Used Electric Vehicles batteries could be used for rickshaws in Bangladesh

Green (Living) Review

Motorised rickshaws, also known as easy-bikes, have gained popularity in Bangladesh due to their cost-effectiveness with one million of them all over the country. As easy-bike replaces manual driving, the quality of life will improve significantly and bring a socio-economic change to a large community in Bangladesh. In fact, there are currently one million rickshaw pullers in Bangladesh who earn $4.8

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Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass

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OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama’s Climate Legacy » Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems. A few months back Nancy Wimmer told us about Bangladesh's solar success. The Bangladesh story is particularly exciting because Grameen has singlehandedly shattered the energy 'axioms' on which the international policy community has relied for decades: "Renewable energy is too expensive." Compass.

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Only 100 Tigers Remain in Bangladesh’s Sundarban Forests

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The endangered tigers of Bangladesh are far more at risk for extinction than previously thought. Only 100 tigers are left to roam the Sundarban forests of Bangladesh, the largest mangrove Read More The post Only 100 Tigers Remain in Bangladesh’s Sundarban Forests appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Environmental Solutions to A Humanitarian Crisis in Bangladesh

Nature Conservancy - Science

Environmental expertise can aid the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. Latest Science

T-Shirts Support Bangladesh Garment Industry Workers

Eco Chic

The post T-Shirts Support Bangladesh Garment Industry Workers appeared first on Eco-Chick. Uncategorized bangladesh Fair Trade fast fashion give back rana plaza t-shirt tazreen The Spectrum&Ali&Tazreen&Rana T-Shirts were made to support and cause awareness of the growing epidemic that is fast fashion and the horrific garment factories pushing clothing and accessories out at breakneck speeds.

Another Bangladesh Factory Fire: This is Fast Fashion

Eco Chic

Seven workers were killed — all women — and more than 15 injured on Saturday following a fire in a garment factory in Mohammadpur in the western part of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The incident comes only two months after the Tazreen factory fire , which killed 112 employees in Bangladesh. Bangladesh happens to be the second largest exporter of clothing to the United States behind China. Eco-Chick shared this video about toxic tanneries in Bangladesh back in October.

Bangladesh ‘Long March’ to save Sundarbans featured in a new documentary

Sierra Club Compass

More importantly though, the Sundarbans are a critical natural defense against cyclones, and it is estimated that every time one of these powerful storms hits Bangladesh, the forest saves hundreds of thousands of lives. At less than 20 feet above sea level , Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable nations to the effects of climate disruption. Bangladesh is already demonstrating that there is a way forward without coal.

Thousands In Bangladesh March for 5 Days to Stop Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant

Sierra Club Compass

Last week, thousands of Bangladeshis completed a nearly 250-mile, 5-day march from the capital city, Dhaka, to Rampal, in the Sundarbans area of southwest Bangladesh and home to the world’s largest mangrove forest. Moreover, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate disruption in the world, and the mangrove forests are one of the only protections people have against powerful storms and rising sea levels. And the march in Bangladesh is not happening in a vacuum.

A Miracle Amongst the Rubble: After 16 Days Buried Alive, a Survivor is Found. {Bangladesh}

Elephant Journal

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda After 16 days, working tirelessly to break through the massive rubble of the nine-story building collapse in Bangladesh—the rescuers here believed there to be no chance for any additional survivors.

Bangladesh’s Awful Building Collapse: Almost 400 dead, Over a Thousand Injured: This is Fast Fashion

Eco Chic

Due to rising labor costs in China (garment workers there have been exploited over the last decades, and have been working together to demand better and fairer working conditions), Bangladesh is the latest country in which workers are underpaid and overworked to produce clothing cheaply. So far, there have been 382 confirmed deaths in the factory collapse that employed about 5,000 people in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city. This article originally published on MNN.com.

