E-Waste and what we can do about it

The electronic waste is getting out of our hands. Every 18 months we change mobile phones and our computers every 2 years. Are we aware of what are they made of and where do they end up? And most importantly: What can we, as individuals, do to reduce it? On this post you’ll find an infographic with some numbers and solutions we can contribute to … Continue reading E-Waste and what we can do about it

bio-bean’s vision to turn the waste of 1 in 2 cups of coffee drank in the UK into biofuels

Green energy pioneers bio-bean, who are at the forefront of recycling waste coffee grounds, is currently capturing the waste from one in 10 cups of coffee drank in the UK and turning them into biofuels. With its pioneering technologies of turning used coffee grounds into a cheap, renewable fuel that can be used in wood-burning stoves, bio-bean hope to extend its capture of coffee waste to 1 … Continue reading bio-bean’s vision to turn the waste of 1 in 2 cups of coffee drank in the UK into biofuels

RiverBlue: Can fashion save the planet?

Documentary film RiverBlue is putting the iconic fashion item of blue jeans under the spotlight to unveil its contribution to the destruction of the world’s rivers and its effect on humanity. Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, RiverBlue brings to light the impact that the manufacturing clothing has on rivers, and the impact its had on people who … Continue reading RiverBlue: Can fashion save the planet?

The Story of Stuff: Microfibers from washing clothes, another ocean pollutant

The Story of Stuff’s latest film is explaining how the tiny bits of synthetic fibers washing off clothes – think polyester yoga pants, fleeces and underwear even, among others – are creating an environmental catastrophe in the oceans. These microfiber pieces are smaller than a grain of rice, measuring less than 5mm in length, which mean they cannot be filtered out by washing machines or even … Continue reading The Story of Stuff: Microfibers from washing clothes, another ocean pollutant

Ten-year-old designs a renewable-powered tiny home for $10

A renewable-powered tiny home, made from reclaimed materials, has been created by a fifth-grader as part of a school project. Callie Hilton, 10, designed Callie’s Coop as an off-grid mobile shelter powered via a small solar panel, which includes a composting toilet, solar oven and rainwater capturing system. The innovative and genius tiny home was created, designed and built by the 10-year old, Callie Hilton, … Continue reading Ten-year-old designs a renewable-powered tiny home for $10

A Plastic Ocean: Documentary looks at workable solutions to plastic pollution

Award-winning documentary movie, A Plastic Ocean, examines the global effects of plastic pollution and introduces the world to workable solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better. In A Plastic Ocean, an international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly … Continue reading A Plastic Ocean: Documentary looks at workable solutions to plastic pollution

One Less Plastic Bottle: The Ecology Center campaign to ditch plastic

Stickers are a great way to get your message across and The Ecology Center are giving away stickers, emblazoned with One Less Plastic Bottle, to encourage people to ditch disposable water bottles in favour of re-usable glass bottles. With World Water Day coming up on March 22, The Ecology Center’s The Water Effect campaign sets out to “inspire ripples of change” through simple solutions such … Continue reading One Less Plastic Bottle: The Ecology Center campaign to ditch plastic

Island Earth: Documentary examines how the world’s population can be fed without destroying the planet

Island Earth is a documentary film that tells the story of a young indigenous scientist’s journey in Hawaii, through the corn fields of GMO companies and loi patches of traditional elders, revealing modern truths and ancient values that can save the future of our food. Island Earth follows Malia Chun, Cliff Kapono, and Dustin Barca – three Hawaiians seeking to make Hawaii a beacon of hope … Continue reading Island Earth: Documentary examines how the world’s population can be fed without destroying the planet

Tetiaroa: Marlon Brando’s environmental legacy

Tetiaroa, located 30 miles north of Tahiti, was once the island of choice for Tahitian royalty on vacation. It was later chosen as an island of personal sanctuary for acting royalty, Marlon Brando. Marlon Brando had an vision to preserve sanctuaries for future generations and raise awareness of the fragility of our environment. The Marlon Brando Estate, which owns the Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, opened … Continue reading Tetiaroa: Marlon Brando’s environmental legacy

Top Things to Reuse and Recycle

This infographic revolves around some of the creative tips you can follow to reduce the amount of stuff you throw away. Start reusing and recycling everything in life and reduce your carbon footprints. If you can: Reduce it If you can’t: Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle it If you can’t: Recycle it 💚 via Top Things to Reuse and Recycle [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Top Things to Reuse and Recycle