Low Impact Natural Building in Nicaragua

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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

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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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My boot camp in post-humanitarian crises was Peace Corps Nicaragua in 1996. What I saw during those two years I lived in Santo Tomás, Chontales were unexpected juxtapositions, the effects of the cold war on both people and nature. 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.”

Naomi Klein: "Only mass social movements can save us"

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Although she doesn’t mention it, that campaign contributed to the formation of what might be called the anti-FTAA, a trade and cultural alliance based on solidarity – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which includes Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Despite their poverty, some ALBA nations have registered significant climate achievements, such as Nicaragua’s program to produce 70% of its electricity by renewable energy.