Posts in Environment
Creating Building Materials from Plastic Waste

The Crusaders for Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch in Cameroon provide durable solid waste management solutions and an alternative to the use of timber by promoting and encouraging the recycling of plastic waste into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly building materials such as plastic lumber, roofing tiles and pavements.

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Recycling Human Waste

Lung’anyiro Community Health Works in Kenya is working on recycling and using human urine for the purpose of producing agricultural fertilizer. In the rural communities of Kakamega County, women are responsible for half of the food production, and yet the plots they cultivate are mostly poor and infertile. We are supporting this initiative to provide access to a natural and free supply of fertilizer …

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Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation

We are working with Aide For Nature and Conservation in Western Uganda to encourage local farmers to grow chili peppers as an appropriate human-elephant conflict mitigation method. Elephants can sense and sniff chilis from very long distances and find their smell very irritating and unpleasant which creates a natural repellent.

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Protecting Beavers

We are proud to offer our support to The Fur-Bearers in their development of a comprehensive step-by-step "how to" manual to educate the government, municipal staff and private landowners about the benefits of beavers and how to build flow devices, exclusion fencing and other non-lethal alternatives to manage problems related to beaver activity.

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Organic Farming for Urban Women

We are working with Hawi Women, a community-based organization in Kenya, to introduce healthy and organic farming for women living in urban centers by maximizing the little available space they have for food production. Farming has long been left in the hands of rural communities and large landowners, making vegetables very expensive to purchase for households living in urban slums.

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Building Efficient Fuel Stoves

The objective of the Namamali Kazi Mashinani self-help group is to improve cooking conditions for women by installing efficient energy saving cooking stoves in poor households in rural Western Kenya, to promote tree planting for increased forest cover for carbon sequestration and to reduce the number of respiratory illnesses in families.

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Feeding Orphans and Vulnerable Children

We are so proud to be lending our support to Kassanda Children’s Aid in providing nutritional support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected/infected by HIV/AIDS by facilitating the establishment of kitchen gardens in their households. 120 families in the Kassanda District in Eastern Uganda will be trained in organic farming, integrated pest management and simple irrigation techniques.

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Clean Water for Locals

We are providing our support to RICEP Korogocho to install a 10,000-litre water storage tank in the community of Baba Dogo in Nairobi to provide access to safe and clean drinking water for the residents. Almost all of the water in this community is provided by private vendors due to design limitations of the current supply system. Up to 60% of the population does not have water available within 50 meters of their home.

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Hip Hop is Green!

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with the New Jersey chapter of Hip Hop is Green to organize its signature 10th Element of Hip Hop Health & Wellness event which is a hands-on, immersive, fun, creative and explorative learning experience, consisting of (1) a plant-based dinner …

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Managing and Reusing Plastic Waste

The Kishoka Youth Organization located on the coast of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, Kenya aims to bring young boys and girls together in an effort to reduce idleness by sensitizing them to the dangers of unmanaged plastic waste and its detrimental effect on the environment and empowering them to become environmental advocates.

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Empowering Youth with a Community Orchard

We are working in collaboration with the Bukura Community Orchard in Western Kenya to help reduce the high number of unemployed youths in local communities. To prevent young boys and girls from engaging in illegal activities like petty theft, drug use and prostitution, they will be trained on fruit tree growing, entrepreneurship and environmental conservation.

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Agro-Resistance & Food Sovereignty

“Baladi – Rooted Resistance” is a series of stories about agro-resistance in Palestine created by an international team of photojournalists and a vegan writer and chef. With the help of our funding, the team will start producing the next series of stories, highlighting Palestinians resisting the occupation of their territories with seeds, wild foraged plants and homegrown vegetables, as well as …

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A Green Festival in Calgary

VegFest Calgary is an annual day-long festival where participants are invited to learn more about veganism and animal liberation. We are pleased to be partnering with this amazing group of volunteers for the event in 2019 which attracts local food vendors, non-profits and other exhibitors.

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Conservation and Animal Care

Meet Darwin Animal Doctors, our new grantee! They are busy on the ground in villages in Sumatra, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, enacting humane education in schools at all levels from kindergarten to grade 12, teaching empathy for animals and for all marginalized people …

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