Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

Artifishal is a documentary film that reveals the impact of humans on wild salmon and sea trout, and the destruction of natural habitats caused by fish farms and fish hatcheries. The documentary, from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia, traces the impact of fish hatcheries and fish farms – industries which hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal … Continue reading Artifishal: Documentary reveals the threat to wild fish by fish farms and fish hatcheries

AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

The Alliance for International Reforestation Guatemala (AIR) is helping indigenous farmers to learn how to farm with trees, in order to prevent soil erosion, mitigate climate change and improve crop yields and diversity without using dangerous chemicals. AIR technicians – who are Guatemalan professionals trained in agro-forestry and environmental engineering – educate indigenous farmers about proper tree-planting and agroforestry that provides sustainable farming as well … Continue reading AIR: Helping indigenous farmers in Guatemala to farm with trees to mitigate climate change

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira comes up with award-winning solution to remove microplastics from oceans

An Irish teenager has won a global science award for his project which aims to remove microplastics from the oceans. Fionn Ferreira from west Cork was named the overall winner of the 2019 Google Science Fair, winning $50,000 to develop his project on microplastic extraction from water. The 18-year-old’s winning idea involves using magnets to filter microplastics from bodies of water. The young scientist used … Continue reading Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira comes up with award-winning solution to remove microplastics from oceans

ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

Getting up close and personal with the oceans, surfers are exposed to a fraction of what’s at sea. That’s what inspired former professional surfer and environmental leader, James Pribram to set up the ECO-Warrior Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to preserving the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation. While teaching a surf lesson in the summer of 1997, the Laguna Beach native developed a … Continue reading ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas

With the preservation of the planet now of utmost importance to people’s lives and many desiring to take action to lend a hand, there are numerous environmental projects that you can get involved in in your local area or even where you choose to take a vacation. Everything from beach clean-ups, river clean-ups, protecting wildlife, planting trees, monitoring animal and plant species, and gardening, there … Continue reading Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas

Radical Mycology: Exploring the ecological benefits of mushrooms in cleaning up the environment

Mushrooms’ versatility stretches way beyond culinary use, which is where grassroots organisation Radical Mycology steps in to show how mushrooms and other fungi are not only known for their health benefits, but their environmental benefits too. Fungi have been used to clean up oil pools in Ecuador and pesticides in Oregon creeks, and mushrooms alongside human hair were deployed to remove some of the 58,000 gallons … Continue reading Radical Mycology: Exploring the ecological benefits of mushrooms in cleaning up the environment

What Adults can learn from Young People’s stance on the Environment

Young people are guided by their intuition which is why their connection to nature and the preservation of the planet is so strong in them. I recently wrote an article about a National Citizen Survey (NCS) which found that 32% of young people in Britain, aged 11-16, believe the environment and air pollution to be […] via What Adults can learn from Young People’s stance on … Continue reading What Adults can learn from Young People’s stance on the Environment

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