Bangladesh Concerned With Increased Tiger Poaching

Eco Friendly Daily

Their range, like all other tiger species, has been decimated but the tigers are found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. In Bangladesh, there exists a Bengal tiger population estimated from anywhere between 250 and 400 individuals. The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest located between Bangladesh and India. The Bengal tiger is considered the national animal of the country of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Establishes Protected Areas For Endangered Dolphins

Eco Friendly Daily

This is one of the many threats to freshwater dolphins in Bangladesh, which is why local officials recently designated protected areas to help ensure their survival. Bangladesh is home to both Ganges river dolphins and Irrawaddy dolphins. These two dolphins are only found in the mangrove forested region of Bangladesh and India. One of the many impacts of climate change is rising seas.

Hilsa Catch Signals Climate Change in Bangladesh

Eco Friendly Daily

Hilsa fish is considered to be an irreplaceable part of the staple diet in Bangladesh. It is the national fish of Bangladesh and also very popular in parts of India. But thanks to climate change, lately it has been seen swarming near the estuaries of Bangladesh. But the people of Bangladesh are making the most of it as the overabundance has also caused the prices to plummet from $6 to half of that.

High Sea Turtle Deaths in Bangladesh

Eco Friendly Daily

Along the coast of Bangladesh higher than normal sea turtle deaths have been recorded in the past two weeks. Source: Environmental News Network, Hundreds of Endangered Turtles Die along Bangladesh Coast , By Tofayel Ahmed February 8. The smallest of these turtles, the olive ridley’s, are endangered. Scientists have discovered 65 dead so far along a three-mile stretch of the coast, and hundreds more in the area, which is a higher than normal.

The Coming Storm -Lessons on Adaptation from Bangladesh

Celsias

The people of Bangladesh have much to teach us about how a crowded planet can best adapt to rising sea levels. We may be seven billion specks on the surface of Earth, but when you're in Bangladesh, it sometimes feels as if half the human race were crammed into a space the size of Louisiana. For them, that future is now. Photograph by Jonas Bendiksen.

Samsung all set to launch solar notebooks in Bangladesh

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: It is pretty interesting that Samsung has decided to launch their brand new line of solar-powered notebooks in Bangladesh. The logic on this one seems to beat us as it is not just Bangladesh that is rich in solar energy and if they are thinking of the region as a potential market that will really respond well to this type of product, then maybe an expansion to the adjacent market in India might have been a better bet.

The Coming Storm -Lessons on Adaptation from Bangladesh-Part 2

Celsias

Continuing the earlier Story - from Don Belt on Lessons from Bangladesh in National Geographic, in the current (May 2011) edition of National Geographic. Taxi boats called kheya nouka cross the Buriganga River to Sadar Ghat, Dhaka's main boat terminal, providing transport in one of the world's most densely populated cities. Low-lying Dhaka is among those most at risk from rising seas.

The Coming Storm -Lessons on Adaptation from Bangladesh-Part 3

Celsias

Continuing the earlier Story - from Don Belt on Lessons from Bangladesh in National Geographic, in the current (May 2011) edition of National Geographic. As Don says "More than a third of the world's people live within 62 miles of a shoreline. Over the coming decades, as sea levels rise, climate change experts predict that many of the world's largest cities, including Miami and New York, will be increasingly vulnerable to coastal flooding.

The Coming Storm -Lessons on Adaptation from Bangladesh-Part 3

Celsias

Continuing the earlier Story - from Don Belt on Lessons from Bangladesh in National Geographic, in the current (May 2011) edition of National Geographic. As Don says "More than a third of the world's people live within 62 miles of a shoreline. Over the coming decades, as sea levels rise, climate change experts predict that many of the world's largest cities, including Miami and New York, will be increasingly vulnerable to coastal flooding.

Disaster in the Sundarbans

10,000 Birds

On December 9th, a tanker slammed into another vessel inside the Chandpai dolphin sanctuary in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. Still, Bangladesh is considered a rapidly growing market-based economy and one of the world’s leading exporters of fish and seafood, the industry that is likely to be hit by this accident, slowing the country’s growth. Bangladesh is doing all it can. Conservation Bangladesh oil Sundarbans

Did my T-Shirt cost Someone their Life?

Elephant Journal

Blog Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green WAYLON: Today Only Bangladesh ethical clothing ethical fashion fair trade fashion fast fashion green human rights natural fabrics Rana factory collapse the true costThe ugly truth about fast fashion and what we can do to stop it.

