UBQ invented a patented new composite material based on trash that actually decarbonizes the atmosphere in net terms, and uses no water in the process
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An anti-waste grocery network selling “unsellable” products at discount prices is taking off in France
'People don't pollute because they are evil but because they are unaware': This circus teaches young kids how to live a better way through recycling
Ecoserv, an NGO, is tackling the thorny issue of e-waste, a source of hazardous contamination completely ignored by the Lebanese authorities.
South Koreans use 2.6 billion plastic straws a year, not one of which degrades. So an entrepreneur made straw with a food they don't hate
The Caribbean city of Utila in Honduras is sparing the marine life of the planet our plastic: it's turning it into asphalt
Adopted in 7 cities so far, the sorting app is transforming the lives of the people who depend on trash for a living
Until six years ago the streets were strewn with garbage, but then the citizens came on board
Almost all the plastic killing marine life comes from the great rivers, but it could be captured before it reaches the sea
Modern food packaging has given us portability, freshness, and mountains of waste. A return to a simpler kind of grocery could help us live more lightly on the planet
For Earth Day 2019, 18 global newspapers, Haaretz among them, have gathered to showcase local solutions for global problems of waste and pollution
To stop the island nation from continuing to add plastic to the oceans, Wilhelmina Garcia finally found something people actually want
Afghan women continue to face oppression, but are now being given the opportunity through a nonprofit organization to tell their own stories
Refugee camp resident Taleb Brahim, an engineer, developed a method to grow barley fodder for livestock on nothing but sand and water
Phrases like 'open up your chests,' 'now, cobra' and 'exhale as you transition to crescent lunge' take on a whole new meaning in Argentine jails
In the 9th grade, Reyhan Jamalova 's father asked a question; she, a friend and their physics tutors did the math and Azerbaijan provided seed money
The mission of the Unique Gift Foundation: to give ASD children the confidence to perform day-to-day tasks by themselves
Clothing manufacturers produce more emissions than all planes and ships combined. Tale Me of Brussels noticed the pointlessness of buying maternity clothes, for instance
Inspired by fasting and a toilet, as one is, a Brazilian invents Piipee, which taps nature and baking soda to neutralize the smell and color of urine
La Saisonnière is devoted to helping women climb out of poverty through attaining skills, including micro-gardening
What is a midwife to do if there's no doctor and a baby's in trouble? The PRISMS app was designed to mimic a pediatrician and send diagnoses and care suggestions by SMS
Donors have distributed 140,000 pairs to children in 97 countries
How a Tunisian family managed to turn a blight into briquettes and make money while about it
When the well is contaminated: The Purifaaya pot, made by Spouts of Water, is 99.9% effective and its water is potable, say Ugandan authorities
How one Russian farmer stopped relying on the government and started his own currency
Locally generated, community oriented, wind energy is gaining popularity in France - thanks to a farmer and an artist
The Italian project AMBER mobilizes people across the European Union in order to save their river systems, and their futures
The naked mollusks can be cultivated for their flammable emissions, a.k.a. biogas, and can then be humanely dispatched to produce fertilizer
Even if the TIPA film is tossed into the landfill as opposed to lovingly composted under optimal conditions, it will still vanish, unlike plastic that will stay with our children's children's children
When you make coffee, you're using only 0.2% of the bean's biomass. You can grow mushrooms on the coffee waste and produce umami-flavored protein while about it
Narayaana Peespaty is changing the way we think about the way we eat. Why have disposable cutlery when you could just eat it?
For Impact Journalism Day 2018, the UN Secretary-General examines the path towards global achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: Identifying and sharing positive initiatives led by citizens, social entrepreneurs, governments and international organizations gives us hope, and can help us overcome challenges and reach our global objectives together
Small business means small chance of success, and staying small doesn't mean staying safe: Help needs to aim higher in order to boost whole communities
Impact Journalism Day 2016 In War-torn Iraq, a Photojournalist Teaches Children to Tell Their Own Stories
'Until now, the story is almost always told by us, by a foreigner. I would like to see the story told by those that lived the story.'
Cairo nonprofit Educate-Me believes there is far more to education than the core curriculum, which is why it asks children what they really want to learn.
A mini-library in the Azerbaijan capital encourages everyone to pick up a book, even if they never return it.
Already being used as a pain management tool, Swiss experts say hypnosis may be just what the doctor ordered.
Infant Crying Translator offers help for stressed parents who can’t interpret their infant’s wailing.
Bangladeshi women searching for answers to taboo subjects in their conservative society are getting help courtesy of a groundbreaking digital platform.
The TIZI initiative aims to get young people interested in politics and, ultimately, nurture potential leaders.