Ayo: A Rain Tale game sheds light on young girl’s tough clean water fetching duty

Ayo: A Rain Tale is a game that examines the issue of drinkable water transport by children under extreme conditions. The game, which is available for PC and mobile, sheds light on a young girl in Sub-Saharan Africa who regularly carries her tough water-fetching duty through harsh desert conditions with courage. Ayo’s perilous struggle is shared by many girls in Sub-Saharan Africa who live in … Continue reading Ayo: A Rain Tale game sheds light on young girl’s tough clean water fetching duty

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics. Plastic pollution is poisoning the oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting the health of the planet and people. Earth Day Network, the world’s largest environmental movement who founded Earth Day, is working to secure a future free of plastic pollution. … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!

Friendly Soap: Palm oil-free soap that’s gentle on skin and on the environment

As a more sustainable cleansing option, soap bars are becoming a common feature in the bathroom again. Friendly Soap make natural soap bars using the ancient cold-process method which creates a biodegradable soap with zero by-products. There is literally no waste. Friendly Soap’s palm oil-free range of soaps are all made using natural plant-based oils – coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, shea butter and cocoa … Continue reading Friendly Soap: Palm oil-free soap that’s gentle on skin and on the environment

Streetbank: Connecting people to their neighbours and fostering a sharing culture

Streetbank is aiming to bring a sense of community back to streets across the world by connecting people with their neighbours to give things away they no longer need, to share things and to share skills. The website and app, which facilitates exchanges and interactions with locals, was set up by Londoner Sam Stephens who found that through sharing things with his neighbours, he was getting to … Continue reading Streetbank: Connecting people to their neighbours and fostering a sharing culture

World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Images of marine life entangled in plastic six-pack rings have brought to light the detrimental effects of plastic on the oceans and its indigenous lifeforms. Now a startup has created the first eco-friendly six pack ring, E6PR (Eco Six-Pack Ring), made from by-product waste and other compostable materials, designed to replace the plastic rings. The E6PR is made from wheat and barley, which enables it to be composted. When disposed … Continue reading World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Repowering London, a not-for-profit cooperative, supports communities to deliver, own and manage renewable energy projects that provide benefits to themselves and those around them. By facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects, Repowering London is helping to tackle fuel poverty in the capital. Started in 2011 by a group of volunteers in South London, Repowering London empowers communities to engage with energy. Working in partnership … Continue reading Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Miami-based teen, Theo Quenee, is helping to preserve and protect the South Florida landscape, having planted hundreds of mangroves to replace trees trampled by last year’s Hurricane Irma. Mangroves are an essential part of a marine eco-system. In addition to providing a healthy and complex habitat for fish, sharks, and turtles, they also protect the coastline from erosion. Though the tropical storm, Hurricane Irma, wreaked havoc … Continue reading Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

rCup: Introducing a reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups

rCup, the world’s first reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups, is the latest reusable coffee cup offering. Made by award-winning design company ashortwalk, rCUP is BPA free, dishwasher safe, leak proof and designed for a 10+ years lifetime. Each rCup is made from six coffee cups, and features a screw-top lid to keep hot drinks secure. The reusable cups, which themselves can be recycled, is … Continue reading rCup: Introducing a reusable coffee cup made from recycled paper coffee cups

Wean Green: Glass storage containers for every eventuality

Wean Green offer eco-friendly glass storage solutions for every household eventuality. The Wean Green collection of containers, made from tempered glass, feature cubed shaped containers which are perfect for storing  baby food, small lunch bowls perfect for small meals and meal bowls ideal for storing larger meals. While the tempered glass is around 5x stronger than regular glass, Wean Green’s containers are non-toxic and the silicone seal … Continue reading Wean Green: Glass storage containers for every eventuality

The Big Dig: Bringing people together in community gardens ready for the new growing season

The Big Dig, an annual event aimed at getting people to volunteer in their local community garden to get ready for the new growing season, takes place on 21 April. Events will be taking place across London and Durham this year, with the aim of promoting edible gardens and encouraging people to volunteer, Participants can check out the city maps on The Big Dig website to find … Continue reading The Big Dig: Bringing people together in community gardens ready for the new growing season