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ALEGRÍA: COSTA RICA'S ECO-VILLAGE OF THE FUTURE

Nestled in the hills of San Mateo, Costa Rica, Alegría Village serves as a prime example of what a self-sustaining, community-driven, and regenerative future looks like. Made up of native 'Ticos' and foreigners from over 32 countries, Alegría Village is offering an alternative solution to living in a modern world, while still being at one with the surrounding environment.
 
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TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH: SAVING COSTA RICA'S EXOTIC WILDLIFE

Since its start in 2004, The Toucan Rescue Ranch has rescued, released, or given permanent homes to thousands of animals native to Costa Rica. Many of these animals were rescued from the illegal exotic pet trade, or were victims of deforestation and human encroachment on habitats. Come along with us as we learn more about the wildlife TRR protects, and the people behind the scenes who make it all happen.
 
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SAVING FLORIDA (& THE WORLD'S) CORAL REEFS

Coral reefs are one of the most vital components of maintaing the health of our oceans! These "lungs of the ocean", however, are under direct threat due to climate change, ocean acidification, temperature rise, and pollution. This is creating mass biodiversity loss and "coral graveyards" around the world. We travelled to Key Largo, Florida, USA to visit the Coral Restoration Foundation, the largest coral restoration organisation in the world doing its part to save these essential creatures!
 
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5 New inventions saving the world| European inventor award 2022

In partnership with the European Patent Office, we take a look at five inventions changing the world with their inventions, benefitting wildlife and mankind alike. From floating solar farms to AI-driven waste-sorting technology, these inventions are revolutionising the technology, industry, medicine and social justice spheres.
 
 
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Mykonos sustainable travel guide: Inside greece's 1st vegan hotel

Serving as the first location of our latest Sustainable Travel Guide series, Mykonos proves to be an island rich in history, mythology, culture, and a growing sustainable tourism sector. On this trip, we're taking you with us to see how to take in all the sites Mykonos has to offer, while also showing you some incredible places, paving the way for a more sustainable way of life on Europe's most expensive island. 
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Inside one of the most sustainable buildings in the world

The Olympic Headquarters, known as Olympic House, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, holding three sought-after sustainability credentials, including LEED Platinum. It is an incredible feat of sustainable architecture using the highest quality green building materials and local support in design and construction. Olympic House boasts a truly conscientious workspace, while still ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for both employees and visitors.
 

FUTUREBUILD EXHIBITION 2022

What will the buildings of the future look-like? We took a trip to the Futurebuild Exhibition in London to find out exactly what the homes, offices, and schools of the future could look like. From engineering to construction, architecture and conservation, Futurebuild looks to inspire the transformational change that is needed to push industry toward net-zero by showcasing some of the most innovative materials and technologies that are making a breakthrough today.
 

Amazing OFF-GRID ECO-HOMES

Let us take you around the world to visit some of the most sustainable, off-grid homes. In this video, we assessed the design and build of each, and learned how we can all be more resourceful to reduce our impact on the planet. Although living off-grid can be challenging and requires an environmental learning curve, it can have numerous positive benefits like conserving energy, reducing living costs, and helping people feel more connected to nature.
 

WHAT makes a city sustainable?

We take a look at the world's most sustainable cities to find out how they were created. After the overwhelming response we got from of our first sustainable cities video, it was suggested that we should make a follow-up video to dive deeper into the key aspects that are needed to create a truly sustainable city.
 

PLASTIC PACKAGING MADE FROM SEAWEED

London, UK
We visited Notpla, a company that is challenging plastic pollution by creating edible and biodegradable packaging using seaweed. Seaweed and other plants are 100% biodegradable and can break down in weeks, making them a great sustainable packaging alternative to plastic. Notpla is a company dedicated to innovation and improving the market of single use packaging through the use of their revolutionary plant-based material.
 

