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Pareena Has a FoodLoop Ecosystem Model That Turns Concrete Cities into Waste-Reducing Farms

In Climate, environment, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

 Pareena Prayukvong lives and works in Thailand where soil is rare and big buildings dominate the landscape. When you are dedicated to reducing waste and toxins in the air, you have to get creative, and she has. Pareena is a trainer and co-creator at The Network, an NGO focused on sustainable development in Thailand. She and the team work …

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Kevin Albin Advocates for Climate Action and Conservation Through Adventure Storytelling

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   Kevin Albin’s advocacy work today looks a bit different from what it did pre-pandemic, but, no less effective.  As much an educator as an advocate, Kevin uses story-telling using voices from the historic statues of London to bring to life lessons on planet stewardship.  His book, Stonechild, shows us all how to integrate youth into the advocacy-to-action world; …

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Woody Juste is Motivating Youth in Haiti to Work on Climate and Ocean Health

In Climate, Planet, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

 To listen to the audio version of this interview, click the arrow Woody Juste is an agronomist and a leading advocate in Haiti focusing on climate change. Woody has represented Haiti at the Caribbean Youth Parliament on Climate Justice and has expanded that experience into consultancy and projects that educate youth and create solution-based action. Woody shares the projects …

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Eriona Hysolli Works to Reconnect Us to Nature’s Thriving Heartbeat by Studying the Wooly Mammoth

In Climate, Planet, Publisher Channel, Technology by Mary Kurek

Eriona Hysolli is the Head of Biological Sciences at US-based Colossal Biosciences. Currently, studying the wooly mammoth as a project to support “de-extinction”of related and other species, she collaboratively works to gain insight on how to utilize science and technology to help elephants increase their opportunity for survival. Considered a key creature in the overall balance of nature on planet …

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Bill Shevlin Creates Impact By Closing Gaps in the Renewable Energy Space

In Climate, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Bill Shevlin is the CEO of Mavericks Microgrids  (and the founder of newly launched Net Zero Beyond) with an aim at filling gaps and solving issues that are inherent in new energy technologies. In so doing, he’s created turnkey systems and packaged energy tech in a way that is more user-friendly. He’s also been partnering with companion technologies that create …

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Jhonnly Jn Baptiste is Cleaning up the Environment in Haiti Through Youth for Oceans

In Climate, environment, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Jhonnly is an awarded young environmental advocate who understands how education can help a community correct waste problems. He is the Co-Coordinator for Global Youth Biodiversity Network and the Co-Founder of Youth for Oceans, both established in Haiti. Jhonnly has a passion for the UN SDGs, particularly, #14, which is “Life Below Water,” and dictates that we should “conserve and …

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Onochie Lawrence is Helping to Bank the UN SDGs

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Climate, Economic Development, Funding, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Onochie Lawrence, through The Bank of Africa, is moving toward providing sustainable solutions to energy and water needs within the African continent and then moving outward to other areas and into other impact spaces. From his headquarters in The Gambia, Onochie, who serves as Secretary-General of the bank, considers solutions for all of the UN SDGs, but, energy and water …

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Brad Ringeisen Works to Bring CRISPR Innovation to Climate Change

In Climate, Health Tech, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Along with the multitude of innovation tasks on his plate, Brad Ringeisen, Exec. Dir. of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley, brings a special passion to the work of applying CRISPR technology to solving some of our planet’s toughest problems. Ringeisen has more invested at DARPA (research and innovation) than most people have invested in raising kids, but, …

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Free Event-New Ideas on Old Climate Conversations Virtual Gathering

In Climate, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

The last time we held a panel-type event, it lasted about an hour and the exchange was so rich, the group decided that they wanted to continue meeting.  We’ll hold their next chat in a couple of weeks and already there have been several potential opportunities.  So, here we go again.  This time, the subject has to do with a …

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Sonita Mbah Explains Ecovillages and Permaculture to Climate Advocates

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Agriculture, Climate, environment, Planet, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Note from Publisher:  We quickly found out that our time with Sonita Mbah would be less like an interview and more like a classroom session.  We learned and relearned what we thought we knew about ecovillages and how permaculture fits into the picture.  Sonita Mbah is the Exec. Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network Africa.  Sonita is from Cameroon, but, she …