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The Chained Life of Kaavan the Elephant.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only animal abuse animal rights animals in captivity Bangladesh elephant Kaavan PackistanImagine if you lived in chains in a concrete enclosure for twenty-eight years.

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Islamic Militant Hit-List Target Secular Bloggers, Writers & Activists.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Ananya Azad Bangladesh bloggers free speech islamic extremism secularismIn any modern country freedom of speech is a given. Without freedom of speech a country can’t progress. Though we mention ourselves as a secular nation, we don’t know what secularism actually is.

Why Does American-Made Clothing Cost More?

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only american american made Bangladesh brand clothing eco rana plaza sustainable fashion USA We all want to support local businesses, but why does it cost so much to shop responsibly? Here''s how the numbers play out.

A Real Solution to Fast Fashion and the Horrors of Foreign Clothing Production is Here (Video)

Eco Chic

Manufacture New York founder Bob Bland tells CBS News that producing clothing in America is the answer to what happened in Bangladesh, and she makes an incredibly compelling argument for why a ‘good deal’ on a cheap clothing isn’t so great. Fair Fashion Worldchanging Women bangladesh Bob Bland fast fashion garment industry made in usa manufacture new york solution

Global Warming Helps International Relations

Living Green & Saving Energy

This island has been the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh for years.

Help! I Haven’t Bought Clothes Since April 2013. ~ Ashley Williams

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Ecofashion Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Bangladesh clothing ethical shopping factories fashion mindfulness As an ethical vegan, political activist and lover of human rights, I believe wholly in voting with our dollars.

Incredible Video Shows How Regular People Respond the Real Story Behind Cheap Clothes

Eco Chic

To memorialize the senseless, pointless deaths of 1,133 workers who were killed when a clothing manufacturing plant collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013), Fashion Revolution hosts Fashion Revolution Day in April of every year to bring attention to this entirely solvable problem—this box was set up to bring attention to the FRD message this year. Fair Fashion activism awareness bangladesh budget cheap clothing ethical clothing Fair Trade Fashion fashion revolution forever 21 sweatshop

Bhalo: Hand Created, Ethical Prints to Excite and Amuse (De-Rut Your Wardrobe!)

Eco Chic

The confetti dress , with fabric made in Rajshahi, and sewn by Folk Bangladesh. Bhalo travel to rural villages in Bangladesh, for both sampling and production, where we work with a collective of local fair trade producers. The paper daisy skirt , made in Bangladesh from azo chemical-free, hand loomed cotton. The tailfeather jacket , made in Bangladesh from naturally dyed, Azo chemical-free, hand loomed cotton.

Branding the ‘Yoga Lifestyle’. ~ Alice Williams

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Equal Rights Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga bangladesh factory consumerism corporate responsibility ethics lululemon niyamas yamas Lululemon’s Chokehold on a Peaceful Life Like everything else, when it comes to branded yoga gear, I’m a late adopter. For 10 years I practiced Iyengar in the yoga equivalent of a crusty old boxing ring.

What Can Islam Do For The Environment? Lots, Actually…

Green Prophet

3] Cairo, the Islamic capital with one thousand minarets, is one of the most polluted cities in the world and Bangladesh and the Maldives – which are both Muslim nations – will be the worst affected countries when climate change hits due to flooding and droughts. [4] Religion Bangladesh Environment and Islam faith green islam Indonesia Islam and environment Maldives MuslimsAnswering (or at least attempting to answer) what now feels like an age-old question.

Why Eco Fashion Matters: Toxic Tanneries to Get You Those Supercheap Shoes, Bags and Belts (Totally NOT Worth It!)

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion bangladesh health leather shoes toxic tanneries water pollutionThis is where our cheap leather comes from. Is it worth it to pay $5 less for a pair of shoes and contribute to this? I don’t think so. Watch and learn! And then consider future leather purchases from ethical companies, like Coclico , Cri de Coeur , Patagonia and Naya. They are out there!)

