Nintendo’s Wii. Sony’s PlayStation 3. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Elite. They promise a whole new generation of high-definition gaming, but when it comes to the crunch, it’s the same old story. As our search for greener electronics continues, it was time for the game consoles to go to our labs for scientific analysis — and all of them tested positive for various hazardous chemicals.
Jason Lewis, the environmental campaigner and first adventurer to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe by human-power only, pedals his boat up the Thames to complete his journey. For 13 years, Lewis has biked, hiked, skated and kayaked around the earth and a crowd of hundreds welcomes him home as he crosses the Greenwich Meridian line.
The biotruck expedition was an extraordinary success being independently certified as the world’s first Carbon-Negative Expedition. Andy Pag and John Grimshaw travelled through France, Spain, Morocco and Mauritania to a small town in Mali, 200km short of Timbuktu where they delivered a biodiesel processing unit to MFC, a local charity. Here are some of the highlights from their trip…
Earthrace will attempt to set a new speed record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe running 100% biodiesel, and with a net zero carbon-footprint, in order to increase awareness of the environment and the sustainable use of resources.
If you think the sun shines out of your arse – try using an energy saving light-bulb instead! Voiced by Martin Freeman (The Office, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy).
The Love Your Bike campaign encourages car drivers to swap four wheels for two. The Friends of the Earth campaign targets commuters and regular car users. Billboards, bus backs, posters and postcards carry the message ‘Burn calories, save cash, get there on time’.
Our gremlins of over-consumption hit a hyperactive high in this animated short, featuring music by Wagon Christ.
Plants capture the sun’s energy and store it as sugar, our cells then use this energy to power our bodies. Sugar batteries do the same, using the trapped energy in the sugar to provide electricity.
A striking film about the increasing dangers of climate change
This Music studio is made from recycled material, powered by the sun and the instruments are made from hemp and non toxic resins. Today we’re making Eco Music.