Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Bangkok is famous for its night markets, now there’s a new night market in town, Model Market, focused entirely on upcycling. What is being heralded as Bangkok’s first upcycle market, the entire concept of Bangkok’s brand new food, beverage, and entertainment urban space is that everything is recycled or reused. The aim of Model Market is to promote sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic and minimising … Continue reading Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Community heroes Brixton Soup Kitchen providing positive vibes and a support system for those in need

Brixton Soup Kitchen is a community space for homeless people and Londoners in need by providing free food, support and company. The South London-based soup kitchen on Coldharbour Lane provides hot meals, as well as a food bank and clothes bank. Service users also have access to legal advice, CV workshops, job guidance, advice on housing, and confidence-boasting coaching. Brixton Soup Kitchen was founded in … Continue reading Community heroes Brixton Soup Kitchen providing positive vibes and a support system for those in need

Detroit Dirt: Pashon Murray’s passion for waste reduction contributing to the city’s move to zero-waste

Detroit Dirt, a local composting and biomass collection company in Detroit, is aiming to create a zero-waste mindset throughout communities and drive forward a low-carbon economy. At the heart of the business is co-founder Pashon Murray, who is passionate about waste reduction, recycling, the reuse of materials and keeping things out of landfill. Detroit Dirt collects manure from plant eating animals at the Detroit Zoo … Continue reading Detroit Dirt: Pashon Murray’s passion for waste reduction contributing to the city’s move to zero-waste

Floating eco-park to transform Chicago River into habitat for wildlife, environment and recreation

Wild Mile Chicago – a mile-long, floating eco-park which will transform a section of the man-made, steel-walled Chicago River into a space which serves people, wildlife, and the environment – is set to open next year. Upon completion in 2020, Wild Mile Chicago will contain floating gardens, forests, wetlands, public walkways, educational learning stations, kayak access points, and more. Plans for the public space builds … Continue reading Floating eco-park to transform Chicago River into habitat for wildlife, environment and recreation

Food Is Free: Neighbourhood lane becomes hub for free food in Ballarat, Australia

A community in Ballarat, Australia have set up a lane in between houses where people can drop off or collect surplus nutritious food  – including veggies, fruits, and herbs – for free and connect with the neighbourhood. Food Is Free Laneway was founded by Ballarat resident Lou Ridsdale, who set up the laneway alongside her home to share food with the local community, beautify the … Continue reading Food Is Free: Neighbourhood lane becomes hub for free food in Ballarat, Australia

Agroarte: Gardening and Hip Hop join forces to rebuild communities in Colombian city

Agriculture is joining forces with hip hop in the Colombian city Medellín to help build strong and resilient communities in an area where gang violence once prevailed for decades. The initiative, Agroarte, was set up by Colombian rapper El AKA, creating ‘Jardines resistentes de vida’ (resistant gardens of life) to maintain a united community through gardening. El AKA grew up in a working-class neighbourhood of Medellín … Continue reading Agroarte: Gardening and Hip Hop join forces to rebuild communities in Colombian city

Seed Libraries where library members can “borrow” fruit and veg seeds for free

Public libraries across the US are offering library members free fruit and vegetable seeds to promote sustainability. Known as seed libraries, these collections of complimentary seed packets are being made available in hundreds of libraries across the country. While some institutions simply give the packets away to library card holders, others allow them to be “checked out” with the understanding that the seeds of any future … Continue reading Seed Libraries where library members can “borrow” fruit and veg seeds for free

The Flipflopi: Boat made from recycled plastic and flip-flops sets sail on awareness-raising mission

The Flipflopi – a Kenyan community-built boat constructed from recycled marine plastic and flip-flops – has set sail on its first overseas mission to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. Departing from Lamu on the Kenyan coast on 24 January, the FlipFlopi will sail south along the coasts of Kenya stopping in Watamu, Kilifi, Mombasa and Diani, before crossing into northern Tanzania with planned stops … Continue reading The Flipflopi: Boat made from recycled plastic and flip-flops sets sail on awareness-raising mission

If Not Us Then Who?: Storytelling highlighting the role of indigenous people as planetary guardians

If Not Us Then Who? is a global awareness campaign highlighting the role indigenous and local peoples play in protecting the planet. Working in partnership with indigenous communities across the world, If Not Us Then Who? tells the stories of those people who are often ignored yet are the ones who truly know what it takes to ensure the survival of the planet and maintain its … Continue reading If Not Us Then Who?: Storytelling highlighting the role of indigenous people as planetary guardians

Street lamp powered by dog poop lights up beauty spot in the Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills – with its landscape of ancient woodland, rolling pastures and wild, open spaces – is famed for its spring water and breathtaking vistas. And now that claim to fame also extends to a streetlamp which is powered by dog poop. The streetlamp, which lights up a popular area of outstanding beauty, is the brainchild of local resident Brian Harper, who was encouraged … Continue reading Street lamp powered by dog poop lights up beauty spot in the Malvern Hills