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

Ethical Barcode: App exposes the ethical credentials of products you buy

Ethical Barcode is an app which allows consumers to shop ethically, enabling them to check the ethical credentials of companies simply by scanning the barcode of a product while grocery shopping. The app, which is available for both iPhone and Android, aims to educates consumers about the products they buy and the companies who make them. It was built to enlighten customers about the brands they … Continue reading Ethical Barcode: App exposes the ethical credentials of products you buy

iFixit: Championing a world of repairers

A repair culture is beginning to become the norm rather than the exception as more and more people become knowledgeable about living more sustainably. iFixit is a wiki-based site which is empowering a whole new generation of the DIYers. iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. The online site offers free wiki-based repair manuals for consumer electronics, and troubleshooting technicians. … Continue reading iFixit: Championing a world of repairers

Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

Rainforest Connection is helping rangers to protect rainforests from illegal deforestation by turning old smartphones into solar-powered lookouts, which are able to detect the noise of chainsaws and so allowing for intervention  in real time. Rainforest Connection use technology and big data to enable on-the-ground partners to save the world’s most threatened rainforests and habitats. Installed in the trees, the RFCx device consists of an old … Continue reading Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

Litterati: An app that’s solving the world’s litter problem “one litter at a time”

Litterati, an app that encourages users to pick up and track litter, aims to help businesses and organisations to become part of the solution rather than part of the problem. The app enables users to identify, collect and geotag the world’s litter before properly discarding of it – allowing them to take photos of what they’ve collected and track their environmental efforts. The company currently uses the … Continue reading Litterati: An app that’s solving the world’s litter problem “one litter at a time”

Little Sun: Take the sun wherever you go with this mini solar lamp

Have the sun accompany you wherever you go with the Little Sun powered LED lamp. The iconic high-quality portable solar lamp, made from recyclable ABS and a solar panel, feature a sun shape with its bright rays protruding like petals of a flower. The Little Sun powered LED Lamp is the perfect introduction to personal solar-powered light – you can use it for camping, festivals, at the … Continue reading Little Sun: Take the sun wherever you go with this mini solar lamp