Category: Technology

Million Cool Roofs Challenge: Accelerating Global Access to Affordable, Sustainable Cooling Through Cool Roof Materials

Million Cool Roofs Challenge: Accelerating Global Access to Affordable, Sustainable Cooling Through Cool Roof Materials

Ten projects awarded $100,000 each through a competition to deploy one million square meters of cool roofs MEDIA RELEASE Finalists for the Million Cool Roofs Challenge—a global competition to accelerate access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials—were announced today. The ten award-winning projects have each received $100,000 boost funding to...

Future Design Series: Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Future Design Series: Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Can we all agree that transport is the nerve center of human activity? It literally determines the success of business activities, a city and the world in general. Think of it this way, transportation determines whether people can have access to other sustainability efforts. It enables communication, trade and other forms of exchange between peoples...

10 of the Best Sustainable Lifestyle Apps to Help You Live Clean, Green and Ethical

10 of the Best Sustainable Lifestyle Apps to Help You Live Clean, Green and Ethical

In an app-riddled digitally-connected world, green living has been made easier with free-to-download sustainable lifestyle apps available to everyone in just one click. Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, minimise plastic usage or need help in making cleaner, ethical and eco-friendlier lifestyle choices, these sustainable lifestyle apps will help you do just that....

EcoCRED Gamifies Sustainable Living and Tracks Your Daily Carbon Footprint

EcoCRED Gamifies Sustainable Living and Tracks Your Daily Carbon Footprint

Combining cute mascots, productivity, games, and environmentalism is a good way to make me obsessed with something. The world of productivity apps is crowded, and honestly most of them don’t really help, or make tasks needlessly complex. However, I find them necessary to give me either the encouragement to develop good habits, like doing yoga...

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

The Future Design Series: Fashion, Innovation and Technology

As the world consumes its way to an environmental apocalypse, it has become obvious that humankind will have to reassess the way it uses its resources. One way we have come to cope with this challenge is through innovations and sustainable design. The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful,...

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

With Cryptocurrency Launch, Facebook Sets its Path Toward Becoming an Independent Nation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Jennifer Grygiel, Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University. Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance...

Climate Joy Week #10: Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition, Michael Bloomberg to Donate $500 Million to Close Remaining Coal Plants and more

Climate Joy Week #10: Robert Downey Jr. Announces Footprint Coalition, Michael Bloomberg to Donate $500 Million to Close Remaining Coal Plants and more

This week’s edition of our Climate Joy series is sponsored by our friends at Bon + Vie. Check them out if you’re keen for carefully vetted sustainable fashion and lifestyle products! Last week, I wrote an article on how to cope with climate change anxiety and one of the tips I shared was to recognise...