How does the stressed-out city dweller escape and unwind? A rural ramble is a nice idea on a Sunday afternoon – a quiet stroll into the country and into a pub. But what about mid-week, mid-work, mid-mayhem?
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.
On this week’s episode, Eco-Trek visits green projects alongside the Hydrogen Highway in California and Fringe star, Joshua Jackson joins the Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Drive. Christian Maier visits the bottle village in California and learn from Dr. David Blekham at the California State University more about Hydrogen production. Bill and Nicky from sporting sail invented a totally cool and green way of skateboarding.
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.
Townsville, Queensland, see and experience some of this regions natural wonders from waterfalls to cuddly Koalas.
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.
Gary Youngberry discovers some of the eco friendly practises undertaken by Eco Tourism operators on Magnetic Island.
Gary Youngberry discovers some of the eco friendly practises undertaken by Eco Tourism operators in the Mackay Hinterland.
Gary Youngberry discovers some of the eco friendly practises undertaken by Eco Tourism operators in Airlie Beach.