Green Documentaries: Bag it — ecogreenlove

Bag It follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who decides to take a closer look at our cultural love affair with plastics. Jeb’s journey in this documentary film starts with simple questions: Are plastic bags really necessary? What are plastic bags made from? What happens to plastic bags after they are … Continue reading Green Documentaries: Bag it — ecogreenlove

Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis

Recycle Beirut is one of a number of citizen-operated initiatives in Lebanon who are tackling the country’s garbage crisis and finding solutions to stop polluting the Mediterranean Sea, of which the Levantine-country is a major contributor. Kassem Kazak, along with an American friend, was inspired to set up the recycling business as a solution to not just the garbage crisis in the country, but the … Continue reading Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis

Parley for the Oceans & Corona commit to protect 100 islands against plastic pollution by 2020

Parley for the Oceans has teamed up with Corona in a commitment to protect 100 Islands against marine plastic pollution by 2020 and to turn them into “symbols of change”. The long-term partnership sees the Mexican drinks company, Corona, and creative campaigners for ocean awareness, Parley for the Oceans, commit to protecting 100 islands starting in six key regions – Mexico, Maldives, Australia, Chile, Italy and the … Continue reading Parley for the Oceans & Corona commit to protect 100 islands against plastic pollution by 2020

SEED: The Untold Story – movie shows how guardians are fighting to save our seeds

Seeds are one of the planet’s most treasured resources, yet in the last century 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story is a documentary movie which follows seed guardians as they battle to defend the future of the planet’s food. Agro-chemical companies such as Monsanto, which is the world’s largest genetically modified seed corporation, now controls over a quarter of the world’s seeds. They own … Continue reading SEED: The Untold Story – movie shows how guardians are fighting to save our seeds

Jadav Payeng: One man makes a difference by planting a forest in India

Jadav Payeng has single-handedly been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion. He started in 1979 and today he has planted a forest larger than New York’s Central Park. The native Majuli islander has dedicated his life to planting trees on the island, creating a forest that was left a barren wasteland after deforestation. Majuli Island, nestled in Northeast India next to … Continue reading Jadav Payeng: One man makes a difference by planting a forest in India

Polluted Water Popsicles: Sewage-filled popsicles raise awareness of water pollution

Awareness raising about water pollution and waste has taken on a new campaigning technique in the form of frozen popsicles comprising of sewage from Taiwan. With its bright coloured wrappers, each numbered and with a specific name, the popsicles look like any other popsicle. Look carefully at the wrapper and each popsicle states a “flavour” which in fact is based on the locale of the … Continue reading Polluted Water Popsicles: Sewage-filled popsicles raise awareness of water pollution

Cigarette Butts and the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

This infographic outlines the impact cigarettes have on the environment. It really is incredible that 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide every year. Many of these cigarette parts end up in our rivers and end up killing thousands of marine animals annually. via Cigarette Butts and the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Cigarette Butts and the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Chasing Coral: Documentary reveals why coral reefs are vanishing

Chasing Coral –  filmed over three years with 650+ hours of underwater footage – examines why the world’s coral reefs are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. In the documentary movie, a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure – around Bermuda, Australia, Hawaii and American Samoa to name but a few – to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to … Continue reading Chasing Coral: Documentary reveals why coral reefs are vanishing

Comp-A-Tent: Compostable tents fit for festivals

Comp-A-Tent is a compostable tent fit for festivals, aimed at tackling the impact of waste at festivals – 750,000 tents are sent to landfill or incineration. Designed by Amanda Campbell, who developed the eco-friendly tent while studying architectural studies, Comp-A-Tent is made from non-finite, bio-based materials which are selected for their minimal environmental impact. The new invention will save festival organisers in clear up costs, save the planet … Continue reading Comp-A-Tent: Compostable tents fit for festivals