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Mobile Solar Classrooms in Uganda help bridge the digital divide

Mobile Solar Classroom in Uganda

In schools across Uganda, children are learning new computer skills in a digital literacy curriculum that is brought to learners through pop-up Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms. The project helps to bridge the digital divide in Africa by making computer skills accessible, affordable, and relevant to rural schools and community libraries. It also raises awareness of […]

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Project Everyone – engaging the world in ensuring a sustainable future

#globalgoals and #wehaveaplan

Project Everyone is an ambitious new campaign which aims to share news and information about the global sustainable development goals with 7 billion people around the world – in just 7 days! Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis (film maker and founder of Comic Relief) and its aim is to make the global sustainable development […]

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Innovative pedal-power approach to recycling in Nigeria

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

Wecyclers – an innovative social enterprise in Lagos, Nigeria, that uses pedal-powered cargo bicycles to carry out its network of recycling services – has received interest from around the world on how its model could be replicated. Wecyclers not only provides people in low-income communities with a way of deriving value from their waste, but […]

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New technology helps prevent post-harvest losses without refrigeration

Wakati food storage in Africa

In Africa, many smallholder farmers face the challenge of post-harvest food losses because they aren’t able to store perishable fruits and vegetables adequately before they reach the market. With fast growing populations, increased food insecurity in Africa, and the need to address global poverty levels, technology innovations that can address these challenges, provide sustainable solutions of the future. Wakati […]

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Scuba divers to help save marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean

IUCN MedMIS

A new conservation campaign is reaching out to scuba divers in the Mediterranean to assist with the monitoring and identification of marine invasive species – which pose a threat to the region’s biodiversity. Scuba divers will be able to upload information and photographs of invasive species to an online platform called MedMis, which will map locations and help […]

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Twitter handles to follow for climate change updates on Africa

Twitter-connecting-climate-change-in-Africa

Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are great places to learn, engage and share information and news about climate change. They can be used to promote and share climate change solutions, the latest climate change research and findings, empower people to take action on climate change and even influence changes in behaviour and public opinion. And social […]

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Do your cosmetics contain microplastics that threaten ocean health?

global oceans action summit

You may not have ever heard the term ‘microplastics‘ before, but these tiny particles of plastic are contained in many cosmetic products and land up in the global oceans where they can cause harm to marine life, with unknown effects on humans who then consume seafood. Microplastics are tiny pieces or particles of plastic (many […]

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Sustainability and values drive perceptions of Leadership

Sustainability Leaders

Companies, NGOS and governments are viewed by expert stakeholders as leaders, based on their values – according to a new Sustainability Leaders report by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. For corporations, expert stakeholders also think companies are leaders based on sustainability being a part of the core business model – and on their sustainable products and services. In addition […]

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Creating a #NewVision for the Future of our Planet

#NewVision Future

Today marks World Environment Day – celebrated annually around the world on 5 June. This year the theme is “Seven billion dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” – reminding us that our futures and our aspirations for a better world are inextricably interlinked and that the solutions to global challenges like climate change will only […]

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Creating a framework for a sustainable future, together

sustainable future

This year world leaders will meet to negotiate a global agreement on climate change and a new framework for sustainable development through the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, echoing in a new post-2015 development agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These agreements will have a profound impact on the future of our people and planet. […]

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