Ecology

Green products awards
Ecology

Green Products Awards 2021

At Viable AlternativEnergy  “green” (sustainable/ recyclable/ alternative) projects, products and ideas “give us life”. People who create and design new products with these concepts in

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acre of land
Ecology

Farming On An Acre of Land

The Decline In Biodiversity The loss of biodiversity in the food and agriculture sector threatens global food security. Furthermore, the decline in bees and pollinators

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top articles of 2020
Ecology

7 Top Articles of 2020

These top articles from Viable AlternativEnergy focus on sustainable, environmental and socially conscious projects, products and ideas. Please join us, as we recap our 7

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Ecology

Vinson Multi-tool

Christoph Tochtrop created the Vinson Multi-tool. It’s described as the rotary device for the household. The average household electronic device includes a power source (battery

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Circuits conductive
Construction

Draw Circuits with Conductive Ink

Circuits and Conductive Materials Electrical and electronics are complicated subjects to grasp and implement for a majority of people. The reason even self-build home projects

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Edible Cutlery
Ecology

Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery Made From 100% Natural Flours.  In 2010, Narayana Peesapathy and Pradnya Keskar founded the company Bakeys in Hyderabad, India. Bakeys was the first company

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Clay pot cooler
Energy

Zeer Pot Cold Storage

In 1995, Mohammed Bah Abba, a teacher from northern Nigeria, invented the Pot-in-Pot preservation cooling system also known as Zeer pot cold storage. His design

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power of soap
Health

The Power of Soap

Let’s take a few minutes to appreciate the power of soap. Over the past few weeks, health ministries around the world have inundated us with

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Sharklet antibacterial
Ecology

Sharklet Antibacterial Armour

Sharklet antibacterial armour is a great example of science and technology inspired by nature. Sharks are the world’s largest fish, primarily thought of as fierce

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water scarcity
Ecology

Water Scarcity and the Namib Beetle

Water scarcity is a global problem. From Flint Michigan and California in the United States of America to Chennai, India and Cape Town, South Africa, 12 out of 17 countries with the highest water

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Cubo modular bamboo
Construction

Cubo Modular Bamboo Housing

Cubo modular bamboo housing is the brainchild of Earl Patrick Forlales. Manila, Philippines has a housing problem similar to many other cities around the world.

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Edible Water
Ecology

Edible Water Ooho by Notpla

In 2013, Skipping Rocks Lab start up created Ooho an edible water “bottle”. Ooho’s peelable membrane comprises algae (brown seaweed) mixed with calcium and water. 

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Power of Compost Worms
Ecology

The Power of Compost Worms

Compost worms primarily consist of  red wiggler / tiger, African nightcrawler, Indian blue and Brandling.  These worms are powerful allies to organic farmers.  They assist

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Algae
Ecology

Algal Bloom to Algae as Fuel

Algae is a term used to describe a wide variety of aquatic photosynthetic organisms. This includes both macroscopic, multicellular organisms (seaweed) and microscopic, unicellular organisms

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Makoko Floating System
Construction

Makoko Floating System

The Makoko Floating School was an idea inspired by the bustling water community of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria.  Kunlé Adeyemi completed the pilot project in

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Arsenic labels - Viable Alternativenergy
Ecology

Arsenic in Groundwater

Groundwater and soil contaminated with arsenic affects millions of people worldwide.  When arsenic makes its way into drinking water, crops and meats. The bioaccumulation of

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Reforestation
Ecology

Reforestation – Land Life

Fires, drought and harsh weather conditions cause damage to millions of hectares of land every year. Reforestation techniques are essential to combat this problem. Land

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Underwater garden
Ecology

Nemo’s Garden – Noli Italy

Nemo’s Underwater Garden is an eco-friendly and self-sustainable biosphere. It harnesses renewable energy from the sun and freshwater gained by the desalination of seawater. Temperature

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App Detects Mosquito
Ecology

App Detects Mosquito

Over 700,000 people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Dengue fever, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika are all

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Paper
Ecology

Paper Made of …

Imagine paper that is tear resistant, water resistant, bleach and acid free, bright white in colour and no trees were harmed to make this paper.  

