Via Verde: Mexico City’s vertical gardens providing a pollution solution along the highways

Via Verde is a community-initiated project in Mexico City which aims to turn 1,000 highway pillars into vertical gardens. Different kinds of plants are planted inside the “pockets” of felt to make the city greener and its air cleaner. The hydroponic system collects rainwater to cover its needs and each garden is equipped with sensors to allow its remote monitoring. Spanning 27 kilometres in total, … Continue reading Via Verde: Mexico City’s vertical gardens providing a pollution solution along the highways

Heatwaves in unusual places? What are we to do about climate change?

Hot weather continuously and constantly with no cooler respite here and there is not something that us Brits are used to. This summer so far has seen unusual, scorching temperatures that has now created a shift in public moans and groans from a “lack of summer sunshine” on the British isles to the “damn, it’s too hot, get me out of here”. This “unusual” weather … Continue reading Heatwaves in unusual places? What are we to do about climate change?

Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Food for the Future is a short documentary that examines how the world can best balance the need for nutritious and affordable food with protecting the environment. The film, produced by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), explores the food revolution which is happening around the world and some of the challenges in the sector. It summarises the opportunities and challenges facing the world’s global … Continue reading Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Milk & Honey (Leche y Miel) is a short film that centres around the Colorado River, showcasing the Latino community of Yuma, and their connection to the strained river. Yuma is often thought of as a hot, dry desert town in southwestern Arizona, but it is the land of abundance as during the winter months, nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans eat are grown in … Continue reading Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Louis Masai: Raising awareness of endangered and missing species by any and all means necessary

Posters of missing or lost pets, wherever they are posted, almost always grab the attention of passers-by. It’s for that reason why artist and environmentalist, Louis Masai, has used the concept of missing pets posters to highlight some of the many species of the animal kingdom that are “missing” or facing extinction. Designed to get people’s attention and take note in much the same way, … Continue reading Louis Masai: Raising awareness of endangered and missing species by any and all means necessary

Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries

Water Warriors is a documentary movie of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. New Brunswick is known for its forestry, farming and … Continue reading Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries

Actor Javier Bardem calls for more action on plastic pollution

Spanish actor Javier Bardem is using his profile to raise awareness of plastic pollution and the need for the world to act right now in protecting the planet. Best known for his roles in the Bond movie Skyfall and No Country For Old Men, Javier Bardem recently joined fishermen at Port de Blanes in the north of Spain for an early morning trip. Traditionally a … Continue reading Actor Javier Bardem calls for more action on plastic pollution

Project Trumpmore: Climate group want to carve Donald Trump monument into an iceberg

Finnish climate change group, Melting Ice is aiming to raise around half a million dollars to carve US President Donald Trump’s face into an arctic iceberg, as a warning against climate change. The ambitious stunt, entitled Project Trumpmore, will create a Mount Rushmore-like monument of Donald Trump’s face on a large piece of melting ice. In a statement, Melting Ice asked: “Will the carving of Donald Trump’s face … Continue reading Project Trumpmore: Climate group want to carve Donald Trump monument into an iceberg

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics. Plastic pollution is poisoning the oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting the health of the planet and people. Earth Day Network, the world’s largest environmental movement who founded Earth Day, is working to secure a future free of plastic pollution. … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!

Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape

Miami-based teen, Theo Quenee, is helping to preserve and protect the South Florida landscape, having planted hundreds of mangroves to replace trees trampled by last year’s Hurricane Irma. Mangroves are an essential part of a marine eco-system. In addition to providing a healthy and complex habitat for fish, sharks, and turtles, they also protect the coastline from erosion. Though the tropical storm, Hurricane Irma, wreaked havoc … Continue reading Teenager Theo Quenee replants mangroves to help rebuild South Florida landscape