SUVs race across remote territories

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton is backing a new sport, which will see all-electric SUVs racing across five remote territories to raise awareness of climate issues, “because of its environmental focus”. The six-time Formula 1 world champion will enter a team in the new Extreme E racing series, which will be broadcast live across the BBC, starting in Dakar, Senegal on 23-24 January 2021. … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton backs new “climate-aware sport” where all-electric SUVs race across remote territories

Kitepower: Pioneering kite-designed, airborne wind energy system can reduce the cost of wind energy

Netherlands-based startup Kitepower has developed an airborne wind energy system which uses 90% less material than wind turbines and can significantly reduce the cost of wind energy. Unlike conventional wind turbines, the Kitepower system does not require resource-intensive towers or heavy foundations and is thus easy to transport and deploy. The system, whose design follows that of a recreational kite, is able to harness stronger … Continue reading Kitepower: Pioneering kite-designed, airborne wind energy system can reduce the cost of wind energy