This infographic shows the real cost of wasted food around the world

While so much of the world remains in the clutches of poverty, it seems silly than that a select few countries could produce not only enough food to eat, but to throw in the garbage at the end of the…

Scotland will become the first UK country to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic cotton swabs

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  In an environmentally-friendly move by Scotland’s Government, the country is looking to ban, both the manufacture and sale of, plastic-stemmed cotton swabs. The move would make them the first country in the U.K. to do so. The…

It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding – Environmental Matrimony

Getting married is a special time for anyone, and making the day unique to you and your partner is important. That’s not to say that you won’t spend a lot of money on matrimony. It’s estimated that the average wedding…

The world’s most remote island is now home to one of the largest protected marine reserves

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Hundreds of years ago, Dutch explorers from distant shores drew close to a mysterious island – one that would change the way we look at archeology forever. It wasn’t quite the kind of mysterious island that…

This infographic proves that hydroponics is the answer to urban gardening issues

BY: MAX PAYNE So you don’t have enough space for a garden? Or worse, you lack the lights for growing and learn that most plants cannot live without sufficient lights. Hydroponics can be a viable solution to your situation. First…

Tesla is working to restore power following the hurricane in Puerto Rico

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Immediately after the category 4 hurricane whipped out power on the island of Puerto Rico on September 20th Tesla stepped in to help. Originally the company sent Powerwall battery systems that can be paired with the country’s…

The US will still meet half of its Paris Climate Agreement promises despite Trump’s climate change denial

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO With much backlash, Trump announced that the US would be leaving the Paris Climate Agreement in June. But those in positions of power who disagreed with him didn’t let that stop them from being committed to their…

This hybrid vehicle is getting an eco-upgrade by incorporating solar panels into the roof

Solar engineering has always been about space in some capacity. Not just outer space – though solar panels definitely got their start high above Earth, in an airless, cloudless vacuum. These days, solar engineering involves the other kind of space:…

The zero-waste woman shows us how we can all lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle (video)

BY AILEEN ZANGOUEI Lauren singer dedicates her blog trashisfortossers.com and her YouTube channel to teaching people how to live a zero-waste lifestyle, therefore being eco-friendly. For five years, she saved her trash in a jar, and made a video exposing…

Why Amsterdam is one of the most eco-friendly places to live (EDITED)

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and whimsical places in the world. But it goes beyond windmills and red lights. It’s one of the most ecologically friendly places to live — and visit. Supporting local farmers…

Toronto to Montreal in 39 minutes? Canadian route is one of the finalists for the world’s first Hyperloop

All Photos from Hyperloop One  In the years before continent-spanning superhighways and two cars in every garage, rail travel was the number one means of transit across the country. It was fast for the time, relatively cheap, and bound to…

Why updating Canada’s food guide is a win for the environment and your health

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Since the early ’90s the ‘Got Milk’ campaign has graced the pages of glossy magazines everywhere. The classic advertisement ended in 2014 and has been recently replaced by a swirl of new commercials this year. The ‘grab…

Algae just might be the green, slimy superhero needed to save out coral reefs

What makes amateur ichthyologists and would-be fish tank organizers cry? Is it waking up to fin rot? A case of the ick? Or what about waking up to discover that your pristine blue tank has degenerated into a green, scummy,…

How the AquaDam can save you thousands in post-flood repairs

In the wake of Hurricane Irma residents are being forced to evacuate their homes for weeks to maybe even months in order to escape the dangers of the largest category-5-hurricane ever to be recorded in satellite history. Last year, when…

Which countries are (and will be) leading the renewable energy revolution?

In the words of Bob Marley, the times are a-changing. Unfortunately, change can take a while to truly kick in, and that’s what we’re learning as we struggle to overhaul an energy economy for the needs of the 21st century.…

New material of the future is cheaper and more versatile than traditional solar cells

Solar energy encompasses a lot of parallel engineering fields. In many ways, it’s not really like any other power generation field available. Rather than “power plants,” you have “solar farms”, which spread a vast array of kilowattage across a very…

How otters are making a comeback from the brink of extinction

Everyone has a favourite animal. What animal we choose to idolize says a lot about ourselves – some people choose based on their innate cuteness, some pick a favorite animal based on their intelligence or unsual traits, while still others…

Hippie culture isn’t dead – Goa remains a vibrant paradise governed by peace and love

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  When we think of hippie culture we are reminiscent of 1960s and ’70s America, where peace signs and protest movements were a major driving force for political and social change — both domestically and globally. Today, hippie…

Honeybees are making a comeback from colony collapse disorder

Humans have an odd fascination with bees in a way that we share with few other insects. We’re drawn, in turns, to both love them and fear them. Who hasn’t, for instance, seen a picture of an adorable little bumblebee……

8 everyday wasteful things you can definitely do without

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO With climate change ever looming over us with scary statistics like the fact that we’ve surpassed our resources limit for the year by August 2nd, and that even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases today the earth…