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

The Evolution of The NYE Resolution [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Did you know that 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolution for longer than 6 weeks? It’s no surprise really though as it can take up to 66 days to form a new habit. Some people might even give up by the second Friday in January, known as Quitters’ Day. So where exactly did the NYE resolution come from and why … Continue reading The Evolution of The NYE Resolution [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Yule/Winter Solstice — ravenhawks’ magazine

The Winter Solstice or Yule is also the shortest day of the year, and hence – the longest night. This year it takes place on December 21st. various other names for the Winter Solstice include Midwinter, Yuletide (the Teutonic version), Alban Arthan (Caledonii Tradition, or the Druids), Feill Fionnain (Pecti-Wita Tradition, which falls on […] via Yule/Winter Solstice — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice — ravenhawks’ magazine

Tower Bridge Moorings: A sustainable Thames-side community living aboard historic barges

Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic landmarks, and a birdseye view of the bridge can be had from the nearby residences of Tower Bridge Moorings – where a sustainable community live aboard historic barges. Located just below Tower Bridge, on the south side of the river, Tower Bridge Moorings is a flotilla of more than 40 historic boats strung together in a block on … Continue reading Tower Bridge Moorings: A sustainable Thames-side community living aboard historic barges