With single use plastics getting more and more attention globally, the efforts of one Philippines-based activist have been recognised by UNESCO, in the form of first prize in the regional Plastic Initiative Awards.
Many people go on holiday with a twinkle in their eye. Either for somebody they already love, or somebody they haven’t yet met, but definitely want to love. Either way, there’s an issue – sustainability. The eco-savvy traveller will be prepared for this and will have packed suitable accessories for almost any romantic occasion.
Millions of tourists visit Bali every year – and they waste hundreds of tonnes of food while they are there. Leftovers from spicy banquets, over-provisioned picnics and un-sampled buffet breakfasts all add to the waste. But one smart tech entrepreneur has swapped his skills in cash handling to food handling – and helped feed hungry villagers in the process.
When two friends started sailing in the Mediterranean in 2012, they were convinced the catamaran they were using could be converted to 100% solar (and of course wind) power. The end result has become a thriving operation offering totally carbon neutral sustainable holidays and yachts.
The Dampier Peninsula, in Western Australia, boasts what is probably one the largest areas of dinosaur foot imprints anywhere in the world. And amazingly, many of the sites are still unmapped. But aerial tech is helping to spot and preserve these unique 140 million-year old rock relics.
Last week the Indonesian president signed a ban that forbids further forest clearances across 66 million hectares of designated rainforest. But despite this positive move, companies that have flouted previous bans go unpunished, and clearing continues.
Imported food-dependent Singapore consumes a lot and wastes a lot too. A recent study reveals just how much is lost from farm to market, and wasted at the dining table.
As farmers worldwide confront changing climates and challenging new situations, ideas are beginning to spread that can bring new high-tech solutions for farmers to adapt to a hotter world, wherever they live
The water hyacinth has been clogging waterways and causing havoc and destruction of ecosystems since the 1900s. But researchers are discovering that it can play a role in reducing carbon emissions – as well as providing raw materials for production.
If you love to explore far-flung places but hate creating a trail of waste, fret no more. You can be a zero waste traveller. Gaia Discovery asked a few environmentalists for their views so that, step by step, we can help protect the earth from pollution.
Bats have a poor image. Associated with Dracula, the man who sucks blood, they often feature in movies as part-evil creatures. Maybe that’s why few people seems to pay attention to them - even if they are facing an uncertain future.
A new approach promises to help reduce hunger, fight erosion, promote tree cover, and capture carbon emissions all at once. In southern Philippines, it is happening in upland areas now.
Chewing gum is messy, annoying, hard to get rid of – and everywhere on our pavements. One enterprising UK designer has decided to attack the problem not with a clean up, but by up-recycling.
Research shows that in many conditions, so-called biodegradeable bags will still hold your shopping after three years underground.
Billing itself as Community Powered Tourism, a startup called FairBnB is aiming to bring a change to the way short term, internet-based rentals are offered in cities and tourist destinations worldwide. Into a way that benefits the community as well as the landlords.
In 2013, two students at Imperial College London had an idea. They would use natural materials to replace plastic packaging. Unlike many multi-billion dollar corporations, they succeeded in coming up with a product. It’s called Notpla, and it could just change disposable packaging forever.
Popular wisdom says that urban bicycle riding is on the up. But the truth seems to be otherwise. In many places active urban cycling could be declining in popularity. By James Teo and The Dirt.
The Volvo Ocean Race sees some of the most technically advanced sailboats compete over 83,000 kilometres around the world, using just wind for power. At sea, competitors see a lot of deep-sea pollution - so they are doing their bit to increase sustainability.
News from the aviation world has not been encouraging of late. Increased overall emissions, worries about safety and peripheral noise – but some airlines are making sustainable, safe operation part of their marketing pitches.
Melting ice-caps means rising sea levels and city flooding. But it will open more land for cultivation – for humans. Sadly for polar bears, loss of sea ice means starvation.