By Fattima Mahdi, Truth Theory
The Green School is situated in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Bali. The school is made entirely of bamboo and features a unique, holistic curriculum that inspires approximately 400 young learners to become green leaders.
The school was founded by John Hardy and his wife Cynthia, they were jewelers who were initially drawn to Bali for its emphasis on craftsmanship. They home-schooled their four children for years before deciding to start The Green School in 2008. “Green School is a model we built for the world,” said John Hardy. “And you just have to follow these three simple rules: Be local, let the environment lead, and think about how your grandchildren might build.” Continue reading This Green School In Bali Is Designed To Have The Lowest Carbon Footprint Possible
By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory
China may soon lose its reputation as being one of the most polluting countries on the planet. This is because the Chinese government employed efforts in recent years to improve air quality and, as a result, was able to report that the use of “dirty” coal has dropped 40% over the past five years.
According to data from the Wood Mackenzie consultancy, the use of coal, known as sanmei, is expected to fall to 468 million tons in 2017, down from 774 million tons in 2012. As CNBC News relays, “Over 80 percent, or 650 million tons of this coal, was used in the industrial sector in 2012.” Reportedly, coal is most often used for heating purposes. Continue reading China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions
By Dallas Jeffs, Wisdom Pills
The World Has a New Tallest Tree
The Carnegie Airborne Observatory has revealed new candidates for the world’s tallest tree. An aerial laser survey of a reserved area in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, measured 50 trees that exceed the previous record for the tallest tree on earth. The new tallest tree is an immense 94.1 meters (308.7 feet) tall. (National Geographic) Continue reading Good News From Around the World