The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and SNV, Vietnam won a 2010 Ashden Award for their highly successful partnership which has enabled the distribution of biogas technology across Vietnam on a massive scale in a way that is both sustainable and has the potential for further expansion.
Jason Lewis, the environmental campaigner and first adventurer to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe by human-power only, pedals his boat up the Thames to complete his journey. For 13 years, Lewis has biked, hiked, skated and kayaked around the earth and a crowd of hundreds welcomes him home as he crosses the Greenwich Meridian line.
A portrait of a London ‘Freegan’ family who salvage food from supermarket dumpsters in a protest at the shocking amount of food discarded annually.
Earthrace will attempt to set a new speed record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe running 100% biodiesel, and with a net zero carbon-footprint, in order to increase awareness of the environment and the sustainable use of resources.
The biotruck expedition was an extraordinary success being independently certified as the world’s first Carbon-Negative Expedition. Andy Pag and John Grimshaw travelled through France, Spain, Morocco and Mauritania to a small town in Mali, 200km short of Timbuktu where they delivered a biodiesel processing unit to MFC, a local charity. Here are some of the highlights from their trip…
Commitment from volunteers needs to be matched by political commitment. VSO Mongolia is using international and national volunteers to create an environment for local volunteering projects to flourish. A succesful primary health care pilot is now being taken up by health departments around the country.
Protect yourself! is the first HIV awareness video produced by and for Deaf people in Ghana. The production is the result of an international collaboration between Deaf students, from Mampong School for the Deaf and Remark!, a Deaf Film Production company from London, UK.
Based in a market town in North Yorkshire, the renovation of Richmond Station shows the advantages this has brought to the local community e.g. a restaurant. Video provided by the ‘Commission for Rural Communities’.
Winner of the Whitley Award 2010 donated by The Shears Foundation was Jimmy Muheebwa. Jimmy is inspiring communities in Lake Victoria’s catchment zone, Uganda, to use the wetlands sustainably and is saving the region’s local wildlife, including Uganda’s national bird, the grey-crowned crane.
What is the Meatrix? The Meatrix is the story we tell ourselves about where our meat and animal products come from. Take the red pill and find out the truth.