To protect its natural environment, Palau, a tiny country in the Pacific, has created the world’s first conservation pledge which will be stamped into every visitor's passport. The statement which promises environmental responsibility and stewardship must be signed before entry into the country is granted.
Penzance is the first community in the United Kingdom to receive a "Plastic Free Coastline" certification from Surfers Against Sewage. They've eliminated or replaced single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives.
A historical site in Sydney decided they needed to refurbish their escalators, leaving behind five tons of old wooden treads. They've found the most beautiful way to repurpose them.
Mars, the candy giant, is looking to team up with others -- even competitors -- in an effort to thwart issues like deforestation and human rights abuse. This is in addition to the $1 billion they've spent on their own sustainability program.
After AT&T Park in San Francisco was awarded MLB's Green Glove for nine consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners and Safeco Field became the second franchise to receive it. They improved their recycling efforts by 90 percent with compostable waste and an urban garden.
To combat the use of billions of disposable cups, a German city has created a reusable cup system that lets customers pay a €1 deposit for a plastic cup that can be returned to 100 participating businesses.
Two supermarkets in the United Kingdom will be adding a bottle deposit return system, Iceland and Co-op. The retailers are helping to push a recommendation by Greenpeace to recycle plastics as their usage level continues to skyrocket.
Chernobyl's nuclear explosion still impacts many today, but the area will soon feature an abundance of solar power generation. Numerous companies plan to install solar farms as the Ukrainian government is redeveloping and giving incentives.
As sea levels rise, coastal areas are trying to figure out how to save their communities. One organization is suggesting we let the water in.
Three more cities in Scotland have received Zero Waste designation as part of an initiative to minimize waste, implement higher recycling and reuse standards, and more.
To help stop the trend of abandoned stadiums after World Cup and Olympic events, Qatar has developed a sustainable facility made out of shipping containers. After use, it can be disassembled and constructed elsewhere, or easily broken down into smaller segments.
Elon Musk delivered a $50 million promise to South Australia by installing a battery backup solution to their renewable energy infrastructure within 100 days. The new facility will keep the power on should systems fail like they did a year ago.
Iron Ox, a California tech startup, created a robotic system for greenhouse farming to help grow food locally with low labor costs. The robotic farmers are programed to identify the health status of each plant while tending to their needs.
A new housing development in Austin, Texas aims to make eco-friendly housing units with sustainable features more affordable for the average homeowner.
Amazon continues to erase their carbon footprint with a new heating system that utilizes wasted heat from a neighboring, unaffiliated data center. It's piped to their Doppler building, which will be one of the most sustainable structures in the world.
The Ray is a small stretch of highway in Georgia that is showing the potential for some big ideas.
The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village took lessons learned after the devastation of WWII and applying them to the effects of the Rwandan genocide in an effort to support the next generation of young people and their country.
Siemens has developed the eHighway since 2012, and after success in Europe, it's finally in the US. The trial run stretches between Los Angeles and Long Beach, and there's potential for it to aid California's zero emission freight goal for 2050.