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  • Celebrities Who Actively Work to Protect the Environment

    These 5 celebrities use their fame to promote environmental protection:   Stella McCartney „Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing?“ Image: Twitter @StellaMcCartney Stella McCartney lives and breathes fashion but condemns how harmful so-called fast fashion is to the environment. She is one of the pioneers of the “sustainable fashion” movement. In…

  • Costa Rica: A small country with big ideas

    Monica Araya talks about how Costa Rica, home to nearly 5 million people, is pioneering a vision for development without fossil fuels. What comes next? Letting go of fossil fuels for good with electric mobility. „It is time to debunk the myth that a country has to choose between development on the one hand and…

  • 5 more brilliant solar inventions

    By popular demand, I present to you *drumroll* 5 more gadgets straight out of the wonderful world of solar inventions:   1. Solar plug socket Source Stick it on a window and plug in your electronic device. All you need is a window and some sun.   2. Solar camera strap Source   Keep your…

  • Reasons to love renewables – #3 quality of life

    Quality of life encompasses the presence of physical, mental and social well-being. An important part of social well-being is access to energy. You see where I am going with this… Almost one billion people currently don’t have access to a public power supply. The vast majority of them live in remote regions and are reliant…

  • Saving energy: 8 tips to lower your bill

    Save energy at home Saving energy can be so easy. Have a look at the infographic below. Incorportating just a few simple energy saving tricks in your home may make quite the differnce to your electricity bill.   Source: temporarypowersolutionsuk and Visualistan Find more energy saving tips check out the 5 energy saving tips for your home blog post.…

  • A Windfarm Floats off the Coast of Scotland

    Blinter, blowder, bliffert, brattle, blaster bleester, gandaguster, law, flan…  –  the Scots have almost as many terms for wind as they have Whsikeys distilleries. The blustery wind here on the coast of Scotland isn’t always safe for a bird like me — if I’m not careful, it can blow me way off course. But when it comes to…

  • E-mobility: gentle giants of the road

    How electric buses change our transport system Better hold your breath! Or not? Have you ever found yourself next to a city bus when walking down the street or riding a bike?  The exhaust not only smells awful, it’s bad for your health. The stench comes from nitrogen oxides created by combustion of diesel fuel…

  • 5 brilliant & bizarre solar inventions

    I for one love the wonderful world of solar inventions. Here are some of the most brilliant and bizarre solar gadgets I have come across lately:   1. Solar grill Source Have yourself a delicious BBQ without charcoal, or wood. This solar grill produces NO harmful smoke or emissions.   2. Solar powered dog house…

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    Melting glaciers – a chilling threat

    Did you guys know that groundwater, lake and river water, and water in the atmosphere only account for about a quarter of the world’s supply of fresh water? The vast majority of our fresh water is stored in polar ice and snow and in our mountain glaciers. Alright, you might think, so what? Well, we…

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    6 ways to shop more sustainably

    Sustainable shopping does not need to be complicated. If you take into account just a few things, you can reduce your ecological footprint significantly: Regional Support local farmers and reduce your carbon footprint! Seasonsal Seasonal produce tastes much better and contains more vitamins than vegetables from energy-intensive glasshouse production. Organic Organic products are subject to…