Five Green Children's Books



The Green Dandelion
 
David Suzuki
, an award winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster, once said that "Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can't expect them to help protect and care for it".

As our world continues to move further and further into the digital world, the number of children who play outside continues to decrease. Creating a connection with the natural world is not only beneficial for a child's development, it's important so that as the next generation, they respect and value our environment.

Of course, establishing the connection to the natural world begins where it has always traditionally begun, and that's at the 'once upon a time'. Reading books about the environment to our dear little ones allows them to develop a curiosity about the great, big world outside. These days there are many books available which teach our children how to care about the natural world, in a fun and informative manner.

Hidden Worlds


Just as the name suggests, this may just be one of the coolest nature videos ever made. Hit play to take a glimpse into the wondrous, yet mysterious worlds that surround us.

Sweden is Making Rubbish Their Business

Is it possible for less than one percent of a country's waste to reach landfill? Despite that the average Swede produces 461 kg of waste per year, the Scandinavian country of Sweden is proving just that.

This works out to be 404 million tonnes of waste produced every year. However, that's still not enough waste for Sweden who now import around 800,000 tonnes of waste per year from countries such as the UK, Italy, Norway and Ireland.

So, what is Sweden doing so differently to the rest of the world, where a majority of waste does not reach landfill?

In a program that is considered as controversial by some, Sweden incinerates over 200 million tonnes of waste every year, converting it into energy. Three tonnes of waste contains as much as enough energy as one tonne of fuel.

Check out the video below to learn more about the waste incinerating program.


Earth in the Nude

I fucking love science

The Forgotten Home of Coffee


For all the coffee drinkers out there, of which it would be safe to say that there are a lot of, you may want to watch this. A warming climate is starting to have an affect on coffee production as discovered in this study and video by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia. 

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