Have you ever wished that while you are cycling through the wilderness you can use your smart phone, take a picture or use some other new gadget longer than it's battery lasts? Or even make that important call, find specific location on a map, or just go online but your battery is empty? An external battery can fix that problem for a short period of time, but at the end of the day you will need electricity.
If you ask yourselves how bad pollution is in China, I will give you the short answer: it is awfully bad. That bad that the term “airpocalypse” has been especially coined in 2013 to describe the quality of air in Beijing. That year, the World Health Organisation has measured 40 times more hazardous particles than it would be safe for human beings.
Shukhrat Agzamov used to take three separate buses to get to his lyceum four years ago. Sometimes inconveniences of public transportation would make him late for the classes in the morning. Then he had an idea!
On Friday last week (25 September 2015), world leaders adopted the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda that contains a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations in New York. This is an outcome of Rio + 20 summit that took place three years ago.
This German-Hongarian company was tired of cars having to drive around in cities, searching for a parking spot all the while exhausting harmful fuels. Their solution was to develop Europe Parking System (EPS).
Are you a talented writer? Do you have a passion for sustainability? And are you well informed about sustainability initiatives in your area? Then, you might just be the Reporter we are looking for!
Will they work or not? It is an almost infatuating idea that you could replace all the asphalt in the world with solar panels. No more nuclear reactors, or burning fossil fuels for energy. Image we would only have electrical cars, and everyone would have access to cheap and clean energy. But is this a feasible idea?
First stop of the Nudge Circular Cities Tour 2015 is the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Over the past few years Rotterdam became well-known for its challenging architecture. One of the striking new buildings in Rotterdam is the completely renewed Central Train Station.
During the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015, Place to B offers not only a place to stay, but also a coworking space, a program of events and a “News Fab Lab” about climate and solutions for the ecological transition.
Beyond COP21, Place to B is above all a movement fuelled by all those who want to convey the message in a different way.
Taxi Electric is an initiative from Amsterdam. They aim at reducing the pollution of the transportation sector by starting their electronic taxi service.
To prevent the depletion of resources, Renault is playing an increasing role in the development of a circular economy manufacturing model, in which waste becomes a resource, thus reducing its environmental footprint.
Have you come across the latest ideas on how to prevent food waste? Do you know the best producer of sustainable jeans? Do you want to share your innovative ideas on sustainable urbanism? We invite each visitor of the Nudge Sustainability Hub to send us content related to one of the topics. In this way you can share innovative news and insights coming from your neighbourhood, organisation, network, city, country or continent with our growing global community and anyone else who finds us on the internet. This is our invitation to you to give our new platform a firm nudge!
The Nudge Explores Circular Cities tour will kick off in Rotterdam on the 11th of May. With its scale and diversity of economic activities and the (international) connections of the port, Rotterdam has a large amount of circular opportunities. Rotterdam is aware of these opportunities and has an intrinsic motivation to take a leading role in the transition to a circular economy.