Here at The Green Way Up, we focus on big ideas that are changing the world, but don't focus often enough on the little things needed on an everyday basis (from everyone) that will make these big ideas a reality.
Unlike the majority of unimaginatively named sustainability-minded products out there, the 'e' in 'e-paper' does not stand for environmental, ecological or even eco-friendly. You need to envision a more Tron-like universe here. The 'e'? Electronic. Or even better: electro.
Did you see on TV, the way kids in the UK and US were unable to name a tomato when they saw one in the flesh? Shocked me a bit! It’s certainly not their fault they haven’t eaten that many greens and even I’ll admit, I’ve had difficulty finding a neagreen patch I’m satisfied with to grow some vegies in, in my city suburb. But attitudes towards urban gardening are changing dramatically.
Rock ‘n’ Roll has never struck me as a resource-wasteful industry, until I considered the impact a major outdoor festival might have on its site. But back in 2004, a team out of Oregon, Maine, started as a grassroots initiative, called themselves Reverb and have since ‘greened up’ over 90 live events in the States, reaching over 13 million festival punters.
The Sydney New Years fireworks are about as 'stralian as sunburn. If I worked at a real estate agent and used words like ‘iconic’, iconic is how I would describe it. Seemingly, the tradition would be at odds with Sydney’s promise to be a carbon neutral city by 2030. Well this year they found a way to deal with it.