Ákos Blaskovich was sailing the Pacific Ocean when he decided to create affordable houses suitable for mass production without any utility bills and with a zero ecological footprint. The idea of the Noah House was born.
The inspiration came from the small boat in which he crossed the ocean, as he had everything he needed in that boat: electricity was produced using solar panels, drinking water was obtained from sea water using a dedicated device, and the boat’s ecological footprint was close to zero. Ákos decided to buy such a self-sustaining and environment-friendly house after landing, but as he found none, he patented his own idea.
The Noah House needs no public utility connections at all: it produces its own energy using solar panels and provides drinking water by collecting and purifying rain water, uses grey water for flushing toilets, thus reducing water consumption by half. In addition, the house can be fully disassembled and transported in pieces, so there is no construction waste and nature is left almost completely untouched after the house is moved. It also has exceptionally effective thermal insulation, the thermal parameters of the structure are far in excess of the new limits to be introduced in 2021.
The first commercially produced Noah House, a 137 m2 dwelling, is already available for purchase in Hungary, and other sizes will be added in the future. The patent has been registered in Europe and patenting is in progress in Australia, the United States and China.
A new survey by CBS News shows that two-thirds of the Americans believe climate change is a crisis or a severe problem. 56 percent believe that immediate action is required to resolve the situation.
Here’s an inspiring and thought-provoking talk from a young climate activist who, at only 15, has become the iconic face of the fight against climate change.
93 percent of the European population believe that climate change is a severe problem, and 92 percent support the targets set by the European Union for climate neutrality by 2050, reveals a new report from the European Commission.
The Polish government has approved the main outlines of a water saving programme in which funds totalling about three billion euros will be invested to double the country’s water reserves by 2027. The finalised plan is to be adopted by early 2021.
Pink Floyd’s singer, guitarist and leading composer has auctioned his guitars for a record price of $21 million and gave the proceeds to Client Earth, a charity that works to combat climate change. This is the highest price that a collection of guitars has ever fetched at auction.
A new T-shirt by Vollebak is made from algae and wood pulp from sustainable sources.
An unusual solution has been proposed to remedy the damage caused by droughts in the Czech Republic.
The Kickstarter campaign for OGarden was started in 2016. The inventors collected money for an innovative idea that revolutionizes home growing of vegetables and fruit. The tiny self-watering indoor garden can grow 90 kinds of vegetables and fruit at once.
This is how fast-wearing neoprene suits can become practical yoga mats – all for sustainability.
According to the German public, protection of the climate and the environment are the most important issues: in a survey conducted by the public opinion research company Forsa, 37 percent of Germans put it in first place. Immigration and the social integration of refugees came second at 29 percent. Dissatisfaction with political parties and politicians came third.