Sustainable

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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top articles Sustainable art
Plastics

Sustainable Art

What is Sustainable Art? Sustainable art encompasses a wide range of artistic concepts, everything from thought-provoking environmental critique to studios working with carbon neutral or

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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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earthship homes
Construction

Earthship Homes Sustainable Living

Earthship Homes use approximately 45 per cent recycled materials. Old tyres, glass bottles and drinks cans are all essential construction materials. Michael Reynolds the inventor

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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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precious plastic universe - brick wall
Plastics

Precious Plastic Universe

Precious Plastic Universe (Precious Plastic version 4) launched on Tuesday 7th January 2020. At Viable AlternativEnergy, we’ve been waiting anxiously for this new update since

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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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Lumkani-fire-detection
Reduce waste

Lumkani Fire Alarm

The Lumkani fire detector is a heat detector which is not sensitive to smoke.  This device rates the rise of temperature. In dense informal settlements,

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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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paint
Reduce waste

Environmentally Friendly Paints

Three environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of producing paints. From recycling old latex paints, to the production of paints using windmills and linseed.  Finally the

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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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Hydrogen train
Electric

Train Powered by Hydrogen

The Coradia iLint is the first passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.  The train was by designed by Alstom teams in Salzgitter, Germany

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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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Library of Things
Re-use

A Library of Things

Share Shed – a “library of things”.  A place where you can borrow useful items like: sewing machines, household appliances, camping, gardening and sporting equipment

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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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Smartflower solar
Energy

Smart Flower- Solar

Smart Flower is solar technology from a natural design prospective.  Mimicking the heliotropic properties of the sunflower. It tracks the movement of the sun throughout

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toothpaste single serving
Prevention

Bite Toothpaste

Bite, brush and repeat.  An environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes.  They make this toothpaste pill from natural ingredients.  Additionally, all the packaging is

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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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Sustainable

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 »
top articles Sustainable art

Sustainable Art

What is Sustainable Art? Sustainable art encompasses a wide range of artistic concepts, everything from thought-provoking environmental critique to studios working with carbon neutral or

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 »
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 »
precious plastic universe - brick wall

Precious Plastic Universe

Precious Plastic Universe (Precious Plastic version 4) launched on Tuesday 7th January 2020. At Viable AlternativEnergy, we’ve been waiting anxiously for this new update since

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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 »
Lumkani-fire-detection

Lumkani Fire Alarm

The Lumkani fire detector is a heat detector which is not sensitive to smoke.  This device rates the rise of temperature. In dense informal settlements,

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 »
paint

Environmentally Friendly Paints

Three environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of producing paints. From recycling old latex paints, to the production of paints using windmills and linseed.  Finally the

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 »
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 »
Library of Things

A Library of Things

Share Shed – a “library of things”.  A place where you can borrow useful items like: sewing machines, household appliances, camping, gardening and sporting equipment

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 »
Smartflower solar

Smart Flower- Solar

Smart Flower is solar technology from a natural design prospective.  Mimicking the heliotropic properties of the sunflower. It tracks the movement of the sun throughout

Read More »
toothpaste single serving

Bite Toothpaste

Bite, brush and repeat.  An environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes.  They make this toothpaste pill from natural ingredients.  Additionally, all the packaging is

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 »