The amount of e-waste in worldwide circulation that is part of illegal trades, or which is unloaded straight into dumping grounds in impoverished countries, is unknown. The problem, however, exists. “If even just 10 or 20 percent of incoming devices donâ€™t work, as some studies prove, considering the enormous amounts being transferred this would cause a considerable flow of toxic waste towards the receiving countries,” explains Jaco Huisman, the former coordinator of the STEP Initiative, a project by the United Nations University aimed at solving the problem of e-waste.… read more »
We are using the wrong techniques for water and wastewater management. We need lots of apps that can help SMEs and the general consumer to manage our wastewater efficiently, effectively and sustainably. Managing wastewater by sewage and sanitation plants—our preferred shortcuts are heading in the wrong direction.… read more »
Sandals that grow 5 sizes in 5 years to help millions of poor children.
Sometimes, the simplest invention can change millions of lives. That’s the goal of The Shoe That Grows, a sandal invented by inventor Kenton Lee that can adjust its size, allowing children in impoverished nations to grow up without having to go barefoot.… read more »
Some 780 million people lack access to clean water, according to the World Bank. As the global population swells and urban migration intensifies, water utilities will be under increasing pressure to make every drop count. Yet delivering water to people in remote regions and peri-urban areas presents distinct challenges.… read more »
Per request of some of our readers, we are enclosing a copy of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter as a guide for the principles and practice of greening our Mom Earth. A great read. You can download here.
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Many people ask where are the renewable energy companies in the Philippines? We searched the Business List Philippines and found 12 companies under the renewable energy category. A separate filter for cities are likewise provided. Unfortunately, the database is still so thin. There are cities including Manila, Cebu and Davao without any firm listed.… read more »
GreenOvation is looking for APPs that can support current initiatives for green transportation in the Philippines. The current traffic headaches (inadequate transportation options, sustainable models, etc.) provides a very exciting backdrop for creating new innovations that we and small and medium firms can use. It can be a fleet management, proper travel planning, travel decision making and many others.… read more »
The small and medium enterprises could be the weakest or the strongest link in a green supply chain. To enable them to participate in the chain, they would need APPs to provide them with an overview and keep them informed about the developments in the chain.… read more »
Interesting energy management applications for your reference and inspiration.
This is the description of a dream come true of the off-the-grid, urban, tiny house adventure of Rob Greenfield.
It is a voice and example for those who wish to simplify their life and learn to tread lightly on the earth while leaving a positive impact on humanity.… read more »