Here we aim at building resilient communities by engaging people in increasing biodiversity and conservation of natural resources in communities where livelihoods are threatened by the impacts of climate change. Our interventions are:
1. Green energy for villages. Here we improve access to clean, safe and sustainable renewable energy for lighting, cooking and business operations. We promote affordable solar energy products in off-grid communities of Lwengo district. These products provide clean lighting, phone charging options and running of small businesses in communities we work with. We also promote improved cookstoves made from locally available materials and are environmental friendly. The use of renewable energy and efficient cook stoves reduces the amount of Carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere and reduces pressure put on natural resources for firewood respectively.
2. Eco-schools. This intervention aims at engaging young people in acquiring practical skills in conserving the environment to make them stewards of nature. Through outdoor learning methods, pupils and students get first-hand knowledge and brainstorm methods to protect the environment. This transforms their schools and communities into more productive and livable environments for better learning.
How it works
Every household gets a Green Villages kit that has 2 fruit trees, a solar lighting device, an eco-stove, and assorted vegetable seeds.