Tag Environment

These feats of conservation and sustainability hold countless examples of people following their passions for protecting our planet. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore fascinating corners of our environments and discoveries that are moving us toward a greener future.

Image: A person barbecuing in their backyard using fruit pulp logs.

Leftovers to Logs: Fruit Pulp Could Be the Fuel of the Future

There is a secret second life hiding out within almost every substance on earth, but today we’re zeroing in on an innovative way that one Argentinian couple is transforming fruit pulp. Want to know what they’re turning it into? We’ll give you a hint... it can warm your belly, your home, and your soul.
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We’ve Halted a Major Climate Crisis Before. Here’s How We Can Do It Again

What if more people knew the success stories when it comes to solving the world’s big problems? In 1987, all 198 UN Member States adopted a protocol that’s still in effect today, and is estimated to repair the planet’s damaged ozone layer by 2065. Here’s the proof you’ve been looking for that the world came together to halt a major climate crisis before, and it is possible for us to do it again.
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Image: A trainer and dog from Working Dogs for Conservation standing in a field.

Giving Un-Adoptable Dogs New Life as Wildlife Crime-Stoppers

With an incredible sense of smell, natural instincts for hunting, and a trainable nature, man’s best friend might just be nature’s best friend, too. The Pooches of Working Dogs for Conservation are finding their niche in this world as anti-poaching agents, catching poachers, saving animals, and proving that when we lean into our talents, anything is paw-sible. 
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Image: A woman using plant fertilizer on her crops, the same way battery plant food will be used.

Turning Batteries Into Plant Food

Batteries are extremely useful. Many ordinary household items are powered by single use batteries including, TV remotes, toys, flashlights, and even smoke detectors. But what happens when the batteries are used up and have to be replaced? Could they be turned into... plant fertilizer?
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Helping the Rainforest at the Click of a Button with Chochi Iturralde (Episode #81)

We humans have extracted all we can from nature for hundreds of years while thinking little about the negative impact on the planet. But what if we flip the script on its head? María José "Chochi" Iturralde is the founder and CEO of Humans for Abundance, a nonprofit designed to empower people who live near the world’s most fragile ecosystems and give people around the globe a way to support them in restoring the environment.
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Image: A car driving on an icy stretch where sugar beets have been used to de-ice roads.

Cities are Using Sugar Beets to De-Ice Roads

Damage from using traditional road salt on highways comes with an expensive price tag both for tax payers and the environment. Now, innovative cities are using sugar beets, pickle juice, cheese brine, and even leftover beer brine to help solve the problem. So, why does this work?
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