Sustainable tourism: How to create a positive impact while travelling

Tourism industry is flourishing now more than ever. With industries and brands expanding worldwide, and the aviation industry making it possible for us to travel around the world in the blink of an eye, the world almost seems to fit…

This bike shop will let you trade in your old car for a new electric bike

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS We love our cars. From the day that the first Model T’s rolled off the assembly line, the Western world has developed a long love affair with the four-wheeled chariot of the people. Our love of…

Move towards environmental sustainability with these 10 inventions

The concept of environmental sustainability isn’t new. With the risk of sounding like a broken record, for the benefit of those who are unaware, sustainability simply using resources available to our benefit while making sure there will still be enough for the future…

This food contributes to global warming more than any other

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Next time you decide to fix yourself a sandwich, take a good long look at your loaf of bread. Do you like whole grain or white? Rye or pumpernickel? As it turns out, that loaf of…

OxyGen project brings a stunning nature oasis to Paris’ business district

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  A bridge that once sprawled over top the Seine River is transforming into a romantic 19th-century green space, complete with gardens and restaurants. A flower garden will weave between the tables set up for a peaceful meal. Stephane…

Zera Food Recycler turns food waste into fertilizer in 24 hours

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  Gardening season is here, which means that now is the time to fertilize those plants. The summer is the time to save money by growing vegetables right from your own garden. However, maintaining a beautiful garden and…

This 100-hectare vertical urban farm will feed 24 million people

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  Shanghai is planning an urban vertical farm that will feed millions. The centre aims to educate people on the benefits of food sustainability. Sasaki Architects will create the 100-hectare farm that will be interactive and hands-on. The…

7,000 methane bubbles have formed under Siberia and could explode at any moment

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  Warm times and wet climes lie ahead for our dear old planet Earth, and if you didn’t know that, then I suggest that you flip on the news or even just get your ass off the…

Singapore aims to have more than 80 per cent of its buildings green by 2030

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS    The Pacific Rim has long since been one of the most densely populated areas on Earth. Inhabited by humans for thousands of years, different cultures have found different ways to maximize the potential of soggy…

Grassoline is the new aviation biofuel made from grass

BY: DUSTIN BATTY As the environmental impact and limited nature of fossil fuel resources becomes more evident, people are pushing to find more environmentally sustainable and renewable sources of energy. Great strides have been made toward finding renewable ways to…

What is sustainable living and 10 easy steps towards sustainability

Earlier last year it was made official that in the 136 years of record keeping, 2015 was the hottest recorded year, beating 2014 by the widest margin. Then, January 2016 broke the record by claiming the title of ‘the most…

German scientists just turned on the world’s first artificial sun

BY: SHAWNTAE HARRIS  A perfect sunny climate will certainly brighten everyone’s mood while simultaneously creating fuels that help, and not hinder, the environment. This is why an artificial sun is coming soon to Germany. They hope to create a larger…

Benefits of tomato: new vehicle tire rubber made with tomato and egg

BY: DUSTIN BATTY An innovative research team at The Ohio State University decided to use food waste to make car tires and the newly created rubber outperforms normal petroleum-based tires. According to an OSU article on the experimental product, most…

Permaculture takes organic gardening to the next level

Photo by Claire Gregory, Creative Commons BY: TIM O’NEAL Organic food and farming have seen a huge increase over the past ten years, and for good reason. Farming and gardening techniques that use fewer harmful, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are…

The Weirdest and Most Creative Places People Have Turned into Homes

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE  These eccentric homeowners wrote the handbook on unconventional living. If you think your first apartment was small, check out these weird, quirky, and outright strange places people have decided to set up shop temporarily and permanently. These…

This 1920s engineer made a house out of newspaper and it’s still standing today (photos)

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT In the 21st century, we understand the importance of environmentalism better than ever – but even we might think twice about building a home out of recycling. The 1920s were a different time, however, and it turns…

This couple lives in a tiny camper trailer that only cost them $1,800

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “I met her on Tinder, but got to know her in a camper trailer.” This is the quote that immediately made me love Greg and Kathleen’s story of their transition into the tiny house movement. When I…

The City of Tomorrow: where cars drive themselves and parks take the spots of parking lots

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Presented by Ford Autonomous cars have always been a thing of mere imagination. From Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang to Back to the Future and most recently in Harry Potter, our imagination came to life on the big screen…

In 2018, regenerative villages that produce their own food and energy will help save the environment

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Photos via ReGen Villages Around 10 billion people will live on Earth by 2050. This means Earth will need to produce enough food, water and land for three billion more people than we already have. Not only…

After a devastating earthquake, this family rebuilt their lives in a 1987 Volvo van

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Saving money, the ability to roam freely from city to city, doing your part to help the environment; those are probably the three most popular reasons as to why people have been ditching the regular 9-5 working…