SATURDAY 26th MARCH – From London to Sydney, Toronto and Singapore, people across the world will be joining WWF to switch off their lights. It’s a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system has on that planet. Register now at wwf.org.uk/earthhour. You’ll show you care about tackling climate change and protecting the natural world.
Central Australia is the test site for the world’s first steam powered electricity generated from hot rocks deep beneath the earth
On this week episode of Eco-Trek, we travel to see how the south is rebuilding itself for a greener future. In New Orleans we discover some of the innovative ways the city is incorporating green and reusable methods to rebuild its neighborhoods post Katrina. And In Texas we discover how some of its citizens are mixing some of the old school with the new to redefine green mobility concepts.
The fourth edition of Eco-Trek discovers some of many ways Portugal is redefining the concept of green design. Designer Pedro Campos Costa who is best known for his design of the extension of Lisbon’s Ocenario has created an intricate installation within Lisbon’s LOW Bar. The glue-free cardboard creation acts as a seating unit, a shelving unit and is a remarkable work of art.
This week Eco-Trek brings us to Spain. We visit the Beach Garbage Hotel – Madrid the brainchild of German artist Ha Schult, take a closer look at the photovoltaic pergola in Barcelona and interview Eco-Architect Enric Ruiz Geli about how he incorporates green engineering into his modern buildings.
The Earth Hour 2011 television commercial calls for people to switch off their lights for Earth Hour and take action ‘beyond the hour’. The ad represents the next phase for the annual ‘lights off’ event – encouraging individuals to take action in their daily lives, and highlighting how much can be achieved when people come together in this way.
SAVED is a new initiative from Green Thing where unwanted and unloved T-shirts are Saved from waste by adding a hand-stitched design and story that makes them wanted and loved again. Now it’s time to dig out that abandoned T-shirt and send it to Green Thing where we will love it, pet it, recycle it, and give it a new home.
This video was shot by one of British Council Climate Generation champions, Baby Ruth Villarama, and shows Al Gore inviting all Filipinos to act on the ‘inconvenient truth’ about climate change.
World Environment Day (WED) is on 5 June. This day is targeted to be the people’s day for positive action and demonstrates how individual actions can create an exponential impact. This year’s event, hosted by Rwanda, will support the International Year of Biodiversity.
WWF’s Earth Hour on March 27th 2010 was bigger and better then ever. A real and powerful message to those in power that tackling climate change is one of the most important issues we all face.