We the Power: New short from Patagonia Films looks at the community-owned future of energy

We the Power, a new film by Patagonia Films, explores the citizen-led community-renewable energy movement in Europe and the visionaries lighting the way. We the Power follows friends, families and visionaries as they break down legislative barriers and take power back from big energy companies to put in the hands of locals. The film, which will be released on 15 April, aims to show that the … Continue reading We the Power: New short from Patagonia Films looks at the community-owned future of energy

More than 500 grey seals recorded at a Cumbrian nature reserve for the first time

Cumbria’s South Walney Nature Reserve has recorded 518 grey seals in a record first. Drones were used at the South Walney Nature Reserve in Barrow, England where 518 seals were counted between September 2020 and March 2021. This compares to the previous highs recorded in March 2019 when drone technology counted 483 seals, and 360 counted in January 2018. The grey seal is one of … Continue reading More than 500 grey seals recorded at a Cumbrian nature reserve for the first time

Singer Angélique Kidjo launches fundraising campaign for environmental short film, Mother Nature

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has launched a fundraising campaign for the production of an environmental short film, entitled Mother Nature. Angélique Kidjo has teamed up with French director Yann Arthus-Bertrand to make the short film which expands the Grammy Award-winning singer’s message of the her song Mother Nature. The film has been described as “a cinematic illustration of the eponymous title of her forthcoming album”, … Continue reading Singer Angélique Kidjo launches fundraising campaign for environmental short film, Mother Nature

The Wildlife Trusts launch new projects to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of land by 2030

Ten nature projects – which includes the converting an ex-golf course into an urban oasis for bees and butterflies, rewilding a village and restoring Ice Age ponds – have been launched by The Wildlife Trusts in efforts to help restore wild landscapes across England and Wales. The projects are part of The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 by 30 campaign ambition to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of … Continue reading The Wildlife Trusts launch new projects to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of land by 2030

Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear — ecogreenlove

Specifically, the world of tourism is at risk of rising sea levels. Scientists, experts, and government officials have outlined the extreme risk of flooding in some of these places and that even some of these destinations could simply disappear. The increased threat of sea-level rise also will severely impact the communities that facilitate tourism in these holidaying hotspots. Here are some visuals showing how some … Continue reading Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear — ecogreenlove

Marine charity calls for the creation of national parks around the UK’s coast to help conserve marine habitats

Blue Marine Foundation has called for the creation of national parks in the waters around the UK coast to help conserve fragile marine habitats. In a new report, entitled National Marine Parks: A Vision for British Seas, Blue Marine Foundation has identified 10 areas around the UK coast that it said could be designated national parks within the next 10 years. These include the greater Thames … Continue reading Marine charity calls for the creation of national parks around the UK’s coast to help conserve marine habitats

Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats

A conservation effort that removed rats from one of the islands in Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago has become a new example of how ecosystems can fully recover to their natural state in little more than a decade.  Formerly known as Rat Island, a coordinated conservation effort conducted by Island Conservation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy removed the rats on the renamed … Continue reading Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats

Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

Surfers Against Sewage is looking for the next generation of activists between the ages of 11 and 18 to come together at the Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit, on 8 June for World Oceans Day. The Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit is a one-day virtual event, that will cover a range of activities hosted by some of the nation’s leading, influential youth activists. The aim of … Continue reading Surfers Against Sewage looking for 11-18 year olds to take part in Youth, Ocean and Climate Summit

The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Are you aware of the impact your shopping choices may have on the environment? Many people don’t realize the tremendous impact that agriculture and the production of food have on the environment, or that they can help lessen that impact with their purchasing decisions. Here’s a closer look at this issue. The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading The Impact of your Groceries on the Environment [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Coffee pulp used on deforested land dramatically boosts forest regrowth, study finds

Coffee pulp used on deforested land and degraded farmland can dramatically boost forest regrowth, scientists have found.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University of Hawaii used coffee pulp, a byproduct of coffee production, to cover degraded land which had been used for agriculture in southern Costa Rica.  In 2018, researchers spread 30 dump truck loads of coffee pulp on to about one third of an acre of degraded farmland … Continue reading Coffee pulp used on deforested land dramatically boosts forest regrowth, study finds