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The Crystal – Center for knowledge of urban sustainability.

Welcome to the Crystal, London’s newest landmark building and the world’s first center dedicated to improving our knowledge of urban sustainability.

Urban sustainability is among the most critically important global issues of the 21st century. Over half the world’s population live in urban areas – from small cities like York, to megacities like New York – and by 2050 that proportion will rise to 70% of all humanity.

Find out more about the Crystal and the future of cities here.

TEDx San Miguel de Allende 2012

BottlesUp Glass was a proud sponsor of the TED x talk here in San Miguel de Allende last weekend, and we donated bottles to the speakers. Our gift was particularly appropriate because our very first prototype bottles were handblown here in San Miguel de Allende, and because Laurel has been spending 10 days a month here for the last 3 years managing a large residential construction and stained glass project.

TEDx San Miguel de Allende 2012

Following the huge success of TEDxSanMigueldeAllende 2010 and 2011, which broke records on the TEDx channel with the most watched TEDx talk, on November 3, 2012 TEDxSanMigueldeAllende presented its third conference, entitled Renacimiento.
There was a strong variety of perspectives and passions from both national and international change makers. It’s all about ideas worth spreading…
The speakers included:
tedxsanmigueldeallende.com/en/2012-speakers/

The Truth About Plastic

Infographic: The Truth About Plastic, and it’s impact on our planet.
Every piece of plastic made still exist today.

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The Truth About Plastic - bottlesUp, glass water bottles.

Source: Reusethisbag.com

THE UNHAPPY TRUTH ABOUT SODA

It wasn’t so bad when soft drinks were the occasional treat.
But now sugary drinks are the number one source of calories in the American diet.
With one third of America overweight and another third obese, it’s a wonder
anyone is still swallowing what the soda companies are selling. Let’s drink more water, if is in our glass water bottles, even better!

Video Source: therealbears.org/

Environmental Justice Foundation, Protecting People and Planet

EJF makes a direct link between the need for environmental security and the defence of basic human rights.

EJF is a registered charity established in 2000 to empower people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them.

EJF provides film and advocacy training to individuals and grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses.

EJF campaigns internationally to raise awareness of the issues our grassroots partners are working to solve locally.

Today EJF has a team of campaigners and film-makers based in London, and works internationally with partners in Brazil, Vietnam, Mali, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan, Mauritius and Indonesia.

Find out how you can support our work and help us protect people and the planet

EJF In Action:

Visit Environmental Justice Foundation website and get involve!