Miami's exotic fruit farm

Homestead, Florida, USA
Welcome to Miami Fruit, an exotic fruit farm in South Florida dedicated to providing a huge variety of tropical fruits to people all over the United States, in a sustainable way. We had the chance to be given a tour of the farm by owners Rane and Edelle to learn more about the wide variety of fruits they had on offer. Here they grow cacao, rare bananas, mangos, sapote, passionfruit, dragonfruit, avocados, egg fruit and many more!
 

VISIT THE UK'S 1ST ECO TOWN

Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK
We visited Elmsbrook, the UK's first eco town, with highly sustainable, Passivhaus standard buildings and homes. This is a pioneering development with 400 highly energy efficient homes, creating one of the UK's first truly zero carbon communities. With solar panels lining each rooftop, green areas covering 40% of the land to encourage biodiversity, advanced waste collection technologies, and various eco-transport options, Elmsbrook has really set the standard for the future of developing.
 

INSIDE ONE OF THE UK'S MOST ADVANCED RECYCLING CENTRES

Southwark, London, UK
Veolia's Southwark Recycling Centre is committed to waste and carbon reduction. With only one percent of the waste going to landfill, haven't you ever wondered what happens to your empty tins or yogurt cups after they get picked up from your recycling bin? We spoke with the centre's Director of Sustainable Technology to learn about the DOs and DON’Ts of recycling, covering everything from wish-cycling, to the issue of soft plastics like cling film, and more!
 
 

Biodiversity - WHat is it? and why is it important?

Biodiversity is an essential part of the solution to climate change and it is the term used to define the variety of all life on Earth. The greater the biodiversity, the more secure life on earth is. Everything from the plants and animals that live here, to the habitats and climates in which they live contribute to the biodiverse and rich planet we live on. For this video, we headed back to the Eden Project in Cornwall to learn more about biodiversity and the ways in which you can help the natural world.

VIs island Wearactive adventure retreat

Vis, Croatia
This past week, we called the idyllic Croatian island of Vis home, while we experienced the eco-active retreat, WearActive. Alongside the island's inherently sustainable ethos, owners Craig and Xania have managed to turn their passion for plant-based living and enjoying the outdoors into a retreat for everyone to come and enjoy the simple life.
 

Ecocirer mallorcan Healthy stay

Sóller, Mallorca
We had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Ecocirer Healthy Stay in Sóller, Mallorca. For ultimate relaxation, vegan and vegetarian nutrient-focused breakfasts made with homegrown ingredients, this idyllic destination allows both parents and children alike to take a step back, and reconnect with nature through the beautiful landscape around them.
 

Experiencing off-grid, sustainable van life

Devon, UK
We experienced sustainable, self-sufficient living in Devon, UK. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventures living on the lush open farmland of southwest England, and would highly recommend it to rediscover nature, and to disconnect from the outside world for a few days...or forever!
 
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WWF UK HQ - THE LIVING PLANET CENTRE

Woking, UK
This is one of the world's most sustainable buildings! The WWF UK's Living Planet Centre is a fantastic example of green architecture and sustainable construction. The eco-friendly building was designed with eco-mindedness, and local environmental conscientiousness in mind.
 

World's Most
Sustainable Cities

We visited some of the world's most sustainable cities to find out which of them can claim the title of the most sustainable city in the world. Each city prioritises balancing its history and culture(s) with green architecture & sustainable developments that have the potential to save our future. From Copenhagen to Singapore to Songdo, each city focuses on innovations large and small with both the short- and long-term in mind!
 
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APPLE CAMPING

Pembrokeshire, Wales
Have you ever wanted to stay in an upcycled private jet or UFO? Located in the heart of the countryside, Apple Camping offers glamping experiences unlike any other. Here, childhood dreams can become reality, while also allowing guests to take a break in nature, and relish in the beauty of open fields, expansive coastlines, and summer sunshine.
 

