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People in Philippines are using volcanic ash and plastic waste to repair buildings damaged by the recent eruption

Last week, Taal volcano erupted in the Philippines that resulted in the city of Binan getting covered under a thick blanket of volcanic ash. The residents have decided to turn this tragedy into an opportunity by producing tens of thousands of bricks from that same ash as well as cement and plastic waste for the purpose of repairing the parts of the city damaged by the eruption. After the Taal volcano erupted...

January 24, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian doctor has been providing free palliative care for the last 16 years

Not all heroes wear capes, and Dr Johny Gabriel from the south Indian state of Kerala is proof of that. Despite securing a job as a regular government hospital doctor, Gabriel wanted to do something more to help people who couldn’t afford healthcare or who couldn’t come to the hospital for treatment. After becoming the hospital’s favorite doctor, Gabriel wholeheartedly participated in...

January 23, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Local churches donate nearly $13 million to pay off medical debts of families in this community

United Church of Christ congregations and the Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis collaborated with New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt in order to pay off medical debts of around 11,000 families in the community amounting to almost $13 million. “Please note that we only addressed those who are living at or below poverty — people who should not have to worry about the cost of health care anyway,”...

January 22, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These Canadian truck drivers are giving rides to hospital workers in rough winter weather

We all know how harsh winters can be and how difficult it can be to commute when your city is buried under several inches of snow. Amid all this winter chaos, here’s a heartwarming story of Canadian kindness to make your day a little brighter. Since Vancouver Island was covered in a foot of snowfall earlier this week, almost 100 citizens have offered up their jeeps and driving services to help nurses,...

January 17, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Colgate comes up with Vegan Society-certified toothpaste that comes in a recyclable tube

Traditional toothpaste tubes contribute to the mounting problem of plastic waste in a big way as they are hard to recycle. These tubes are created from a mix of plastic and aluminum and it is estimated that almost 20 billion of them are discarded annually. Now the good news is that Colgate’s new Smile for Good brand, which has also been certified by the Vegan Society, comes in a tube made from high density...

January 16, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Helicopters are dropping carrots and sweet potatoes for wildlife in Australia

As thousands of animals still remain stranded amid Australia’s raging bushfires, authorities have come up with a solution to feed them in order to help them survive this crisis. Helicopters are being used to drop thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes to stranded wildlife under “Operation Rock Wallaby” undertaken by the New South Wales government. The parks service has spent the past...

January 15, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian start-up’s super sustainable, solar-powered home is what the world needs more of!

Cityrene is a Chennai-based sustainable construction startup founded in 2016, by Dilipan Bose and A Nivethitha. The duo are civil engineers and design engineers on a mission to design and construct sustainable and resilient homes.  Cityrene offers two home models to potential clients – The first model is for a ‘Basic Economical Home,’ where the house is built using eco-friendly technology and comes...

January 10, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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The Irwin family continues to save hundreds of animals from bushfires in Australia

Steve Irwin, famous Australian TV host, wildlife expert and conservationist, passed away almost 13 years ago, but his family is keeping the Crocodile Hunter’s legacy alive by treating hundreds of animals rescued from the bushfires in Australia at their Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland. Collectively, Steve’s widow Terri and his two kids Robert and Bindi have treated more than 90,000 animals at...

January 09, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Pink donates $500,000 to Australian fire services

American singer and songwriter Pink recently pledged to donate $500,000 to the Australian fire services currently fighting to protect communities and wildlife from the bushfire crisis. The Australian bushfires are a countrywide catastrophe that have unleashed massive devastation killing millions of animals and displacing thousands of people. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia...

January 08, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Thailand welcomes the new year with a plastic bag ban

Thailand has been grappling with the problem of mounting plastic waste since quite some time now. So to tackle this issue, the country planned to welcome the new year with a plastic bag ban that has been adopted by 75 major retailers across the nation. A complete ban, that will include smaller shops, will go into effect in 2021. Thailand is one of the largest contributors to ocean pollution, with plastic bags...

January 03, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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