Luminary Bakery: Social enterprise empowering women through baking

Luminary Bakery is a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women from disadvantaged backgrounds build a future for themselves and their families, by learning how to bake. The Stoke Newington-based bakery in North East London provides a safe and professional environment where women – who have experienced homelessness, domestic violence, prostitution, sexual exploitation or have been in prison – can grow holistically, “encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances”. … Continue reading Luminary Bakery: Social enterprise empowering women through baking

Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL STORY — LRInspire

https://player.vimeo.com/video/243051889 The independent media group Unicorn Riot releases the documentary Black Snake Killaz a #NoDAPL story that documents the historic efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Unicorn Riot, who were one of the first non-Native media organizations reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline, has weaved together footage the establishment of the Sacred Stone Camp to […] via Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL … Continue reading Unicorn Riot Releases BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: A #NODAPL STORY — LRInspire

Environmental activist Rob Greenfield’s simple sustainable apartment

Environmental activist and adventurer Rob Greenfield is well known for championing sustainable living. Bringing his message of sustainability and earth-friendly living to the United States, he has twice cycled across the US on a bamboo bicycle. And as the creator of the Food Waste Fiasco, a campaign that strives to end food waste and hunger in the US, Rob Greenfield embarked on a 30-day challenge in 2014 to … Continue reading Environmental activist Rob Greenfield’s simple sustainable apartment

Wikado Playground: Kids playground built from discarded wind turbine parts

Discarded wind turbine blades have found a second life as a futuristic-style kids playground, Wikado Playground, in the Netherlands. The Rotterdam-based playground is a maze-like structure made from five discarded wind turbine blades that have been cut up into parts and re-painted. The recycled blades make up a slide tower, a watch tower, tunnels, bridges, ramps, and slides. While wind power energy is gaining momentum as the … Continue reading Wikado Playground: Kids playground built from discarded wind turbine parts

World’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Amazon to plant 73 million trees

Tens of millions of new trees will be planted in the Amazon under a new project led by Conservation International, and with indigenous communities having ownership of the project. The largest tropical reforestation project in history seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023. Spanning 30,000 hectares of land (about 74,000 acres), the … Continue reading World’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Amazon to plant 73 million trees

Leafsnap app: Identify tree species on your nature walk

Leafsnap is a cool app that uses visual recognition software to identify tree species from photos of their leaves. While the leaves are still falling during the remainder of Autumn, Leafsnap makes a perfect nature companion for those who like to pick up leaves. The way it works is that you take a photo of the leaf, with the leafstalk still attached, against a white background, … Continue reading Leafsnap app: Identify tree species on your nature walk

eXXpedition: All-women voyage highlights plastic in the ocean

eXXpedition, an all-women microplastic research expedition, completed a round trip of Britain in the Summer to raise awareness of ocean plastic and sample the water to see what damage is being done. The month long voyage aboard S/V Sea Dragon, which started in Plymouth on 8 August, sailed into the heart of all four of Britain’s capital cities, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and London, as well as to the Isle … Continue reading eXXpedition: All-women voyage highlights plastic in the ocean

Projeto Grael: Using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil

Projeto Grael is using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil – everything from understanding habitat, reducing plastic to clean-ups. The environmental education NGO founded by world-renowned Brazilian sailors Lars and Torben Grael aims to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution and engage youth, children, and adults in actions and habits for reversing the destruction. Based in Niteroi, the sailors and Olympic … Continue reading Projeto Grael: Using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil

Demand Energy Equality: Workshops on creating solar chargers and off grid energy

Demand Energy Equality is opening up renewable energy to all by running DIY workshops and building public art to engage people in the future of energy and the need to reduce demand. The south-east London based organisation works with communities, organisations and individuals spreading energy literacy, practical energy skills and increasing awareness of the need to fairly reduce energy consumption. Demand Energy Equality currently run two workshops – Introduction to … Continue reading Demand Energy Equality: Workshops on creating solar chargers and off grid energy

Homeboy Recycling: Helping ex-offenders with jobs in e-waste recycling

Homeboy Recycling is providing a solution to two of California’s major problems – overflowing landfills and prisons. The Los Angeles-based social enterprise provides on-the-job training and employment for men and women who face barriers to employment, mainly ex-inmates and former gang members. It doesn’t hire people with a history of fraud or identity theft. Homeboy Recycling offers certified e-waste recycling, data destruction, and IT asset recovery services. Employees and … Continue reading Homeboy Recycling: Helping ex-offenders with jobs in e-waste recycling