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IKEA Aims to Reduce its Carbon Footprint

  It’s no secret that consumers are concerned about record-breaking levels of C02 in our environment. Those worried consumers want to see companies taking action to reverse the damage. Companies are responding to this demand, with IKEA striving for some of...

London Is Turning Grey Patches into Green Space

  London wants to become the world’s first National Park City. The community’s goal is to have half of the city offer green space to residents by 2050, so officials are asking all residents to turn their grey patches into green spaces. The city...

Old Fishing Nets Become New Surfboards for Year-Round Fun

  The average person in India uses over 11 kilograms of plastic every year. Most of the waste from this consumption finds its way into the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Instead of allowing more plastic to enter these waterways, anglers in the area are...

Vertical Farms Create More Growing Spaces for Fresh Produce

The first vertical farms began to appear in the United States in the early 2000s. They were initially more of a novelty, but today’s versions are supplying hundreds of grocery stores with dark, leafy vegetables. More food is available for donation to local food banks,...

Dutch Artificial Islands Encourage Habitat Redevelopment

  The Markermeer is one of the largest freshwater lakes found on the European continent. Fish used to fill its waters, but life is not teeming here these days. It may be over 700 square kilometers in size, but cloudy masses discourage marine life from staying....

Old Jeans Become New Slippers and Bags for 1,200 Kids

Millions of pairs of jeans get discarded across India every year. Less than 30% of them get recycled, which means there is a lot of dry waste to manage for many communities. Each pair of jeans also represents 8,000 liters of water. Denim is a sturdy material that can...