Nature conservation becomes bridge to peace in the Middle East

Loss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today’s world, as is the quest for peace in the Middle East. But these scientists believe the efforts to conserve natural resources present opportunities to find common ground between former foes, building trust and renewed hope for peace. “Nature can build bridges between nations,” said Alexandre Roulin of the…

Participatory cities grounded in practical, everyday acts

CITY NEIGHBORHOODS MADE BY EVERYONE, FOR EVERYONE Local people have been inventing unique and innovative projects across the world. These projects see people working together on practical ideas that make their neighborhoods more exciting and enjoyable places to live. Taken together these many ideas will create places which will be more sustainable for the future: socially,…

Le site «Paupiette» met en relation des personnes âgées férues de cuisine avec des étudiants

Paupiette, c’est un peu comme un site de rencontres qui vous permet de trouver une grand-mère ou un grand-père d’adoption près de chez vous pour partager un bon repas ! Créé par Enora, 20 ans, Paupiette permet à des étudiants de venir manger chez des personnes âgées, et de partager un bon repas cusiné maison pour…

Less than one cent will get you 250ml of clean water from this water ‘ATM’

What happens in a society where people can access water the way money is accessed through an ATM? According to this startup from Lucknow, something like that would considerably reduce our collective carbon footprint. Decentrik Technologies has developed a mobile water ‘ATM’ called Waah, through which people can drink up to 250 ml of water for just ₹2.…

Ces maisons 100% écologiques et solides ont été réalisées avec de simples conteneurs

Conçu par un studio danois originaire de Copenhague, le projet « World Flex Home » a pour ambition de créer des habitations à la fois adaptées à nos besoins individuels mais aussi respectueuses de notre environnement, le tout à partir de simples conteneurs. Un pari ambitieux qui a de l’avenir devant lui. Crédit photo : Good Home Design…