Ice on Fire: New Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary focuses on solutions to climate crisis

Ice on Fire, a new documentary from producer and narrator Leonardo DiCaprio, is showcasing solutions that can slow down and even reverse climate change. The documentary, which is currently streaming on HBO, highlights firsthand accounts of people at the forefront of the climate crisis, with insights from scientists, farmers, innovators and others. Solutions to the climate crisis, the film argues, have predominantly focused on renewable … Continue reading Ice on Fire: New Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary focuses on solutions to climate crisis

Plastic Pollution and its impact on the Oceans [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

Plastic pollution poses a threat to human health and harms and kills marine life. Scientists estimate that if we don’t change our ways, the ocean will have more plastic by weight than fish by 2050. Avoiding the use of single-use disposable plastic items like bags, straws, and bottles is one tangible way for individuals and communities to help. Together we can solve this problem and … Continue reading Plastic Pollution and its impact on the Oceans [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to be eligible for graduation, under new law

Students in the Philippines – elementary, high school and college – are now required to plant at least 10 trees each before they are eligible to graduate, under a new law. The trees will be planted in forest lands, mangrove and protected areas, ancestral domains, civil and military reservations, urban areas under the greening plan of the local government units, inactive and abandoned mine sites, … Continue reading Students in the Philippines must plant 10 trees to be eligible for graduation, under new law

Bee Corridor: Seven-mile stretch of wildflowers planted to encourage bees in London

London is to home a seven-mile stretch of vibrant wildflowers, known as a “bee corridor”, to encourage the city’s bee population. The pathway for bees will be formed of 22 meadows sown through parks and green spaces across the London Borough of Brent, north west of the capital. According to Brent council, the wildflowers will be in place in time for summer in a move that aims … Continue reading Bee Corridor: Seven-mile stretch of wildflowers planted to encourage bees in London

Honey Highway: Transforming roadsides with strips of flowers for bees to survive and thrive

Honey Highway is an initiative that is transforming roadsides in the Netherlands into flowery patches, by sowing plants and flowers, that are helping the bee population to survive and thrive. The project aims to create more bee-friendly places by sowing the right seeds in as many places as possible. As part of the project, roadsides of the national roads, train tracks and dikes  all get … Continue reading Honey Highway: Transforming roadsides with strips of flowers for bees to survive and thrive

Powering Parks: Parks in London’s Hackney could be used to generate green energy

Parks in London’s Hackney could help to produce green energy to heat nearby buildings, under the Powering Parks project. Powering Parks aims to explore whether underground and water heat pumps could be used to generate sustainable energy, which could be used to power nearby buildings. It is a collaboration between Hackney Council, 10:10 Climate Action and energy consultants Scene, and is funded by Nesta’s Rethinking Parks … Continue reading Powering Parks: Parks in London’s Hackney could be used to generate green energy

Microplastics threaten our Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Microplastics are not a new type of plastic, but small fragments of plastics of any type. Microplastic pollution has been a debated topic among environmentalists for many years. In early January 2019, a comprehensive study revealed that microplastics are present in every part of the environment, classifying them as a global environmental problem and thereby bringing mainstream attention to this topic. via Microplastics threaten our Environment … Continue reading Microplastics threaten our Environment [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa invents eco-friendly and highly efficient way to clean lakes

When Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa learned that the lake that he used to visit during his childhood was about to be capped, he got to work on an effective solution to lake pollution. It used nanotechnology to brink the El Cascajo Wetlands back to life. El Cascajo, an ecosystem of roughly 50 hectares (123 acres) in Chancay district, located north of Lima, began its recovery in … Continue reading Japanese-Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa invents eco-friendly and highly efficient way to clean lakes

Froilan Grate: Filipino activist calling out big corporations for their environmental impact and demanding action

Froilan Grate is fast becoming known outside of his native Philippines, as the activist has openly named-and-shamed companies such as Nestlé and Unilever for their environmental impact in his home country. The low cost and convenience of plastic sachets, as well as inefficient waste disposal, has identified the Philippines as one of the world’s leading plastic polluters. But the focus has always been on consumers … Continue reading Froilan Grate: Filipino activist calling out big corporations for their environmental impact and demanding action

3D Ocean Farming helping to restore the oceans and provide sustainable food

Fishermen and scientists are working together to cultivate a sustainable solution to ocean food production, known as 3D Ocean Farming, which is designed to restore rather than deplete the oceans. On Long Island in New York, locals have been tackling overfishing by using 3D Ocean Farming, which is a system that grows a mix of seaweed crops and shellfish – including mussels and oysters – … Continue reading 3D Ocean Farming helping to restore the oceans and provide sustainable food