Have you ever thought about the possibility of using something as simple as plastic to pay for school instead of money? While traditional schools demand a financial toll, there's a hidden gem Pamohi village in Assam, that challenges this norm – Akshar School. Here, education takes on a new form, where over 100 unprivileged children contribute not in cash but in bags filled with plastic waste. This is no ordinary school. It's a place of change, where education meets innovation, and where plastic finds a purpose.
Many of the world's major underground water reserves are being depleted at an alarming rate and in many rural areas, access to clean water remains a significant challenge.
Today, nearly 800 million people in the world lack access to electricity with the majority of those people located in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Bank, these areas are disproportionately affected by energy poverty, leading to millions suffering from indoor air pollution caused by traditional fuel use. In the face of these challenges, Gyanesh Pandey, co-founder of Husk Power Systems, has undertaken a mission to uplift the lives of those living in the shadows of energy poverty.
Let us begin with some facts. Each year, landfills around the world generate 30-70 million tonnes of methane—a gas responsible for trapping heat and warming the atmosphere.
Of the many declarations made at the COP 28, the one that has caught significant attention is the pledge that over 130 countries took to triple renewable energy capacity, and double the global rate of energy efficiency by 2030.
Nearly a decade ago, Priyanka Bakaya set out on a mission to turn plastic waste into something valuable. Today, her company Renewlogy is making profitable strides by converting non-recyclable plastic into high-value fuels like diesel. Bakaya's story is not just about entrepreneurial success but a testament to human progress in the renewable energy sector.
The Pacific Island nations are among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, despite contributing less than 0.03% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Rising sea levels, increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters, food and water insecurity, and the loss of land and cultural heritage are some of the challenges faced by these communities.
Indonesia's serene island of Bali is celebrated for its lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and now, an educational revolution. Amidst the dense jungles and sprawling rice fields, an extraordinary school is redefining the traditional norms of education. Welcome to Green School Bali, an international pre-kindergarten to high school that is as green as it is innovative. This radically different learning institute is dedicated to nurturing a new generation of changemakers equipped to tackle global issues like climate change.
Once upon a time in Mexico, there lived a young girl named Xochitl Guadalupe Cruz Lopez. She wasn't your ordinary kid, she was a young inventor, and she had a bright idea to help her community using the power of the sun! Xochitl lived in a town called San Cristóbal de las Casas, which is in a region of Mexico where many people didn't have a lot of money. Most people in this region reside in the highlands, where temperatures can reach extreme lows. Xochitl noticed that many people in her town didn't have warm water for bathing, especially during the chilly days. They had to use firewood, gas, or oil to heat water, and that was not only expensive but also harmful to the environment. She was just a kid, but she wanted to make a difference. Even though she didn't have many fancy things, she decided to create her very own science lab at home.