Sanitation facilities in India are alarming with over 600 million people (half of India's population) having no access to toilets. Bio-toilets treat the human waste at source – obviating the need to carry/transport the fecal matter, no spoiling of environment or groundwater, and don't need any energy, no heavy infrastructure required – easing the burden on government bodies. On the contrary, there are other benefits of the bioloo. The system leaves pathogen-free water as effluent that can be re-used. For large bio-tanks, methane can be collected and used. These can be installed anywhere, without specification of land type, terrain, distance, etc. We see bio-toilets as a true panacea to many of India's sanitation woes.
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Sustainable lifestyles among rural families in Zimbabwe: Small-scale conservation farming to change lifestyles in Africa and beyond
The objective is to promote sustainable farming, living and climate change adaptation in rural areas through capacity-building activities and the organization of self-support groups. The project will train farmers in nutrition (i.e. what foods they can eat and how food can be prepared differently) while also training them in how to grow additional crops.
SCRIPT (Sustainable Consumption and Recycling Interventions for Paper and Textiles) for Reducing Urban Climate Footprints
The project aims to achieve sustainable usage of paper and textiles through awareness-raising and education on increasing the lifecycle of these materials. An operational framework for the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recover & Recycle) will be set up, together with micro-enterprises for paper and textile waste recycling, to ensure alternative livelihoods for women waste workers.
Direct use of geothermal energy for the promotion of sustainable production model in rural areas in Chile: Implementation of pilot projects in firewood drying and greenhouses for agricultural farming
The objective is to test the potential of geothermal energy to reduce GHG and local pollutant emissions in one of the most polluted regions of Chile. The pilot will involve the local community in the design, installation and management of a heating system with a geothermal heat pump for firewood drying, and a connected greenhouse that will harness the energy losses of the dryer to produce vegetables.
Upscaling Sound Food Waste Management Practices through Youth and Community Education in Schools and Institute of Higher Learning - Malaysia
The project aims to ignite the behavioural transition to responsible food consumption and preparation, reducing food waste, as well as improving source separation and composting of food waste. Activities include the development of tools and materials for responsible food consumption, preparation and waste management, which will eventually allow for replicability in the future. The project covers different target sectors such as households, schools, and the hospitality industry.
This project aims at mobilizing music talents across the ten regions of Cameroon to develop creative and educational content in the form of music, with participants competing for the “Cameroon Green Music Award”. The objective here is to eventually influence lifestyles and contribute to environmental sustainability. The winner will be endorsed as a music ambassador for the environment, and will work with implementing partners to promote using music for the environment in Cameroon and beyond.
The main objective is to raise awareness of consumerism and sustainability among educators and students of several municipal and state primary public schools, as well as their respective communities. The intended results are training courses for educators, reaching five municipal districts in five geographical regions: Belém, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Salvador and São Paulo.
We are developing a platform that provides science-based, clear, comparable and complete information on the sustainability of fast-moving consumer goods in order to empower consumers and enable them to make well informed, sustainable decisions. Additionally, by generating more informed and educated consumers, the platform intends to incentive and guide producers on improving the sustainability standard of their products.
Participants will learn about the global and regional SCP agendas, the international and national commitments towards SCP, and receive practical examples of different concepts, approaches, tools and indicators for SCP.
Los participantes podrán aprender más sobre la agenda global y regional de CPS y los compromisos internacionales y nacionales, así como tener ejemplos prácticos sobre los diferentes conceptos, enfoques, y herramientas e indicadores
The volume of natural resources traded globally has increased over 60% since the turn of the century, reflecting and reinforcing new economic and geopolitical realities and bringing new environmental and social challenges – as well as opportunities. Now everyone can explore these fast-evolving dynamics through Chatham House’s comprehensive and accessible data and insights into resource trade.
China Sustainable Consumption Research Program — Consumer Awareness and Behaviour Change in Sustainable Consumption
A project supported by the 10YFP Trust Fund, under the 10YFP Consumer Information Programme.
Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) receives increasing attention from policy makers and society in China. The Research Programme aims at identifying new opportunities for promoting sustainable consumption in China especially in the retail sector. It has three outcomes, 1) Research Report on Consumer Information; 2) Guidelines for Retailers towards sustainable consumption; 3) Guidelines for Retailers on Responsible Sourcing of Seafood Products
Nuestro Manual de Compras Eficientes y Sustentables persigue el logro del ODS12 situando al ODS4 como hito del proceso. Sin educación no hay acción.
Las bases para el desarrollo del Manual en el año 2014-2015 el logro de la Agenda 2030; Normas Internacionales y la Norma Británica BS 8903.
Nuestro Manual contempla 4 etapas de la cadena de valor:
- Evaluación de proveedores:
- Evaluación de los productos/servicios
- Metodología de Compra
- Seguimiento y Evaluación
Funded by the 10YFP Trust Fund and developed by Oxford Brookes University, Development Alternatives Group, TERI and UN-HABITAT, this two year research project seeks to promote sustainability in terms of environmental performance, affordability and social inclusion as an integrated part of social housing in India. The project will develop a Decision Support Tool (DST) that will provide guidelines at the conceptual stage of housing projects to enable the adoption of sustainable building .
Supported by the 10YFP SBC Trust Fund and developed by UN-Habitat, CRAterre-ENSAG, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Cambridge, SHERPA will be a free sustainable housing design tool and will be a forum for discussing what sustainable housing means in the 21st century. The tool is being tested and applied by the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme, Yaam Solidaritè (Burkina Faso) and Architecture sans Frontièrs Nepal. The software itself is being developed by Aptivate, UK.
Livening arid and semi-arid rangeland ecosystems using livestock in Zimbabwe: Rehabilitation of degraded rangelands for poverty eradication and sustainable livelihoods in rural ecologies
The Njeremoto Biodiversity Institute (NBI)integrates land and livestock management in its teaching. The organization strives for water and land restoration, productive crop fields, and raising healthy animals. NBI promotes community mobilization as something that is done by the community rather than for the community.
Traditional Rangers/Livestock Farmers Osmond encourages livestock farmers to adopt a collective land management system to improve productivity and halt desertification.