Eco-Innovation Articles From Around the World

Farming with Forests

Source: news.aces.illinois.edu Published: September 22, 2016 By Lauren Quinn September 22, 2016  In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the...

Alley Cropping and Silvopasture

Source: treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com Published: May 11, 2017 Written by Doug Crouch Alley Cropping While known widely in the agroforestry realm, this technique of inserting lines of trees within croplands is being explored more and more as farm scale...

Water Use Efficiency in Action

Source: pyxeraglobal.org Published: April 26, 2017 By Jens Soth, Luc Beerens, Arjumand Nizami, and Gisela Keller Multi-stakeholder Perspectives on the Water and Productivity Project in Pakistan Bracing for the scorching July heat in Pakistan, thirty-five-year-old...

Health-Conscious Concrete

Source: cam.ac.uk Published: March 23, 2015 Healing material released when concrete microcapsules burst open Credit: Tanvir Qureshi Skin is renewable and self-repairing – our first line of defence against the wear and tear of everyday life. If damaged, a myriad of...

Re-Inventing “the Windmill”

Source: thearchimedes.com Published: April 25, 2017  The Dutch have a reputation for obtaining energy by means of a windmill. This energy was used for all kinds of purposes, such as milling of raw material, water pumping, etc .. Today, the windmill is a means to...

Freeing Costa Rica from Fossil Fuels

Source: climatecouncil.org.au Published: April 4, 2017 Image from Unsplash CC Written by Emily Jones. Dr. Monica Araya is a Costa Rican author and adviser on clean development in Latin America. Her TED talk, filmed in June 2016, deals with one of the most critically...

8 Best Walkable Cities Around the World

Source: blog.mapmyrun.com Published: August 18, 2016 by Mackenzie Lobby If fitness is your goal, the factors determining the walkability of a city changes. Take safety, scenery or the general fitness habits of people who live in the area. Having off-road...

Clean Cookstove Research

Source: epa.gov Published: April 17, 2017 Cookstoves tested for air pollutant emissions and energy efficiency Problem According to the World Health Organization, cookstove smoke is a major contributor to indoor air pollution in developing countries causing...

Advancing Insects as Animal Feed

Source: foodsecurity.ac.uk Published: April 18, 2016 Keiran Whitaker Insect farms could recover the true value of wasted organic nutrients, improve local food security and assist in environmental protection, says Keiran Olivares Whitaker of Entocycle. Agriculture is...

The World’s First Mall for Recycled Goods

Source: makewealthhistory.org Published: March 22, 2017 By Jeremy Williams Last week I wrote about the Edinburgh Remakery, and how they are trying to foster a culture of repair. It’s one of the most shared posts I’ve ever written, and there’s clearly a real interest...

Agarwood, the Wonder Crop

Source: deccanherald.com Published: July 26, 2010 Agarwood, a high value commercial crop native to India, enjoys a good demand in both national and international markets. Planters in Malnad have taken to agar cultivation in a big way, writes Chethana Dinesh M L Murthy...

Restore the Mississippi River Delta

Source: mississippiriverdelta.org Published: March 29, 2017 Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, the state’s blueprint for coastal restoration and protection, includes a variety of projects to rebuild and sustain land across Louisiana’s coast to protect wildlife, people...

Trash Collectors

Source: sierraclub.org Published: March 15, 2017 Seth Orme, founder of the Pack It Out Crew, on North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail | Photo by Mike Belleme By Aaron Carnes A few years ago, Seth Orme was working his dream job as an outdoor guide in Minnesota. The...