Four Amazing Speeches on Helping Others

Doroti KissInspiration

find your inner hero

As we’ve already discussed, altruism is a part of our genetics, it’s an “embedded code” that is not easy to suppress.  Yet, many people believe that it’s hard to do something good and instead search for excuses why not to act on helping others. You don’t have to stop asteroids with one hand or push a nuclear bomb through a … Read More

Pee-Cycling: A Smart Model of Sustainability

Victoria NicholsonInnovation

pee-cycling

We all have heard of recycling paper bags, cups, food waste. How about recycling human pee? Amsterdam celebrated the King’s Day on 27th April with people fuelling up with pints and towers of beer. The natural process was inevitable: the consumption of large quantities of beer lead to the production of large quantities of well… human pee. The local water board … Read More

Celebrate “Earth Day” With The 18 Most Breathtaking Photos

Doroti KissInspiration

international mother earth day

Do you enjoy going on a big walk in the fresh air? How about a refreshing swim in a lake or the ocean? Have you ever wondered how beautiful and superior our Mother Nature is with all her creatures and lands? On April 22, we celebrate the International Mother Earth Day! In honor of this special day, we selected the … Read More

The Plastic in our Oceans

Victoria NicholsonInfluencers

“There was once a bronze age and an iron age… today we live in the age of plastic.” So said, Boyan Slat, founder of the Ocean Clean Up project and one of our heroes at BWI. Along with many others, Boyan has brought the problem of the plastic in our oceans to international attention. It is a symptom of  our … Read More

A New Era of Investments: It’s Time To Go Green!

Doroti KissInnovation

green investment

A new era of money-making It happens more often than not that people choose to turn their disposable income into lucrative investments – instead of hiding it under the pillow and waiting for the apocalypse to come. Depending on the risks one is willing to take, there are thousands of different forms where we can invest our jealously guarded money: … Read More

Reasons from Biology to be Good

Victoria NicholsonInfluencers

  We aren’t born selfish In 1975, E.O Wilson, an ecologist from Harvard University published research that would change our view on human nature for the next 40 years. His work on the biology of altruism showed that all animals, humans included, would help other individuals only if it benefited them genetically. Wilson’s influential research, along with other biologists such … Read More

Climate change – take it or leave it?

Doroti KissPlanet

flood proof houses

Neverending discussion In the last fifteen years, “climate change” was one of the most over-used expression that dominated the world media and our every days. We’ve had thousands of discussions, forums, agreements on how we can fight global warming. But we seem to forget the other very important side of the question: how can we adapt to climate change? how … Read More

The 4 most insightful talks on changing habits

Doroti KissInspiration

Only change is constant As a great mind once said: only change is constant. We don’t realize it, but we are changing every single day, even if we don’t want to. We meet knew people, we learn new things, we experience different joys and pains – and it all has a great effect on our personality. But some of us … Read More

Low-tech innovations changing the world

Victoria NicholsonInnovation

low-tech innovation

Simple world changing ideas When it comes to world changing ideas, often the simplest are the best. With the allure of the flashy, high tech gadgetry that enables our daily lives it can be easy to forget the merit of simple solutions, applied to age-old human problems. Here we take a step back to celebrate the low-tech innovations that are … Read More

Responsible restaurants against food waste

Doroti KissInnovation

food waste reduction

Throwing out uneaten food may start people rambling that in other parts of the world, people are starving. While it’s an issue that needs solving, rethinking food waste can benefit you and your immediate environment. Food Waste – The Stats Can you guess, how much food we waste each year? In Europe and North-America people throw away 95-115 kg of … Read More

Keep on Dreaming: A welcome from the Founder

Pawel Alva NazarukInspiration

Since I was a young boy, I had a strange feeling that I would like to make this world a better place. But while I was growing up, I thought that maybe I was kind of strange, because the rest of humanity didn’t think this way. So I stopped thinking about it. This strange feeling remained hidden behind many thoughts, … Read More

Story of Cities

Doroti KissInspiration

kuala lampur

Urbanisation in pictures At some point in 2008 humankind passed a major milestone, for the first time in our history more than half of the world’s population lived in cities. Everyday 193,107 new people – or one every 2 seconds- moves to a city. For many cities, this rapid growth is placing a strain on the infrastructure that serves an … Read More

Forward thinking governments from around the world

Doroti KissInspiration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1459862366762{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]People generally think governments are heavy, slow-moving objects that can endure centuries without changing and reflecting the outside world. However, responding to pressures from voters, several national and regional governments have decided to enact forward think social and environmental policies. Let’s see the best case practices![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”France- Battling Supermarket Food Waste”][thb_image image=”554″ img_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Feurope%2Ffrench-law-bans-supermarkets-throwing-away-and-spoiling-unsold-food-giving-them-to-food-banks-and-a6855371.html||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1459862434020{padding-bottom: 30px … Read More

‘Must watch’ speeches from sustainability leaders

Victoria NicholsonInspiration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1459853904881{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”] Exciting Times for Change It’s an exciting time, if you are interested in sustainability. With innovations in technology and a shift in popular opinion, it seems a momentum is building. We have handpicked 5 of our favorite talks from sustainability leaders that deal with the coming change. Enjoy![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”http://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_the_case_for_optimism_on_climate_change#t-55396″ title=”Al Gore- Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change” … Read More