Durian fruit waste could be used to power environmentally-friendly electronics

Waste from durian – the tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia known for its overpowering stench and spikey skin – can be used to create energy stores for rapid electric charging, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Sydney have found a method for extracting durian and jackfruit biowaste for more efficient, ultra-quick electric chargers. The process involves turning the guts of the … Continue reading Durian fruit waste could be used to power environmentally-friendly electronics

Gaia Mission, a new Chrome extension and search engine, helping to restore Earth’s ecosystems one search at a time

Gaia Mission is a a Chrome extension and search engine that enables users to generate revenue towards the protection and preservation of natural resources and wildlife with every click. The Montreal-based search engine has partnered with Rainforest Trust to support the protection of rainforests, coral reefs, oceans, wildlife, tree planting, and animals. Gaia Mission has also established partnerships with other not-for-profit organisations that work directly in … Continue reading Gaia Mission, a new Chrome extension and search engine, helping to restore Earth’s ecosystems one search at a time

Mission 1.5: New game enables players to take on the role of climate policymakers to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees

Mission 1.5, a new mobile game, is enabling players to take on the role of climate policymakers and make decisions to try to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The mobile game, which was developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), educates people about climate policy and provides a platform for them to vote on the solutions they want to see happen. Mission … Continue reading Mission 1.5: New game enables players to take on the role of climate policymakers to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees

Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

French start-up Skavenji has set out to make renewable energy autonomous and accessible with a simple box that can be plugged in at home, an office or classroom, allowing users to directly produce and consume small amounts of electricity. The Skavenji Box lets everyone contribute to a greener world by managing the personal production and efficient use of electricity. The boxes are designed to be … Continue reading Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

Eco-Friendly Apps to help you Save Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Environmentally conscious companies have realized the need for eco-friendly apps that make going green as easy as pressing “download.” In such a technologically advanced world, it is now entirely possible to go green from the convenience of your smartphone and comfort of your own home—all while saving a little money at the same time. This chart lays out 16 apps you can download right now … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Apps to help you Save Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership

Anyone who has owned a pair of headphones are probably familiar with how fast they can wear, which is why Gerrard Street, an Amsterdam-based startup, have designed modular headphones that can easily be recycled or their parts reused. Gerrard Street, which rethinks ownership by focusing its business on circular consumer electronics, offer the headphones through a subscription model, where customers pay either a monthly or … Continue reading Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership