Women across the UK are being asked to recycle their bras to prevent them from being put into landfill; to raise money for charity, and to help women in the developing world.
Kampala Jellitone Suppliers is Ugandas first producer of briquettes made from agricultural waste. They won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.
Judith Freane at Brown Cow Organics took home the Small Business category award at the Triodos Women in Ethical Business Awards 2008. Brown Cow Organics specialises in the very best in local, fresh organic food from beef to yoghurt as well as original cowhides.
Frank Wolf canoes through Canada’s remote boreal forest in this award-winning film to expose the environmental issues faced there. Find out more about Frank’s film ‘Borealis’ at www.borealis-movie.blogspot.com/
In the vast, pristine forests of Western Canada, the ‘war for water’ has already begun. Thanks to Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands, Canada is now the biggest oil supplier to the United States. The people of Fort Chipewyan are already paying the price for what will be one of the largest industrial projects in history.
Are you 18 to 25 and passionate about international development? VSO’s Youth for Development (YfD) programme gives you the chance to live and work in a developing country for up to a year. This film gives you a tempting taster of the YfD experience – hear from outgoing volunteers on what motivates them, and find out how Rob and Ruth are adapting to life in stunning Mongolia.
The Vision 2050 report outlines a pathway to reach a sustainable global society of 9 billion people by 2050. Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO and co-chair of the report, warns that to reach this goal, concerted action and changes in behaviours are vital.
A short film highlighting some of current National Trust projects and plans to adapt and improve the ways they will help safeguard our common future. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/commonfuture for more information, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tropical montane cloud forests are a rare type of evergreen mountain forest found in tropical areas where local climatic conditions cause cloud and mist to be regularly in contact with the forest vegetation. These forests support ecosystems of distinctive floristic and structural form and contain a disproportionately large number of the worlds endemic and threatened species.
An inspiring story from the 2005 Ashden Awards where a part government funded initiative, the Biogas Sector Partnership, is helping 100,000 Nepalese to use cow dung to create biogas. Not only is it using sustainable reources, its also smoke free and better for the users health.