Stella Nyambura Mbau, PhD, a native Kenyan, has studied climate resilience in the context of rural sub-Sahara Africa. She will be presenting the ideas in this article at COP27 climate conference in Egypt. At Abundant Earth Foundation, Stella is a project coordinator working on Agroforestry Regeneration Communities (ARC). Learn more about ARC at https://agroforestryrc.org.
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Sometimes, less is more.
Having 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be overwhelming and ineffective. The success of many of the goals is entirely dependent on the success of others, and to separate them individually distorts the reality of the interconnectedness of the goals. To make the SDGs more digestible, effective, and appealing, we propose condensing them into 6 Groups. By having the same amount of goals, but with manageable categorization, it will be easier to communicate specific visions of what needs to be done and how to do it.
Permayouth Ambassador Crew Debut New Song Entitled Water
The Permayouth in Kakuma Refugee Camp has shared this amazing new song with the world. It’s their own music and lyrics. Young director Sumaili Nyange has become a local permaculture teacher working with the wonderful Sakina Kiriba and is a member of the Permaculture Education Institute
Join Forces, Use Mushrooms to Protect Waterways from Toxic Wildfire RunoffAfter a devastating wildfire season, a grassroots coalition of neighbors and community organizations has come together to protect ecosystems and waterways around Santa Cruz County. CoRenewal, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on ecological restoration and bioremediation research, is organizing an innovative study on solutions to address this urgent environmental and public health issue. In addition to their research, CoRenewal has joined forces with the Resource Conservation Department as well as with local groups like the Wildfire Protectors Corps and Santa Cruz Relief to coordinate workdays with teams of volunteers.
We Can All Live Lives That Have A Safety Net
“How we stand with the weak is more important than how we sit with the strong.” This quote was part of the grand prize-winning application for Abundant Earth’s inaugural Youth in Permaculture Prize, submitted by Millicent Anyango. This saying kept repeating in my mind recently, as I watched the play “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” at the Arcata Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the redwoods of Northern California.
Increased Resilience Against Fire
“If only you could see the picture of abundance, the potential of paradise that I see.” These are the words spoken by the renowned permaculturist and regenerative land designer, Sepp Holzer, when he first visited the community of Tamera in southern Portugal in 2007.