EarthShare members are based, and primarily work in the US, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make big impacts in other countries. Here are some ways our member groups are fostering environmental stewardship everywhere from Argentina to Zambia.
Improving Transportation in Brazil
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is developing a comprehensive sustainable urban mobility plan in Brazil that will improve access to transit and foster sustainable development. Already, ITDP has helped bolster the Brazillian government’s support of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT riders get the convenience of a rail system without rails: by using buses that have dedicated lanes, fare collection in station platforms and priority at traffic signals. ITDP supports low-impact transportation systems like these around the world.
Stopping Polluting Gold Mining Practices in Turkey
Earthworks’ No Dirty Gold campaign encourages retailers to stop sourcing precious metals from corporations with polluting mining practices in places like Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Canada, Indonesia, the United States, and Norway. Major stores like Target and Cartier have signed onto Earthworks “Golden Rules” to call for mining companies to abide by social, environmental, and human rights criteria.
Protecting Wild Places in Canada
Planning a Low-Carbon Future in China
Inspiring Future Environmental Stewards in Rwanda
Saving Coral Reefs and Fisheries in Oceana
Coral bleaching due to warming ocean water has the potential to destroy the resources that have been providing Palauans in Micronesia with food and resources for over 3000 years. The Nature Conservancy, the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) and a network of conservation professionals have been monitoring Palau's reefs since 1998 in order to make coral reef conservation efforts more effective.
Supporting Sustainable Farmers in Honduras
Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has worked with families in rural farming communities in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama since 1997 to help them overcome poverty and preserve tropical forests. In that time, these families have planted over 3 million trees! In Honduras, nearly 200 families are abandoning conventional slash-and-burn farming in favor of sustainable agriculture. Not only is the transition helping the environment, the families are better off too: In the last six months, they’ve increased their average agricultural income by more than 15%.
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