Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Fixfest, the first ever international festival bringing together community repair groups and individuals interested in making things more sustainable, takes place from 6-8 October in London. Fixfest will bring together volunteer repairers and tinkerers, activists, policy-makers, thinkers, and companies from all over the world in the name of taking greater care of the things we own – and creating better products. Fixfest will host a … Continue reading Fixfest: A global gathering for community repair

Cataki app connects Brazilian residents to recyclable waste collectors

Cataki is a new app which connects recyclable waste collectors in Brazilian cities to people who want to recycle. From the 400 kg of garbage produced by each Brazilian per year, only 12 kg are recycled, with 90% of those through street collectors. With the Cataki app, it makes it possible for residents to find the collector closest to them, get in touch with them, negotiate … Continue reading Cataki app connects Brazilian residents to recyclable waste collectors

Elliot for Water: Eco savvy search engine brings clean water to those in need

Elliot for Water works just like any other search engine yet it also helps provide people in need of drinkable water with exactly that every time you search. The search engine’s mission is to help bring drinkable water to as many people as possible and to improve the quality of life, while respecting the needs of the local culture and environment. One fifth of the global … Continue reading Elliot for Water: Eco savvy search engine brings clean water to those in need

Apps: Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping

Palm oil is all over the shop quite literally, now the Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App helps shoppers to shop with confidence knowing that no harm is done to the planet or wild orangutans. Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App, produced by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, provides Colorado residents with the information they need to check if a product is “orangutan friendly” and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified. The App … Continue reading Apps: Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping

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

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

César Harada: Developing ocean hardware to help clean up the oceans

César Harada – a Franco-Japanese environmentalist and entrepreneur – is the inventor of a revolutionary shape shifting sailing robot, Protei, which has the ability to explore and protect the ocean, collecting ocean waste, with open source technologies. Protei can collect ocean waste including plastic and can deal with oil spills, collecting up to 2 tonnes of spilled oil in any such occurrence. The hull of the Protei boat … Continue reading César Harada: Developing ocean hardware to help clean up the oceans

Eco-friendly speaker systems

Infusing environmentally friendly practices into your everyday routine is a great way to start living more sustainably, and these eco-friendly speakers are perfect for tech enthusiasts who just can’t seem to part with their sounds. Here’s my top speakers for all different types of music enthusiasts. House of Marley House of Marley is a company that has dedicated time to making the eco-friendly speakers with the … Continue reading Eco-friendly speaker systems