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Akon’s African solar power project + Ben & Jerry’s new climate-saving flavour

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AkonAkon to bring solar power to 600 million Africans
Singer Akon is used to the spotlight and thanks to him many people in Africa will be too.

The Smack That singer is working to bring solar power to over 600 million people in the continent with his charity Akon Lighting Africa that he founded in 2014. Read the full story on Ecorazzi now…


Ben and Jerry's Save Our SwirledBen & Jerry’s fights climate change with new flavour
To raise awareness about global warming ahead of the upcoming Paris climate talks in December, Ben and Jerry’s have released a new flavour – Save our Swirled – featuring raspberry ice cream, marshmallow and raspberry swirls, plus dark and white fudge ice cream cones.

Get the *ahem* scoop on Grist now… 


Camping AppFind a campsite (private or public) with Hipcamp
Like camping? Good luck finding a campsite. There are so many different websites for both public and private camping, often with not enough information.

That’s why Eric Bach and Alyssa Ravasio built Hipcamp – find out all about it on Treehugger now…


Fast FashionFast fashion is so toxic and gross
Fast fashion is bad. Really bad. But we doubt you can fathom just how bad it actually is.

Enter The True Cost, a video that focuses on how detrimental fast fashion is to the environment. Check out the video on Ecosalon now…


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