Six-year-old boy campaigns to save our oceans while cleaning up beaches across Northern Ireland

The fight to save the world’s oceans starts early for some like six-year-old Charlie Hamilton-Cooper, dubbed a “litter hero” for his spare time spent cleaning rubbish off beaches across Northern Ireland. The young boy from Crossgar has taken part in cleaning up 40 beaches across Northern Ireland with the help of his parents Jonathan and Catherine Hamilton-Cooper. Charlie Hamilton-Cooper’s quest to save the oceans started when … Continue reading Six-year-old boy campaigns to save our oceans while cleaning up beaches across Northern Ireland

One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution

The Thames Project is using a unique mode of transportation to engage the public in helping to clean up the waterways and to raise awareness of plastic waste. The Thames Project founder Dhruv Boruah has created a floating bicycle which he cycles on rivers and canals collecting plastic waste. The London-based adventurer constructed the floating bicycle using a bamboo bicycle, then putting yellow floats on either … Continue reading One man and his floating bicycle inspiring people to take action on plastic pollution

The Long Swim: Lewis Pugh’s full length swim of English Channel calls for ocean protection

Ocean advocate and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh’s is swimming the full length of the English Channel – from Land’s End to Dover – in a journey that is estimated to take around 50 days. Kitted out in just his swimming trunks, a cap and goggles, Lewis Pugh is swimming one of the toughest stretches of water to call on the British Government to urgently protect the waters … Continue reading The Long Swim: Lewis Pugh’s full length swim of English Channel calls for ocean protection

Mothers of Invention: New podcast celebrates the women in pursuit of climate justice

Ireland’s first female president and climate justice campaigner, Mary Robinson, is set to host a podcast series that focuses on female leaders and the fight against climate change. The Mothers of Invention podcast is to be released every second Monday, and the former President will discuss environmental issues with comedian Maeve Higgins. Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the … Continue reading Mothers of Invention: New podcast celebrates the women in pursuit of climate justice

How trees help the environment

Trees are an invaluable resource on this planet, helping the environment by producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air. Trees are like the lungs of the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Additionally, they provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. Trees also shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enough trees are planted in cities, the overall microclimate … Continue reading How trees help the environment

Via Verde: Mexico City’s vertical gardens providing a pollution solution along the highways

Via Verde is a community-initiated project in Mexico City which aims to turn 1,000 highway pillars into vertical gardens. Different kinds of plants are planted inside the “pockets” of felt to make the city greener and its air cleaner. The hydroponic system collects rainwater to cover its needs and each garden is equipped with sensors to allow its remote monitoring. Spanning 27 kilometres in total, … Continue reading Via Verde: Mexico City’s vertical gardens providing a pollution solution along the highways

Heatwaves in unusual places? What are we to do about climate change?

Hot weather continuously and constantly with no cooler respite here and there is not something that us Brits are used to. This summer so far has seen unusual, scorching temperatures that has now created a shift in public moans and groans from a “lack of summer sunshine” on the British isles to the “damn, it’s too hot, get me out of here”. This “unusual” weather … Continue reading Heatwaves in unusual places? What are we to do about climate change?

Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Food for the Future is a short documentary that examines how the world can best balance the need for nutritious and affordable food with protecting the environment. The film, produced by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), explores the food revolution which is happening around the world and some of the challenges in the sector. It summarises the opportunities and challenges facing the world’s global … Continue reading Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries

Water Warriors is a documentary movie of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. New Brunswick is known for its forestry, farming and … Continue reading Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries