Earth Hour in Iloilo – Disasters: From Chaos to Rebirth

May 19

Earth Hour in Iloilo – Disasters: From Chaos to Rebirth

I recently went to a fundraising concert ‘From Chaos to Rebirth’, which coincided with Earth Hour. The concert was aimed at raising awareness about sustainable living following the recent typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and about the precarious state the world is in. All proceeds from the tickets are to be used for rebuilding initiatives, and the concert was run...

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Support a woman, transform a village

Mar 31

Support a woman, transform a village

January 2010 Shanti Giri, 40 year old mother of two, lives in Jhapa, Nepal. Her husband, Nir Bahadur Giri, is a farmer who works on his neighbour’s fields. They have little land of their own and their home is small and worn down. Despite long, laborious hours spent in the fields, they have little money and are barely able to manage their children’s school feels...

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Biratnagar, Nepal, is Making Strides Towards Renewable Energy

Jun 03

Biratnagar, Nepal, is Making Strides Towards Renewable Energy

“Where there is will, there is way,” says Babu Raja of the CRE, and in Biratnagar, Nepal, there is increasing social will for clean, accessibly energy for all. The Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE) in Nepal is a non-government / non-profit organization that aims to unite Nepalese people in an understanding of the benefits of the generation and use of...

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Star Wars Sustainable Energy Products?

Sep 28

Star Wars Sustainable Energy Products?

Can you be an Apple aficionado, protect the environment while playing Darth Vader? The answer is YES! Thanks to a young Brazilian designer, it will soon be possible. He came up with the great idea of a mask that would charge an iPhone with a 100% renewable energy, using one’s own breathing. Indeed, it is well known that new generation phones are quite energy...

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Understanding the need for renewable energy solutions in Nepal

Aug 24

Understanding the need for renewable energy solutions in Nepal

Some of you may wonder why Good Return is creating awareness and offering its clients renewable energy loans. Here are some reasons to show why access to renewable energy products is vital not only to the environment but also to the betterment of the lives of our borrowers and the future of the communities they live in. The current situation in Nepal – A...

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Ingenious ways to provide low-cost solar to emerging nations

Jul 30

Ingenious ways to provide low-cost solar to emerging nations

Clever finance models are starting to break down the barriers to bringing low cost renewable fuel to people in developing countries. A key reason 2.7 billion people worldwide rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating and 1.4 billion have no access to electricity is capital constraints. Many of the simple energy-access solutions offered (solar lanterns and...

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