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“I was an environmentalist, but I was also a shopaholic.” Kristin Glenn on #WalktheTalk {Video}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Portland, OR Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Walk the Talk Show Featured Waylon Lewis (by or about) WAYLON LEWIS: Walk the Talk Show Bangladesh clothing dead stock eco fashion elephant journal environment environmentalist Fasion garment garment industry Kickstarter shopping Waylon

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New study says Rotterdam is one of the dirtiest cities in the world

Green Blog

The per capita greenhouse gas emissions vary with more than 15 tonnes in wealthy industrialized cities such as Sydney, Calgary, Stuttgart and several major US cities to less than half a tonne in poorer cities such as Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Global Warming Bangladesh Calgary Canada climate justice Dallas Dan Hoornweg Europe Germany India Minneapolis Nepal Netherlands Rotterdam science study Stuttgart Sydney Texas USA Washington DC World Bank

Vote 1 Socialist or vote 1 Green for Planet and Humanity

Green Blog

Bangladesh), 0.9 Unfortunately Australia (through disproportionately huge annual fossil fuel burning and exports) has already used up its share of this terminal GHG pollution budget and is now stealing the entitlement of other countries including acutely global warming-threatened countries such as Somalia and Bangladesh.

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

Unfortunately climate criminal First World countries believe that they are much more deserving than others, and are lead by Copenhagen sabotaging, US surrogate, climate criminal Australia which wants a 2020 per capita GHG pollution for itself that would be over 60 times that of Bangladesh. Bangladesh), 0.9 And how do these proposed per capita values compare with a conveniently assumed 2020 Bangladesh value of 1 tonne CO2-e per person per year? times Bangladesh’s?] (see

Why we need to Pay Attention to Earth’s Feedback Loop.

Elephant Journal

In Bangladesh, rising sea levels have forced millions to migrate to Dhaka, the country’s congested capital. Residents cram into huts, eking out an existence amongst hordes of fellow refugees. It’s a real humanitarian crisis. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green carbon dioxide climate change dhaka bagledesh Earth eco feedback loop green natural energy pollution solar energy warming earth

Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

One person in Bangladesh will during a whole year emit as much CO2 emissions as one average person living the UK will in only 11 days. Just a little side note to show how just bad these things can get: At a seminar in the aftermaths of COP15, at the Lund University in Sweden, a CPS student from Bangladesh told us about how he had, at a visit to the Bella center (where the climate talks were being held), walked into the delegation from Bangladesh. Photo credit: america.gov.

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Suspected Tiger Poachers Killed By Bangladeshi Police

Eccorazzi

Police killed six suspected tiger poachers on Sunday in the world’s largest mangrove forest in southwestern Bangladesh where the number of tigers are quickly declining. Local police official Harendranath Sarker said Read More The post Suspected Tiger Poachers Killed By Bangladeshi Police appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military

Green (Living) Review

Climate change is the greatest security threat of the 21st century,” said Maj Gen Munir Muniruzzaman, chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on climate change and a former military adviser to the president of Bangladesh. Previously, Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, called on Britain and other wealthy countries to accept millions of displaced people.

Future Fortified - Providing Proper Nutrition to the Needed

Hug a Tree with Me

Presently they are paying special attention to the most undernourished areas in Kenya, Bangladesh and South Africa. and are available in rural areas in Kenya Bangladesh and South Africa by means of health programs, local businesses and pharmacies. Undernourishment refers to persons who do not have access to the foods that provide the necessary nutritional properties that would ensure optimal health and wellness.

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The Islamic Bank seeks to innovate social causes

Green Prophet

diseases in Bangladesh to the world’s smallest glucose monitor to help diabetics monitor their. On December 10, the Islamic Development Bank Launched IsDB Innovate, a groundbreaking. initiative that seeks to connect entrepreneurs in the science, technology, and innovation sectors. with funders around the world. IsDB Innovate is an initiative of 8 crowdfunding platforms — one global hub, and seven regional. platforms.

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SAVORTEX reaches out and gives a helping hand

Green (Living) Review

The charity, which helps children who live in Bangladesh, held a fundraising dinner in May and CEO of SAVORTEX, Syed Ahmed was invited to be a guest speaker. Syed Ahmed said: “Despite its recent advances in growth, Bangladesh is still a country subject to on-going political upheaval and frequent natural disasters. One of the most precarious groups currently living in Bangladesh are the refugee Rohingya people who have been forced out from their homeland in neighbouring Burma.