Zero Waste Shops Opening All Over Europe

Zero Waste Shops are opening all over Europe. Dozens of unique shops have opened and many more are coming. In Zurich, Switzerland, FOIFI launched 2 months ago and is making a huge splash.

FOFI is both a bulk grocery store and café. You fill reusable containers and pay by the weight. They sell “ugly produce” and the price is “pay what you feel.” You can buy products here to help reduce your waste too. Almost everything they sell is local, much delivered by bike. They even have beer, wine, and gin on tap. All zero waste. The shop is building a community where people can come together and learn to live more zero waste and environmentally friendly.

To learn more about FOIFI, visit their Website and follow them on Facebook.

School with No Blackboards, Teachers or Homework

Welcome to Casa Sula, an alternative school in Costa Rica. It was founded by parents in a nearby Ecovillage along with the Orion Group from Ecuador. There are no blackboards, teachers, or homework, yet there are unlimited materials to learn from. The space is designed to work with children’s natural curiosity. 

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Refill App to Help You Ditch Bottled Water

Plastic pollution is devastating our oceans. Every year, 30 billion single-use plastic water bottles are sold. They end up in our waterways. Companies make us believe we need their water, but the truth is that bottled is less regulated than tap, and can be 1,000 times more expensive. Historic water fountains have disappeared in many communities, but there are still taps.

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Brian Blum- The Sustainable Daddy

Meet Brian Blum, a busy dad with a full time corporate job, who still makes time to create a sustainable paradise in San Diego. He has a small house on a small lot but manages to do a lot with it. He grows healthy, organic food for his family and has planted close to 20 fruit trees, which are part of his permaculture food forest.

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Punta Mona Center Costa Rica

Welcome to Punta Mona, the land of freedom. It’s a tropical paradise off-the-grid in the Caribbean Jungle of Costa Rica.There are no roads here. You arrive by boat or hike 2 hours through primary rainforest. Stephen Brooks, who left suburban Miami to create a new way of life, founded the community in 1995.

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This Urban Farmer is Turning a Food Desert into a Food Paradise.

Meet David Young, the urban farmer in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. He came here in 2010 from Indiana and stayed because of a “calling from god.”  Since then he has started gardens on 30 abandoned lots leftover from Hurricane Katrina.

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