The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for January 17, 2022

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The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for January 17, 2022

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This week we have two guest posts. The first is an interview with Tali Orad, the founder of 1Treellion.org who tells us the inspiration and impact of this organization. The second is a post by Maija Elizabetha, the creator of Sustainably Maija who gives us a few tips for protecting the ocean. We also have stories about a giant kite that will pull a ship across the ocean, the partnership of solar panels and water canals, UK’s ban on trophy hunts, scientists turning carbon dioxide into coal, and a flight powered by 100% sustainable fuel.

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10 Question with Tali Orad, the founder of 1Treellion.org

Tali Orad is the founder of an NGO whose mission is to collectively make a meaningful global impact by bringing communities together to plant trees.

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1.Thank you so much for sharing your story with our readers. Tell us about yourself and your motivation for creating 1Treellion.org

First of all, thanks for having me here and giving me the time to share the hopefulness and opportunities we see and experience with tree planting.  I am that person who brings things to life, literally and figuratively.

I’m an Israeli serial entrepreneur, living in New York. I am the founder of 1treellion.org as you mentioned, an NGO with the mission to collectively make a meaningful global impact by bringing communities together to plant trees and help in the fight against climate change. Inspired by my father’s career path, I became an engineer in a field that was mostly dominated by men. The last startup I founded, called Screen, was an IoT (internet of things) in the consumer electronic space, the mission there was to help families strike a healthy balance with their electronic devices.

For-profits weren’t my only entrepreneurial initiatives. My first NGO came about after I saved the life of a dying baby using CPR, resulting in founding an NGO to raise awareness to CPR education. I started 1treellion while working on my other startup Wibble, which is a vlogging tool with a mission to change the way we learn…[read more].

7 Ways We Can Help Protect the Oceans

Guest post by: Maija Elizabeth, creator of Sustainability Maija 

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I started getting into ocean conservation when I was 14 and over the past year I have created social media platforms to talk about sustainable living, ocean conservation, and spread awareness for plastic pollution called Sustainably Maija. You can find me on InstagramFacebook, and TikTok as @sustainablymaija!

Today I wanted to talk to you guys about seven things we can all try to do to help better our oceans even if you don’t live near a beach. Just a quick reminder that smallest changes can lead to the biggest differences.

  1. Pick up litter!

Picking up trash is easily one of my favorite ways to help the ocean. Cleaning up trash in our communities is how we can stop trash from making it out to the ocean that would harm fish and the health of the water. 80% of ocean plastics come from land-based sources, like our neighborhoods. When it rains trash runs off into drains and into waterways that will eventually make it to sea. I like to keep a bag in my car to hold the trash that I pick up in parking lots, on walks, etc. This is free and the most fulfilling way (in my opinion) that we can do to help the environment…[read more].

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  1. Giant Kite Will Pull a Ship Across the Ocean Next Month

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Takeaways:

  • This month, a huge boat will attach itself to an enormous kite as a test to reduce carbon emissions from the shipping industry.
  • The company Airseas who makes the kites has promised a super-sized kite which will measure 3,280 square feet (1,000 square meters) and flies 984 feet (300 meters) above the boat.
  • This creation will have the potential to reduce emissions on shipping trips by up to 20%… [read more].
  1. Solar Panels and Water Canals Could Form a Real Power Couple in California

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Takeaways:

  • New research has shown that paired with solar panels, water canals might be a way to both generate solar power and save water.
  • Shading the canals with the panels would lead to a reduction in water evaporation while generating electricity for nearby areas.
  • “We could save upwards of 63 billion gallons of water annually,” she says. “That would be comparable to the amount needed to irrigate 50,000 acres of farmland, or meet the residential water needs of over 2 million people.”  Brandi McKuin, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Cruz…[read more].

3. UK Ban on Trophy Hunt Imports Aims to Protect 7,000 Species

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Takeaways:

  • After two years, the British government is finally banning trophy hunting exports.
  • This ban will protect more than 7000 species that are threatened by international trade including lions, elephants, and giraffes.
  • The ban will also prohibit hunters from shipping their “trophies”…[read more].
  1. Climate Rewind: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back into Coal

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Takeaways:

  • A research team from the University of Melbourne, Australia has developed a technique that can convert CO2 from a gas into solid particles of carbon.
  • While previously researchers have only been to convert solids at extremely high temperatures, using liquid metals as a catalyst, these researchers have been able to turn the gas back into carbon at room temperature.
  • Researchers say that this could be a more sustainable approach… [read more].
  1. The First Passenger Flight Powered by 100% Sustainable Fuel just Took Off

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Takeaways:

  • For the first time ever with passengers aboard, a United flight will take off from Chicago to Washington D.C. running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.
  • Although current regulations limit the potential blend to no more than 50%, the airline wants to show that it is possible to run entirely on sustainable fuel.
  • The fuel is made from fats, cooking oils, and grease and contributes 80% less emissions than regular jet fuel…[read more].

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