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What The United States Can Learn From 4 Eco-Friendly Countries

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. 

By Desiree Kaplan
5 days ago
Community

This Solar Box Provides Energy And Clean Water For Those In Need

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.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
Food

NYC 'Teaching Garden' Gives Kids Farm Life Without Leaving The City

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
6 days ago
Community

The World's Largest Parking Lot For Bikes Is Opening In The Netherlands

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.

By Aimee Lutkin
1 week ago
News

Unleash Brings Millennials Together To Create Sustainable Development Solutions

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.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
News

Startup Plans To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year With Drones

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.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
Living

Everything You Need To Know When Shopping For Sustainable Candles

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.  

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
Food

New Tech Offers Lower Prices On Food Nearing Its Expiration Date

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.”

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
Living

How One Company Is Making It Easier Than Ever To Save The Bees

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.

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
Food

New Vegan Restaurant Vows To Donate All Profits To Charity

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.  

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Community

This Danish School Is Covered In 65,000 Square Feet Of Bright Aqua Solar Panels

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
Community

How Rural Iowa Is Hooking Their Community On Solar Power

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
News

Solar-Powered Motorbikes Revitalize Transportation In Rural Kenya

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.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Community

Every D.C. Resident Could Have Curbside Compost Pickup In 5 Years

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.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
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