With a growing number of lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming eco-warrior Dr Mike Joy is determined to get people to think about cleaning up our waterways. The Massey University freshwater ecologist has spent many years trying to raise public awareness of the state of our water environments. Now the senior lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science has become the first recipient of an award recognising the role of “critic and conscience” in society.
Fruit tattoos set to replace stickers and plastic packaging as growers seek labelling alternatives – ABC Rural – ABC News
Plastic labels are set to become a thing of the past, though, as farmers listen to consumer demand for less packaging. Tattoos on fruit are set to replace stickers as farmers seek out environmentally-friendly alternatives to labels for produce that already comes in its own natural packaging. Fruits with printed skins are already on supermarket…
There’s a Swedish article that has been often quoted over the months regarding the environmental impact of EV batteries.
If you’re predisposed to hate electric cars, then there’s a wonderful story making the rounds that’ll support your worldview. However, let’s just look into some of the numbers stated in there and add some real world numbers into the mix.
Organically managed soils can convert carbon CO2 from a greenhouse gas into a food-producing asset.” Two major upsides to this approach are drought-proof soils and, thanks to more nutrient-rich foods, reduced healthcare costs.
A short movie made during our last “Design your own eco house” workshop.
The workshop over two days on a weekend and gives you helpful insights and advice when designing your own building.
The independent has featuring one of those many articles about how great solar energy is and how much the UK was getting out of them: From April to September.
Sweden’s government wants to give people tax breaks on repairing everything from shoes to washing machines as part of a new green drive to help the environment by making the country less wasteful. Have you ever been upset about a product being designed to fail with no chance of repairing it? The proposal by the ruling…
Netherlands moots electric car future with petrol and diesel ban by 2025 | Technology | The Guardian
Dutch politicians have voted through a motion calling on the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting in 2025. The motion has only passed through the lower house of the Netherlands’ parliament, and would need to pass through the Dutch senate to become legally binding. But its success in a majority…
There’s no perfect toothbrush, but some toothbrushes are less perfect than others, and sadly, a few of them aren’t even what they claim to be. Here are a few disappointing facts I have learned recently about other companies’ toothbrushes.
Again and again I am astonished as to how long it takes for a great idea for a design until it becomes mainstream.
It likewise amazes me how we design things on a daily basis, the things that are not the great inventions but just things like buildings and infrastructure.