Jul 20 2019
As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, coastal cities are looking for ways to cope with the growing threat of flooding. Seawalls are one option, green technologies are another, but one startup is making waves with its concept for urban areas designed not to resist rising water but to flat on it.
"Cities are getting hit with new types... read more
Jul 16 2019
Last week, campers from Tallahassee, Florida's Oasis Center for Women & Girl's "Girls Can Do Anything" program launched their eco-friendly party supply business. This week, they'll team up with the city to beautify a retaining wall.
The city of Tallahassee will provide an opportunity for some of the younger residents to transform... read more
Jul 13 2019
E-scooters, the E standing for "electric," promoted as zero-carbon, urban transport, are flooding city streets worldwide. But, just how green this mode of transportation is is still an unanswered question.
The companies distributing these vehicles, from multinational operations to local start-ups, insist that these ever present... read more
Jul 10 2019
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in popular pain reliever Tylenol, stems from a surprising source: coal tar, a thick, sticky liquid produced when oxygen-deprived coal is subjected to high heat.
Fortunately, a new method, developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison's Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center... read more
Jul 5 2019
PepsiCo just announced that beginning in 2020, Aquafina bottled water will come in aluminum cans. As the concern for global, non-recyclable waste grows, this is the brand's biggest attempt to reduce single-use plastic containers.Put your water in a stainless steel or BPA free reusable water bottle and get rid of some of the single-use... read more
Jul 3 2019
There's a small billboard on the grounds of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Sculpture Garden. If you were to just glance at it, you might think it was an advertisement. Upon closer inspection, you'll discover that despite an instantly recognizable logo, it's not an advertisement at all. This billboard is actually a two... read more
Jun 27 2019
The Green Finance Network Japan (GFNJ) was established late last year with the aim to make green finance mainstream in Japan's financial market. Green finance is a term often used to refer to methods of financing and investing that are more environmentally friendly or sustainable. This has been becoming a global trend since the signing... read more
Jun 25 2019
Chris Johnson's first outdoor parties with friends were small, impromptu, chaotic—"really good fun," as he puts it. Seventeen years later, Johnson and those same four college friends are still pioneers in the art of partying. Shambala, however, is now a four-day event in rural Northamptonshire that averages an attendance of 15,000. It... read more
Jun 20 2019
Being environmentally friendly is something that many people are striving for; particularly in recent years. Hundreds of studies and reports are conducted and published from reputable universities, the UN, the EU, and even the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has given the drive to be eco-friendly renewed momentum and motivation with his... read more
Jun 18 2019
Dieting is an activity that will never go away. When it comes to what we put in our bodies, people's tastes are as different as the cultures they come from. Some people modify their diets to loose weight, some people do it for health reasons, others may do it for religious reasons, and some may be concerned with the planet's or animal... read more
Jun 13 2019
The first European Packaging Forum took place last week in Dusseldorf, Germany. Many German, and other European, visitors traveled to inform themselves about the current market situation and possible future developments.
Many lectures laid the foundation for dealing with retail packaging. How is the current situation? What should be... read more
Jun 11 2019
City leaders want to create a buzz around sustainability initiatives that have blossomed in Milwaukee's Lindsay Heights neighborhood. There's even a map encouraging people to tour its sustainable projects, including rooftop solar and stormwater management installations.
Just 10 minutes northwest of the Wisconsin city's downtown area,... read more
Jun 5 2019
Currently showing at In-Town Gallery, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is "Patterns by Nature," a collection of eco-prints by artist Janice Kindred.
Kindred uses plants and flowers she has gathered locally, and through a multi-step process she has developed, transfers their shapes and colors to watercolor paper. She then uses a variety of... read more
May 30 2019
There is a newly opened cafe in India that is proving cardboard is not just for boxing up your possessions on moving day or living out of if you have no money anymore.
Known as the "Cardboard Cafe," the only part of the restaurant not made out of corrugated cardboard is the kitchen. Everything in the restaurant, from the light... read more
May 28 2019
All across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they believe to be his "inaction" against climate change. Now, they face up to 10 years of time in prison.
The first of several trials began on Tuesday in the town of Bourg-en-Bresse, located in eastern France. Around... read more