Entrepreneurs in Africa are addressing sanitation needs by collecting human waste and turning it into energy and other necessary products.
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Southwest Airlines’ Project LUV Seat not only upcycles waste leather into shoes & soccer balls, but also provides resources to social enterprises.
An awful lot of flip flops ended up discarded in the ocean. Kenyan company Ocean Sole gathers that waste from beaches & make products from it.
So what can you do with an old shipping container? How about build a mobile factory that can make biochar kilns right where the customers are? That’s part of the thinking behind re:char’s innovative production facility design.
Nicholas Kristof, journalist and New York Times columnist, shared the triumphant story of Jane Ngoiri, a 38-year-old Kenyan mother of three, who overcame homelessness and poverty by recycling discarded wedding gowns and dresses. She bought a dress for about $7 and used the fabric to make several children’s dresses. Jane’s business grew quickly, and she […]
Wood-burning cook stoves may not be the sexiest pieces of technology, but they can be literal life savers in the developing world: the World Health Organization estimates that the pollution caused by indoor cooking over open fires kills 1.6 million people every year. They’re also economically and environmentally beneficial: because well-designed stoves burn wood more […]
If you’ve spent any time at my Facebook page, or are even a long-time sustainablog reader, you know I’m an animal lover. I’m also a supporter of animal adoption (both my dog, Zelda, and my wife’s horse, Trey, are adoptees), and even volunteer occasionally at the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. I haven’t written much about issues […]