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Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2015-04-03 10:16

We have some wonderful updates from the Spring of 2015 on The Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation (KRMEF). Among the community's continued progress, the sustainable jewelry workshop program has been thriving this year and has officially opened a permanent shop in the Babar Mahal Revisited shopping center in Kathmandu, Nepal. On the development side, KRMEF’s health clinic has expanded by adding a full-time nurse as well as a general physician and OBGYN that make weekly visits to the clinic.

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2015-03-30 15:13

In December of 2013, Kristie Wolfe bought a plot of land in Hawaii for $8,000 and only spent $11,000 more to build herself a tiny, sustainable house. Wolfe’s house is built on 15-foot tall stilts and the roof is built from bamboo thatching (a layering of bamboo). The house is left open for sunlight and fresh air. What is also incredible about this tiny house is that it includes a full size bathroom with a natural rock sink, toilet and shower, which are all run by rain water.

Submitted by administrator on Thu, 2015-03-26 09:58

All eyes will be on Papua New Guinea (PNG) after an overnight decision for the nation to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2016. Honorable Peter O’Neill CMG MP, the Prime Minister of PNG explains that, "Being awarded the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2016 is a major victory for Papua New Guinea as a country that can host world events.” The tournament will run in November 2016 for twenty days and will bring around 1,000 players and officials as well as excited spectators.

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2015-03-25 10:07

As of July 2014, our friends at Runa tea have released an Ethnobotony report on the Amazonian super-leaf, Guayusa. As of yesterday the Heritable Innovation Trust added it to our website and we think you should check it out!

Follow this LINK to check out the Guayusa trust item. To request a username and password email us at

Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2015-03-24 16:23

Once every eighteen years a supertide hits parts of northern France and southern England. Over the weekend the supertide rolled through and cut off access to a 11th century abbey from the mainland by making the connecting bridge impassable. NBC News explains that the tidal surge of the supertide is linked to the rare alignment of celestial bodies that also resulted in the solar eclipse on Friday.

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2015-03-23 10:15

The celebration of World Water Day took place yesterday, March 22, which focused on the impact of agriculture on water resources. “Agriculture accounts for an astounding 70 percent of total water withdrawals worldwide, and Americans use an average of 7,500 liters (1,981 gallons) of water everyday, mostly for food production, according to the United Nations.” World Water Day was hugely important this year because water is the type of issue that can no longer be taken for granted.

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2015-03-18 10:33

We have big news on the protection status of the “lost city” we blogged about last Monday! National Geographic released an article saying that the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández has already taken action on protecting the “lost city” discovered earlier last week.

Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2015-03-17 10:09

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day today let’s explore the National Holiday around the world. While there is no obvious reason for the worldwide celebration of Ireland’s national day, Time Magazine elaborates on the fact that the holiday is largely an American export. The modern version of this holiday celebrated year after year gained popularity from Irish immigrants asserting their cultural and political presence in American society. St.

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2015-03-16 09:58

Who said tree houses are for kids? Architect Luciano Pia of Turin, Italy designed an apartment complex built in a tree called 25 Verde, translating at 25 green. About 150 trees were integrated into the five stories and 63 room tree house, which means less pollution and less noise for residents living in them.

Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2015-03-13 09:42

For all you chocolate lovers out there, Nuubia located in San Francisco is currently making sustainable sourcing a priority for their fine chocolates. Nuubia offers French ice cream, macarons, pralines, bonbons, ganaches and caramels alongside their fine chocolates. All the ingredients in their products are sourced humanely, palm-oil free, non-GMO and cruelty free.