How Tech You Use Everyday Can Help To Save The Planet
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Citymapper has already reinvented urban navigation. Now, it wants to reinvent the bus too. The transport app has teamed up with Transport for London (TfL) to launch a free, trial bus service in the capital which may help London lead the way for smart cities around the world.
Twice a day, the world experiences a mass migration of people, moving in their hundreds of millions – if not billions – over distances that might span anything from a few hundred meters to a few hundred miles. Luckily, the commute is changing as eco-innovators find new methods to cut down on emissions and increase energy efficiency.
In 2017, less really is more. As we all try to do more to reduce our energy consumption, it is now a sign of the times in a changing world. What better way to start than at home with a green makeover?
Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn't determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall in your living room.
What makes a home special is how cleverly you can integrate recyclable materials into the design, or how low-impact and self-sufficient the home you build is.
In short: the greener, the better.
Considering the turbulent year we've had it's sometimes hard getting the good news to shout above the bad, but in this instance we think it's definitely worth shouting about.
Official figures have revealed that in the last quarter of 2016 half of all the UK's electricity came from a low carbon source.
It's never going to be the hot topic at a dinner table, but death is inevitable and so too is preparing for it.
According to the Global Ecology Network, the world population is now over seven billion with an estimated 150,000 deaths globally per day (55.3 million per annum) – that's a lot of decomposing. Living a greener lifestyle now, also means opting for an eco burial later: No headstones. No embalming fluid. No waste.
2016 has brought many new things to the world, but the 'pay with energy' café in Paris is a first. Launched yesterday, customers were encouraged to physically create energy in exchange for speciality coffees – no cash accepted.
Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry.