Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

A group of local women in the Solomon Islands have joined forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle from extinction by assisting in the protection of turtles’ breeding grounds in the country’s first-ever national park as well as raising awareness among local communities. Women from the diverse communities Kahtupika, Wagina and Kia set up the KAWAKI network in 2016 to protect key nesting … Continue reading Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Apeel: Natural plant-derived coatings that extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and end reliance on plastic packaging

Food technology start-up Apeel Sciences has developed plant-derived coatings that fresh food growers, suppliers, and retailers can use to keep produce fresh, heralding in a natural solution to packaging and an end to single-use plastics. Made of plant-derived materials such as lipids and glycerolipids that exist already in the peels, seeds, and pulp of fruits and vegetables, Apeel adds a layer of plant-derived protection to … Continue reading Apeel: Natural plant-derived coatings that extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and end reliance on plastic packaging

How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The “electrify everything” movement aims to use cleaner energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Many people have already switched their gas-powered cars to electric ones for a smaller carbon footprint. Now homeowners are looking to convert any technology or appliance in their home that runs on natural gas to electric power. via How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Modular homes in Örebro, Sweden built with solar panels and passive house principles are some of the most energy-efficient

A set of modular homes in Örebro, Sweden providing affordable housing for families have been built with solar panels and passive house principles at its core, making it some of the most energy efficient new builds. Designed by Stockholm-based architecture studio, Street Monkey Architects, the homes are almost completely powered by rooftop solar panels, while on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back … Continue reading Modular homes in Örebro, Sweden built with solar panels and passive house principles are some of the most energy-efficient

Mjøstårnet: World’s tallest timber building symbolises “green shift” to carbon-absorbing sustainable design

Brumunddal in forest-rich Norway is a rural town with a major forestry and wood processing industry, which now boasts the world’s tallest timber building – the 85.4m high Mjøstårnet (The Mjøsa Tower). The 18-storey mixed-use building, which overlooks Lake Mjøsa in Brumunddal, contains apartments, the Wood Hotel, swimming pool, office space, and a restaurant. Opened last year, Mjøstårnet is built entirely out of engineered wood … Continue reading Mjøstårnet: World’s tallest timber building symbolises “green shift” to carbon-absorbing sustainable design

CocoPallet: Shipping pallets made from recycled coconut husk waste help to save an estimated 200 million trees

Dutch start-up called CocoPallet is helping to save an estimated 200 million trees from being chopped down every year for use in shipping pallets, with their recycled coconut husk waste transportation pallets. To manufacture its pallets, the Dutch start-up took inspiration from a method developed by researchers at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands which is based on indigenous knowledge of native Indonesians. The … Continue reading CocoPallet: Shipping pallets made from recycled coconut husk waste help to save an estimated 200 million trees

Madagascar set to reclaim its biodiverse glory with the planting of 60 million trees to restore lost forests

Madagascar has started the planting of 60 million trees in efforts to restore the island’s “lost forests”. Last month, Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina pledged to plant 60 million new trees in the coming months, and restore the island to the green haven it once was. The tree planting intiative also comes as the country celebrates 60 years of independence this year. Within hours of the announcement, … Continue reading Madagascar set to reclaim its biodiverse glory with the planting of 60 million trees to restore lost forests

The Brighton Waste House: A blueprint for public buildings made almost entirely from waste

The Brighton Waste House – made from 20,000 toothbrushes, 4,000 DVD cases, two tonnes of denim jeans, 2,000 floppy discs, 2,000 used carpet tiles, and construction waste – continues to inspire six years after it was constructed. A permanent building, the award-winning waste house, designed by the architect and University of Brighton lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, was opened in June 2014 and continues to be a … Continue reading The Brighton Waste House: A blueprint for public buildings made almost entirely from waste

Design and Architecture vs. Climate Change: What Does the Future Bring — ecogreenlove

Green living doesn’t have to look (or cost) like something out of a sci-fi movie. Today, there is a vast availability of ecological materials that can keep inhabitants safe while contributing to minimized pollution. Combined with modern design solutions, they’re helping create aesthetically pleasing homes in which families can live comfortably and sustainably. via Design and Architecture vs. Climate Change: What Does the Future Bring — … Continue reading Design and Architecture vs. Climate Change: What Does the Future Bring — ecogreenlove

Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Trees for Life has launched a new initiative to revitalise mountaintop forests in the Scottish Highlands, providing space for wildlife such the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare to flourish. The conservation charity is establishing a 700-acre mountaintop woodland of 100,000 trees at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. The site, Carn na Caorach, lies at 450-600 metres above sea level on Dundreggan’s … Continue reading Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees