Community

Chile Created 5 New National Parks To Conserve Patagonia

After pledging to donate protected Patagonia land to the Chilean government, Tompkins Conservation follows through in an official announcement this week. It's the biggest private land donation ever and creates over 10 million acres of national parks.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
News

'Hand Over' Builds Eco-Friendly Homes For Egypt's Low-Income Communities

From teacher to construction engineer, Radwa Rostom found a way to improve Egyptian housing sustainably with her new startup, Hand Over. They use rammed earth construction to create better housing for those on informal settlements.

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Community

How One Snowboard Company Is Saving Forests In The U.S.

Weston Snowboards, a U.S.manufacturer, teamed up with the National Forest Foundation and other likeminded outdoor brands, to launch the Freedom of the Forest campaign. The campaign hopes to raise money for the U.S. Forest Service and maintain forests. 

By Desirée Kaplan
3 weeks ago
News

Elon Musk Wants To Build More Tunnels Under LA To Speed Up Traffic

The Boring Company is looking to extend their underground tunnel to 6.5 miles, heading to West Los Angeles in California and providing a "proof of concept." 

By Brian Spaen
3 weeks ago
Renewables

How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic Justice

Ucareo is a small town in Mexico that could be vulnerable to predatory energy companies looking for land to develop. They're taking steps to make sure energy generated in their area will go benefit the community first.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 weeks ago
News

'CommonSense Robotics' Wants To Make Speedy Delivery Possible For Local Grocers

A new startup is looking to help small grocery stores in urban areas with fulfillment centers that are operated by robots. This would cut down on costs and make it quicker and easier to fulfill online orders that are delivered to customers.

By Brian Spaen
4 weeks ago
Community

'Angry Birds' Creator Wants To Build Undersea Tunnel To Connect Cities

Peter Vesterbacka helped create the Angry Birds phenomenon that's spawned multiple sequels, shows, and a Hollywood movie. He now wants to expand by creating an underground tunnel that would connect major cities.

By Brian Spaen
4 weeks ago
News

As Millennials Leave Cities For Farms, The Local Food Movement Surges

There's been national growth in the farming industry with over two percent of people under the age of 35 purchasing land in rural America. This means using less pesticides and fertilizer, and helps the growth of the local food market.

By Brian Spaen
4 weeks ago
News

Solar-Powered School In Denmark Lets Kids Grow Their Own Food

C.F. Møller is in the process of building a new sustainable school in Denmark with a focus on raising plants, cooking food, and physical activity. 

By Brian Spaen
1 month ago
Community

This Reusable Sponge Gets Oil Out Of Water Without Harming The Planet

Unlike other sponges and cleanup methods, the Oleo Sponge can recover oil and other petroleum products from under the water and poses no harm to the environment.

By Desirée Kaplan
1 month ago
News

These Stationless E-Bikes Are Ready To Hit The Pavement In San Francisco

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency gave Social Bicycles, the creaters of JUMP Bikes, the first-ever city permit for a stationless e-bike system.

By Brian Spaen
1 month ago
News

This App Turns Cleaning The Planet Into A Mobile Game

Litterati is a new app for mobile devices that makes it easy for communities to document their collection of trash. It's led to funding from supporters and the US government to expand the app, creating more collaboration and further data analysis of our pollution.

By Brian Spaen
1 month ago
Food

France Bans Supermarkets From Tossing Unsold Food

France added laws to prevent supermarkets from wasting their groceries, forcing them to donate to charities and food banks. It's led to the country being a top performer in the 2017 Food Sustainability Index.

By Brian Spaen
1 month ago
Community

This Community Uses Old Christmas Trees To Rebuild Sand Dunes

A local chapter of The Surfrider Foundation has an annual event that gathers together activists dedicated to coastal conservation efforts. By collecting their old Christmas trees, the group is able to rebuild sand dunes in North Carolina.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 month ago
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