The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is challenging people to go single-use plastic free in the month of June for as long as possible, be it a day, days or the whole month. Single-use plastics are among the most persistent synthetic materials in existence and are now a significant and extensive marine pollutant. MCS’s month-long campaign, The Plastic Challenge, which runs throughout June aims to change people’s attitudes … Continue reading The Plastic Challenge: Go single-use plastics-free this June

LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

The LEGO Group – investors in two offshore wind farms – has built the largest ever LEGO brick wind turbine and bagged itself a Guinness World Records title in the process. Built to help raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy and to help get kids involved in the shift to clean power, the LEGO Group constructed the model of a wind turbine using 146,000 LEGO bricks. The … Continue reading LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

Love Thy Nature movie explores the importance of our connection to nature

Movie Love Thy Nature is showing how a renewed connection with nature is required to both good health and to solving climate and environmental crises. The movie, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, explores how a group of “sapiens” in the past few hundred years have believed to have transcended nature. Love Thy Nature unveils the truth of this belief showing its falsehood. Love Thy Nature explores … Continue reading Love Thy Nature movie explores the importance of our connection to nature

Strawless Ocean: #STOPSUCKING pledge to stop using plastic straws

Strawless Ocean’s #STOPSUCKING is a new campaign by Lonely Whale Foundation to encourage people to stop using plastic straws – most of which end up in the oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life. Through Strawless Ocean, the Lonely Whale Foundation is aiming to reduce the use of plastic straws, encouraging bars and restaurants to switch to sustainable plastic straw alternatives, like paper straws, and encouraging consumers to … Continue reading Strawless Ocean: #STOPSUCKING pledge to stop using plastic straws

SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave

SolarSoundSystem are making off-grid parties a renewable reality around the world with its mobile sound systems which use the sun and human muscle power to power their partays. SolarSoundSystem have created mobile sound systems – including a DJ booth consisting of decks and a powerful sound system that can produce sound for a crowd of between 50 to 500 people – which run exclusively on renewable … Continue reading SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave

#2minutebeachclean: What is it and how to get involved?

Ocean lovers and social media enthusiasts are lending their support to clean up beaches all over the world as part of the #2minutebeachclean initiative. Run by not for profit organisation, The Beach Clean Network Limited, the idea for the #2minutebeachclean came about after a series of North Atlantic storms hit the UK in 2013 and 2014, leaving beaches across the country littered with plastic. #2minutebeachclean founder Martin Dorey, … Continue reading #2minutebeachclean: What is it and how to get involved?

The Ocean Cleanup: Boyan Slat’s vision fast becoming a reality

Dutch non-profit organisation, The Ocean Cleanup, is set to test its revolutionary technologies to rid an area of the ocean, now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, of vast quantities of plastic as soon as next year. The Ocean Cleanup, under the leadership of 22-year-old Dutch change maker Boyan Slat, has designed systems that float on the surface of an area of the ocean that collects pollution from around … Continue reading The Ocean Cleanup: Boyan Slat’s vision fast becoming a reality

Nomade des Mers: Journeys aboard an eco-friendly boat in search of low-tech technologies

Nomade des Mer – an eco-friendly boat which houses a wind turbine, pedal power machine and water distiller on board – is on its worldwide journey to promote and foster research on low-tech technologies. Last year, French engineer, environmentalist and explorer Corentin de Chatelperron began a three-year long tour of the low-tech world, aboard Nomade des Mers, a catamaran 18 metres long and 9 metres wide, composed of 50% … Continue reading Nomade des Mers: Journeys aboard an eco-friendly boat in search of low-tech technologies