Environment

The boy who harnessed the wind

After being forced to quit school at 14, William Kamkwamba stumbled upon a textbook explaining the function of windmills and how they could bring electricity and pump water...

Let's Do It!

Half of Estonia's territory is forest. Yet, these forests are plagued with a traditional acceptance of being the country's dump sites. Watch how a group created a grassroots initiative to rid Estonia of 10,000 tons of trash littering its forests and natural environment. In one day, over 50,000 volunteers - or 4% of Estonia's population - cleaned their country in 5 hours.

Friends of the Urban Forest

Each year, Friends of the Urban Forest helps communities plant nearly 1,000 trees. Neighbors organize the plantings. Friends of the Urban Forest obtains permits, removes sidewalk concrete, supplies tools and materials and selects, purchases and delivers the trees. On planting day, Friends of the Urban Forest volunteers work side-by-side with residents. After the work is done, everyone celebrates over a community lunch...

Trees, Water & People

Throughout Central America, more than 80% of families cook their meals over open wood fires. These open wood fires create serious problems whether on people's health and safety, and by using up a lot of wood - contributing to deforestation. To combat these problems, Trees, Water & People has developed several types of fuel-efficient stoves that use up to 70% less wood than traditional open fire stoves...

Blue Water Run

Local, grassroots projects are the key to solving the global water crisis in rural and remote areas. These diverse efforts involve community ownership, sanitation, hygiene education, change in behavior, and long-term maintenance and evaluation...

Tree People

TreePeople is about helping nature heal our cities, through the training of communities to plant and care for trees, the educatiion of school children and adults about the environment and work with government agencies on critical water issues..TreePeople is about helping nature heal our cities, through the training of communities to plant and care for trees, the educatiion of school children and adults about the environment and work with government agencies on critical water issues.

 

Lighting a Billion Lives

TERI is bringing light to people who don't have access to electricity through solar lighting devices, offering them a chance for more development opportunities, a better health, and a cleaner and safer environment...

The People's Grocery

In West Oakland, California, where liquor stores have replaced markets, People’s Grocery is creating a healthy alternative, offering access to organic produce.

The Greenhouse Project

In the inner-city of Johannesburg, South Africa, The GreenHouse Project is turning one urban park into a seedbed for sustainable communities.

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