Are you a young innovator? Are you a citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean? Are you passionate about climate change? If so, you are eligible to participate in the Greenovators contest, organized by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and EARTH University, in collaboration with the Ibero-american General Secretariat and Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and … [Read more...] about Call for proposals – your green idea could win up to US$15,000
A few days ago I was visiting various clean energy projects developed with great success in Germany. Apart from their economic sustainability, the interesting thing about these developments is that they are done in a macro framework designed to move the country towards an efficient use of environmentally sustainable sources, ie sources of clean energy. Let's look at this … [Read more...] about Should we be following Germany’s example?
Despite the estimated 1.5 billion tons of carbon released every year by tropical deforestation. Or that the current CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has reached the highest level in at least 650,000 years. It is world environment day and I’m smiling. Despite the fact that world deforestation contributes directly to about 20% of our current greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 … [Read more...] about Six reasons to smile on world environment day
No, this is not some military project aimed at equipping wildlife with lethal capabilities. The project is actually harmless. It seeks to increase our knowledge of flamingo flight patterns in southern Bolivia, with the ultimate goal of better locating future infrastructure development in the region. To achieve that, we joined a group of field ornithologists to equip five adult … [Read more...] about Pink drones out of control over the Andes!
Sustainability is, thankfully, becoming a widespread concept in many industries. In the industrial design field, there are programs that allow you to swap out a material or production technique and factor their different environmental impacts. Often, when considering sustainable design we tend to factor carbon footprint, durability, renewability and adaptability of the product. … [Read more...] about Pixels can also be green