Eco-Communities


Patagonia Launches New Workwear Line Made With Innovative Hemp Fabric

Source: treehugger.com Published: August 2, 2017 Updated October 11, 2018 Finally, there is now an ethical and practical alternative work wear option to Carhartt and Dickies. Screen capture Patagonia By Derek Markham Patagonia is one of those companies that really...

Gravity is Illuminating Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: theguardian.com Published: June 21, 2016 The weight of light: how gravity is illuminating sub-Saharan Africa Banyak and Michael Tait Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy....

Germany’s Gorgeous Black Forest Named UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Source: mnn.com Published: June 22, 2017 Photo: Baciu/Shutterstock UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme gives biosphere reserve status to locations that are great examples of balanced relationships between people and their environment, where economic development...

Costa Rica’s Savegre River Joins Network of Biosphere Reserves

Source: mnn.com Published: June 21, 2017 Photo: Tim Zurowski/Shutterstock Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added 23 new sites to its World Network of Biospheres. These locations are intended to be “learning places for...

Steering Trash Down the Road Less Traveled

Source: umaine.edu Published: June 22, 2017 UMaine researchers and state stakeholders work towards a cleaner waste stream By JOE RANKIN It’s only human to make trash. Even early hunter-gathers had a waste stream. Of course, back then most of it was biodegradable and,...

Environmental Education: Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Source: gndr.org Published: June 22, 2017 Six African young women standing while reading a UNEP leaflet on the hands of one of them Olumide Idowu Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education...