Category: Sustainability

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Turning Waste Oil into Candles

People pour used/ waste oil down the drain without even giving it a second thought. Filt, a Japanese company, wants us to change that habit. They collect waste oil from cafes and restaurants, filter it,...

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Helping Displaced Families Crowdfund New Homes

Previously, we had highlighted the IKEA Foundation and Extremis Technology that deals with transitional shelters for disaster struck areas. Focusing on permanent settlement of displaced families, New Story Charity, a crowdfunding platform, is out to help displaced...

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Living Off-Grid in an Earthship

Sustainable design and construction has become the new standard for Architects and Builders all over the world. Earthship Biotecture, the brainchild of Mike Reynolds, has successfully created the most versatile and economical ingenious building design for off-grid living....

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Making Cheap Biogas Accessible to All

Organic waste STINKS! but only if we don’t utilize it to benefit the community. (B)Energy is a social enterprise that utilizes organic waste to provide households in rural regions with access to cooking biogas in an innovative entrepreneurial,...

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Harvesting Water from the Sky

Scarcity of water is a common problem in our neck of the woods. At current rates, if everyone on Earth used resources like the Western world (US, EU, etc) environmental experts believe that we...