Eco Blog

Go Green: Eco-Friendly Products We Should All Be Using

Nov 12 2019 After the shocking wake-up call of the documentary Blue Planet, more and more people are waking up to the unsustainable way humans are living. In fact, 97% of climate scientists agree we are facing a global warming emergency. But there’s hope for our planet. If we all do our part to make ourselves a little bit greener, then we can... read more

Do You Remember the Milkman? Well, He’s Coming Back with Loop

Sep 7 2019 A new shopping platform announced at this year's World Economic Forum aims to change the way consumers buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, aims to do away with disposable containers for products such as shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers. Instead, your goods will be... read more

Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg Takes Home the GQ

Sep 5 2019 GQ just held their annual Men of the Year awards. With winners such as Hugo Boss' Most Stylish going to Scottish actor Richard Madden and Actor of the Year handed out to Taron Egerton for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, they did not discriminate when it came to gender. Climate activist Greta Thunberg took home the win for Game... read more

Aquamation Is the Eco-Friendly Way to Say Goodbye to Your Pets

Sep 1 2019 Here at Custom Earth Promos, we've talked about eco-friendly ways to take care of a human body after a loved one passes, but what about your pets? Kathy Chiavola never knew how happy the pair of dogs she adopted would make her. "Possum and Pearl have appeared in books. They have hundreds of fans. They even have their own... read more

Burning Amazon Sparks Surge in Eco Search Engine Usage: Ecosia

Aug 28 2019 It has now gone viral that Brazil's rainforest is burning to bits. Last week, Custom Earth Promos brought you good news about biodiversity, writing about how Wales is trying to bring the fish back to Aberyswyth. Unfortunately, a loss of the Amazon Rainforest means a loss of some of the largest land biodiversity anywhere on the... read more

Can Increasing Man-Made Structures Really Bring Back Biodiversity?

Aug 24 2019 This summer, Dr. Ally Evans has been hard at work pasting a variety of misshapen concrete tiles to breakwaters along Great Britain's Welsh coast. However similar to standard construction work it may look, this is no straightforward coastal repair. Evans is a postdoctoral researcher at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Along with a... read more

IUPUI to Produce New Produce with Garden Expansion and New Tools

Aug 21 2019 The Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Urban Gardens' expansion will be almost a third of space. Located on the southwest corner of campus, the gardens will introduce new produce, including vined fruit and gourds, such as watermelons, pumpkins, and cantaloupes. The new 1,408 square foot patch is on a hill. To... read more

Food Waste Can Now Protect You from the Sun’s Harmful Rays

Aug 18 2019 Summer may be coming to a close in Florida, but the sun doesn't stop shining in the sunshine state. And, summer is just beginning for the other side of the world. A team of international scientists has found an environmentally friendly way of producing potential sunscreens by using cashew shells, which are normally thrown out.The... read more

Grains Are Going Even Greener: New Perennial Grain Kernza

Aug 14 2019 Plant geneticist Wes Jackson founded The Land Institute near Salina, Kansas about 40 years ago. He was concerned that modern farming was ruining native grasslands and asked the question that came to define his entire life: How can we harness the inherent strengths of the prairie ecosystem, the natural resistance of native plants to... read more

Green Architect Bill Bensley Is Challenging Traditional Hospitality Design

Aug 11 2019 Imagine a zoo where the humans are caged and the animals are watching our every move. This is where Architect Bill Bensley's mind wandered when a Chinese client asked him to build a resort in the southeastern province of Guangdong. He was given a space of three square miles that would include a sanctuary for worldwide animal... read more

There Is a Dangerous New Environmental Ideology

Aug 10 2019 Shortly before the recent El Paso, Texas shooting that left 22 murdered and more than two dozen others injured, Patrick Crusius declared he was trying to stop a "Hispanic invasion of Texas" on the imageboard website 8chan. But, there was a distinctly environmental message to his speech; part of a lesser-known far-right group known as... read more

Eco-Poetry: A Conversation with Poet Pam Davenport

Aug 3 2019 Eco-poetry is a style of poetry that is less about simply describing nature and more about becoming one with it. That's, at least, how poet Pam Davenport writes hers. She teaches eco-poetry workshops in outdoor settings. She encourages writing from the perspective of plants, animals, seasons; nature itself. Her next workshop, for any... read more
Global Witness

Eco-Death Doesn’t Always Refer to the Planet: New Global Witness Report

Jul 31 2019 On Monday, international human rights group Global Witness revealed that the fight to protect land, homes, livelihoods, and wildlife from destructive, pollution causing industries turned deadly for over 160 environmental defenders in 2018. Organizers campaigning against the destruction of the environment face governments, contract... read more

When in Doubt, Dry It Out: Cutting Food Waste in Uganda

Jul 28 2019 At their workshop in a suburb of Kampala, the largest city in Uganda, East Africa, Lawrence Okettayot and his business partner, both in their mid-20s, drilled holes and screws into a wooden, steel-lined box designed to dry out food in an eco-friendly way. Their invention, a low-tech thermal dehydrator, can be used to process fruits... read more

Sonoma Raceway Aims to Make Racing Less of a Drag on the Earth

Jul 26 2019 With some of the loudest sounds and brightest lights, dozens of drag racing cars will be zooming down a short stretch of California's Sonoma Raceway, this weekend. Reaching speeds of more than 300 mph, they'll burn shocking amounts of fuel. It's not exactly the public image of California as a state full of pollution slashing, climate... read more