Towards Life. Dragonflies decrease poverty. A township food garden cleans the water in your taps. Reserves without fences reduce poaching. The South African UNESCO Biosphere Reserves combine the contradictory to create solutions to social development and environmental preservation.
Sometimes the biggest solutions are closer than we think. A group of Mexican scientists have found a way to replace imported soya in animal feed with a combination of local, sustainable, and drought-resistant plants. The impact is social, environmental, economic and global. But it faces challenges.
The Social Impact Toolkit is a structured multi-media repository of useful information, tools and indicators to help understand social impact and outcomes associated with the work of Community Food Businesses.It can also be considered a framework to assist in understanding how social impact can be achieved, and to visualise the various pathways that can be followed to both instigate and evidence impact at the community scale.
The Atuel River rises in the Argentine Andes and disappears into the desert. Its precarious and threatened existence supports the lives and livelihoods of 100’000’s of people. The 1201 Project became the first people to journey the entire of the navigable Atuel river bearing witness to a pressured ecosystem and the stories and solutions that the people who live along it share.
Honeybees are facing many threats including habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation; non-native species and diseases; pollution, including pesticides; and climate change. Air pollution could also have an impact but it has been the subject of little research. This project aims to understand the effect of air pollution on honeybee health and productivity.