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This Craft Brewery In Louisiana Has Been Running On Renewables Since 2001

The Abita Brewing Company was already years ahead of the craft beer craze that's sweeped the United States. They're also well ahead of running a remarkable sustainable brewery that limits energy usage and creates greener bottles.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
News

HP Converts Plastic Trash Into Ink Cartridges In Haiti

HP and Thread have teamed up to eliminate the hazards of kids collecting plastic from landfills in Haiti. They're giving education scholarships, training adults to help in their collection efforts, and are converting plastics into ink cartridges.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Community

Revamped Elementary School Sets The Standard For Green Energy And Design

Taking a page from designer and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Colorado firm Studio B Architects has teamed up with Cuningham Group to revamp a rural community school with details—and energy—inspired by nature. 

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Community

New Project Gives Women The Chance To Lead Solar Power Industry In Rural Nepal

Coming in the fall, a new partnership is expected to bring solar power to a Nepalese state park focused on rhino and tiger conservation, while simultaneously training 10 women to be solar industry entrepreneurs.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Community

Norway's Capital City Pushes To Phase Out Personal Vehicles

Oslo is one of Europe's biggest cities that is taking a gigantic stand against carbon emissions. After its initial plans of banning personally-owned cars in its bustling center market were met with criticism, they'll instead phase out parking.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Community

NYC Commits To $100 Million Green Initiative To Beat Urban Heat

The New York City mayor's office recently announced an initiative of over $100 million to help the city beat the summer's scorching heat. The initiative will fund tree-planting, rooftop gardens, and related projects across the city. 

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
News

This Self-Driving Convenience Store Could Change The Way We Get Our Groceries

Wheelys, a Swedish-based startup that has created a solar-powered mobile cafe, is stepping up their game with a mobile convenience store. Called Moby, the store is able to run itself with no checkouts, the ability to restock itself, and delivery options.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Community

World War II Veteran Donates Millions To Wildlife Preservation

World War II veteran Russ Gremel was an avid outdoorsman his whole life, who made millions in the stock market. Now, at 98-years-old, he's giving it all away to his local Audubon Society.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
News

'Square Roots' Grows Fresh Greens In Brooklyn's Retired Shipping Containers

Receiving fresh greens and herbs every week is now a reality if you work in a Brooklyn office. A new startup is giving select workers 12 months to grow an over 300-square foot garden in old steel shipping containers.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Food

Everything You Need To Know About Joining A Community Garden

Community gardens are great ways to enhance local communities, meet your neighbors, get your hands dirty, and even to feed yourself and your family without taking on a backyard garden all by yourself. 

By Nicole Caldwell
3 weeks ago
Food

London Pop-Up Transforms Discarded Produce Into Sustainable Meals

In England, people throw out around 15 million tons of food per year. But London company Rubies in the Rubble has created a pop up eatery featuring unique sandwiches and sauces made from foods which would otherwise go to the landfill. 

By Maria Cook
3 weeks ago
Community

One Activist's Quest To Create An Ecovillage In Rural Africa

Activist Joshua Konkankoh is a farmer determined to make his home village of Cameroon a place for sustainable development. By creating an ecovillage he's preserving his culture's traditions and connecting with the village's youth.

By Maria Cook
4 weeks ago
Community

This Actor Is Sparking A Green Energy Movement In His Home Village

Actor Robert Llewellyn, best known for his role as Kryten on BBC2's Red Dwarf, has been trying to bring green energy to his home village of Temple Guiting for over two years. Now, his project is finally on the verge of success.

By Maria Cook
4 weeks ago
Renewables

This Beach Town Is Offering Residents An Energy Plan Run Entirely On Renewables

Solana Beach, California is known for being eco-friendly. Now the city has taken a big step toward a clean energy future, by voting to give it's residents a clean-energy alternative to their current, traditional energy provider.

By Maria Cook
4 weeks ago
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