Tag: sustainability

Circular Economy explained: definition & examples

Circular Economy explained: definition & examples

By Micah Moen 2 Comments February 26, 2020

Hi Alex here. Today’s video is about circular economy. It is a term that we hear a lot these days. I was asked many times to make a video about it so here it is. I will explain what we mean by circular economy. I will go through all the things we can do to […]

Nature and culture in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Nature and culture in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

By Micah Moen 2 Comments February 10, 2020

[Native Hawaiian chant] E ala e, ka lā i ka hikina I ka moana, ka moana hohonu Pi‘i ka lewa, ka lewa nu‘u I ka hikina, aia ka lā E ala e! [chant continues] [Kimokeo Kapāhulehua] It’s very significant that science with Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale Sanctuary plays a big big role with culture and […]

Meet the Xenobot, the World’s First-Ever “Living” Robot

Meet the Xenobot, the World’s First-Ever “Living” Robot

By Micah Moen 100 Comments February 3, 2020

You’re looking at the world’s first “living” robots. That’s right, these micro-machines are in fact brand new programmable lifeforms that researchers believe could help clean microplastics from our oceans or even repair organs inside our bodies. So what exactly are these little things and should we expect to see them whizzing through our bloodstreams any […]

Why “biofabrication” is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

Why “biofabrication” is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

By Micah Moen 55 Comments January 31, 2020

I started life as a fashion designer, working closely with textile designers and fabric suppliers. But today, I can no longer see or talk to my new collaborators, because they’re in the soil beneath our feet, on the shelves of our supermarkets and in the beer I’m going to drink when I finish this talk. […]

2012 Tempo de Mudança

2012 Tempo de Mudança

By Micah Moen 42 Comments January 27, 2020

YorkTalks 2020: How microbial communities can aid us in turning wastewater into low carbon energy

YorkTalks 2020: How microbial communities can aid us in turning wastewater into low carbon energy

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 21, 2020

So I think probably the major challenge for the next 10 years is working out how we get humanity to stop putting so much carbon into the atmosphere. We’re completely addicted to energy. And that encompasses all our lives, sometimes in ways that we don’t really think about. So for example, you may or may […]

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 20, 2020

So I’m going to look, really, at some of the work we’ve been doing across will largely focus on East Africa. And then very towards the end of the talk, talk a little bit about some of the work going across the university across the African continent. So we just initially look at a topographic […]

Sambazon presents #PurpleForThePlanet : A movement to protect 30 species in 30 days

Sambazon presents #PurpleForThePlanet : A movement to protect 30 species in 30 days

By Micah Moen 3 Comments January 18, 2020

Did you know for every 584 acres of rainforest that are destroyed one species goes extinct forever? And currently, we’re losing over ten times that amount every day. At Sambazon, we’ve been fighting to protect the rainforest for almost 20 years by cultivating and wild-harvesting açai – a vital part of the rainforest’s complex ecosystem. […]

The truth about Amazon rainforest on fire – A brazilian talking from inside, welcoming help.
Video update #1: Silvia in the Rainforest – Ready for filming in Nepal

Video update #1: Silvia in the Rainforest – Ready for filming in Nepal

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 13, 2020

Hi, I’m Silvia and I’ve been here in the Daintree Rainforest for over a month. I came here the 12th of May participating in a community tree planting organised by Rainforest Rescue. I managed to be part of the campaign planting tree but also photographing together with my partner Marty. It was really exciting to […]