Fishing for Change

Shipping containers are becoming important tools for development across the Global South. In some areas they have been converted into emergency shelters, and they are now being used to help combat low levels of fishing off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa. The Fish Farm, created by Alan Fleming, is the first fish farm in the world to …

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Win-Win-Win Recycling in Lagos

  Bringing about behavioral change is the fundamental challenge to development work. Projects that don’t have this at its core are often destined to remaining unsustainable forays into good works. One of the many moralities within aid is utilizing cash-based (or asset-based) incentives to reward positive deviance. Wecylers has implemented this principle in their innovative approach to tackling recycling in …

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Solar Heating from Scraps and Pop Cans

Winter makes a lot of things harder, especially for those living in colder regions on a fixed income. Heating costs seem to go up every year, but there is generally little that can be done to offset the bills without heavy investments in insulation or heaters. Several years ago, a company called Cansolair developed a system of using regular aluminum …

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