Help save community-made cider, Local Fox

The Orchard Project – the people behind London’s community-made cider, Local Fox Cider – have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help keep this unique tipple alive. With less than a week to go, The Orchard Project is hoping to raise £17,500 by 10 December to keep the production of Local Fox Cider running, since its funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund is coming to an … Continue reading Help save community-made cider, Local Fox

Bologna gives free beer and gelato for those who use sustainable transport

The Italian city of Bologna is rewarding its citizens for using sustainable forms of transport with free beer, ice cream or film tickets. The programme, which runs from April to September, aims to reduce pollution and offers residents and visitors an incentive to walk, cycle or take public transport, rather than travel by car. More than 100 businesses in Bologna have signed up to the … Continue reading Bologna gives free beer and gelato for those who use sustainable transport

Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

Palos Verdes School Gardens (PVSG) is turning gardens in to classrooms in efforts to bring kids closer to nature in South Bay, California. Offering “edible education”, the nonprofit’s weekly garden programme serves 11 schools and collaborates and consults with Rolling Hills Prep, PVPUSD Food Services for middle and high schools, as well as neighboring schools in the South Bay and the Greater Los Angeles area. … Continue reading Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

OnSide Youth Zones: Safe and inspirational places for young people to be supported and to develop themselves

Young people in deprived areas are being offered an alternative to spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, thanks to a network of youth facilities in the UK. Founded by young people’s charity, OnSide, Youth Zones offer activities in sports, arts, music, employability and mentoring for young people aged eight to 19, or up to 25 for those with a disability. Around … Continue reading OnSide Youth Zones: Safe and inspirational places for young people to be supported and to develop themselves

Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

In a world clued on to repurposing and engaging people of all ages in fun and informative ways, Road Trip is a double-decker bus with a difference – serving as a “green space” where kids and communities around California can learn about growing their own food and connecting with nature. Housed on the 32-foot double decker bus are DIY stations, an inspiring prep kitchen, and hands-on … Continue reading Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

Acta Non Verba: Youth urban farm reconnecting children with nature in Oakland

Acta Non Verba is a youth urban farm in Oakland, California that’s planned, planted, harvested, and sold by local elementary and middle school-aged kids. Founded and led mainly by women of colour from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland. The densely populated urban area of East Oakland suffers from pollution, … Continue reading Acta Non Verba: Youth urban farm reconnecting children with nature in Oakland

Konohana Family: Sustainable community on the foot of Mt. Fuji living a natural existence

Konohana Family is a sustainable community – based at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan – is home to more than 60 people who cultivate over 250 rice and vegetable crops across 16 hectares. The sustainable community practices organic agriculture, and does not use any chemical fertilisers, agricultural chemicals, or genetically modified technology. Konohana Family, who say they have “borrowed the land for free … Continue reading Konohana Family: Sustainable community on the foot of Mt. Fuji living a natural existence

Native Land interactive map encouraging settlers to engage with Indigenous history

Every stretch of land on this planet belongs to Mother Nature which is home to her children, Indigenous peoples, and now an interactive map, Native Land, aims to chart Indigenous territories of North America and Canada for “the sake of helping people get interested and engaged”. Native-Land.ca is a resource to help North Americans learn more about their local history. It’s designed to help people see … Continue reading Native Land interactive map encouraging settlers to engage with Indigenous history

The solar grandmas of Madagascar

A group of grandmas are leading the renewable energy revolution in rural Africa, having successfully brought solar panels to more than 200 families in their village in Madagascar. Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark, and so the resourceful group of grannies decided to change that by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, the … Continue reading The solar grandmas of Madagascar

The Camden Highline aiming to create “a new green artery for London”

The High Line – New York City’s elevated public park – has inspired many and sparked several projects worldwide to recreate its charm and reuse of former railway lines as vital and thriving green spaces in cities. London has its own plans too. The Camden Highline proposes to convert a stretch of disused railway line between Camden Town and King’s Cross into an elevated park. Running for … Continue reading The Camden Highline aiming to create “a new green artery for London”