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Startup FoPo Food Powder addresses the issue of food waste by collecting nearly expired fruits, and freeze drying it into a powder with a long shelf life.
The K2 clean cook stove concept can cleanly burn small amounts of plastic trash in its fuel mix, a common practice in the developing world.
Though not growing as quickly as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal power just had its best year of growth since the 2007-08 downturn.
What can you learn from starting up a social enterprise in another country and culture? Lots, it turns out…
The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines with an energetic fusion of bottom-up planning and community participation. The outcome has been stunning: whereas in 2009 almost every city dumping field had a pile burning, there were almost none two years later. With sky-high waste separation and composting rates, Alaminos has become a trend-setter for other Filipino cities.
Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice.
An ingenious solar lighting idea is spreading across the slums of the Philippines. This solar light design requires neither a solar panel nor a light bulb, however. In fact, all it requires is the sun and a two liter water bottle. Light bulbs are only for the very fortunate in the Philippines, as they are […]
By Lester R. Brown In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo “ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered by rampant deforestation, killed nearly 340 people,” according to news reports. Fifteen years earlier, in 1989, the government of Thailand announced a nationwide ban on […]