Young Columbians file lawsuit against the government for failing to stem rising deforestation

A wave of young people filing lawsuits against governments for not doing enough to protect the planet from the likes of deforestation and climate change is rising. In the latest move, a group of young Colombians, one as young as seven, filed a lawsuit against the Colombian government at a Bogota court yesterday. The group allege the government’s failure to stem rising deforestation in Colombia puts their future … Continue reading Young Columbians file lawsuit against the government for failing to stem rising deforestation

A Tale of Two Cities: Michigan’s fight for water in The Story of Stuff Project’s latest movie

A Tale of Two Cities is a short film that tells the story of communities in Michigan and their fight to secure safe, affordable, public water in their communities. In A Tale of Two Cities, The Story of Stuff Project visit two very different Michigan communities – picturesque, small town Evart and gritty, industrial Flint – who have found their futures inextricably linked by a threat to the one … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities: Michigan’s fight for water in The Story of Stuff Project’s latest movie

4Ocean: Cleaning up the oceans “one bracelet, one pound” at a time

A humble mala-style bracelet, made from recycled glass beads and a cord made from recycled plastic water bottles, is helping to fund beach cleanups and to deploy sea captains to “fish” trash out of the ocean. 4Ocean is a global movement that allows anyone from anywhere in the world to join the team and help in ocean trash removal efforts. These cleanup operations are entirely financed by the sale … Continue reading 4Ocean: Cleaning up the oceans “one bracelet, one pound” at a time

Straws: Documentary inspires sea of change on plastic straws

Straws is a short film which aims to show how plastic straws are contributing to plastic pollution and empowers people of all ages to be part of the solution. Straws may seem small and insignificant on their own, but they add up and leave an impact on a global scale. Over 500,000,000 straws are used once and get tossed each day in the US alone. Ocean … Continue reading Straws: Documentary inspires sea of change on plastic straws

Happening: Documentary film applauds the era of clean energy

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution is a documentary film that showcases the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Filmmaker James Redford explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for the planet’s survival in the age of renewable energies. In Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, James Redford meets … Continue reading Happening: Documentary film applauds the era of clean energy

Leilani Münter: “Vegan hippie chick with a race car” championing the environment

Leilani Münter, the self-proclaimed “vegan hippie chick with a race car”, is unique in many ways. Not only is the biology graduate turned race car driver one of few female drivers in her sport, she is also committed to raising awareness of the environment, renewable energies, the planet and its future. It may appear to be a contradiction given that the race car driver earns … Continue reading Leilani Münter: “Vegan hippie chick with a race car” championing the environment

Old Christmas trees being used to rebuild sand dunes along North Carolina coastline

Christmas trees, following their use over the holiday season, are being put to good use in restoring sand dunes on Carolina Beach in North Carolina. Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation is teaming up with the town of Carolina Beach to offer a unique and earth-friendly way to dispose of old Christmas trees to protect the shoreline. For the fifth year running, the Surfrider Foundation will host the Christmas Tree … Continue reading Old Christmas trees being used to rebuild sand dunes along North Carolina coastline

South Pole Energy Challenge: Father and son’s expedition powered by renewable energy

Father and son team, Robert and Barney Swan, are just over 100miles from completing an expedition to the South Pole relying solely on green energy, in the first expedition of its kind. With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, the father and son duo began their eight week-expedition in November, and hope their 600-mile … Continue reading South Pole Energy Challenge: Father and son’s expedition powered by renewable energy

Navegando nas Artes: Promoting environmental awareness to young people living around a São Paulo dam

Navegando nas Artes is helping communities in the south of São Paulo, many of whom are favela residents, to reconnect with water. The project, based in Billings Dam in Grajau, São Paulo, Brazil, promotes environmental awareness to young people living around the dam. Navegando nas Artes founder Franz Thomas, who grew up in the area, wanted to find a way to change people’s relationship to the lake. Franz … Continue reading Navegando nas Artes: Promoting environmental awareness to young people living around a São Paulo dam

Byron Bay welcomes world’s first solar train

A heritage train has been transformed into a 100% solar-powered train, the world’s first of its kind. Australia-based Byron Bay Railroad Company has restored a derelict heritage train, repaired three kilometres of railway line and a bridge, and reinvigorated and preserved a section of an out-of-action rail corridor all to provide an affordable public transport solution for locals and visitors. Solar panels on the train and train … Continue reading Byron Bay welcomes world’s first solar train