As the ongoing water shortage in Cape Town shows, we should never take our water supply for granted.
Droughts, earthquakes and pollution are just some of the things that can lead to clean water becoming scarce. And without access to clean water, people can rapidly lose their hydration, hygiene – and ultimately their health.
To give you just one example, it’s estimated that 842,000 people a year lose their lives to diarrhoea as a result of unsafe drinking-water, hand hygiene and sanitation. I’m sure you’ll agree, these are shocking numbers.
I thought it would be good to end the year by putting together a brief article showing the seven green technology trends that I expect to dominate in 2018.
For each section, I’ve included a snippet of a relevant article that will give you more information if you’re interested in that particular topic.
Let’s get started with the big one…
I’ve been writing and publishing content for Eco Tech Daily for more than three years. And it recently occurred to me that I’ve never taken a look back at what the site has achieved over that period.
So, read on to discover a brief history of Eco Tech Daily, and some of the highlights of the last three years…
I had no idea that an Electric Vehicle Experience Centre was due to open in the UK until I saw a tweet from Go Ultra Low. Their tweet immediately captured my attention, as not only was the EV Experience Centre due to open the very next day, but it would be in Milton Keynes – less than 23 miles from my home in Aylesbury.
A few days ago, my brother sent me a link to a YouTube video that he described as “compelling and thought provoking”. Now, my brother is certainly not the type of person who’s prone to exaggeration or overstatement. So, naturally, his comments piqued my interest, and I quickly found the time to watch the one-hour video.
What did I think?
I was mesmerised. And I think you will be too.
I’ve embedded the video into this post, but let me give you some brief details before you click play…
When North American online retailer Deelat contacted me a few weeks ago about reviewing one of their products – I jumped at the chance.
They asked me if I’d like review one of their solar-powered LED security lights. I immediately said yes, as I’ve always been fascinated by solar-powered lights (but frequently disappointed by their performance.)
Despite my UK location, Deelat arranged for the product to be shipped to me by FedEx. It arrived promptly, just five days after being sent from Canada.
There are more than 17 million shipping containers in the world, of which 6 million of them are currently transporting goods via truck, train and vessel.
These 6 million containers make an incredible 200 million trips each year, helping to transport everything from cars to smartphones.
To give you an idea of their storage capacity, a standard 20-foot shipping container can hold 1 million pencils!
However, shipping containers are not just for transporting goods…
The mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, 1 Hotels, has opened the doors of its third property, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Designed from the ground-up, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture.
The founder of 1 Hotels, Barry Sternlicht, explains the company’s core philosophy as: “The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way.”
Do you dream of living in an eco-friendly town that puts people and the environment first?
I certainly do.
Fortunately, there is just such a town being built.
Named North West Bicester, this exciting eco-town development is situated in the heart of Southern England, just 15 miles from the world-famous Oxford City.
Let’s take a factual tour of North West Bicester, aided by several ‘artist impressions’ of the finished town.