Director of GenerationNow Movement and the Earth's Call Foundation, Eugene Cussons had participated in the Icarus Trophy Challange 2018, in the longest distance powered paragliding race in the world.
This race happened for the first time on the African continent this year!
Eugene participated in the Race Division of the Icarus Trophy Challenge. In the Race Division, pilots must fly unsupported and cross the finish line first in order to win. Pilots must remain unassisted for the entire challenge – either by flying or by walking. However, they can use ”open access” support, meaning anything that the average person can access on the route. Should they acquire help from locals near their landing spot they can.
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At the Earth's Call Foundation, we believe that in order to change the future, we have to start with the children and education is the key. Our COO, Chris Daniel, takes this to heart. He is the author of Bongi's Quest and the illustrations by Jo Daniel.
During a recent educational visit with certain schools, and in association with Rotary Club in White River. Chris and his team went about educating the Camp Quality Children on sustainable tourism and the inside scoop behind what is fueling the rhino poaching epidemic. By informing the younger generations about the plight of the Rhino's, we hope to achieve a sustainable future where all generations work together to save our planet.
Let’s Trade Goods is a safe social platform for children to trade their unwanted goods for items/goods they want. With using LTG children have a safe and convenient way to trade their wares with friends they know or with new friends they are going to make!
A world without money is unthinkable, but yet it is possible! Eons ago mankind did not have the monetary system we now use today. In fact, our monetary system is based on a form of battering and trading, exchanging money for products & possessions that we desire. In a modern day environment, the challenges facing a pure trade system without money will actually be less.
The world, in general, has lost faith in the financial institutions and its markets as most of it is governed by the elites and world powers leaving the majority of the population very vulnerable to currency fluctuations and overvalued market prices, rising banking costs and possible financial crashes. Investing in commodities such as property, gold, and diamonds, with a tangible value, has become a safer option for many.
Now we have technology which gives us a platform to connect with many people instantly. It enables us to find new owners for our used possessions with a click of a button!
The toy box is full of items that are no longer played with and your child’s wallet or piggy bank is empty. Thank goodness you can solve both issues with the using the Let’s Trade Goods Barter website! You’ll be one proud parent when you see your child assigning a value to unwanted items and trading with other Let’s Trade Goods members. They’ll want to keep toys and things in good condition, so they may trade them later on for maximum value. Keeping your items in great condition will allow them to have nicer things in the future!
South Africa – Startup
Safe and efficient cookstoves for schools
Louise Williamson’s Mashesha cook stove directly improves the lives of thousands of women and children in rural schools and drastically reduces lung disease among women cooks. The Mashesha (“fast cooking”) stove is the signature product of Sustainability Professionals. The company, founded by the South African entrepreneur hopes to reach all 11,500 rural schools in South Africa, and an additional 9 million households still cooking on traditional stoves.
The Presidential Jury marvelled that Louise, “Demonstrated a passion for helping schools prepare hot meals and help women who prepare these meals. Many women face health challenges because of year-long exposure to open fire. This entrepreneur invented an affordable, safe and environmentally friendly solution which consumes half of the fuel.” Louise is passionate about community health and sustainability and “aims to improve the quality of life for impoverished communities” with affordable cookstoves and reliable fuel. She developed the Mashesha to “solve cooking needs for rural schools and communities.”
In South Africa, schools are tasked with the challenge of feeding every student. Provided with food, schools are not provided with stoves or fuel. Schools and their female cooks bear the burden of cooking on inefficient and unhealthy stoves. The mashesha reduces wood consumption by over 50%. And, the smokeless stoves prevent women and students from breathing in toxic smoke.
With ZAR1,225,360.00 to boost production, Louise hopes to scale throughout the region. She says “70% of Sub-Saharan Africa relies on wood fuel to meet their daily energy requirements.” And, most of these are cooking on inefficient stoves, causing hours of wasted time and even premature death. With mashesha, this bleak reality will soon change.
Based on the successful Cleantech Open Accelerator, the initiative aims to spur local innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste to energy, and water efficiency; maximizing every participant‟s chances of being successful in the programme and raising their probability of achieving sustainable commercial success.