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finance

The Greener Your Finance, the Greener the Planet Becomes

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
festivals

British Festivals Tackle the Unholy Trinity of Eco-Unfriendliness

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
environment

Becoming a More Environment Conscious Parent Is Definitely Worth It

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
diet plan

You May Eat Lots of Greens but Which Diet Plan Is the Most Eco-Friendly?

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
European Packaging Forum

European Packaging Forum Deals with Balance of Green and Consumer

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
neighborhood

Milwaukee’s First Eco-Neighborhood Is Not a Cheesy Place to Be

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
Chattanooga

Art Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Feature Eco-Friendly Prints

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
cardboard

Eating out of a Cardboard Box Isn’t Just for the Homeless Anymore

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
climate

Silent Protest Lands French Climate Activists in Hot Water

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
Ramadan

Minnesota Muslims Make the Switch Towards Eco-Friendly Ramadan

May 23 2019 As the clock approached midnight, volunteers in the kitchen of the Islamic Center of Minnesota's women-only clubhouse washed silverware and ceramic plates to be used for the upcoming iftar. It made for more work, but that meant less trash after the traditional evening meal used to break the fast during Ramadan. "A few years ago, when... read more
investment

Our Most Eco-Friendly VP Has Raised $1bn for Eco-Friendly Investment

May 21 2019 Generation Investment Management, co-founded by our most eco-friendly politician and former US Vice President Al Gore, has raised $1 billion for its latest private equity fund to back sustainable start-ups. Generation Investment Management Sustainable Solutions Fund III will invest between $50 million and $150 million in companies... read more
electric

Make the Switch to Electric with America’s Most Eco-Friendly Cars

May 16 2019 Electric vehicles have been around almost as long as their gas hungry siblings. Unfortunately, technical limitations, such as battery size and efficiency, have hindered the adoption of what is clearly a cleaner, more efficient form of fuel-powered transportation. Today, thanks to innovations in how electricity is collected, stored,... read more
London

Take a Green Vacation Across the Big Blue and Stay Smart in London

May 14 2019 Newly opened near Mansion House, the residence of the Lord Mayor of London, in the City of London, England, the Vintry & Mercer feels like the cooler edgier answer to its sister hotel: The Ampersand, in South Kensington, England. It was named after two of the honorable guilds that were founded in the area many years ago. The hotel... read more
Notre Dame

New Notre Dame Roof and Steeple to Be Designed by the People

May 9 2019 Following the fire that destroyed famed Catholic church, Notre Dame, the French government has launched an international architectural competition to redesign the church's roof and spire. One of the many designs that have flooded in is from Belgian Ecological Architect Vincent Callebaut. His design sees the roof turned into a... read more
plastic

Indian Duo Turn Plastic Waste into Eco-Friendly Tiles

May 7 2019 The dog park of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, the local government for the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state Telangana, is a pop of color for the surrounding area. Not only is the greenery a big contributor but also the brightly colored tiles on the pavement. If you read the information board outside... read more