Category Archives: Community Initiatives

Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

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Update: Design for Manufacture – the £60,000 home.

In 2006 the UK government launched a competition for developers to come forward with a realistic plan to built cheap eco-homes. A percentage would have to be affordable to first time buyers and some would be available for social housing. … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community Initiatives, Design, Economics, Housing, Planning, Politics & Policy initiatives, Poverty, UK | Tagged | 2 Comments

Oxfam Publication:Pastoralism & Climate Change

Photograph: Safariskenya.com It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone but Oxfam has said that the African Maasai tribe can help fight climate change by spreading their survival and adaptability skills across Africa. Oxfam has issued a report … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Climate change, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Education, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Politics & Policy initiatives, Rural communities, Sustainablity | 11 Comments

Are the CPRE destroying village life?

Article. Young couples are being forced to move away from the country to buy houses, turning villages into virtual ghettos of the very rich and the elderly without the families needed to keep schools and shops alive, according to the … Continue reading

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The Dam Builders versus the Warriors

Picture: AP Amazon Indians have been squaring up to the mighty corporations and the state in a bid to prevent the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams that are planned for the Xingu River.  The officials are claiming that the construction … Continue reading

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Ghana: food or biofuels

The world is in the grip of a food crisis with prices of various staples sky-rocketing. In Ghana, prices have more than doubled since the crisis. But in the midst of the challenges posed by the rise in world food … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Health

I remember few years ago, the only problem in developing countries was the scarcity of safe drinking water . There was abundance of water, but the question is its safety and potability for people. Just like the rural villages I … Continue reading

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Gold Medal for Most Greenwashed Games?

Picture: smartplanet.com I almost missed this little report.  As most people know, when the 2012 London Olympic bid was won, it was declared that the games will be the greenest ever.  The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said at the time that the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, General, People, Planning, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sport, Sustainablity, Tourism, Transport, UK | 7 Comments

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: Soil Health Program funding boost

image: Mrs. Bernadette Mwikali Kioko, farmer, Ukambani, Kenya The BBC reports a $180m (£90m) five-year project to revive sub-Saharan Africa’s depleted soils has been launched in Nairobi. The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s (AGRA) Soil Health Program will work … Continue reading

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