Low Impact Natural Building in Nicaragua

Green (Living) Review

Liz Johndrow from Earthen Endeavors Natural Building is teaching communities in Nicaragua how to build sustainable and natural homes that have low carbon footprints whilst also working to empower local women. Teaching new skills with age old materials, Nicaragua Pueblo Project is the latest venture from earth builder Liz Johndrow. Nicaragua is one of the world''s more natural disaster-prone countries.

Alternative summit on environment and people held in Bolivia

Green Blog

Some 18,000 people were on hand, including, scientists, intellectuals, lawyers and official representatives from 94 countries, among them the presidents of Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Nicaragua. At an indigenous congress in 2007 he called for “national and international decisions to save Mother Nature from the disasters provoked by capitalism in its decadence.&# President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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Developing countries doing more to save climate – Developed country leadership missing

Green (Living) Review

As an example, Nicaragua, a member of the LMDC, intends to have 94% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017 from a share of 20% in 2007. "Instead of spearheading efforts to move the world away from climate disaster, developed countries have refused to take responsibility and jumped from one excuse to another.

Easter gift ideas from Present Aid

Green (Living) Review

A gift of cocoa seedlings (£27) is the perfect Easter gift for a chocolate lover and can make a big difference for a farming family in Jinotega, one of Nicaragua's poorest areas. Emergency and disaster preparedness c. Present Aid, the charity gift shop of international development charity Christian Aid, recently launched a new website offering a range of Easter themed gifts, the proceeds of which will help to fund Christian Aid’s work to end global poverty.

SNAPP: Incorporating New Types of Knowledge for Conservation Solutions

Nature Conservancy - Science

My boot camp in post-humanitarian crises was Peace Corps Nicaragua in 1996. The last thing you want to do when mobilizing tons of food into a disaster zone is see your staff snatching back rations saying; “I’m sorry, I just realized this food was not sourced from environmentally sustainable agriculture.” Part of me still wants to collaborate in solving those tangible, site-based problems I experienced 20 years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua.

The Moron – sorry Mormon – World

Green (Living) Review

The Wycliffe Bible Translators played – being a part of the CIA – an extremely great role in the destabilization of many countries in Central and South America that were led, for a while, by socialist governments, such as Nicaragua, or worked hard against the popular uprisings in El Salvador and Honduras. Mormonism: A religion based on witchcraft? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Is the Mormon “faith” based on witchcraft?

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Conservancy Talk

And you’re probably not surprised, and may already know, that natural disaster is costing us $300 billion per year, and that climate change is displacing 68,000 people every single day. Achieving scale here would mean reduced carbon emissions, cleaner water, significant economic assistance for farming families, supply chain stabilization and an economic boost for important regional economies like Mexico, Brazil, and Nicaragua.

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