Biodigester Toilets for Sanitation and Energy Solutions
The goal is to create an ecosystem conducive to the sustainable production,
distribution and outreach of biodigester toilets, to address the lack
of sanitation and provide households with a cost-effective form of energy.
Since 2009, the 'Tugeda Tude fo Tumoro' project has worked to engage women and men from 50 communities across five Solomon Island provinces impacted by logging, to contribute towards more inclusive and environmentally sustainable communities.
Kratie Province in Cambodia is prone to a range of natural
resource challenges, yet its residents
have low knowledge regarding preparation and adaptation. This project has
introduced an integrated approach to
Live & Learn Environmental Education is a non-profit, non-government organisation which promotes greater understanding and action toward human and environmental sustainability through education and dialogue building.
Tropical Cyclone PAM has
devastated Vanuatu and caused unprecedented harm to already vulnerable and
exposed communities around the islands. Rural population has been affected the
most. Live & Learn was among the first to head out to the field in order to
gather first-hand information from affected communities regarding their
priority needs in the aftermath of the cyclone.
Live & Learn Vanuatu: Delivering emergency supply of water to communities in need. Households identified lack of clean water as their main concern. Most of their water tanks have been damaged or destroyed by the cyclone and wells contaminated. Many people, including women and children, are forced to walk, in the sun, for more than half an hour one way to reach freshwater. Some are so desperate they boil and drink seawater. It is easy to imagine how happy they are each day to see us. Plastic bottles, buckets, tea pots are coming from all directions. People gather around the truck and shared their stories with us. Spirits are high, and for a brief moment problems are forgotten. Therefore, while filling up buckets and bottles, our WASH officers also use this opportunity to remind people, young and old, about the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation practices during these difficult times. However, time is limited, because our water tank gets empty “too soon”. Nevertheless, we always drive off smiling, knowing that we have helped many people. And that we will help many more tomorrow. That is what we do, that is why we are here.