This week’s episode of Eco-Trek features more green stories from the ‘Fifth Continent’. From Melbourne’s Green Roofs Project to a ‘green island’ in the middle of Adelaide.
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’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.
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.
Sir David Attenborough delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Ashden Awards. A speech full of positive messages from a true earth champion.
Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, this film looks back at some of the UK Parliament’s great achievements – from the abolition of slavery to the creation of the NHS – before exploring the historic opportunity facing the next Parliament. Will MPs elected this spring put the UK on track for a low carbon economy, before it’s too late?
Volunteers of environmental organisation Greenpeace have installed solar energy in the village of Barack Obama’s grandmother in Kenya providing electricity to her house as well as to the community’s school.
The Solar Energy Foundation has opened up new horizons for 10,000 villagers in Rema, Ethiopia and nearby. They won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.