Agriculture has made human life not only better but ultimately possible for millennia, from ancient Egypt to Mesopotamia, Turkey, and Pakistan. This essential industry is now facing severe strains ranging from extreme weather to exponential population growth. Today’s farms must meld technology with forward-thinking practices that nourish rather than deplete the planet.
If there is one thing that should go hand in hand with advances in technology and manufacturing, it should be our ability (and willingness) to make products that are safer for the environment.
Jessica Pautsch believes that people generate way too much waste. “I’m currently working on a project that will help us reduce our food waste” says Jessica. “And consumer values have shifted from owning to renting, which helps us all become more sensitive to buying – and throwing away – stuff.”
Consumer-grade virtual reality isn’t far off, and while some still see these “space age” devices as nothing more than nerdy gaming accessories, there are numerous practical applications for VR tech that take it beyond the realm of entertainment.
Using candles will never be the same! Egloo was born to counter the continual waste of electricity used for heating domestic rooms, offering as an alternative heating with candles which provides cleaner energy and economy by exploiting the properties of terracotta which stores heat and releases it slowly and gradually.
Come in Spinner! Two Australian artists are hoping to raise $12,000 to take their very own Gum Nut Spinning Top to the world market. Their work is inventive, whimsical and playful. They are strongly influenced by the treasures and imagination of childhood.
Petroleum-based fuels are ravaging our environment and fueling political turmoil throughout the world. Kate Voss takes a thoughtful look at potential long-term solutions to the global energy crisis.
The dragon of climate change isn’t going to wait for us to get our act together. Its fire is already burning some of us. In my view, only radical change will prevent it from burning us all.
Is greening a fad or will the emphasis on environmental quality be sustained long-term? There are many factors that will determine the ultimate outcome.
Homeowners like to keep their lawn and garden green and lush. Watching for and treating fungal infections like red thread can help maintain a vibrant lawn.