300 Sustainable Solutions To Turn Global Challenges Into Business Opportunities. In the spirit of this risk-to-opportunity ethos, a new website called the Global Opportunity Explorer contains business solutions for coping with global challenges, from water scarcity to hunger to urban transportation.
Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Peña Blanca in 2016. What's Happening Now? - Living On One. This past year, we have continued to keep in touch with Rosa, Anthony and Chino, document their lives for future films, visit Peña Blanca to assess needs, and raise money for life changing projects through our partners Mayan Families and Whole Planet Foundation.
Thanks to generous donors and to the sales of our films, we’ve been able to raise over $520,000 for poverty alleviation programs. But beyond outputs, here are the outcomes we’ve achieved together this year, and a look at how they are affecting real people’s lives. If you’d like to continue supporting our work with another gift, please give here: Home - Living On One. TED talk: The Financial Secrets of the World's Poor. Inside The Vertical Farm Growing What It Calls "The World's First Post-Organic" Produce. Before leading people through the heavy metal doors and into the vertical farm Irving Fain has recently opened in a warehouse in Kearny, New Jersey, he asks visitors to take off their jewelry.
He hands them a disposable jumpsuit and a hairnet to put on; bright blue sleeves must be slipped on over shoes. "It’s about protecting the integrity of the environment," Fain says. About Dr Vandana Shiva. Dr Shiva at Bija Vidyapeeth Dr.
Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India Dr Shiva and Sir Edward Goldsmith at Bija Vidyapeeth In 1982, she founded an independent institute – the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun – dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, working in close partnership with local communities and social movements.
Dr. Dr Shiva in Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. 8 Critical Numbers in Bill and Melinda Gates' Letter to Warren Buffett. Farmers in a mountainous area of Sapa, Vietnam.
Flickr-UN Photo/ Kibae Park Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett donated $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006. Buffett recently wrote a letter to the Gates, requesting they update the world as to all the foundation had accomplished in tackling global poverty. Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. Image copyright Milla Kontkanen For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state.
It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. Sustainable development goals - United Nations. Winners announced for annual photo contest highlighting global poverty. Grand Prize winner: Rice is the staple food of West Bengal, India, and paddy cultivation plays a major role.
Men, women and even children take part. (Sujan Sarkar) Second-place winner: Fishermen fish with nets early in the morning in China. (Liming Cao) There are 2 billion people around the world who lack access to formal financial services. Said Greta Bull, CEO of CGAP: “The Photo Contest enables us to show in a very visual way the resilience and challenges facing the working poor. The winning photo, called “Paddy Cultivation” by India’s Sujan Sarkar was chosen from more than 3,300 entries from 77 countries for its breathtaking composition and immersive quality. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Associate Director at Human Rights Watch and award-winning photographer, Corinne Dufka; Director of Photography Program and Associate Professor at American University, Leena Jayaswal, and Photo Editor for The Washington Post’s photography blog, In Sight, Nicole Crowder.
The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development. End extreme poverty.
Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Forbes Welcome. This is how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time. Food & HungerShare ShareTweetEmail By 2050, the world will need to feed 9 billion people in a sustainable way, but in 2015, 792 million people still go to bed hungry every day.
The scale of the challenge often clouds our ability to see anything beyond daunting statistics and imagine a world without hunger or poverty. Enter Grist, a platform that brings the planet’s most challenging conundrums to life through a mix of humour and insightful commentary. This awesome 150-second video makes the solution to hunger and poverty sound as easy as pie.