2011 Ashden Award winners Abellon are replacing the coal and lignite used in factories with a fuel made from the farmers’ crop waste. They currently produce around 65,000 tonnes of pellets per year for large industrial customers and provide over 215 local jobs.
The world needs more champions. Challenge them to detox our water.
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Beautiful Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Life expectancy is just 48, and one nurse may be caring for over 100 patients in hospital wards at any one time. Hear from VSO volunteers training local health workers to ensure that understaffed wards become a thing of the past.
green.tv stories from far and wide in this week’s news
Professor Alan Rodger, British Antartic Survey discusses the impact advancing global warming is having on the Antartic www.antarctica.ac.uk/
Elena Bykova, winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Scottish Friends of the WFN is working in Uzbekistan, on the desert-steppes between the Aral and Caspian Seas, on safeguarding the critically-endangered saiga antelope. Her work includes restoring local pride in traditions associated with the animal.
Local people protest against a massive incinerator planned for Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Friends of the Earth argues that increasing recycling would be a greener alternative and would create far more local jobs.
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.