It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes technology really can connect people back with the environment. Not sure how to recycle that flexible plastic or where to buy local produce? Here are five free apps to make your life a little greener.
An Indonesian artists is trying to draw attention to the pollution of water around his country's shores by making gigantic works out of discarded plastic.
In order to combat urban heat islands, GuardTop has created a road sealant called "CoolSeal." It's designed to reflect sunlight and reduce the heat absorbed by roads, and it will be tested out in multiple parts of Los Angeles, California.
While many travelers have a desire to do good and help out the communities they’re visiting, many aren’t sure where to start. A new socially conscious hotel booking platform aims to help travelers out by giving them the chance to give back in a huge way - and all before they've left home.
Countries around the world are taking steps to help the environment and some are truly leaders in this effort. Waste management, wildlife conservation, plastic disposal, and air pollution are some of the issues every country must work on.
After developing the Off Grid Box that provides a solution for poor countries with limited fresh water and electricity, they're hoping a new business model will further success. It's geared to help those in need with a pay-as-you-go program.
Thanks to GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden, a 21,000-square-foot urban farm in the middle of the Big Apple, students can take free field trips to learn how to plant, grow, harvest and prepare organically grown produce and herbs.
A city in the Netherlands is expanding its bike parking lot by more than twice its spaces. Despite the fact the lot can hold 6,000 bikes and will expand to accommodate another 6,500 bikes, critics say growing bicycle culture demands infrastructure overhaul everywhere.
UNLEASH is holding a nine-day event that features 1,000 millennials from over 115 different countries gathering together in Denmark to help find solutions for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
It's impossible to keep up with industrial deforestation by planting trees with human hands. This is why BioCarbon Engineering is planning to use drones to help restore forests and will be monitoring results to continue improving their planting methods.
With hundreds of different candles on the market, it can be tricky choosing ones that are sustainable. The good news is that choosing environmentally safe candles is easy once you know what to look for.
A new company called Wasteless offers the world’s very first real-time tracking technology to supermarkets so they can provide consumers with variable pricing based on a product’s upcoming expiration date. It's the "internet of groceries.”
The Flow Hive offers a revolutionary new option for beekeeping which anyone, anywhere can learn how to use. With just a turn of a handle, helping the survival of the bees has never been easier.
A new vegan eatery in Midtown Manhattan called P.S. Kitchen has promised to donate all its profits to various sustainable charities as a way to connect people’s ethical food choices with social movements.
At the Copenhagen International School, solar panels are part of the aesthetic with 12,000 blue-green photovoltaics covering the entire facade, and that's not the only sustainable aspect of this education center.
Farmers Electric, a utility company in rural Iowa, has set a gold standard in how to transition a community with old-school values to adopting the technology of solar generation. An eight-year process provided incentives and it's paid off.
Three former university students in Kenya have been very successful in building battery-operated motorcycles that are recharged through solar generation. They've been able to create a company behind it and help solve Africa's smog issues.
If city planners in the nation’s capital have their way, every D.C. resident within the next five years will have curbside pickup for their food scraps. That move alone would take more than three-quarters of city trash out of the waste stream.