Sharon Kan

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Going back in time in Mid-Wales: eco-tourism in Britain's secret wilderness

Often overlooked in the rush to Wales’s more famous regions, Mid-Wales is the perfect base for an outdoor holiday with plenty of old-school charm. You can escape the crowds found elsewhere, allowing visitors to experience a deeper and more personal connection with nature and local history. As every …

Scotland

How To Save The World From Death By Plastic

We’re drowning in this stuff, let’s do something about it.<p>My parents raised me to recycle.<p>We erred on the side of caution, and nearly everything went …

Pollution

What in the World is a Zero Waste Grocery Store and Why Does the U.S. Need One (or Many)?

When you think of a grocery store, waste probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Words like “abundance,” “convenience,” “choice,” and …

Sustainability

The Eiffel Tower Is Generating Power With a Hidden Wind Farm On Its Legs

Paris hasn't been shy about slapping on sexxxy new attractions to the 127-year-old Eiffel Tower over the past few years—what with the glittering …

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic.<p>Few people can say they've journeyed far offshore to watch an excavator sling 18-ton subway cars into the briny deep. Stephen Mallon's been there seen that, though, and his photographic proof is as crazy as you'd …

Upcycled Gift Wrapping Ideas

I’m a big promoter of upcycling trash to treasure. This time of year (any time, really) is a great time to reduce, reuse, and upcycle trash into …

Crafting

The 5 best social entrepreneurship books of the decade

This post explores five books that every social entrepreneur should read. None of these books is a technical description of social entrepreneurship …

Peter Thiel

[新手攝影50篇]甚麼是白平衡?

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Upcycling Creativity With Homemade Cards

What I didn't completely grasp before having kids was that one of the most joyful parts of having children is getting to re-experience (and maybe appreciate that much more) all of the best bits of childhood. Having my son brought me back to the colorful and vibrant world of creativity that I so …

Recycling in the home: how to break down the barriers

Government, industry and consumers in the developed world have known about the environmental and financial benefits of recycling for well over a generation. Yet it’s not something everyone does – despite knowing they should.<p>In fact, while three-quarters of British and French consumers say they …

香蕉番薯餅【特色好吃】 Sweet Potato Cakes with Banana Fillings

香蕉番薯餅,一個頗有特色的小吃,有點兒近似湯圓。軟綿可口的外皮,煎得香口,一口咬下去,中間濃濃甜美的香蕉,把每個味蕾都叫醒起來共舞。剛熟的香蕉清香撲鼻,熱呼呼的,叫人難忘。淋下的桂花糖水,更令這個小吃提升一層樓,有如上頂級館子品嚐極品甜點般。嗨,除夕新年吃膩了湯圓,何不做一些香蕉番薯餅,給家人一個驚 …

Where Do Recycled Electronics Go?

As New York and other states make e-cycling mandatory, we look at the tech<p>Starting in 2015, the 20 million residents of New York State will be forbidden to throw away electronics. The statewide ban requires residents to dispose of their unwanted TVs, printers and MP3 players at designated stores …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

Squid teeth are basis for 3D-printing plastic

Scientists are using squid genes to make a new type of thermoplastic for 3D printing.<p>“Most of the companies looking into this type of material have …

Thermoplastic

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

What moves Death Valley’s sliding stones?

People used to think that strong winds caused the rocks to move across Death Vally’s Racetrack Playa. Turns out, it’s not.<p>The video above – from the …

Death Valley

Recordings That Made Waves: The Songs That Saved The Whales

In the mid-20th century, whale populations were dwindling. More than 50,000 whales were killed each year by commercial whalers.<p>But then in the 1960s, a song — or rather, many songs — sparked a movement.<p>It started with some underwater equipment that, for the first time, captured the sound of …

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not). My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in …

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not). My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in …

7 essential MOOCs for budding social entrepreneurs

Starting a business to make the world a better place is a worthy and even fashionable idea. But what does creating a social enterprise really entail, …

Social Enterprise: Sustainable Business Plan Competition Offers Mentor Capital to Social Entrepreneurs

If your for-profit social enterprise is at the stage where it could benefit from the experience of others, in the form of mentor feedback and …

A sustainable business helping the rural community in Cambodia

A 25-year-old native of Xinjiang, Kurt Xu first visited Cambodia three years ago. That experience, as a volunteer at an organic farm in the rural …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

Can 'Social Plastic' Decrease Poverty--And Save The Planet?

To call this social enterprise ambitious is to engage in outrageous understatement: Monetize plastic waste found in beaches and other waterways, turn it into a source of income for people at the bottom of the pyramid, and then recycle the stuff, so it’s not littering the planet. Oh yes, and give …

How to set up a social enterprise curriculum

Despite the widespread interest in finding, funding and supporting social entrepreneurs in higher education, embedding social entrepreneurship in the curriculum remains a key challenge.<p>Here at Southampton we have launched an interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students …