In this guest post, freelance writer Lena Milton discusses potential solutions to the issue of plastic packaging.
Believe me, it’s well worth a read!
Fancy planting a tree every day for free, through a recognised and respected reforestation NGO, in an area of the world that really needs it, simply by tapping your phone screen a few times?
Well, now, you can! All you have to do is download Treeapp!
But first go read this article, for all the tree-mendous details about this wonderful new app!
I released my debut EP last week.
The EP is called ‘Aliens’, and through six songs it offers my thoughts about broadly what is wrong with the world right now, and ideally how we might improve it.
Links to the EP in the article if you’d like to have a listen. (If you enjoy it, please share it with your friends!)
Thank you ❤
Ashanti Empress is an ethical African fashion brand based between Ghana in West Africa, and Bristol in the UK. They offer ridiculously funky clothes and accessories which are handmade in Ghana under ethical working conditions, and for fair wages.
10% of all profits are also donated to Blessed Mount Mary’s school in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Read on for the super-funky, inspirational details.
A first for A Wall of Hope; a guest post!
In this post, Jess Lohmann, author of children’s eco-fantasy book ‘Lily Bowers and the Uninvited Guest’ discusses what the book is all about, her inspiration for writing it, and her hope that it will show children everywhere that they have the power to change this world for the better.
Have a read and spread the word about this beautifully inspirational children’s tale, which is the first of a three-book ‘eco-fantasy’ series.
This is the story of Frances and Patrick Connolly, a couple from Northern Ireland who won nearly £115 million on the EuroMillions lottery two years ago, and have since given over half of it away.
Read on for the generous details.
Just this month, Chris Nikic became the first ever person with Down syndrome to complete the Ironman Triathlon, one of the most demanding endurance events in human history.
A kind and determined character, and an inspiration to us all, Mr. Nikic is smashing stigmas, breaking records, and making no excuses along the way.
Read on for the details.
Just this week scientists have discovered a ‘detached’ coral reef at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
This newly discovered reef is 500 metres high, and taller than the Empire State building.
Read on for a slightly comedic take on this astonishing discovery.
Forest Green Rovers F.C. is a football club based in Gloucestershire, England, working to bring environmental sustainability to the forefront of the sporting world.
Known as ‘the greenest football club in the world’, Forest Green is already the first officially certified carbon neutral football club on earth, and the first officially certified vegan club too.
Read on for the greener than green details about their journey so far, and their plans for a greener future in sport.
2020 has been a truly terrible year for many obvious reasons, but not all hope is lost.
There are plenty of beautiful humans out there who have done incredible, inspirational things this year that you may not have heard about.
Here are eight of those stories.
Tell me the good news! It’s quite simple really; this is a wall for the good news. A wall for positivity, for inspiration, and for reasons to believe in ourselves and this wonderful world around us. A wall for incredible people and empowering technologies, and for stories about how these things are already coming together to make for a better, greener, more sustainable future for everyone. A break from the heartache There’s… Read More
Mushrooms can be used to treat the leading global causes of human death. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, depression.
They can also help reverse planetary death by stimulating reforestation, cleaning up toxic pollution, eliminating plastic waste, and providing a whole load of other magical solutions.
Read this fungi packed article for all the trippy and not so trippy details.
There’s an innovative new method of aquatic agriculture known as ‘3D Ocean Farming’ that harnesses the power of kelp to clean the oceans and provide sustainable, nutritious food.
Here’s how it can help save the world.
‘WWOOF is an international movement that links volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community.’
Here I share my personal ‘WWOOFing’ experiences, and offer tips on how you can organise yours.
Since starting A Wall of Hope I’ve found more positive stories than I can post on social media, never mind write about, and that is a humongous cause for hope in itself. That’s basically everything I wanted to say in this article, but you should still read the rest, it will make you feel good about the state of your sanity compared to mine!)
The Circular Economy is the future! Here I explore what exactly the circular economy is, how it is going to work, and how it can benefit us socially, environmentally, and economically. Going ‘circular’ has the potential to save our planet while growing the economy at the same time, and it is already happening. Read on to find out more!
The emergence of Greta Thunberg, the global climate movement she has ignited, and the rate at which it has spread is certainly a phenomenon that inspires, but it can only become a true driver of hope and progress if we actually start listening to what the protesters are saying.
How installing solar and wind technology in the desert can produce clean energy for the whole world to use while also combatting desertification.
What if we could modify plants to absorb even more CO2 from the atmosphere than they already do? Maybe we can.
An inspirational story about land regeneration and the fight against climate change in the Sahel region of Africa.
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