Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

Young people in the UK are calling for more education on climate change and sustainability in schools, according to a new survey which found more than 2.5 million 7-17 year-olds backing the move. The research, commissioned by Zurich Insurance, finds over one third (32%) of 7-17 year olds want climate change and sustainability topics to be covered at school. The poll also found nearly a quarter … Continue reading Millions of young people in the UK call for more lessons on climate change and sustainability in schools

SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Green startup ChopValue has launched a “climate positive” modular shelving system made of 4,276 recycled chopsticks. Known as SMĪLE, the eco-friendly shelving unit is made from recycled chopsticks and construction steel, urban harvested from restaurants and construction sites. With its minimalist and space-saving design, the timeless shelving system would suit any interiors. The raw material, used in manufacturing the SMĪLE unit and other products from ChopValue’s range, is … Continue reading SMĪLE: Minimalist modular shelf made from 4,276 recycled chopsticks

Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Volunteers on Malaysia’s resort island of Tioman are cleaning up beaches of ocean-bound plastic every weekend, which is then transformed by a local recycling plant into pellets and made into a range of products including auto parts, home appliances and furniture. Heng Hiap, based in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, is one of a growing number of companies working with environmentalists to collect and … Continue reading Ocean-bound plastic collected from Malaysian island transformed into furniture and home appliances

Recipe: Gingerade

Ginger is packed full of medicinal properties and can be used to treat many ailments including improving circulation, easing morning sickness through to aiding digestion, among many others. There are numerous ways to incorporate ginger in to your diet. One way is by making a glass of gingerade, which tastes like a carbonated ginger drink with the added healing benefits from the honey. Ingredients: (Serves … Continue reading Recipe: Gingerade

Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

New land of low biodiversity that is put into nature’s recovery in England must be protected under planning laws, The Wildlife Trusts announced in response to the UK Government’s proposed planning reforms. The conservation charity – which has called for the creation of a new designation, known as Widebelt, to support nature’s recovery – says the protection would enable new land that is currently of … Continue reading Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

Costa Rica’s conservation map has grown more than 11,000 square kilometres during the last 10 years, according to environmental organisation Costa Rica por Siempre Association (ACRXS). More than 400 communities in Costa Rica have benefited from projects of ecological, economic and social impact over the last 10 years. To date, these represent more than $ 23 million invested in 456 initiatives, the equivalent of a new project … Continue reading Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

Lego has announced it will invest $400 million over the next three years to step up efforts to produce its colourful bricks using sustainable materials instead of oil-based plastic. The investment will help Lego to reach a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2022 in terms of its production, as well as phase out single-use plastic in packaging by 2025, and replace plastic bricks with … Continue reading Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

The Hothouse: London’s pop-up tropical hothouse seeks to highlight the reality of a rapidly changing climate

A pop-up tropical hothouse in East London seeks to demonstrate the effects of climate change whilst also celebrating the beauty and resilience of plants. The Hothouse, which is currently on display at International Quarter London near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London’s Stratford, will provide a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate. London-based architecture practice, Studio Weave teamed … Continue reading The Hothouse: London’s pop-up tropical hothouse seeks to highlight the reality of a rapidly changing climate

Kenyan tea farm use waste sugar cane briquettes to make tea production process sustainable

Kenya-based tea farm Tebesonik has found a way to make tea production sustainable and environmentally-friendly by using briquettes made of waste sugar cane to dry tea leaves. Traditionally, processing tea requires a lot of firewood to dry the leaves, which means cutting down trees. In order to reduce deforestation, tea producers in Kenya such as Tebesonik are exploring the use of bio-energy briquettes made from … Continue reading Kenyan tea farm use waste sugar cane briquettes to make tea production process sustainable

Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a wind farm, the first of its kind on an Indian reservation in North Dakota. The 235-megawatt wind farm will support the Tribe’s essential needs such as schools, roads, health care and housing development on a reservation that straddles North and South Dakota. About 60 turbines are slated to dot the Porcupine Hills, between Fort Yates and Porcupine … Continue reading Anpetu Wi: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe developing a wind farm to provide clean energy for generations