Category: Technology

7 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Recycle

7 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Recycle

Recycling is a simple way that everyone can reduce their overall impact on the environment. It helps to reduce demand for virgin materials and involves making use of what is already in existence. However, recycling can also be a complex activity particularly when we get past commonly known recyclables such as plastic bottles, glass jars, aluminium cans...

adidas x Parley For The Oceans: Eco-Friendly Runners That Make Ocean Plastic Trendy

adidas x Parley For The Oceans: Eco-Friendly Runners That Make Ocean Plastic Trendy

An estimated eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into our oceans each year, threatening marine habitat, being consumed by fish and marine species (and killing them in the process), as well as entering the food chain. Parley for the Oceans, an oceans advocacy group, believes that environmental change is possible through...

The Good Solar Guide Australia: Lower Your Energy Bills in 7 Steps

The Good Solar Guide Australia: Lower Your Energy Bills in 7 Steps

According to Australian Energy Market Commission’s 2017 Residential Electricity Price Trends report, energy bills for Australian households rose by 10.8 percent between 2016 and 2017. With electricity costs rising and climate change dominating political discussions, people are taking matters into their own hands. Motivated by energy independence, self-sufficiency and concern for the environment, an increasing...

SportsArt’s Eco-Friendly Fitness Equipment Turns Human Energy Into Electricity

SportsArt’s Eco-Friendly Fitness Equipment Turns Human Energy Into Electricity

No industry is immune from the influence of sustainability, including the sports and fitness industries. While apparel brands such as Adidas and Nike attract the largest share of attention for innovative use of sustainable materials and implementing sustainability practices, gym studios and fitness equipment manufacturers are taking sustainability to a whole new level – turning human...

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

In 2013 Yahoo was hacked and the data of over three billion accounts were compromised, according to Verizon Communications who acquired the company. In September 2014, Sony Pictures was hacked and confidential data stolen from their systems. This included personnel records, emails and some unreleased movie projects. The hack was carried out by alleged state-sponsored...

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

Brussels, Belgium: Many of us spend our days glued to them, taking pictures, calling our loved ones, watching movies, reading articles and basically performing every daily task thanks to them. Them? Every electronic gadget that has become indispensable to our always more connected and globalized lives, including but not limited to smartphones, laptops, camera, GPS...

Australia’s ‘Electric Car Revolution’ Won’t Happen Automatically

Australia’s ‘Electric Car Revolution’ Won’t Happen Automatically

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Graciela Metternicht, Professor of Environmental Geography, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW and Gail Broadbent, Post Graduate Researcher Electric Vehicles, UNSW Electric cars might finally be having their moment in Australia, after British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta approached the South Australian government about retooling Adelaide’s defunct Holden factories...

5 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Green Car

5 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Green Car

Many people these days are interested in getting a green car for its undeniable environmental benefits and fuel savings. However, not all green vehicles are created equal. Here are some important factors you need to prioritise when planning on buying a green car. 1. Consider what brings your green car to life A green vehicle...

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

It is no longer news that Africa has grown to become a strong competitor in the tech world. Young, educated Africans are at the forefront of this growth and are developing various applications and solutions for the African and sometimes, global market. These startups are not all building mobile applications, so much as they are...