Handmade by a family of artisans in Nicaragua, WholeStory hammocks serve a dual purpose - to suspend you comfortably while also helping to build homes for needy families in one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.
In light of what it considers national security risks posed by climate change, the government of Nicaragua has formed the Ecological Battalion, a first-of-its-kind team of soldiers dedicated to combating against environmental threats.
The Bicycle City. Trailer from Greg Sucharew on Vimeo.
Bicycles are often talked about as a great human-powered alternative to the fossil fuel burning automobile -- but it seems they can actually be quite human-empowering, too. As energy prices soar
If you're a scuba diver, you know there's a limit to how many times a day you can dive, how long to wait in between dives, etc. The "bends" is not something you want to fool with. But in Nicaragua, where a lot of the lobster
The indie media production company Green Living Project (GLP) is building a good reputation when it comes to documenting the globe's sustainable travel sector--covering the best practices in eco-tourism, wildlife
In the San Juan Del Sur region of Nicaragua, the famed Earthship crew, along with 13 Nicaraguans from the local community, created the start of what will be entirely off-grid, sustainable community, titled Casa Llanta ("Tire
In 2007 Hurricane Felix tore through Nicaragua, destroying thousands of acres of prime forest. Greg Marsh knew the area well; he had been working with the indigenous Miskitu people since 1999. He set up a business to harvest the red laurel and cocobolo
If you're involved in the deploying locally-available renewable energy in the developing world with the aim of combatting climate change and reducing poverty, then being a finalist for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy is a
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Eco travel is all the new rage, but some trips require some real cohonas to take the plunge. From protecting sharks and crocodiles in Belize to biking Bolivia's Road of Death to volcano surfing in Nicaragua, these seven eco adventures
A few weeks ago I traveled down to Nicaragua with Power to the People and Green Empowerment to install solar on a school in a very remote village. While down there, I had the chance to see first hand how renewable energy
Last month, I traveled to Nicaragua with Power to the People and Green Empowerment to install solar panels on a school in rural Nicaragua. As a solar installer here in the states, it was fun, challenging and fascinating
Last week I spent the week in Nicaragua, with Power to the People, installing solar panels, painting libraries, taking a million pictures and eating my fill of rice, beans and plantains. While out there, one issue that came up
In our recent How to go Green Holidays, we've made the point: this time of the year is not about presents and errands, but about sharing with your beloved. Keeping that in mind, if you still need to get some presents and didn't
Not long ago, we wrote about blueEnergy, a non-profit organization that is building hybrid wind and solar systems to power homes, schools and rural clinics in rural Nicaragua where nearly 80 percent of the population lacks electricity.
While international aid groups are well-intentioned, they sometimes don't offer developing countries the greenest or most practical options for assistance. Take Nicaragua, where aid agencies have encouraged residents of isolated rural communities to