Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Insolar is a startup dedicated to bringing solar power to low-income families in Brazil. In collaboration with low-income communities, Insolar install Photovoltaic Systems that convert the energy of the sun into electric energy, thus reducing the resident’s energy bills, as well as helping to preserve the environment. Insolar began life providing solar power in Santa Marta, a favela in Rio de Janeiro that’s home to … Continue reading Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Where does the water you drink – bottled or tap – come from?

Do you know where the water that you drink comes from? Or did you know that there’s a difference between spring water and mineral water? Whether you drink tap water, spring water or mineral water, here’s all you need to know about where your water comes from. Spring Water Spring water is the term used to refer to water collected directly from an underground spring … Continue reading Where does the water you drink – bottled or tap – come from?

Chilly’s: Reusable water bottle keeping water chilled regardless of outside temperature

Summer is a perfect time to give up single-use plastic bottles and invest in a reusable bottle. With temperatures sizzling, keep hydrated with water stored in a Chilly’s Bottle. Made from durable, stainless steel, for both the inside and outside walls, Chilly’s Bottles keeps drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours, regardless of the outside temperature. These eco-friendly bottles are the brainchild of James Butterfield … Continue reading Chilly’s: Reusable water bottle keeping water chilled regardless of outside temperature

Sun, Sand, Beach & the Bees: Bee Workshop for kids at Dock Beach

Combine a fun trip to the beach with your kids and get them learning more about bees. London honey producers, Bermondsey Street Bees will be hitting the beach at Royal Docks this Saturday for a special children’s workshop. The interactive workshop features four activities including dressing up in bee-suits and gloves; tasting local Custom House Honey; a touch-pool including bee-wax comb, pollen, propolis and other bee items; … Continue reading Sun, Sand, Beach & the Bees: Bee Workshop for kids at Dock Beach

Cultivation Street: Supporting community gardens bring people, plants and pride together

Cultivation Street is aiming to bring Britain’s streets back to life through people, plants and pride by supporting community gardening projects. Community gardens across the UK are not only growing rapidly in numbers but are also transforming lives as well as the land itself. Community gardening has been recognised for its therapeutic benefits – helping those suffering from physical or mental disabilities. Some community gardens also … Continue reading Cultivation Street: Supporting community gardens bring people, plants and pride together

Six-year-old boy campaigns to save our oceans while cleaning up beaches across Northern Ireland

The fight to save the world’s oceans starts early for some like six-year-old Charlie Hamilton-Cooper, dubbed a “litter hero” for his spare time spent cleaning rubbish off beaches across Northern Ireland. The young boy from Crossgar has taken part in cleaning up 40 beaches across Northern Ireland with the help of his parents Jonathan and Catherine Hamilton-Cooper. Charlie Hamilton-Cooper’s quest to save the oceans started when … Continue reading Six-year-old boy campaigns to save our oceans while cleaning up beaches across Northern Ireland

Brandless: Online grocery shopping made more affordable and more conscious

Brandless is an online grocery store making “better stuff accessible and affordable for more people”. The online store, which sells over 300 everyday essentials all priced at $3 each, cuts out the middleman and ships direct to consumers. The San Francisco-based start-up aims to take on major brands with its direct-to-consumer online offering based on non-branded products. Among Brandless’s 300 or so products sold online are … Continue reading Brandless: Online grocery shopping made more affordable and more conscious

The Green House: Fully circular green hub with a restaurant and urban farm opens in Netherlands

The Green House is a new green hub – built on eco-friendly, sustainable and circular principles – that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting centre in the Netherlands. Currently located in Utrecht, The Green House pavilion has been designed with modular components, so that it is demountable and can be easily moved. The Green House will temporarily be based in Utrecht for 15 years, … Continue reading The Green House: Fully circular green hub with a restaurant and urban farm opens in Netherlands

One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution

The Thames Project is using a unique mode of transportation to engage the public in helping to clean up the waterways and to raise awareness of plastic waste. The Thames Project founder Dhruv Boruah has created a floating bicycle which he cycles on rivers and canals collecting plastic waste. The London-based adventurer constructed the floating bicycle using a bamboo bicycle, then putting yellow floats on either … Continue reading One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution