Innovation

Swipe right for climate action – OKCupid adds new ‘green filter’

What’s Going On Here? OkCupid has just launched a new feature allowing users to filter out climate change deniers…environmentalism IS sexy after all! ???? What Does This Mean? The free dating site recently discovered that people are thinking about climate change when…dating! Their hot research found that:???? Most daters are really concerned about climate change and are discussing the issue on their dating profiles.????…

Less Concrete, More Bamboo: The Green Housing Revolution

What’s Going On Here? Eco-friendly bamboo buildings are being recognised as the key to humans living harmoniously with the planet. Bring on the Green Housing Revolution! What Does This Mean? Buildings with innovative design that use sustainably sourced materials AND run efficiently is not just a utopian fantasy. Architects around the world are working to design homes and public spaces that work…

Are we going round the [U]-bend?

What’s Going On Here? Scientists have developed a unique spray-on coating for toilet bowls to help poo on its way and not stick around. Research conducted has shown that even the more stubborn poo is 90% less adhesive with the sticky coating. What Does This Mean? With less poo sticking to the bowls of our toilets (I can’t believe I’m writing this sentence either),…

Will the British Army become the ultimate Eco Warriors?

What’s Going On Here? This week, the British Army admits that it must become environmentally friendly if it wants to win future wars. What Does This Mean? Navy ships powered by algae. Landmines that biodegrade. Barracks heated by horse manure. Even lead-free bullets that don’t harm the water table. No, we aren’t joking. Speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International event in London, the Chief of General Staff Sir Mark…

How can blockchain help the environment?

In Curious Earth #7 we talked about blockchain start-up INS Ecosystem. Over the next few years blockchain technology is expected to disrupt many traditional industries. Here are 7 more start-ups making similar changes. If you want to know more about how blockchain can help with business and the environment, have a look at this: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/blockchains-emerging-role-sustainability We really like this piece on 7 ways blockchain can…

Home For The Future – ZEDPOD

What’s Going On Here? The most popular exhibit at Ecobuild 2018 was the new two-storey one-bed ZEDpod. The zero-carbon, factory-built home can be built in two-and-a-half weeks and could help solve the problem of overpopulation. What Does This Mean? Off-site or factory-built homes, like those from the ZEDfactory are on the rise. They generally offer higher quality products while reducing construction waste and inner-city…