water and waste water management

Adidas, Parley Create World’s First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

adidas-parley-for-the-oceans-recycled-sneakers-1-537x403Adidas’s newest sneaker is a load of garbage—ocean garbage, that is. The sportswear giant has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, a multidisciplinary band of “creators, thinkers and leaders” who want to make ocean debris a valuable material for the fashion industry, to create the world’s first shoe upper made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets.… read more »

An APP to Watch your Plants Grow

633x356A killer app for Africa’s ‘telephone farmers’ – watch your plants grow, from your mobile or computer screen. IBM Research is helping African farmers see and use the opportunity using a new mobile APP innovation called EZ-Farm. It’s a nifty combination of a soil moisture sensor, a water tank level monitor and – best of all – an infrared camera that monitors plant health.… read more »

Congratulations PUP Electrifilter

Green-062715The two-member Team Electrifilter from the College of Engineering of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines made waves in the recently-concluded Go Green in the City World Finals in Paris, France.

PUP Electronics Engineering students John Paul G. Santos and Christian Sta. Romana clinched the third top spot in the 12-nation tilt which was dominated by India, France and the Philippines.… read more »

Philippines Sanitation Sourcebook and Decision Aid

2-1335-1322035718This Sanitation Sourcebook is a first attempt at addressing the gap in information about sanitation and wastewater management, as well as about the considerations related to planning for sanitation projects in different types of environment. It distills some of the core concepts of sanitation in a user-friendly format so that the book can serve as a practical reference to sanitation professionals and investment decision-makers, particularly the local governments.… read more »

From San Diego to Manila: Off the Grid Living in a Tiny House

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 »