Sustainability #4: A Billion Trees

Millions of Indian Trees India accomplished a major achievement recently by breaking a tree planting record, planting over 66 million in 12 hours. The planting was carried out by volunteers in Madhya Pradesh, the 5th largest Indian state by population. The previous record was set in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous Indian state, at 49.3…

Alternative Afterlives

Andvinyly – creates vinyl records from ashes of the deceased as memorials Website  My Article Bios Urn: a funeral urn using ashes of the deceased to grow a tree. Website   My Article Capsula Mundi: created a pod to bury deceased people which also feeds trees above them Website   My Article Celestis: launches your ashes into…

Sustainability #2: The Zero Waste Emporium

Credit: INSIDER Wasteless Pantry All of us need to shop for food and it is impossible to get around. No matter where in the world you find yourself you’ll also need to carry it out with you. This is a crucial difference and people approach it in different ways. Most of us would get plastic…

Sustainability Compilation #5: Recycle (or Label) Your Food

HomeBiogas Credit: HomeBiogas – Turn Your Waste Into Clean Energy HomeBiogas is a company that has created a small biogas system for homes that enables you to generate gas for your house depending on how much waste you have. From table scraps to liquids and even (as seen above) kitty litter, there are a range of…

Sustainability Compilation #4: Cleaning The Environment

Air Ink+VTTs An Indian company called Graviky Labs has developed a technique that enables them to convert soot-based gases into a usable ink for pens, markers or spray paints. The main piece of their appeal was that this will decrease air pollution overall since it can be processed into a separate compound that has a…

Sustainability Compilation #2: Innovative Plants

Reforestum Would you like to plant a forest anywhere in the world? There is now an app for that! The site Reforestum provides a method for you to pay for creating a forest anywhere in the world which you can then monitor and track. If you’d like to spread environmentalism across the globe with trees…

Sustainability Compilation #1: Sustainable Housing

Brikawood Brikawood was developed by a French company and takes an aim at sustainability in construction. Instead of hammering the wood together the boards are constructed to fit into each other. This way you only need a minimum amount of extra supplies, construction is faster and it’s much easier than traditional methods. Interestingly there are…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Coffee Shrooms

Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, let’s talk about the plants that aren’t. Mushrooms grow upon dead matter in order to live so the natural living space for them is anywhere you can find something dead. Leave food out long enough and if the spores are there they may grow. They streak across forests and wedge themselves into…

Grow Your Furniture!

Credit: Full Grown If you want a more natural approach to furniture look no further than Full Grown. A U.K. company, they have re-imagined how we use wood and instead of chopping trees down to make them into something, they’ve decided to grow furniture instead. Their method involves grafting shoots together from willows around a…