World’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Amazon to plant 73 million trees

Tens of millions of new trees will be planted in the Amazon under a new project led by Conservation International, and with indigenous communities having ownership of the project. The largest tropical reforestation project in history seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023. Spanning 30,000 hectares of land (about 74,000 acres), the … Continue reading World’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Amazon to plant 73 million trees

eXXpedition: All-women voyage highlights plastic in the ocean

eXXpedition, an all-women microplastic research expedition, completed a round trip of Britain in the Summer to raise awareness of ocean plastic and sample the water to see what damage is being done. The month long voyage aboard S/V Sea Dragon, which started in Plymouth on 8 August, sailed into the heart of all four of Britain’s capital cities, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and London, as well as to the Isle … Continue reading eXXpedition: All-women voyage highlights plastic in the ocean

Projeto Grael: Using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil

Projeto Grael is using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil – everything from understanding habitat, reducing plastic to clean-ups. The environmental education NGO founded by world-renowned Brazilian sailors Lars and Torben Grael aims to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution and engage youth, children, and adults in actions and habits for reversing the destruction. Based in Niteroi, the sailors and Olympic … Continue reading Projeto Grael: Using the power of sailing to tackle environmental issues in Brazil

Protect Our Winters: Winter sports collective leading positive climate action

Spending time in the mountains, snowboarders and skiers get to see first hand how climate change is affecting the environment and one season in particular, winter. The closure of resorts due to a lack of snow where pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones once counted on for good riding is what caused the outdoor sports professional to set up Protect Our Winters (POW). Protect Our Winters, which … Continue reading Protect Our Winters: Winter sports collective leading positive climate action

EQ Ventures looking to support and fund startups with an environmental mission

Are you a startup with an environmental mission? EQ Ventures, a collaborative community and accelerator, is looking to support startups who represent radical new approaches to solving critical environmental issues. The recently founded EQ Ventures help startups with mentoring and training, as well as an initial investment of between $25k-$100k, and possible follow-on funding. The organisation is calling on impact entrepreneurs to apply for its Impact Challenge programme. The … Continue reading EQ Ventures looking to support and fund startups with an environmental mission

Land Lines: Finding the UK’s Favourite Nature Book — Land Lines

– The launch of Land Lines research into more than 200 years of nature writing Which nature book is a real favourite? Or maybe inspired a life-long love of wildlife? The diversity and influence of nature writing has never been so great and Land Lines, a major new research project, is asking people across the […] via Land Lines: Finding the UK’s Favourite Nature Book — … Continue reading Land Lines: Finding the UK’s Favourite Nature Book — Land Lines

How much oil the USA, UK and other countries use in a day – ecogreenlove

Since President Trump withdrew the USA from the Paris Agreement, we thought it would be a good time to look at just how much petrol the USA uses when compared with other large economies. It may not surprise you that the USA ‘leads’ the world in terms of petrol usage. But it may surprise you when you see just how much petrol they use when … Continue reading How much oil the USA, UK and other countries use in a day – ecogreenlove

How sustainable is the herb industry?

Many people are now purchasing herbs and herbal remedies for medicinal purposes. But do you know where these herbs come from? Producing effective herbal medicine that is good for people and good for the environment involves taking steps to ensure that companies are not only in the business of producing herbal products but are also working to sustain livelihoods and the earth, according to The … Continue reading How sustainable is the herb industry?

Numen: Documentary film examines the healing power of plants

Numen is a documentary film focusing on the healing power of plants and the natural world, and calls for a re-awakening of traditional knowledge about plants and their uses. The documentary offers an introduction into whole plant medicine, ecological medicine, environmental toxins, the limits of conventional medicine, and healing. Numen sets out to encourage viewers to think deeply about the sources of their medicine and how … Continue reading Numen: Documentary film examines the healing power of plants

Crowded Cities: Startup invents device that trains crows to help rid city streets of cigarette litter

Dutch startup Crowded Cities is developing a device that trains crows to collect discarded cigarettes in a bid to rid city streets of cigarette pollution. In exchange, the crows receive food by way of peanuts. Cigarettes are the most littered item on earth. Worldwide about 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered each year. With 98% of cigarette filters made of plastic fibers (cellulose acetate), the plastic inside cigarette … Continue reading Crowded Cities: Startup invents device that trains crows to help rid city streets of cigarette litter