These Ordinary People Did Extraordinary Things And Created Miracles To Save Our Planet
The Ocean Cleanup Foundation and the project started at the beginning of 2018. The idea is to get rid of about half of the entire trash within 5 years, using floating barriers. The trash that is fished pt will be used to produce chairs, car parts, etc. The project already has many Silicon Valley investors.
12The Shoe that Grows with you
When volunteer Kenton Lee visited Kenya, he saw many orphans either barefoot and injured or wearing shoes that were too small for them. This inspired him deeply and he came up with the idea for sandals that could adjust to the growing size of a child’s foot. The sandal enables the child to adjust the straps which can last for up to six years. He even created a website for The Shoe That Grows project and anyone can contribute or buy shoes from there.
13A family grows vegetables and supplies them to local restaurants
This family runs Urban Homestead in California and grows enough produce for themselves and all the local restaurants around them. They boast of growing 400 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers. They also rear goats, ducks, chickens, and bees. It started when the parents wanted to grow safe food for their children. They used solar batteries and sourced power from plant waste. People thought they were crazy when they started this 33 years ago, but they are lauded for their work now.
14Neapolis Smart Ecocity
The Neapolis eco-city is located in Cyprus, near Paphos. There are residences, malls, hospitals, entertainment hubs, a university, and a research center. There is a view of the sea and a view of greenery. The supply system is based on Artificial Intelligence. 25 percent of the energy requirements will be sourced from natural resources. Residences will be available from 2023 onwards.
1550 million trees in a day in India
This project was held in 2016 in India. Volunteers worked for 24 hours, planting 80 different types of trees. Trees were planted along railway lines, roads, on unoccupied public lands, etc. India, along with many other developing and developed countries is facing the problem of large-scale deforestation to accommodate industrial growth. The number of trees planted on that day was 49.3 million, and this number holds the world record for the most number of trees planted in a day.