For the last century of our monastery the serious loss has been caused. More and more people understand that the planet is in danger. But while one carry on a disturbing talk, others just take and do. Clean beaches, make sneakers from oceanic garbage, build mini-farms and even whole an ekogoroda.
We have collected for you inspiring stories about people from the different countries which daily make real miracles on rescue of Earth.
The magnificent beach in Mumbai rolled in garbage, and earlier this coast was "maternity hospital" for olive turtles. But they have departured to other regions, and the situation only worsened. And here Afroz Shah who has slowly begun to scavenge has nearby lodged, and volunteers have supported him.
They have taken out more than 5 thousand tons of garbage, and the UN called their project "the largest on cleaning of the beach". And this spring, 20 years later, on the cleaned beach turtles have come and have laid eggs. About 100 turtles were born! Volunteers protected them on the way to the Arabian Sea.
People often discuss a lot of garbage outdoors. And Chistomen from Chelyabinsk prefers business, but not a talk. The polluted corners of the woods and parks revive after his visit, and after the hero there is only a long line of bags. s activity was noticed, about him Dutches have shot a video, and followers have still appeared. When he was asked about a mask, he has explained that he wants to draw attention, but not to himself, and to an environmental problem.
And the motto Chistomena is simple: "It is simple, easy to clean up and, the most important, isn't a shame!"
In 1994 Curt Dalin has appeared in Malawi and has struck him how people fought for each bucket with dirty water, and girls went time of half a day to bring 18-liter buckets on the head. And he has decided to help them: I have created the first well in the poorest and droughty settlement. It has saved all inhabitants who were constantly thirsting and drinking from dirty sources.
For the first 4 years the project has provided with water 26 thousand people, and in 10 years 76 wells already worked and the Water Wells for Africa organization has been founded. Today constant sources of water in Africa have already provided about 300 thousand people.
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Such famous brands of clothes as Levi’s, NIKE, Zara and others, already many years advance the eco-friendly ideas. So, Swedish firm H& M are used by organic cotton and has refused natural fur, and M& S has opened factories with the equipment reducing a consumption of water and energy. Zara not only releases organic things, but also since 2015 has entered economy of resources in shops and has equipped them with separate trash bins.
Levi’s — the first brand which has released an ecodenim and jeans with the sign Waterless that means economy of water at production phases. The Adidas company creates collections of ecosneakers from garbage and fishing nets collected in the ocean. And NIKE since 1993 realizes the Reuse-A-Shoe project — processing of footwear for creation of racetracks and courts. Most firms have passed to the packages and bags decaying within 2 years.
Deforestation slowly destroys Earth. Various companies look for ways to revive "easy planets". And startups with use of the flying UAVs became the most successful. Drones which scan the area are involved in them to pick up seeds and also drones which are engaged in landing.
Among them — the Robin drone capable to set 1 hectare in 18 minutes and in a day to count 100 thousand trees. And the British BioCarbon Engineering project at the first stage has set the object to plant 500 billion trees by 2050 for fight against deforestation.
Cafeteria of MUSE school in California — the champion among environmentally friendly restaurants. He has gained the greatest number of points on different indicators (quality of products, the menu, economy of resources, recycling and so forth), and to him have awarded 4 stars. And solar batteries in the form of rotating "sunflowers" to an institution in 2015 were presented by the director James Cameron and his wife Suzy.
The school grows up the vegetables and fruit, and for 1,5 years have replaced many dishes from animal products on vegetable here to reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases.
In the Pacific Ocean more than 100 thousand tons of plastic have collected. A great number of scientists put forward the ideas on cleaning, but the best method of elimination of "A big Pacific garbage spot" was offered by the young inventor Boyan Slat 6 years ago. He has improved the project, and his realization was begun this year.
In 5 years by means of massive floating barriers plan to remove 50% of a congestion. Will do chairs, bumpers for a car of collected garbage and other products. Most of investors of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation company — businessmen from Silicon Valley.
Once the volunteer Kengtong Li has seen how in Kenya orphan children walk in footwear which to them is small for a long time, and many run barefoot with the covered with wounds feet at all. Then he has thought up model of sandals which will grow together with the child. By means of the valve they can be increased by 5 sizes, and this stock lasts for 5–6 years.
The website of the The Shoe That Grows project has been created where everyone to help can buy sending footwear to children in different corners of the world. Such people have appeared much, and the charitable organizations order 100–200 couples.
On Urban Homestead farm in California on 4 hundred parts the family manages to raise vegetables both for itself, and for local restaurants. On their site 400 grades of vegetables, fruit and even edible flowers grow, and in a year they collect 3 tons of a harvest. And still there are ducks, hens, goats and bee a beehive therefore on a table always fresh eggs, milk and honey.
In the beginning Jules just wanted to grow up safe products for the children. He has put solar batteries on a roof, has transferred a car to fuel from vegetable waste. Economically to spend water and the earth, the family uses vertical gardens, warm beds and clay pots. "When 33 years ago we began, considered us madmen. But everything has turned out. And now 90% of our food arrive from a garden that costs us for $2 a day on the family member".
In Cyprus near Pathos build экогород Neapolis — unique in the Mediterranean. On 110 hectares there will be a residential quarter, an entertainment complex, trading house, the center of health, a green zone and a view of the sea. In the smart town it will be possible to work and get an education: in the Center of research and development, the Campus University, the International business center and others.
All systems of supply of Neapolis "will allocate with intelligence" that will allow to protect ecology, at the same time 25% of the electric power will be developed from natural sources. New life in Neapolis will begin to boil approximately in 2023.
And what of these ideas on rescue of the planet you want to embody in the city right now?
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