Al Gore gives us a reality check, Greenpeace challenge Adidas and Nike to a detox duel and we take a look at the world of dumpster diving.
Winner of a Whitley Award donated by The Shears Foundation. Prithiviraj Fernando (Sri Lanka), head of the Centre for Conservation and Research, Colombo, is working to safeguard wild Asian elephants by balancing their need to range outside of tight ‘protected zones’ with the needs of paddy farmers whose lives can be devastated by a single crop raid.
A film focused on the benefits of rain water harvesting. It features Elwyn Griffiths on his Shropshire chicken farm. The system he has installed saves him 100,000 pounds a year in water rates and has huge environmental benefits.
Scientists supported by environmental organisation Greenpeace find evidence that Greenland’s glacier are melting faster than expected because of the influx of subtropic waters to the Arctic.
BNP Paribas, sponsor of the French Masters tennis tournament and the world’s leading investor in the nuclear industry, uses customers’ savings to finance dodgy nuclear projects and is planning to fund a dangerously obsolete nuclear reactor in Brazil – the Angra 3 reactor.
It’s good if one person plants a tree. Two is even better. Plant the idea in your friends’ heads – check out the video and spread it like a weed!
Every day millions of disposable wooden chopsticks are thrown away after one single use. The massive deforestation process in China contributes to the greenhouse effect and global warming.
Students turn the tables on their teachers by teaching them a new skill. Teachers Got Talent is a fundraising challenge for primary and secondary schools, to learn about global issues and raise vital funds.
Suffolk County Council won an Ashden Award in 2010. This forward-looking Council is making big strides towards sustainability by helping local schools switch their oil-fired boilers to greener wood-fired boilers and boosting Suffolk’s supply chain for biomass fuel through sustainable forestry. The County Council is creating local jobs in recession-hit times, and boosting the potential for biomass in the region.