Currently planning to bring together a group of ten people in my village to teach them better ways of using and conserving energy without resorting to tree cutting for firewood. My plan is to teach the men and women how to make brichetes which can be dried and store more heat over a longer period. In a country where trees are being depleted for charcoal the key worry is what will be the future of the next generation be without trees. Obviously breathing will be affected and lifespans will be shorter.
I'm Haroutioun Derderian from Aleppo, Syria. After "Active citizen" workshop which organized by The Syria Trust for Development, I have started thinking about an old idea I had before which is building wind generator in the poor villages.
Through giving the farmers there a cheap electricity instead of an expensive diesel will reflect on the cost of there agricultural crops, which mean more money to their pockets!
For now, "Chispito" wind generator is the best choice for us as it cheap and easy to be built, and we are trying to improve it to be suitable to our wind!
Having started lobbying in 2007 I have been instrumental in starting the conversation on the need for an energy policy in the Cayman Islands. I prepared a comprehensive report for the government in 2009 which has led to a national energy policy in 2012. The Legislative Assemply has now approved net metering and is planning a massive solar energy initiative.
As an engineer I am fighting a a battle for cheap and green energy in a sleepy town Al-Ruseifa in The Hashemite kingdom of Jordan .
I have just submitted a plan to Jordan River Foundation run by HRH Queen Rania Al Abdullah through its CEO Valentina Qussisiya that guarantees powerful economics of empowerment that meets multiple goals especially joblessness and poverty but also reversing deficits simultaneously.
It would be a most fitting tool to you for which I can volunteer to cooperate with you.
Your program may be good but my position that the rules have changed in the possibility at all of reversing poverty and climate change amongst other related matters including energy and economics of development, disparate but connected .
and I would be happy to be the first to formulate the prerequisite action teams on ground levels to establish fundamentals and the results for a new innovative plan as described.
I love volunteering! It makes me feel good about myself because I know that I am making a difference. I mostly volunteer in the community. Things such as cooking for homeless shelters, working at food banks and fixing an old house in the neighborhood are some of the things I have done. Even the smallest things have a big impact. I really hope we can get more people to volunteer and make our world a better place!
I work with farmers in the north east of Haiti and together we are building a dependable and sustainable farm economy - a challenge in an area that only gets 500-600mm of rain per year. We follow the Haitian proverb, "a spider has eight legs and even if it loses one it can keep on walking". One of our eight legs is an energy crop known as Jatropha, which the farmers make into biodiesel and soap. Where it is too dry to grow vegetables all year, Jatropha gives the farmers a dependable cash income to live on.