The winners of the IDB-FEMSA Award are RENAR Green Strategy, in the Water category; Zhana Solutions, in the Sanitation category; and Dipterra, in the Solid Waste category. The winner of the Ideas into Action Award is The Closing the Gap Project, presented by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM). The festival of innovation in water, sanitation, and solid waste has revealed … [Read more...] about The most innovative solutions: Meet the winners of the IDB-FEMSA and Ideas into Action Awards
The "Green Province", or “Provincia Verde” as it is popularly known in Ecuador, is located on the northwestern coast of the country and its beaches are undoubtedly one of its main attractions. In addition to the canton of Esmeraldas and its main city, Esmeraldas, with its important port, the Green Province includes also the canton of Atacames, famous its "coco loco" (typical … [Read more...] about The sixth element: 5 lessons learned for project success, plus some magic
Earth has enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed (Mahatma Gandhi) Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. Mother earth. The Incas also recognized the Pachamama, as fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting, embodied the mountains, and caused earthquakes. She was … [Read more...] about What have we done with Earth?
... and 5 other New Year’s resolutions on how to save water. Looking at cases of drought like the one currently affecting Bolivia, it's amazing (and unacceptable) how much water we waste. According to the U.S. Geological Service (USGS), in a typical American family, each person in a household uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day. The Washington Post claims that some 40 … [Read more...] about IN ORDER TO SAVE WATER, I SHOWER AT THE GYM
I am Italian. I am a man. I go to the bathroom. Do I always wash my hands after my morning duties? Of course I do! I am a diligent clean person! I mean, OBVIOUSLY when I just pee and I do not get pee on my hands, once in awhile I may just skip it. And sure, if I am in a rush to work, I may just rinse them quickly… but water “cleans it all”, right? This is so, so wrong. There … [Read more...] about OUCH! MY MOBILE PHONE MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH FECAL MATTER