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Zai pit Sahel Sorghum
Ecology

Zai Pit System

Zai Pits are a longstanding and well-documented tradition in the Sahel region, specifically in the north of Burkina Faso.  Zai Pit System are “planting pockets”

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Ducks
Ecology

Rice and Duck Farming

A symbiotic and sustainable method to combine farming and animal husbandry. The ducks eat insects that are destroying the rice and then fertilize the crop

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Seal Iceland
Ecology

Hair for Oil Spills

Hair, fur and fleece clippings donated to matteroftrust.org are used to soak up major oil spills. Also, help keep storm drains and waterways clean. Watch

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shark deterrent
Ecology

Shark Deterrent

By combining the studies of shark behaviour, shark vision, shark neurology and marine life defence strategies. A fresh approach to the growing understanding of how

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Ecology

Green products awards

Green Products Awards 2021

At Viable AlternativEnergy  “green” (sustainable/ recyclable/ alternative) projects, products and ideas “give us life”. People who create and design new products with these concepts in

Read More »
acre of land

Farming On An Acre of Land

The Decline In Biodiversity The loss of biodiversity in the food and agriculture sector threatens global food security. Furthermore, the decline in bees and pollinators

Read More »
top articles of 2020

7 Top Articles of 2020

These top articles from Viable AlternativEnergy focus on sustainable, environmental and socially conscious projects, products and ideas. Please join us, as we recap our 7

Read More »

Vinson Multi-tool

Christoph Tochtrop created the Vinson Multi-tool. It’s described as the rotary device for the household. The average household electronic device includes a power source (battery

Read More »
Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery Made From 100% Natural Flours.  In 2010, Narayana Peesapathy and Pradnya Keskar founded the company Bakeys in Hyderabad, India. Bakeys was the first company

Read More »
Clay pot cooler

Zeer Pot Cold Storage

In 1995, Mohammed Bah Abba, a teacher from northern Nigeria, invented the Pot-in-Pot preservation cooling system also known as Zeer pot cold storage. His design

Read More »
power of soap

The Power of Soap

Let’s take a few minutes to appreciate the power of soap. Over the past few weeks, health ministries around the world have inundated us with

Read More »
water scarcity

Water Scarcity and the Namib Beetle

Water scarcity is a global problem. From Flint Michigan and California in the United States of America to Chennai, India and Cape Town, South Africa, 12 out of 17 countries with the highest water

Read More »
Cubo modular bamboo

Cubo Modular Bamboo Housing

Cubo modular bamboo housing is the brainchild of Earl Patrick Forlales. Manila, Philippines has a housing problem similar to many other cities around the world.

Read More »
Edible Water

Edible Water Ooho by Notpla

In 2013, Skipping Rocks Lab start up created Ooho an edible water “bottle”. Ooho’s peelable membrane comprises algae (brown seaweed) mixed with calcium and water. 

Read More »
Power of Compost Worms

The Power of Compost Worms

Compost worms primarily consist of  red wiggler / tiger, African nightcrawler, Indian blue and Brandling.  These worms are powerful allies to organic farmers.  They assist

Read More »
Algae

Algal Bloom to Algae as Fuel

Algae is a term used to describe a wide variety of aquatic photosynthetic organisms. This includes both macroscopic, multicellular organisms (seaweed) and microscopic, unicellular organisms

Read More »
Makoko Floating System

Makoko Floating System

The Makoko Floating School was an idea inspired by the bustling water community of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria.  Kunlé Adeyemi completed the pilot project in

Read More »
Arsenic labels - Viable Alternativenergy

Arsenic in Groundwater

Groundwater and soil contaminated with arsenic affects millions of people worldwide.  When arsenic makes its way into drinking water, crops and meats. The bioaccumulation of

Read More »
Reforestation

Reforestation – Land Life

Fires, drought and harsh weather conditions cause damage to millions of hectares of land every year. Reforestation techniques are essential to combat this problem. Land

Read More »
Underwater garden

Nemo’s Garden – Noli Italy

Nemo’s Underwater Garden is an eco-friendly and self-sustainable biosphere. It harnesses renewable energy from the sun and freshwater gained by the desalination of seawater. Temperature

Read More »
App Detects Mosquito

App Detects Mosquito

Over 700,000 people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Dengue fever, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika are all

Read More »
Paper

Paper Made of …

Imagine paper that is tear resistant, water resistant, bleach and acid free, bright white in colour and no trees were harmed to make this paper.  

Read More »
Zai pit Sahel Sorghum

Zai Pit System

Zai Pits are a longstanding and well-documented tradition in the Sahel region, specifically in the north of Burkina Faso.  Zai Pit System are “planting pockets”

Read More »
Ducks

Rice and Duck Farming

A symbiotic and sustainable method to combine farming and animal husbandry. The ducks eat insects that are destroying the rice and then fertilize the crop

Read More »
Seal Iceland

Hair for Oil Spills

Hair, fur and fleece clippings donated to matteroftrust.org are used to soak up major oil spills. Also, help keep storm drains and waterways clean. Watch

Read More »
shark deterrent

Shark Deterrent

By combining the studies of shark behaviour, shark vision, shark neurology and marine life defence strategies. A fresh approach to the growing understanding of how

Read More »