Ellen Parsons

Ellen Parsons

Ellen is student researcher hailing from Edmonton, Alberta.

FLAP Soars in Bird Conservation

Throughout North America, studies estimate that anywhere between 100 million to 1 billion migrating birds die from colliding with buildings annually. The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) is a non-profit organization manned with approximately 100 dedicated volunteers. They have numerous programs and initiatives that make them leaders within the realm of bird conservation.

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The Maternova Obstetric Kit: Simple, Effective, and Life Saving

Childbirth is still a significant danger for women living in the Global South, and is currently the leading cause of death for women of childbearing age. The Maternova Obstetric Kit is specifically designed for midwives and frontline health workers with a focus on postpartum hemorrhaging.

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Solar Sister: Bridging Gender and Clean Energy

Solar Sister provides women with clean energy technology in communities without access to energy sources, and who are more likely to live in impoverished conditions. Their results include a thirty percent decrease in household kerosene expenses, along with an improved quality and duration of light by an additional three hours.

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More Than Just a Community Garden

The Green and Gold Community Garden initiative is a creative revamping of the community garden model. It tackles issues of food sovereignty, human rights, HIV/ AIDS and trauma counseling, and gender equality through its meaningful partnership with the Tubahumurize Association in Rwanda.

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