Medellín’s Green Corridors provide climate solution and increase biodiversity in Columbian city

Colombia’s second largest city, Medellín, is adapting to climate change and giving residents a better quality of life by creating green corridors, areas thick with vegetation, along 18 roads and 12 waterways. The urban greening programme, known as Green Corridors, is increasing biodiversity and reducing heat stress in the city. Cooling is created by more shading, cuts to the heat radiated by solid surfaces such … Continue reading Medellín’s Green Corridors provide climate solution and increase biodiversity in Columbian city

Colombian band Bomba Estéreo helping to save Colombia’s forests

One of Columbia’s most popular bands, Bomba Estéreo, is lending their support to combating climate change and protecting their homeland’s environment. The bandmates from Bogotá, Colombia came together to launch a campaign, Proyecto Siembra, to fight against the deforestation of the Colombian Amazon – alongside Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment, the National Park department and the Grupo Exito supermarket chain. Deforestation is a huge problem … Continue reading Colombian band Bomba Estéreo helping to save Colombia’s forests

Remote Colombian island, Santa Cruz del Islote, teaching the world how to live sustainably

Inhabitants of a tiny Colombian community island, Santa Cruz del Islote, which is completely self-reliant and focusses on sharing resources, have opened up their island to the world virtually so the world may learn to be as sustainable as they are. Virtually, people can explore the entire island, complete 9 lessons, learn about the community and graduate from the school of sustainability. Located just off the … Continue reading Remote Colombian island, Santa Cruz del Islote, teaching the world how to live sustainably