Tratamento de água não é o primeiro dos desafios nas comunidades costeiras do Brasil

Igor Vieira e coordenador de programa Comunidades costeiras ao redor do mundo apresentam múltiplas formas de se relacionar com os recursos hídricos. Compreender e participar dessas dinâmicas é um desafio de várias frentes, já que envolvem habitações, atividades de desenvolvimento, crescimento populacional e como isso se relaciona com o oceano, ambientes estuarinos e rios urbanos.…

Water Treatment is not the First Concern in Brazil’s Communities

By Program Coordinator Igor Vieira Coastal communities around the world showcase multiple ways of relating to water resources. Understanding and participating in these dynamics is a challenge on many fronts, as they involve housing, development activities, population growth, and how these relate to the ocean, estuarine environments, and urban rivers. It is a multifaceted challenge…

Why Water Treatment Can’t be a One Size Fits all Approach in Coastal Communities

by Communications Coordinator – Saarah Rasheed Every community, big or small, has unique conditions and challenges when it comes to accessing a safe drinking water supply. Whether there are concerns over saltwater intrusion, old infrastructure, or preserving important cultural traditions – all these factors come into play when designing water supply systems.  This is especially…

Many thanks for the support to a wonderful start in growing edibles from food scraps

by Learning Lead – Elisabeth Huang This year, the United Nations Environment Programme (United Nations Environment Programme, 2021a) published a Food Waste Index Report that points out that more than 17% of our food is wasted. According to UNEP Programme Manager, James Lomax, food waste contributes up to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions around the…

On the Mend, Part 1: Making Clothes Last with Embroidery and Sashiko Stitching

by Learning Lead Katie Yantzi I’ve always been a happy thrifter when it comes to my wardrobe—second-hand shops and clothing swaps are my jam. This initially stemmed from frugal shopping habits and a desire to find unique pieces, but I’m becoming increasingly motivated by the sustainability aspect. The clothing industry is responsible for 10% of…