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

Cycling Without Age: Enabling the elderly to enjoy their freedom and nature by way of trishaw rides

Cycling Without Age is helping the elderly – many of whom are no longer mobile or have limited mobility – to enjoy nature to its fullest by way of trishaw rides. The movement was started by Ole Kassow in Denmark in 2012. Ole Kassow wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. … Continue reading Cycling Without Age: Enabling the elderly to enjoy their freedom and nature by way of trishaw rides

The Bee Trail: An app-led walking tour in pursuit of bees in their King’s Cross habitats

Want to learn about bees while exploring some of their new-found habitats in central London? Then check out The Bee Trail, an app-led, interactive walking tour of King’s Cross. The Bee Trail app journeys through one of London’s newest areas where you can see the new forage and habitats that have been created especially. The app, developed by The Honey Club, teaches about bees and their importance, … Continue reading The Bee Trail: An app-led walking tour in pursuit of bees in their King’s Cross habitats

Remote Colombian island, Santa Cruz del Islote, teaching the world how to live sustainably

Inhabitants of a tiny Colombian community island, Santa Cruz del Islote, which is completely self-reliant and focusses on sharing resources, have opened up their island to the world virtually so the world may learn to be as sustainable as they are. Virtually, people can explore the entire island, complete 9 lessons, learn about the community and graduate from the school of sustainability. Located just off the … Continue reading Remote Colombian island, Santa Cruz del Islote, teaching the world how to live sustainably

London on course to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities

London, one of the busiest cities in the world, is aiming to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities in the world thanks to a raft of new initiatives. With London’s population projected to reach 10 million by 2030, the need to create a fully sustainable city is crucial to its future. Next year, London will become the first-ever National Park City – a project that … Continue reading London on course to become one of the greenest and most sustainable cities

Trash collecting Samurai Warriors spread environmental message across Tokyo

A team of environmentally-conscious Samurai Warriors are helping to make Tokyo dwellers be mindful of their environment think twice before littering the city streets. Known as Gomihiroi Samurai (“Samurai Who Pick Up Litter”), these individuals dress in traditional samurai garb and pull out some slick moves whenever they spot an errant piece of sidewalk trash. Every time they make a grand appearance on the streets, … Continue reading Trash collecting Samurai Warriors spread environmental message across Tokyo

Celsious: The eco-friendly laundromat with the planet and wellbeing in mind

Going to the laundromat is not on everyone’s favourite list, but Celsious, a unique laundromat in Brooklyn, is making the experience both eco-friendly and with wellbeing in mind. Celsious features the most energy-efficient washers and dryers currently on the market as well as an organic coffee bar – offering a luxurious washing experience in a beautifully designed environment. It’s where locals can do their washing using complimentary detergent by … Continue reading Celsious: The eco-friendly laundromat with the planet and wellbeing in mind

Community RePaint: Helping to colour lives across the UK by redistributing leftover paint

Summer is an opportune time to do some DIY and for individuals, families, communities and charities in need and who are wanting to redecorate, The Community RePaint network is making it possible by collecting leftover paint and redistributing it at an affordable cost. Around 50 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic sized swimming pools – is thrown away each year in the UK. … Continue reading Community RePaint: Helping to colour lives across the UK by redistributing leftover paint

Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Milk & Honey (Leche y Miel) is a short film that centres around the Colorado River, showcasing the Latino community of Yuma, and their connection to the strained river. Yuma is often thought of as a hot, dry desert town in southwestern Arizona, but it is the land of abundance as during the winter months, nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans eat are grown in … Continue reading Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Wandle Rain Gardens: Community rally round to create wildlife-friendly and flood-resilient gardens

Rain gardens are being created by communities in south-west London to help retain rainwater – improving resilience to both flooding and drought. Wandle Rain Gardens, a project by the London Wildlife Trust, empowers communities living along the course of the River Wandle to create green landscape features which can help retain rainwater, and so improving the communities’ resilience to flooding and other impacts from climate change. A rain garden … Continue reading Wandle Rain Gardens: Community rally round to create wildlife-friendly and flood-resilient gardens