7 Examples of sustainability of Sweden

Posted on Friday, May 26th, 2017 by

#1 District heating in Gothenburg Sweden’s shift from oil to district heating in the early 1990’s is perhaps the single most important factor in explaining the country’s reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both in the housing and service sector. Today, district heating accounts for more than 80 per cent of the heat and hot water […]

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How radical ideas turned Curitiba into Brazil’s ‘green capital’

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by

In the late 1960s, Brasília cast a long shadow across Brazil. Built from scratch in just four years, the city was a symbol of modern, rational, functional planning. “President Kubitschek wanted to build a new capital,” architect Oscar Niemeyer said in a BBC interview. “He wanted a city that would represent Brazil. So I dedicated […]

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US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Biofuel production may save precious fossil fuels but it produces a lot of waste in the form of lignin, the pulpy, fibrous mass that’s left over once the plants have been processed. As much as 70 percent of the material created by biofuel refining is lignin waste. And even more lignin is wasted in […]

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Agroforestry and Its Benefits

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

  Agroforestry is the management and integration of trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land and can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It may include existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible concept, involving both small and large-sized land holdings. Scientifically speaking, agroforestry is […]

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Sustainable Pasture Management in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by

During the months of June and July, we packed our backpacks, grabbed our sleeping bags, and headed for the pastures—the high mountain pastures of Arslanbob! We spent much of the summer traveling around Kyrgyzstan with the environmental NGO CAMP Alatoo to grab footage and do interviews (check out our previous post for more info). We’re making […]

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Bio-Char Solutions

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by

By Katerina Seligman Here’s how it works in a nutshell: Charcoal has been used as a soil amendment for thousands of years. The rich black soils of the Amazonians supported huge populations on what otherwise would have been very poor soil.  This very old practice is being revived and used on a fairly large scale […]

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How is this bamboo bike bringing change to an entire community?

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by

Meet Bernice Dapaah – a young entrepreneur from Ghana who decided to build eco-friendly bikes to not only help the environment, but to improve the lives of those living in her community! Bernice (on the left), the founder of the Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative. […]

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Bamboo ‘corridors’ could save pandas and the planet

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by

Bambo is one of the most successful plants on earth. With more than 1,500 species colonising a multitude of habitats from sea level to 12,000 feet, bamboo is a phenomenon of the vegetable kingdom. It can also add significant solutions to environmental problems to its list of successes. After the Hiroshima bomb in 1945, […]

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Hollywood star commits to green lighting

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by

Actor-director Ed Begley Jr. earned six Emmy nominations for his work on the hit series “St. Elsewhere” and has starred in hundreds of feature films, television series and theater productions. But he is almost as famous for his environmental leadership. Begley bought his first electric car in 1970 and is known for riding his […]

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Hamwells recirculating shower saves 80 percent of energy, 90 percent of water

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 by

The new Hamwells e-shower, filters, heats and recirculates shower water up to seven times: not only do you save 80 percent of the energy and 90 percent of the water compared to a normal shower, but it can pump out 15 litres per minute, or five times as much as a low flow shower […]

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