Fairphone 3: Dutch social enterprise release its latest modular smartphone and fairest yet

Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has launched its third generation smartphone, Fairphone 3, designed to support easy repairs and and its goal for long-lasting and sustainable phones. The Fairphone 3 contains seven modules, including an 8 MP front-facing camera and a 12 MP Dual Pixel rear-facing camera that can be easily switched with repair parts. The modular design means if the phone requires repairs, you can … Continue reading Fairphone 3: Dutch social enterprise release its latest modular smartphone and fairest yet

House of Marley release wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials

Sustainable audio accessories brand House of Marley has released their first set of truly wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials. The Liberate Air wireless headphones are constructed from eco-friendly bamboo, natural wood fiber composite made from sawdust, recyclable aluminum and a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. The company seeks to work with socially responsible materials and to raise awareness about … Continue reading House of Marley release wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials

Geeizer: Eco-friendly mini cooling system runs off a frozen ice pack at less than 1% energy cost per day

Are you looking for an eco-friendly cooling system as you sit at your desk? Check out the Geizeer – a cube-shaped desk cooler and perfume diffuser. The portable air conditioner, ideal for desk use, runs off of a frozen ice pack and a rechargeable battery, and gives off four hours of cool air on a single charge. Italian company idea3Di designed the eco-friendly cooling cube to … Continue reading Geeizer: Eco-friendly mini cooling system runs off a frozen ice pack at less than 1% energy cost per day

Your Plan, Your Planet: Google’s interactive tool teaches about sustainable living in an engaging way

Google is making healthy, sustainable living available to everyone with the Your Plan, Your Planet programme. Your Plan, Your Planet provides simple tips from project partners – Google, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – to help people and the planet thrive together. The interactive tool walks users through the idea of a circular economy, provides tips on extending the life … Continue reading Your Plan, Your Planet: Google’s interactive tool teaches about sustainable living in an engaging way

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