VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild food

VILD MAD – Danish for Wild Food – is a comprehensive and free resource for people to learn about and explore nature through wild food. The initiative includes an app in Danish and in English, a website, a curriculum for Danish schools, and foraging workshops offered by 50 rangers  across Denmark. Launched by restaurateur and chef, René Redzepi of Noma fame, last year – VILD MAD has mapped the … Continue reading VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild food

NearSt: App helping to connect people with their high street and back to buying locally

NearSt is an app that is helping to get people back into independent high street shops near them. NearSt allows people to browse and buy from shops near them, straight from their smartphone. Retailers are able to bring their in-store inventory online and users are able to search for products that they want using the app. NearSt shows users exactly who stocks it nearby in real-time, … Continue reading NearSt: App helping to connect people with their high street and back to buying locally

Vertical Future: Building healthier cities with smarter technologies including vertical farming

Vertical Future, the tech start-up behind vertical farming initiative MiniCrops, is developing a smart device to combat air pollution in cities. The product focuses on reducing the effect of emissions, specifically Nitrogen Dioxide, from vehicles and other urban sources – meaning cleaner air for urban dwellers. The tech start-up, launched by husband and wife team Jamie and Marie-Alexandrine Burrows in 2016, is currently at the product development … Continue reading Vertical Future: Building healthier cities with smarter technologies including vertical farming

Forest app helping users to be present and beat phone addiction while helping to plant real trees

For those who are glued to their mobile phones and need a data detox, Forest is an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work, while rewarding the environment for your presence. The idea is that users grow a virtual forest by not fiddling with their phones during designated times they set, and thus earn virtual currency to purchase real trees. Forest … Continue reading Forest app helping users to be present and beat phone addiction while helping to plant real trees

Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Mammal Mapper, an app created by the Mammal Society, is helping the UK to address the issue of poorly monitored wild mammals including rabbits, hedgehogs and mountain hares. The Mammal Mapper is designed to record information on the location and number of animals spotted on walks or bicycle rides. Users of the Mammal Mapper can record sightings of any mammal, including field signs such as … Continue reading Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Ayo: A Rain Tale game sheds light on young girl’s tough clean water fetching duty

Ayo: A Rain Tale is a game that examines the issue of drinkable water transport by children under extreme conditions. The game, which is available for PC and mobile, sheds light on a young girl in Sub-Saharan Africa who regularly carries her tough water-fetching duty through harsh desert conditions with courage. Ayo’s perilous struggle is shared by many girls in Sub-Saharan Africa who live in … Continue reading Ayo: A Rain Tale game sheds light on young girl’s tough clean water fetching duty

Too Good To Go: Helping food retailers and customers to fight food waste

Too Good To Go is helping eliminate food waste from restaurants, cafes and shops by enabling people to rescue unsold food at a good price. The app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android, allows people in the UK to find participating restaurants, cafes and shops selling meals at a reduced price. Too Good To Go connects restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other eateries with surplus food … Continue reading Too Good To Go: Helping food retailers and customers to fight food waste

DoneGood App and Chrome Extension helping consumers to find green alternatives

DoneGood is an app and a Chrome extension that makes it that much easier to find brands that offer consumers green and ethical choices. DoneGood helps users to find ethical and sustainable places to shop online. Businesses who work with DoneGood also offer people discounts too. The free app, available for Android, iPhone and iPad, and allows users to customise the app so that it searches … Continue reading DoneGood App and Chrome Extension helping consumers to find green alternatives

Ann Makosinski: Young inventor harvesting surplus energy

Young inventor Ann Makosinski wants to harvest surplus energy. The 20-year-old Canadian has invented two creations including Hollow Flashlight – a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand – and eDrink – a mug with a USB port that converts excess heat from a hot drink into electricity and allows you to give your iPhone or iPod an extra boost of energy. … Continue reading Ann Makosinski: Young inventor harvesting surplus energy

Marine biologist Douglas McCauley looks to technology to take on threats to oceans

Marine biologist Douglas McCauley is looking to technology for new ways to take on some of the ocean’s biggest challenges and threats such as overfishing and illegal fishing. The Santa Barbara native and his colleagues at the Benioff Ocean Initiative (BOI) – a collaboration between marine biologists, tech innovators, and citizen scientists – have developed platforms such as Global Fishing Watch, an interactive global map that tracks fishing vessels via … Continue reading Marine biologist Douglas McCauley looks to technology to take on threats to oceans