Proposals in Environment

April 15, 2014

Macedonia: Save the Mounting

This project is another step in the fight for the citizens of Skopje , the capital of the Republic . Macedonia , against the construction of buildings and usurpation of mountain water . This mountain is the lungs of the city and has been reforested many years since the previous political system . Many buildings that have sprouted crossed the line of permissible. Due to the nature of the mountain soil on few places, the soil began to descend, and one asphalt is cracked . In the constructed buildings many people have settled and with them they brought many cars and pollution has increased.

April 14, 2014

India: Solutions For Survival

S4S is a media series that empowers youth of our country to capture compelling stories of people who are implementing tangible, local, and equitable climate solutions. The goal for S4S isn't just the spread of information–it's also the spread of inspiration. As part of this series, our Team India will focus on: a) Empowering youth with the use of media b) Capture real stories of resilience and change from the ground c) Motivating other communities of the world to adopt these solutions. S4S links these stories to educational & campaign resources, making more climate solutions accessible.

Egypt: Mapping Platform – Industrial Water Pollution Along The Nile

The project will create an online, publicly accessible water pollution mapping platform, focusing on industrial pollution. The map will host various layers of information: all industrial facilities operating by the Nile; Links to media coverage, social networks posts pinpointed by location; Short interviews, with local populations; and Legal cases. The platform will be hosted on ecesr.org, using Ushahidi mapping platform, a reporting system will be the main method of collecting raw data via crowd-sourcing with a restricted report template. Training in inputtig data will be given to communitie

Kenya: Share a Story, Save Rhinos Forever!

The rhino, an endangered species in Kenya and the world for the value of its horn and the elephant's ivory tusk. In the savanna, and along the forests, game reserves and national parks the Morans and communities benefits largely from the environment,though under represented online. This project seek to target 2000 of these people directly or indirectly to use mobile phones for photos, text, facebook, twitter,and work with local administration, forest and wildlife services and the global community to raise voices, save rhinos, elephants from extinction and conserve our environment.

Azerbaijan: Green Voices of Qax

Media workshop empowering youth in Qax region to become agents of change and ambassadors of environmental awareness. Building rural youth’s competencies in using new media enables them to engage in global environmental activism but also advocate for sustainable development more effectively in local contexts – environmental sustainability poses a pressing matter Qax that is home to various minority groups struggling to preserve their culture and traditions. In Green Voices of Qax Project youth have an active role in tackling the urban bias in decision making and bridging the cultural divide

April 13, 2014

Kenya: Damning Dams and Voices of Turkana

The people of Turkana will give simple and humane stories of the threat of the Gibe Dam Project to their livelihoods and will make 2min mini series and later compile an 11min documentary. Through online sharing and push to funders and relevant organizations, the voices of the indigenous community will be heard and hopefully halt the process until sustainable measures are put up to save the largest desert lake. It derives 90% of its water from R.Omo & provides livelihood to about 300,000 pastoralists and fishermen. In the initial stages(3 yrs), water flow into the lake will be curtailed by 70%.

South Africa: The Save Earth, Blog Earth Project

The project would introduce and encourage student participation on an environmental protection social networking platform called the Tunza eco-generation through: 1. Environmental outreaches to selected schools in Pretoria to educate students on protecting the environment and offer training on accessing the Tunza eco-generation platform. 2. Training of dedicated environmental bloggers for each school on reporting the environmental activities of their schools and communities weekly. Awards would be given to the best environmental bloggers over a number of months at a ceremony.

April 11, 2014

Brazil: Ecommunicators of Bodoquena

Collect a large amount of used cooking oil, supplied by schools and restaurants of Bodoquena-MS/Brazil city and transform this residue into liquid or solid soap through a course provided for the local community. Alongside we offer blog, radio, signaling workshops, involving participants in a big campaign to raise the community’s enviroment awareness. It is intended to empower low-income people by providing an economic incentive (selling soap), thus also contributing so the oil is not disposed of incorrectly and invinting them to be multipliers of the enviromental message.

April 10, 2014

Brazil: Bonito Ecommunicators

The Bonito-MS/Brasil city is internationally known as “the capital of ecotourism”, in spite of garbage left in the open, no sanitation, no care for nature outside the tourist attractions and local population being excluded from the development process. The proposed project intends to give voice to this marginalized population, and find images, sounds and words that represent their stories and needs. It aims to make weekly posts on a blog, considering that the productions will be made by the community and by the Bonito Ecommunicators, which will be multipliers of the workshops they are partici

April 9, 2014

Nigeria: Mobile Advocacy Training For Environmental Monitoring

The project aim is to mobilize the people of ijegun community who have been perpetual victims of environmental pollution, to monitor their environment. This involves the capturing of image(photo & video) of pollution , for documentation and environmental reporting. Recently, a nigerian owned state Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation spilled into the community water and for weeks and months, it was not in the media and public domain. The mobile activism project is to give the people a ready voice through the picture and video representation of their environmental degradation plights.