How food scraps are going to fuel Toronto’s garbage trucks
Making sure food scraps end up in the compost and not the garbage just got more important as the City of Toronto is turning your organic waste into a gas that can be used to fuel trucks and even heat your home.
Architect Appalled by ‘Horrible’ Homes Planned for Village Buys Land Herself to Design Attractive Eco-Houses
This architect was so appalled by the plans for two new homes in her English village, she bought the land for herself so she could design and build better houses for her neighbors.
Drought-Proof ‘Cooling Houses’ Use Saltwater and Cardboard to Grow Tons of Healthy Produce in the Desert
The idea behind the process is simple. It combines two unlimited resources – sunlight and seawater – to provide ideal growing conditions for crops in hot, arid environments.
Village in India Plants 111 Trees Whenever a Girl is Born
Typically in Asian cultures, the birth of a girl is considered an unfortunate responsibility because of the dowry system that puts a financial burden on the parents. For this reason, daughters were never as celebrated as sons. But in one village in India, the residents honor the birth of a daughter with a unique ritual of planting one hundred and eleven fruit trees.
Latin America pledges 70% renewable energy, surpassing EU: Colombia minister
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Latin American countries have set a collective target of 70% renewable energy use by 2030, more than double what the European Union is planning, Colombia’s energy minister said, ahead of her country’s October renewables tender.
Vlogger in Rural China becomes DIY Superstar
In a world where life grows ever more hectic and fast paced, it is no wonder that people have become avid fans of this famous Chinese vlogger and rural fairy, who has become legendary for creating everything she needs with her own two hands.