Monday, November 18, 2019

New Reality TV Concept Seeks to Take Sustainable Housing to the Masses

Written by: James McGregor What do you get when you mix in a Government policy objective, some reality TV celebrities, the latest in behavioural science insights, and a mission to transform the sustainability performance of the entire housing industry?

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Hugh Biggar Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is helping Ghana see the forest for the trees. His country has experienced drastic deforestation in recent decades due to cocoa production,...

2019 Green Difference Awards: Highlighting Heroes of Green Education

Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has announced the honorees for the 2019 Green Difference Awards. Project Green Schools is an award-winning organization focused on greening schools and developing the next generation of environmental...

Silk Works to Make Plogging an Olympic Event

Written by: Kimberly White The popular plant-based beverage brand Silk is working to introduce a new Olympic event: plogging. Plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter, is not only good for your personal health but also the...

The Nature Conservancy Launches #WinForEarth

Written by: Kimberly White The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has launched an environmental contest in honor of Earth Month. The Win for Earth contest aims to celebrate the everyday actions people can take to help the earth and lead...

Former US Vice President Al Gore Honors Florida Climate Activist

Written by: Kimberly White More than 2,000 activists gathered in Atlanta last week to be trained as Climate Reality Leaders by former US Vice President Al Gore, world-class scientists, climate communicators, and grassroots organizers. Bringing...

Why reality TV might be the answer to mass market uptake of sustainable housing

Written by: James McGregor Popular home makeover TV shows like “This Old House”, “Grand Designs”, and the “Property Brothers” are highly influential in setting new trends which ultimately shape consumer decisions and consumption patterns. What we as sustainability innovators...

Million Dollar Vegan: Campaign Calls on Pope to Go Vegan for Lent

Written by: Kimberly White A global campaign calls on Pope Francis to “help fight climate change with diet change” by going vegan for Lent. In exchange for his pledge, Million Dollar Vegan is offering $1 million to a charity of his choice....

How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Courtesy of Written by: Alessandro R Demaio, Jessica Fanzo, and Mario Herrero If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food, and not ruining the planet, we need to...

Chasing the Sun: Alaska to Argentina

Two Australian adventurers are chasing the sun from Alaska to Argentina entirely on renewable energy. Together, Joel Gregory Hayes and Keegan Taccori have begun their journey titled ‘Route Del Sol’ in a 100% electric camper van.

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