Wednesday
Apr 22
2015

Why African Environmentalism Needs Women at the Helm

Nearly 40 years ago, women in the Kenyan countryside reported a troubling phenomenon: their streams were drying up, their crops were failing, and they were being forced to travel farther and farther away from their villages to gather wood for fuel, building and fencing. Deforestation, in short, was threatening their livelihoods.
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Wednesday
Apr 22
2015

Stoves that Charge Cellphones and Homes Made of Straw: Creative Clean Energy Solutions

Around the world, CGI Commitments to Action are creating new approaches for cleaner air and water, protecting habitats and species, and developing solutions to reverse climate change.

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Getting to the Root: Enriching the Land to Enrich Livelihoods

Apr 22, 2015

Smallholder farmers live off their land. They depend on the strength of their agricultural systems, using their land to grow food to feed their families while harvest surpluses are sold in markets for supplemental income.

Getting to the Root: Curing our Environment to Cure our Ills

Apr 22, 2015

When many of us think about health and how to improve it for ourselves and for others, we envision hospitals, healthy foods, physical activity, and lifesaving devices. But what about visions of clean air, accessible and abundant water, and moderate temperatures?