South Africa now has the first solar-powered airport in the entire continent

Africa is now in receipt of its first solar-powered airport, a welcomed expansion for environmentally-conscious travellers keen to reduce their carbon footprint. The South African airport is situated in the small town of George, where 150,000 coastal residents live. It has over 2,000 solar panels which generate more-than-enough electricity to power control towers, escalators, ATM machines, restaurants, baggage carousels and…

KODA is a tiny solar-powered house that can move with its owners

Movable home options have expanded far beyond RVs and renovated buses. For those with a penchant for modern minimalism and endless travel, Estonian design collective Kodasema created KODA, a tiny prefabricated home that can move with its homeowners. The movable home prototype is designed with off-grid capabilities and can be disassembled and prepped for relocation in as little as…

This scarf can filter pollution

What if a scarf could neutralize harmful emissions that you breath in on your commute to work? After a particularly polluted ride to work through Paris, Caroline van Renterghem founded Wair, an air-filtering scarf designed for cyclists. With designs for men, women, and children, the Wair scarf will protect lungs comfortably and fashionably. One morning, Wair’s…

La Californie renforce sa législation anti-gaz à effet de serre

La Californie, déjà à l’avant-garde de la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique aux États-Unis, vient de renforcer sa législation et d’adopter les objectifs de réduction des gaz à effet de serre «les plus ambitieux d’Amérique du Nord». La nouvelle législation signée jeudi par le gouverneur Jerry Brown prévoit de diminuer d’ici 2030 les émissions de…

Un village sort de la misère grâce à la permaculture

Il y a trois ans, le village marocain de Brachoua vivait encore dans une grande précarité, sans eau, ni électricité. Fatigués de leurs interminables difficultés financières, les habitants du village ont décidé de se regrouper au sein de l’association Agriculteur Moderne, avec comme objectif d’identifier et mettre en oeuvre des solutions collectives et pérennes. Soutenus par une…