World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The World Ocean’s Day Youth Advisory Council is extremely excited to present to you this Upcycling Guidebook for World Ocean’s Day. The term upcycling is also known as “creative reuse”. By reusing plastic, upcycling helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in the environment and may help us avoid purchasing new plastic products. The more we can refuse single-use plastic and reuse … Continue reading World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Budget-friendly Ways to Go Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. This thorough guide outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. Remember to always use … Continue reading Budget-friendly Ways to Go Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Unfortunately, 87% of people don’t know how to wash their clothes properly, which shockingly leads to damaging an average of 10 clothing items per year through improper washing.So, even if you choose to buy more eco-friendly clothing, you may be ruining them through your washing habits. via Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Floating community on Amsterdam canal set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood

A floating neighbourhood, complete with 46 households and a community centre, in the north of Amsterdam is set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood. Known as Schoonschip, in other words clean ship, the households and community centre will float on 30 plots on the Johan van Hasseltkanaal, a side canal of the IJ river. The project, which is designed by architects Space & Matter, will … Continue reading Floating community on Amsterdam canal set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood

Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint [Visual] — ecogreenlove

While government pressure on big businesses is ratcheting up, what can you and other citizens do to reduce the carbon emissions being released into the world around us? Here is a guide with some things you can do to cut your carbon footprint. via Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint [Visual] — ecogreenlove

LifeSwap: Building a community for people in the UK living off-grid and thinking of living off-grid

Living off the grid – in off-grid homes ranging from caravans, cabins, cob houses, vans and modern eco-friendly homes – is on the rise in the UK. For those wanting to live a simple, sustainable and self-sufficient existence, off-grid living and alternative living can be challenging but fulfilling nonetheless. LifeSwap is creating a community of like-minded individuals who are living the off-grid or alternative lifestyles. … Continue reading LifeSwap: Building a community for people in the UK living off-grid and thinking of living off-grid

Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

A vast quantity of food that people consume daily is present due to bee pollination – you can thank bees for everything from vegetables through to grains. This is an awareness that Orren Fox has had his whole life. The author of Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees, published in 2015 and penned when Orren Fox was 18, has always had a strong affinity for … Continue reading Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts. Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits. via Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

EnerGaia: Harvesting spirulina across urban rooftops, and empowering women in Bangladesh

EnerGaia has designed a way to farm spirulina – a nutritious, algae “super-food” – on urban rooftops and disused spaces in Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and now Bangladesh. The Thai startup, with its small team of chemists and engineers, has pioneered a unique urban farming model which utilises excess space on rooftops for the cultivation of spirulina. The farming method involves installing edible algae-producing, CO2-eating bioreactors. Spirulina, a … Continue reading EnerGaia: Harvesting spirulina across urban rooftops, and empowering women in Bangladesh

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Recently, I’ve noticed more and more stories around sustainability, sustainable living and planet-preserving solutions making the headlines in the press. Although there’s a bias towards climate stories in the mainstream press – there’s a lot going on the micro-level where grassroots organisations, indigenous groups, earth guardians, bloggers, parents, students, designers, entrepreneurs, independent organisations and nonprofits have a lot to share. These are the types of … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World