These villages combine vertical farms, greenhouses and clean energy technology to be completely off-the-grid and self-sufficient

Called ReGen Villages, the project imagines a community of buildings that produce all their own food and energy, while being off the grid and having an extremely low environmental impact.

Ikea resumes selling solar panels in the UK

Ikea made it much easier for British people to green their homes – for a while. Then, after the government reduced subsidies for renewable energy, the company quietly stopped selling the panels, and now they’ve resumed them again. Why Ikea selling solar panels matters When Ikea starts selling something, it’s safe to say it’s become mainstream. Initially, the company said that the

India’s Bakey edible spoon does two of my favorite things: limits dishes and plastic waste

India-based company Bakeys has started producing edible spoons to try and fight world-wide plastic waste from disposable cutlery. Not only eco-friendly, but also delicious!

A woman’s tweet sparked a much needed discussion about food and waste… but there’s a twist

A London-based customer of Whole Foods tweeted a photo of peeled oranges, packed in plastic. Her photo and comments are on point.

Tesco, world’s second largest food retailer, to give all unsold food to charity

If we want to ensure food security for humanity in the future, then curbing out food waste is essential. Tesco is taking steps in the right direction, agreeing to a deal to donate all unsold food from its stores to charity.

First plastic-eating bacteria might one day help solve our trash problems

Japanese researchers have identified a bacteria that eats PET, a kind of plastic widely employed for bottles. This is the first time such an organism has been found, and others like it — maybe more versatile in their preference for plastic — might be found.

Free phone app identifies plants from just a picture

It’s like Shazam for plants – PlantNet is a free app that can help you identify plants based on just taking a picture.

Hamburg becomes the first city to ban coffee pods

They may not look like much, but coffee pods are a big problem.

MIT polymer paves the way for solar-heated clothes

MIT scientists have developed a material that can absorb solar energy, stores and release it on demand to produce heat. Made from a film of polymer, the material could be used to used to tailor cold climate garments that charge up during the day and keep you pleasantly warm in the evening.

The tiny Egloo keeps your room warm for about 20 cents a day

Winter’s here with all its holiday cheer and if you’re like me, way too much food. Also something that winter’s very good at is making the great outdoors cold and the small indoors even colder. But worry not because Marco Zagaria, a student at Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts, promises he can make your home warm and comfortable for a measly 10 cents a room each day, without using any electricity.

The latest trend in green houses: moss walls

More and more people are greening their homes, and that’s definitely a good thing – whether it’s renewable energy or green walls, it can not only save you a lot of money and reduce your carbon footprint, but also increase your home’s appeal and make it more cozy. The latest trend that’s picking up steam is moss walls – a

Copenhagen takes bike lanes to another level… literally

The Danish capital of Copenhagen is known for its bike friendly culture but this time they’re taking it to the next level. Work is set to start on the new bike lane which will join two skyscrapers, 213 feet in the air (65 meters). The design was the winner of a competition to reinvigorate the city’s skyline; the two towers

Emissions from planes could be effectively slashed, new study finds

Improvements in aircraft design, air traffic management and changes to airline operations could effectively slash US airline emissions by as much as 50%.

Amazing ‘Treescraper’ Designs from Around the World

Showcased are some of the most amazing designs that mimic nature closely: man-made, but defined by their allegiance to nature.

People would embrace gas tax, if it would be used narrowly – like fixing roads

While Americans are in favor of renewable energy and electric cars, when it comes to paying more for gasoline support dwindles. Are the voters hypocritical? Not necessarily. A new study suggests that voters would be in favor of a gas tax, if they’d know the cash would flow directly into measures that address energy efficiency, fix roads and bridges or gets refunded to taxpayers equally. In other words, if people know what they’re paying for, they’ll be more willing to pitch in. Who would’ve thought, right?

Environmental Issues: an illustrated series by Eglė Plytnikaitė

An illustrated series showcasing artworks that raise awareness on environmental issues.

Meager 5p bag tax slashes usage by 80%

When the Scottish government introduced a 5 pence tax for plastic bags, they were expecting a significant reduction, but even they weren’t expecting such a big success.

Huge, beautiful bioenergy plant in Leeds will sort 214,000 tons of waste each year

Leeds seems set to become one of the green poles of the world as architects have unveiled plans to build a bioenergy plant that will generate energy from 214,000 tons of waste collected each year from black bins in Leeds. The building, designed by Jean-Robert Mazaud of S’pace Architects, is expected to open in six months. The design itself is quite

2016 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

The greenest cars of the year… but why are there no Teslas?

From 1975-1980 Activist Adam Purple Built a Stunning “Garden of Eden” in New York

In 1975, artist and social activist Adam Purple, known among others for always wearing something purple, was looking out his window at some children playing in the rubble. His memories struck him as he remembered that as a child, he used to play on the ground, next to trees and bushes – something that just wasn’t possible for NY’s children