Turning the Desert Green

Can deserts be turned back into arable land? Yes, according to the Sahara Forest Project. Their solution uses what we have enough of, like deserts, saltwater and CO2, to produce what we need more of: sustainably produced food, freshwater and energy.

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World Environment Day: Let’s Do It, World!

World Environment Day (WED), observed annually on June 5th, strives to increase awareness about issues facing the environment. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, WED has been celebrated for decades. This movement encourages individuals to take an active role in cleaning up their communities and help preserve natural resources for future generations.

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Harvesting Water in North Gondar

Can trends towards water scarcity, soil erosion and food insecurity be reversed? According to the non-profit Roots Up, this can be achieved with simple, available and sustainable solutions. Their dew collector greenhouse provides an ideal environment for growing crops and harvests clean water for irrigation and drinking in North Gondar, Ethiopia.

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Anavra : A Model Sustainable Community

The lack of basic supplies in rural areas, such as electricity and water supply system, have caused many problems. A study by the International Energy Agency mentioned that approximately 1.3-1.6 billion people globally, most of whom live in rural communities, have no access to electricity, while 2.7 billion people have no access to clean cooking conditions. Enter Anavra, a small city in Greece.

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