Solutions for the biggest challenge of our time (aka climate change)

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Barack Obama called climate change the single biggest issue of our time. And he was right. Creative individuals and companies are innovating to address the problem and create a sustainable future. A selection of the finest ideas...

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CloudFisher technology harvests drinking water from fog. Water From Air, Safe Drinking Water, World Water Day, Water Collection, Water Management, Solar Water, Sustainable Energy, Big Challenge, Water Conservation

CloudFisher turns fog into drinking water

CloudFisher technology harvests drinking water from fog. It provides a low-tech solutions for dry mountainous regions in Africa, Asia, South-America and Europe.

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions Rotterdam Port, Le Cargo, Motor Diesel, Electric Boat, 3d Modelle, Naval, Super Yachts, Set Sail, Holland

the Tesla of ships is here

Responsible for at least 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions, heavy fuel gobbling cargo ships have long stayed under the radar of entrepreneurs and regulators alike. But times are changing.

Barcelona’s New, Huge “Superblocks” Are Designed To Stop Traffic, Fight Pollution To help people get around without their cars, the city is expanding bike lanes (from 62 miles today to 186 miles). Transport Public, Mobiles, Masterplan, Walkable City, Urban Village, Urban Analysis, Site Analysis, Site Plans, Urban Planning

Smart Barcelona: Superblocks to save the city

Once a very liveable city, cars have made Barcelona a noisy and polluted city. Time to give public space back to the people. The concept of superblocks is doing exactly that.

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ReGen: the Tesla of eco-villages

ReGen villages envision the future of how we live: sustainable, self-supporting communities in which people come closer to the source of their food and to each other.

Watch Lilium’s successful test flight of the world’s first electric VTOL jet – TechCrunch Eagle Electric, Tesla Electric Car, Flying Car, Jet, Watches, Landing, Aviation, Red Tape, Hurdles

The sky is the limit: Lilium's electric flying taxi

So you thought Tesla's electric cars are revolutionary? Ha! Start-up Lilium recently successfully completed a test flight with its fully electric flying car.

The Sion is the first mass-produced electric car that can charge its battery using solar power. All for including the battery. Big Challenge, Homestead Survival, Car Covers, Electric Car, Solar Power, First World, Climate Change, Automobile, Challenges

SION, a power station on wheels

Sono motors is a German start-up building the world's first electric car recharging its battery from the sun. Built from the ground up, the Sion looks promising.

The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems to the North African landscape. Horn Of Africa, National Geographic Society, World Geography, African Nations, Environmental Education, Green Building, Educational Technology, Ethiopia, Climate Change

A Great Green Wall for Africa

A 15-kilometers wide wall of trees and land restoration projects, stretching over 8000 kilometers from Senegal to Djibouti to fight the desert.

The UK’s mail service is commencing trials of a fully electric van with a range of 100 miles. Royal Mail is putting nine Arrival vans to the test across a range of sizes and will [. New Electric Truck, Electric Van, Design Logo, Design Poster, Postman Pat, Future Transportation, Vans, Trucks, Commercial Vehicle

Royal Mail goes electric

It looks like they rolled out a Pixar movie, but they are very real: nine electric vans of the UK's national mail service that recently hit the London roads.

The FridgeCam takes a picture of what's in your fridge every time it is closed. It recognises barcodes, updates your inventory, and warns you when products are about to turn bad. Food Waste, What To Cook, Household, Sink, Told You So, Cooking, Climate Change, Gadget, Challenge

FridgeCam opens war on food waste

UK households throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food every year. FridgeCam is a smart device that keeps track of your products and warns you when products will go bad.

Kavita Shukla has created a way to keep many other fruits and vegetables fresh two to four times longer with an organic product. Lentil Recipes, Moroccan Oil, Dried Beans, Food Waste, Fruits And Vegetables, Amazing Women, How To Find Out, Fresh, Eat

Fighting food waste with Fenugreen

25% of all produce is lost due to spoilage, while millions of people lack access to fresh and healthy food. Fenugreen's Freshpapers extends the shelf life of fruit and veggies 2-3 times!

4 lifestyle changes to save the planet [infographic] Government Of Canada, About Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Save The Planet, Lifestyle Changes, What You Can Do, Textbook, Summer Time, Planets

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The Shift is a blog about climate change and how technology can help us in our battle against it. Mankind has to go on a fossil fuel diet. The solutions are here to make the transition!

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ReGen: the Tesla of eco-villages

ReGen villages envision the future of how we live: sustainable, self-supporting communities in which people come closer to the source of their food and to each other.

ReGen eco village Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser Architecture Renovation, Green Architecture, Public Architecture, Off The Grid, Agriculture Verticale, Off Grid Communities, Studio Arthur Casas, Self Sufficient, Vertical Farming

ReGen: the Tesla of eco-villages

ReGen villages envision the future of how we live: sustainable, self-supporting communities in which people come closer to the source of their food and to each other.

World’s largest floating solar farm symbolizes China’s leadership – Big Challenge, Barack Obama, Ny Times, Climate Change, Worlds Largest, Sustainability, Leadership, Solar, This Is Us

World's largest floating solar farm symbolizes China's leadership

While the U.S. is rapidly losing its leadership position on clean energy under the Trump administration, China is stepping up its actions to combat pollution and climate change.

Boyan Slat and his team at Ocean Cleanup have a mission: cleaning up the ocean's garbage patches. To clean up the plastic, the young entrepreneur proposes a fleet of floating barriers that collect the waste. Ocean Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Big Challenge, Clean Up, Climate Change, Rid, Patches, Creative

The Ocean Cleanup: getting rid of the Pacific garbage patch

Boyan Slat and his team at Ocean Cleanup have a mission: cleaning up the ocean's garbage patches. To clean up the plastic, the young entrepreneur proposes a fleet of floating barriers that collect the waste.

Boyan Slat and his team at Ocean Cleanup have a mission: cleaning up the ocean's garbage patches. To clean up the plastic, the young entrepreneur proposes a fleet of floating barriers that collect the waste. Ocean Garbage Patch, Plastic Problems, Ocean Cleanup, Marine Conservation, A Level Art, Big Challenge, 22 Years Old, Pacific Ocean, Clean Up

The Ocean Cleanup: getting rid of the Pacific garbage patch

Boyan Slat and his team at Ocean Cleanup have a mission: cleaning up the ocean's garbage patches. To clean up the plastic, the young entrepreneur proposes a fleet of floating barriers that collect the waste.