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  • 4Ocean will reach its one millionth pound of trash pulled from the ocean and coastlines on July 20, 2018. Launched in January 2017, 4Ocean global cleanups are funded entirely through the sale of sustainability products with every item purchased supporting the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. The company is building the first economy for ocean plastic and creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for the ocean. (PRNewsfoto/4Ocean)

    Saving the oceans – one plastic bracelet at a time

    Oceans are drowning in plastic Do you know how much plastic waste is in our oceans? More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year. The big cleanup 4Ocean bracelets are made of recycled materials. That’s great in itself but it gets even better: for every bracelet sold 1 pound (0.5…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Zero waste? Yes please!

    Bea Johnson, the queen mother of the zero waste movement, has been saying no to trash for the better part of a decade. She lives by the priciple of the 5Rs: Refuse Reduce Reuse Recycle Rot   1 mason jar, 4 people, 365 days worth of trash This way Bea’s family of four produces very…

  • The dream of electric flight

      Weeee! I must say: The world looks really great from up here. As an owl, I can understand why people have always dreamed of flying. But air traffic, which is steadily increasing, has made my world very noisy and chaotic. What’s more, airplanes consume huge amounts of aviation fuel, which has an impact on…

  • Iran gears up to boost renewables

    300 days of sunshine per year, for an average of 12 hours a day – Iran is basically made for solar energy… And that’s also why I’m here today, as a new photovoltaic system has been inaugurated in Rafsanjan in Kerman Province. I’ve seen the whole thing from the air, and I must say it…