Repurpose Schoolbags: Upcycled, solar-powered bags enabling school children in South Africa to study after dark

Repurpose Schoolbags are upcycled plastic bags featuring integrated solar technology which is enabling school children in South Africa to study after dark. Millions of school children in South Africa walk long distances to and from school on a daily basis. Once they return home, many of them are unable to study at night due to the absence of secure light sources. Repurpose Schoolbags brings together … Continue reading Repurpose Schoolbags: Upcycled, solar-powered bags enabling school children in South Africa to study after dark

10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Have you ever thought to use Mayonnaise to remove crayon marks from walls and residue from labels? What about using ice cubes to remove furniture leg indentation from carpets?Find out which common household items can be used to clean your home for next to nothing. via 10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading 10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Berlin-based urban farm Prinzessinnengarten [Princess Gardens] is providing a space for residents to learn about organic food production and sustainable living, in a neighbourhood which was once part of the former West Berlin adjoining the Berlin Wall. Created on a plot of land in Kreuzberg that was home to abandoned factories, power plants and derelict apartment blocks, Prinzessinnengarten was opened in 2009 to demonstrate the … Continue reading Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

NoKa Fair: Recycled shipping container mall built with a Hawaiian flair selling local Kauai crafts and products

Shipping containers for use as shopping centres are no new feat – there’s the originals such as London’s Boxpark, and then there’s Bangkok’s Artbox, Seoul’s Common Ground and Mexico’s Container City to name but a few. And now the sustainable use of shipping containers as shopping malls has extended to Hawaii. NoKa Fair, located in Kauai’s North Kapaa, opened its doors last year selling local … Continue reading NoKa Fair: Recycled shipping container mall built with a Hawaiian flair selling local Kauai crafts and products

Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

London-based artists have created a series of habitats for wildlife – which will house local birds, bats and insects in a Greenwich park – by upcycling IKEA products. To mark the launch of IKEA’s new sustainable store in South London, the flat-pack retailer teamed up with artists including Hattie Newman, Adam Furman and Supermundane to transform chairs, tables and kitchen worktops into liveable spaces for animals. … Continue reading Wildhomes: Artists create habitats for city wildlife from upcycled IKEA products

Refurbished bus turned mobile classroom helping to educate San Francisco’s disadvantaged adults

San Francisco nonprofit Five Keys has transformed a city bus into a mobile classroom, providing a space for the city’s disadvantaged residents to learn. The first-of-its-kind mobile classroom has a library, a cozy study nook, Internet access, Chromebooks, white boards, desks, and a teacher. The refurbished bus, which is emblazoned with the tagline The Self-Determination Project, is equipped with all the resources, equipment, supplies, and … Continue reading Refurbished bus turned mobile classroom helping to educate San Francisco’s disadvantaged adults

Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Végétalisons Paris is encouraging citizens of Paris to get involved in “greening the city” by planting their own urban garden. Participants can green the capital in various ways, from cultivating greenery in front of their homes or offices, to creating living walls to a rooftop garden. Paris has a lack of green space. The municipality of Paris has set a target to increase the amount … Continue reading Végétalisons Paris: Parisians encouraged to green their city by planting public gardens

Reusable coffee cups get natural and beautiful with the Kara Leigh Ford stoneware travel mug

Reusable coffee cups come in all shapes, sizes and now a new material thanks to Kara Leigh Ford who has created travels mugs from stoneware. The Somerset-based designer made the travel mugs from stoneware clay on her potter’s wheel. Strong and durable, each mug is a unique piece and comes with a pink or grey silicon lid and removable grey sleeve. After being thrown on … Continue reading Reusable coffee cups get natural and beautiful with the Kara Leigh Ford stoneware travel mug

Good Net: New project turning ghost nets into volleyball nets launches on Copacabana Beach

Good Net, a new project which upcycles discarded fishing nets into volleyball nets for local communities, has been launched on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach. The Good Net project is a team effort between the international governing body for volleyball, FIVB, and the marine conservation group, Ghost Fishing, acting as one to remove Ghost Nets from the ocean and give them new life as volleyball … Continue reading Good Net: New project turning ghost nets into volleyball nets launches on Copacabana Beach

Social media #trashtag challenge inspiring people to take action to clean-up their environment

Social media is proving its environmental purpose, as it were, with the #trashtag challenge, mobilising people worldwide to become environmental guardians and help in clean-up efforts. The #trashtag challenge is a simple concept that involves people taking before and after photos. So taking a before image of a place overrun with trash, and an after image, following cleaning up. People worldwide have cleaned up forests, … Continue reading Social media #trashtag challenge inspiring people to take action to clean-up their environment