Living on Earth is a wonderful experience. However, during the last century, there has been severe damage to our planet. Every day it was growing worse and worse. The planet is in danger, and this is now widely acknowledged. Though more and more people are aware of the harm, very few take proactive measures to stop it.

For instance, these enterprising individuals construct small farms, clean up beaches, and create eco-friendly cities.

“Hitdu” has assembled a collection of heartwarming tales about individuals from various nations who go above and beyond on a daily basis to protect the environment. The goal of these people is to improve the quality of life for all living things on Earth in order to rescue it.

1. Turtles returned to a clean beach in India after 20 years.

Turtles

A wonderful beach in Mumbai was covered with garbage. Initially, the beach was the birthplace for olive turtles. Olive turtles moved to other regions because the beach was covered with garbage.

Fortunately, A man named Afroz Shah came to this beach and started cleaning up the trash. There are also volunteers who supported him to finish the cleaning process.

Eventually, they took away more than 5,000 pieces of trash. The UN considered it the “world’s biggest beach cleanup venture.” The good news is, turtles returned and laid eggs in this spring after 20 years.

2. “Cleanman” can collect 28 bags of trash in 1 hour.

cleanman

The pollution in the world is excessive, and we are the ones causing it. But Chelyabinsk resident Cleanman has taken action to protect the global ecology. After his visit, filthy, trash-filled areas in parks and forests are revitalized, and he leaves a lengthy trail of trash bags in his wake.

When Dutch people created a video about him, the public began to take notice of him. He subsequently attracted followers as a result of his environmental efforts. In response to a question concerning the mask, he stated that his intention was to draw attention to the issue of ecology rather than to himself.

“Cleaning is easy and there is nothing humiliating about it!” is his catchphrase.

3. “Water Wells for Africa” project

Water wells for Africa

Kurt Dalin observed Malawians struggling to get water when he visited the country in 1994.

He saw girls who had to carry large buckets of water on their heads after walking for miles. So he made the decision to assist them. In Malawi’s poorest and driest village, he dug a well. All of the residents who were forced to drink tainted water due to their constant thirst were spared.

26,000 people received water from the project in its first four years. After ten years, there were seventy-six wells, and Water Wells for Africa was established. In Africa, over 300,000 people now have access to clean water.

4. Fashion brands support eco-friendly clothing.

eco-friendly clothing

Most famous clothing brands in the world such as Levi’s, NIKE, Zara and M&S have been promoting eco-friendly ideas for many years. As an example, H&M uses organic cotton and doesn’t use natural fur. M&S opened factories that have equipment that requires less electricity and water. Zara doesn’t just release eco-friendly clothing but they also keep separate trash containers in their stores.

Levi’s released eco-denim and jeans with a “Waterless” sign which means the company saves water in different production stages. Adidas has created collections of eco-friendly sneakers made of trash collected from the ocean. Most companies now use bags that are biodegradable.

5. Forest-healing drones

Forest healing drones

Deforestation will gradually destroy our planet and can have detrimental effects on the environment. Deforestation has been linked to violations of human and animal rights and is 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to “one green planet.”

On the other hand, some businesses are searching for solutions to repair what they refer to as the “lungs of the planet.” For instance, a drone by the name of Robin can plant trees over a hectare (107,639 square feet) in 18 minutes and can count 100,000 trees in a single day. To counteract deforestation, a British project named BioCarbon Engineering was founded with the aim of planting 500 billion trees by 2050.

6. The “greenest” restaurant in the world

greenest restaurant in the world

MUSE School, a school in California, has been described as the country’s first vegan school. The cafeteria of the school is one of the highly recognized eco-free restaurants in the country.

The cafeteria has gained high scores in criteria’s such as the quality of the food, the menu, the efficient use of resources, waste management etc.. The cafeteria is also ranked as a four-star restaurant in America. The school was co-founded in 2006 by James Cameron’s wife Suzy Amis Cameron and her sister Rebecca Amis. Susy presented this restaurant with solar batteries in the shape of turning sunflowers.

The school grows their own fruits and vegetables and they were able to replace most of the food in their menu to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

7. Removing the “Eastern Garbage Patch”

 

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In just a few decades, people have been able to discharge tons of trash into the ocean. Fish and other wildlife are getting drunk as a result. The fact that there isn’t much of a cleanup effort underway is distressing.

It is obvious that the Pacific Ocean receives more than 100,000 tons of plastic pollution each year. In addition, numerous scientists put forth numerous concepts and ideas to clean it.
But six years ago, Mr. Boyan Slat suggested the best way to get rid of the “Eastern Garbage Patch.” With more improvements, the project was initiated at the beginning of 2018.

The mission of the project is to remove 50% of trash in 5 years by using floating barriers. Afterward, Trash will be used to produce chairs, car parts and many other things. Most investors of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation are Silicon Valley’s businessmen.

8. “The Shoe That Grows” project

The Shoe That Grows

In 2007, Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. He noticed that many children in the community were either shoeless or wearing shoes that didn’t fit their feet. Therefore, He came up with a new innovation which is a sandals that could grow together with a child’s foot.

Using a special tool, the size of the shoe can be increased by 5 points. These shoes are adjustable as per the size of the foot and also the durability of the shoes will be 5- 6 years.

Eventually, He created a website for The Shoe That Grows project where anyone has the access to purchase shoes from anywhere from the world.

9. A family grows tons of vegetables to supply surrounding restaurants.

family grows tons of vegetables to supply surrounding restaurants

There’s a family in California who runs Urban Homestead. They grow enough fruits and vegetables for themselves and also for local restaurants.

They have a variety of 400 different vegetables, fruits, and even edible flowers. They produce 3 tons of harvest a year. They also have animals like ducks, chickens, goats, and bees. Therefore, they have the ability to supply fresh eggs, milk, and honey to the market.

Initially, this family wanted to grow only safe food for their children. However, the father set solar batteries on the roof. He started to power his car with plant waste in order to save water and land.

The family uses vertical gardens and clay pots. “People thought we were crazy 33 years ago when we started, but it worked out. And now 90% of our food comes from the garden which is just $2 per family member,” they explain.

10. Neapolis Smart Ecocity — a city of the 21st century

Neapolis smart ecocity

Neapolis, an eco-city, is located in Cyprus close to pathos. It’s a spot in the Mediterranean that is distinct. This city has residential areas, shopping centers, hospitals, green spaces, and waterfront views. You will be able to work in this fantastic city and attend the university and research center for education.

Artificial Intelligence will be integrated into all of Neapolis’ supply systems, contributing to environmental protection. Natural resources will be used to produce 25% of the energy. Around 2023, the new life in Neapolis will begin.

11. People of India planted 50 million trees in 1 day

Indian citizens planted 50 million trees in a day

Volunteers in India worked for 24 hours planting 80 different kinds of trees in 2016. They planted the trees along roads, railways, and on public land. They were managed to plant 49.3 million plants in one single day which is a world record.

As many people cut down trees for fire and other personal gains, India (so as many other countries) loose a huge amount forest each year.

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