Yesterday morning, the Morning Show covered a special on the trek of two high profile Australian women, Laura Dundovic and Erin Holland, on Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track. The Kokoda track became a historical landmark for Australians after WWII hit their doorstep in 1942. The Japanese invasion of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea pushed a young inexperienced militia group from Australia to stop the Japanese from taking Port Moresby from the North.
Mason Wartman wanted to try something new after working a computer job on Wall Street for three years, so he opened up a pizza shop called Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What started as an average pizza shop turned into a charitable pay-it-forward shop. This journey began when a customer offered to pay for a slice of pizza for the next homeless person who came in. Wartman noted this kind offer on a post-it note and stuck it on the wall.
The idea of buying products in bulk and passing down those savings to the customer has been popular for a lot of grocery stores' execution strategies around the world. However, there is one store that has gone completely bulk. Two women in Germany just opened Originally Unverpackt, a 100% package-free shopping experience for customers. Located in Berlin, Originally Unverpackt has over 600 ingredients and foodstuffs available for purchase.
Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, two engineering students for George Mason University, have proposed and are currently testing a new technology that uses sound waves to extinguish fires. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has conducted a number of experiments in this field, but they have not yet developed a practical device to utilize the sound waves effectively. Tran and Robertson began their focus on this area of study during their senior research project.
The international non-profit, originally known as the World Land Trust, but now known as Rainforest Trust, has launched its most ambitious project yet: the conservation of 5.9 million acres of tropical forest in Peru. For the last 25 years, the non-profit's goal has been to protect tropical forests through land purchase and partnering with local groups. Dr.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.