‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’ is the theme for United Nations’ World Environment Day this year.
To honour the awesome sphere we all call home, we’ve pulled together some cool global initiatives that encourage more mindful, sustainable living.
Conservation International have cast an A-list line up to characterise some of earth’s vital natural resources in a series entitled ‘Nature Is Speaking‘, including Robert Redford, Harrison Ford and Penelope Cruz.
They offer a humbling reminder that nature doesn’t need people, but people sure do need nature.
The old phrase ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is certainly true for Portuguese artist, Bordalo II. He creates these large and colourful 3D murals on the walls of Lisbon using old tires, scrap metal and steering wheels as materials.
Photo: Bordalo II
Although sunshine is one of the best things in life that is free, its use as a source of energy is not quite so egalitarian. The effectiveness of solar power is getting greater but the initial cost of panels is still prohibitive to many, hence why they remain confined to mostly middle-class homes. However, Grid Alternatives – in collaboration with the Californian senate – has a plan and an upcoming program to bring free solar power to the Golden state’s poorest citizens.
This innovative marketplace platform from Good360 brings nonprofits, companies and individual supporters together, connecting those who have an excess of technology, furniture and other items to charities and organisations who need them.
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