Sustainable and sustainability are words we hear and read about almost every day. And with so many products and activities being labeled as "green" or "sustainable," the term has become nothing more than a lot of hot air.
U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.
McDonald's says it will begin selling its fish sandwiches in boxes with the blue Eco-label of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). McDonald's has agreed to audits that will verify it serves only Alaskan pollock certified by the MSC as sustainable.
Target 100 is a commitment to deliver sustainable cattle & sheep farming in Australia by 2020. On 17 and 18 December a virtual farm was set up in the heart of Sydney’s central business district to promote the initiative.
For some English football fans, indulging in a meat pie, burger or hot dog is often more exciting than the action of the pitch. Unfortunately for fans of Forest Green Rovers, they no longer have the option of purchasing any red meat products.
Want to hitch-hike across Africa to raise awareness of humanitarian issues? A project called Thumbs Up Africa is looking for six couples to hitch from the Netherlands to Cape Town in South Africa. It is a journey of 15,000km down the east coast of Africa.
The Evergreen Brick Works site recently unveiled its surroundings with a weekend open house for all of Toronto to explore. The property has been transformed from barren land and dilapitated buildings to one of the most inspiring complexes in Toronto.
In a report soon to be published, food expert Hugh Joseph discovers that eating local sustainable food only costs $10 more per month. He explains how to choose produce and items that won't dent the wallet or fatten the waistline.
These days, it seems there is no dearth of gloomy stories in the media. Recession, violence in Pakistan, swine flu deaths – take your pick. But when youth, art and green get together, there is hope yet for this beleaguered planet.
The Mayan people of Central America once cultivated a super nut crucial to their diet. The Spanish came, using the nut died out, and so did a lot of Mayans. The trees didn't go away so once again some Maya are looking to the ancient nut for a way forward.
More than 175 cities worldwide are hosting Twestival, a meet of Twitter communities to raise money for charity. In a matter of days, tickets were bought and plans finalized to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.