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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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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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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 …

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Joshua Konkankoh Builds Ecovillages and Promotes the Benefit of Permaculture

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Joshua Konkankoh weaves a fascinating story of his growing up years in the beautiful forests of Cameroon.  Those same forests thread throughout his life journey into ecovillage development and permaculture. His words paint a vivid picture of these villages where the connection between natural resources and human beings has a distinctive flow.  His work, advocacy, activism, and love for Africa …

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Don Kent Has Gamified Sustainable Practices for Governments to Make Healthy Land Decisions

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

Don Kent is the Principal at Healthy Lands, his vehicle for helping decision-makers to create and sustain healthier ecosystems. The company promotes well-being and prosperity for all through resilient and sustainable lands and waters. Don’s approach to “greening” comes from a global background that has allowed him to develop competencies in scientific research, strategy, planning, policy, management, communication, and leadership.  …

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The Leadership We Need to Drive Climate Action in Africa

In Africa, Climate, environment, Features 16 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Finding Your Purpose and Making Skills and Talents Count by Dr. Richard Munang “If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents” – this African proverb encapsulates the continent’s climate change predicament. That while it has been a source of misfortune, it constantly provides us with lessons to climate-proof and grow our economies – but only if …

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Game Changer: John Shegerian (United States)

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John Shegerian is a serial social entrepreneur who focuses on solving global problems through game-changing innovation to build successful, socially responsible impact companies.  As co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, he has played a significant role in paving the way for the electronic recycling and ITAD industries as a whole. Building ERI from the ground up, Shegerian has helped lead …