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Environment

Good News from Around the World

There are a lot of good things happening in the world — here are 20 quick headlines you might have missed recently. Source: Facebook, Upworthy  
Sweden’s Recycling

Sweden’s Recycling

When it comes to recycling, Sweden sets an example for the rest of the world. Thanks to a government prioritization on sustainability, the Nordic country recycles 1.5 billion bottles and cans annually, a staggering amount for a population of about 9.6 million (in 2013). In terms of rubbish, Swedes only produce a measly 461 kilograms (1,106 pounds) of...
Former CNN Reporter Confirms Chemtrails. Lawsuit Now Filed In Canada.

Former CNN Reporter Confirms Chemtrails. Lawsuit Now Filed In Canada.

According to Dane Wigington, the founder of the website  GeoEngineeringWatch.org: “We have now enough data to prove that the greatest destructive factor, by far, on the ozone layer is geoengineering (chemtrails). It’s disrupting the hydrological cycle and disrupting the planet. We have governmental agencies that are set up to hide this fact from the population...
Idea for sustainable living - Wohnwagon

Idea for sustainable living – Wohnwagon

The Wohnwagon (literary translated: living wagon) is best described as an off-grid caravan. It’s a 25 square meters living unit and provides all the utilities you need and has the same comfort as a normal house or flat. The makers Theresa Steininger and Christian Frantal wanted to make a political and philosophical statement about how the...
This Company Develops Edible Eating Utensils

This Company Develops Edible Eating Utensils

India is the world’s largest user of disposable cutlery. Bakey’s edible cutlery was founded there in 2010 as an alternative. Source: YouTube
The Ocean Cleanup prepares for 2020 Pacific cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup prepares for 2020 Pacific cleanup

Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?” On june 3rd 2014, 19-year-old Boyan unveiled the results of the feasibility study, proving that we can likely clean our oceans. How...
The Economist explains: Why Sweden has so few road deaths

The Economist explains: Why Sweden has so few road deaths

With only three of every 100,000 Swedes dying on the roads each year, compared with 5.5 per 100,000 across the European Union, 11.4 in America and 40 in the Dominican Republic, which has the world’s deadliest traffic, Sweden’s roads have become the world’s safest. Other places such as New York City are now trying to...
Bloomberg Donates $10 Million To Help Prevent Leading Cause Of Death Of Bangladeshi Children

Bloomberg Donates $10 Million To Help Prevent Leading Cause Of Death Of Bangladeshi Children

  “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation is donating $10 million to a program aimed at preventing the drowning of Bangladeshi children who may be improperly supervised while their parents are at work.”, reports Huffington Post.  “Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor, is partnering with the World Health...
Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Imagine a world where pollution is a non-issue, cities are pristine, healthy environments to live in, and little to no entanglements from discarded trash injures wildlife or clogs the oceans. In Sweden, this is almost a reality, yet it’s causing a paradoxical predicament for the recycle-happy country that relies on...
Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

Ethical and sustainable investments have performed 6% better than non-ethical funds Ethical and sustainable investment funds have performed better over the last year than their non-ethical counterparts, new research shows. According to research by independent comparison website Moneyfacts.co.uk, the average ethical fund has posted gains of 24% over the 12 months to August 2013, compared...