Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

French start-up Skavenji has set out to make renewable energy autonomous and accessible with a simple box that can be plugged in at home, an office or classroom, allowing users to directly produce and consume small amounts of electricity. The Skavenji Box lets everyone contribute to a greener world by managing the personal production and efficient use of electricity. The boxes are designed to be … Continue reading Skavenji plug-and-play box empowering people to produce and use their own renewable energy on a small-scale

Eco-Friendly Apps to help you Save Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Environmentally conscious companies have realized the need for eco-friendly apps that make going green as easy as pressing “download.” In such a technologically advanced world, it is now entirely possible to go green from the convenience of your smartphone and comfort of your own home—all while saving a little money at the same time. This chart lays out 16 apps you can download right now … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Apps to help you Save Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership

Anyone who has owned a pair of headphones are probably familiar with how fast they can wear, which is why Gerrard Street, an Amsterdam-based startup, have designed modular headphones that can easily be recycled or their parts reused. Gerrard Street, which rethinks ownership by focusing its business on circular consumer electronics, offer the headphones through a subscription model, where customers pay either a monthly or … Continue reading Gerrard Street: Circular electronics startup creating modular headphones and rethinking ownership

Fairphone 3: Dutch social enterprise release its latest modular smartphone and fairest yet

Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has launched its third generation smartphone, Fairphone 3, designed to support easy repairs and and its goal for long-lasting and sustainable phones. The Fairphone 3 contains seven modules, including an 8 MP front-facing camera and a 12 MP Dual Pixel rear-facing camera that can be easily switched with repair parts. The modular design means if the phone requires repairs, you can … Continue reading Fairphone 3: Dutch social enterprise release its latest modular smartphone and fairest yet

House of Marley release wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials

Sustainable audio accessories brand House of Marley has released their first set of truly wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials. The Liberate Air wireless headphones are constructed from eco-friendly bamboo, natural wood fiber composite made from sawdust, recyclable aluminum and a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. The company seeks to work with socially responsible materials and to raise awareness about … Continue reading House of Marley release wireless earbuds, the Liberate Air, made from bamboo and recycled materials

Geeizer: Eco-friendly mini cooling system runs off a frozen ice pack at less than 1% energy cost per day

Are you looking for an eco-friendly cooling system as you sit at your desk? Check out the Geizeer – a cube-shaped desk cooler and perfume diffuser. The portable air conditioner, ideal for desk use, runs off of a frozen ice pack and a rechargeable battery, and gives off four hours of cool air on a single charge. Italian company idea3Di designed the eco-friendly cooling cube to … Continue reading Geeizer: Eco-friendly mini cooling system runs off a frozen ice pack at less than 1% energy cost per day

VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild food

VILD MAD – Danish for Wild Food – is a comprehensive and free resource for people to learn about and explore nature through wild food. The initiative includes an app in Danish and in English, a website, a curriculum for Danish schools, and foraging workshops offered by 50 rangers  across Denmark. Launched by restaurateur and chef, René Redzepi of Noma fame, last year – VILD MAD has mapped the … Continue reading VILD MAD: Foraging app and initiative aims to connect people to nature through wild food

NearSt: App helping to connect people with their high street and back to buying locally

NearSt is an app that is helping to get people back into independent high street shops near them. NearSt allows people to browse and buy from shops near them, straight from their smartphone. Retailers are able to bring their in-store inventory online and users are able to search for products that they want using the app. NearSt shows users exactly who stocks it nearby in real-time, … Continue reading NearSt: App helping to connect people with their high street and back to buying locally

Vertical Future: Building healthier cities with smarter technologies including vertical farming

Vertical Future, the tech start-up behind vertical farming initiative MiniCrops, is developing a smart device to combat air pollution in cities. The product focuses on reducing the effect of emissions, specifically Nitrogen Dioxide, from vehicles and other urban sources – meaning cleaner air for urban dwellers. The tech start-up, launched by husband and wife team Jamie and Marie-Alexandrine Burrows in 2016, is currently at the product development … Continue reading Vertical Future: Building healthier cities with smarter technologies including vertical farming