Zero-waste shopping
For all

London, UK
These two shops in East London are both completely plastic-free to help you shop with the planet, and your budget in mind! Filled with ethical, vegan and sustainable home products and food items to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, these zero-waste shops offer both an uplifting culture
 

Feeding the future at an underground vertical farm

Liverpool, UK
As the global population continues to explode, the need for farms to mass produce food is ever-growing. This has the potential to create a number of issues for existing methods of food production, forcing food growers to begin to think outside the box: enter vertical farming. By growing food vertically, resources including land, labour, and time can all be saved, while allowing farms like Greens For Good to maximise taste and nutrients.
 

Green buildings saving
the world

Can design help save the world? We visited the World's Greenest Buildings to see if eco design innovations can help transform cities into carbon-neutral havens. By incorporating nature, renewable technologies and climate change solutions into their buildings, eco-architects are taking the first steps toward fighting for our future.
 

Copenhill: The outdoor sport power plant

Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
CopenHill is a project designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, and completed in 2017. In 2019, we visited CopenHill to witness why it's called the world cleanest waste to energy powerplant. The roof of the plant was designed to be used as the ultimate outdoors activity space in an otherwise flat Copenhagen.
 
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The living, Breathing walls of the world

In this video we visit some of the best examples of living plant walls and look at the many benefits they provide us and the planet. These plant walls are becoming increasingly popular in major cities, and offer hope that the sustainable architecture of the future will have green walls and vertical gardens fully integrated.
 
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WWF 2000 km cycle across europe in support of the amazon emergency appeal

London, UK to Venice, Italy
Over the course of 30 days in the summer of 2020, Ben and his friend Austin bike-packed across Europe in the aim of completing their 2000km long distance cycle. Travelling and camping in over nine countries, the team's goal was to raise £2,000 for WWF's Amazon Emergency Appeal, protecting the rainforest from the fires that ravaged that spring and summer. Ben and Austin's incredible journey ended up raising £2,600, and immeasurable awareness for the plight of the Amazon.
 

The eden project

Cornwall, UK
The Eden Project in England holds the world's largest greenhouse! The project was set up to show its visitors the importance of saving the world's rainforests and the biodiversity therein. The Eden Project is constructed using huge geodesic domes which hold two biomes, one holding the indoor rainforest and the other holding an array of mediterranean plants.
 

The modern eco village

South London, UK
The BedZED (Beddington Zero Energy Development) eco village is a sustainable housing development based in Hackbridge, London that boasts not only green building design, but lush green spaces, rooftop wind turbines to generate clean energy, and lush communal spaces available for growing food and gathering.
 
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Shipping container cities

London, UK
As the tiny house movement continues to grow rapidly, and as more container buildings are being constructed around the world, one must ask, "Is this the future of sustainable architecture?" In this video we visited a range of shipping container projects, including Buck Street Market and Container City in London, in order to investigate the potential for growth in the future.
 

Farms of the future

London, UK
We went inside a vertical farm to see exactly how vertical farming works. Well we went inside an urban farm in London to see how sustainable agriculture is being brought into the city. Will we be growing all of our food indoors in the future? Quite possibly if they taste this good!
 

Is bamboo the super building material?

Bali, Indonesia
Bamboo is said to be the most sustainable building material in the world, so we took a trip to Bali to learn more about how it could help save the world. The rapidly renewable, carbon-neutral material has the potential to be a key in the fight against climate change. From eco-friendly products to sustainably designed green homes, bamboo is a material that has endless green potential, being realised especially in Ubud, Bali at the Green School and Green Village, where innovative architecture is using bamboo instead of concrete.
 

The wind farm argument

Liverpool, UK
What are the pros and cons of wind turbines? Many people worry about the effects that renewable energy can have on the surrounding environment. Some claim that they can be noisy, harm landscapes and destroy biodiversity. We visited Frodsham Wind Farm, one of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK  to see if renewable energy and nature can coexist in the same place.
 
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Smart green buildings

Smart building technology is helping to save the world. This video will show you how architecture and technology can work together to help save our planet and combat climate change. Featuring: Media TIC, Barcelona; Capita Green, Singapore; Bloomberg HQ, London; The Edge, Amsterdam.