Solar Cooking

 

Among the many ways we expel energy in order to cook and prepare our food, consider solar cooking! This bread doesn’t look too bad at all! 🍞🍞🍞 check out @yaholnitskyivan for more on his sustainable cooking methods!

Ivan Yaholnitsky is an Educator with a focus on Permaculture, Sustainable development, Solar energy. Visit his website here: ivanyaholnitsky.wix.com/education
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Taking Space

The HabitatMap & AirCasting Blog have come together for a space to collectively crowdsource live streaming air-quality data. Last November, New York city has even been leveraging AirBeam Data to Inform Policy Decisions!
New York City recently committed to implementing a “zoned” collection system for the commercial waste sector. By dividing the city into zones and having commercial carting companies bid to service each zone, the city’s study found that the number of miles traveled by private collection vehicles will be cut by an astounding 49 to 68 percent!  This is a win for both the private carting companies, which will be able to achieve dramatic efficiencies in operations, and everyday New Yorkers, who will have to contend with less noise and air pollution.
(Source: {Taking Space} )
If we are able to optimize the trash zoning over in more mega-cities, this could make a big impact on pollution  worldwide.

Solar is Now Number One

According to the World Economic Form (WEF) report, the 2016 calendar year marks a new era for solar energy as a fuel source having trounced fossil fuels. Both solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in more than 30 countries. This means that people will begin to safely invest in new sustainable energy resources like never before.

Although this is encouraging, there are also hurdles needing to be crossed often political and rather than economic. The $1 trillion goal set at the Paris climate change accord is currently at around 25% of that goal ($286 billion) for global renewable investment.

It is likely that sooner than later the prices will drop low enough for solar and wind that they will win over despite the current trouble of integration to our current infrastructure due to contract standardization, regulations among some of the impending factors. As is looks, the tipping point isn’t far away. 2017 is looking bright!

(Source link on qz.com)

New Water Drones

Through a collaboration between Port of Rotterdam Authority and academic institutions such as Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Port Innovation Lab with the Delft University of Technology new innovations in the line of “do good” drones are starting to make their appearance in the ports. Among the emerging breeds of Water Drones are the “AquaSmartXL” and the “Waste Shark”. The AquaSmartXL is a useful alternative to port surveillance that would normally require a man-operated boat burning fuel. The unmanned Waste Shark is able to collect around 500 kg of wast in the water through its mouth-like opening 35 cm below the surface of the water. It is around the size of a average four door car.

rotterdam_innovate_with_new_water_drones_600_375_84An AquaSmartXL in the port of Rotterdam.

 

wastesharkdroneportPrototype fleet of Waste Sharks along with drone port charging stations.

wastesharkAnother look at the garbage-collecting Waste Shark.

Hello world!

Hello world!

This is the first post for Clean Earth Future (CEF).

Although the forum is in development, this page will eventually allow space for us to share innovative content on the clean up of our planet!

For the time being, it will be a blog of posts related to cleaning up the earth.

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