These Ordinary People Did Extraordinary Things And Created Miracles To Save Our Planet
6Other companies followed
Levi’s is the first to release Waterless denim, showing that water has not been used in its production. Adidas released a collection of sneakers made of trash collected from oceans. NIKE has been promoting the Reuse-A-Shoe project since 1993, whereby shoes are recycled to create tennis courts and treadmills! Most shops now use bags that are biodegradable and safe for the environment.
7The couple who replanted a forest
Anil Malhotra and wife Pamela Gale Malhotra own India’s only private wildlife sanctuary. It took them 26 years to achieve this. It is situated in Kodagu district in Karnataka, India. Pamela said that when they were sold the lands in 1991, they were abandoned rice, coffee and cardamom fields. After putting in a lot of energy, time and care, this place is now home to 200 globally endangered species of plants and animals, including Bengal tigers and Asian elephants.
8Drones that heal forests
Amidst the growing worldwide threat of deforestation, everyone is looking for an option to restore the respiratory system of the planet. Various start-ups have started using drones to scan the environment and choose which seeds will be most beneficial to plant. Another set of drones then plant the seeds. The drone called Robin can plant trees throughout a hectare of land in 18 minutes, up to 100,000 trees a day. A British project named BioCarbon Engineering seeks to plant 500 billion trees to combat deforestation by 2050.
The MUSE School’s cafeteria in California has earned the distinction of being the most eco-friendly restaurant in the world. It has scored the highest on various criteria like quality of food, the menu, waste management, allocation of resources, etc. the school grows their own fruits and vegetables. They also took the initiative of replacing most of their food to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. James Cameron and his wife Susy were so impressed, the presented the restaurant with solar batteries shaped like turning sunflowers!
10Eastern Garbage Patch
It is estimated that there are over 100,000 tons of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists have come up with various ideas on how to remove the “Eastern Garbage Patch”. The idea that was accepted was the one suggested by Boyan Slat, about six years ago.