Shristi KC, the founder of ‘Blind Rocks!’, an organization with a purpose to change the way society and individuals portray disabled people. Shristi shares how losing her sight at the age of 16 gave her a vision in life.
What would it take to revitalize depleted soil in an area the size of Nebraska while also economically empowering low-income populations and women? Governments often turn to investment in chemicals and infrastructure as the obvious approach. But at the grassroots level in Karnataka, India, it’s all being accomplished with worms, women, a few low-cost tablets and cartloads of manure.
The dancers who joined him were given the chance to express their individual personalities and bodies in a collective process. Soon a new form of body language appeared in the Sri Lankan scene, creating a common space where no boundaries existed anymore.
At the end of last year, on a leased property two hours southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, a local company, Deep Earth Energy Corp., began preparations for Canada’s first geothermal power plant. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, geothermal energy runs 24/7, and isn’t subject to seasonal variations as with hydroelectric. According to CanGEA, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, Canada has enough geothermal potential to supply at least 5% of its electricity via geothermal. So why is this only Canada’s first plant?
WaterSHED is designing the first pre-fabricated, flat-packed, easy-to assemble latrine shelter for mass-production in the rural market in Southeast Asia. But their hope of bringing a design from prototype to production relies on external support and partnerships. Read on to see how you can help!
An upcoming symposium in Toronto seeks to look for ways to measure human development that aren’t reflected in standard economic metrics. Can Bhutan’s model of measuring Gross National Happiness apply globally, and if so, how do we best pursue it? Find out more and sign up to attend!
Readers of this blog probably don’t have to be told that the proliferation of synthetic chemicals over the past century has hugely impacted drinking water sources around the world. But you might be shocked to learn that these toxic contaminants are completely ignored by international, governmental and non-governmental agencies concerned with expanding the provision of safe drinking water in developing communities.