Environment
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The ecosystems in which we live provide us with the critical air, food, water, shelter, and materials we rely on. From health and wellness to sustainable development, respecting and protecting our environment is critical. Resolution Fellows are working on ways to keep the ecosystems we treasure clean, safe, and accessible for generations to come.

The ecosystems in which we live provide us with the critical air, food, water, shelter, and materials we rely on. From health and wellness to sustainable development, respecting and protecting our environment is critical. Resolution Fellows are working on ways to keep the ecosystems we treasure clean, safe, and accessible for generations to come.

Explore A New Language Project

Rejoice Dufe is launching the Explore a New Language Project. Explore a New Language Project is introducing a mobile language lab and a language center to provide English, French, and Spanish language training to orphans in Accra, Ghana so that they can build confidence and skills, and improve their prospects for higher education and employment.

The Flow Initiative

The Flow Initiative will provide education about menstruation and reusable sanitary pads for impoverished girls in Zimbabwe. The educational program will de-stigmatize the issue of menstruation and will promote the use of a sustainable and eco-friendly solution.

The Cacao Project

The Cacao Project is an initiative which provides participating farmers of San Fernando with cacao seedlings (a long-term, resilient crop which provides them with a considerable income after three years and will be productive for up to 20-25 years), and short term crops such as bok choy, okra, and pumpkins (which will be productive after 19-30 days) to intercrop with the cacao. The produce is sold to the Cacao Project Organization, which then sells it to international buyers. Farmers are paid a fair wage and better positioned for sustainable success.

Aeo

In summer 2017, Xiaoyue Gong founded Aeo to safeguard the health of Chinese urban residents against ubiquitous particulate air pollution by raising awareness of invisible indoor air pollution and empowering people to take informed actions to protect themselves. Aeo wearable air quality sensors not only inform people of the air quality of their exact location but also document their cumulative daily exposure to particulate air pollution. The huge amount of data collected will be crowdsourced into an Aeo mobile app that provides information and access to cleaner air to a much larger population.

MiaMira

"Aaron" Tsz Ki Lit is the founder of MiaMira in Hong Kong. MiaMira is a fashion brand that celebrates the beauty and diversity of life underwater through garments and accessories inspired the patterns, shapes, and colors of marine animals. Using sustainable eco-fabric for the apparel raises awareness of marine biodiversity and conservation issues, while a portion of all profits will go to marine conservation efforts.

Aaron Tsz Ki Lit

Aaron Lit is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer who aims to raise awareness of marine biodiversity and motivate conservation through social entrepreneurship. He is the author and photographer of “Watercolor”, a book featuring the creatures of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Through his social venture MiaMira, he wishes to use fashion made from ecofabric as a medium to spotlight the wonders of sea life and promote conscious consumerism. After graduating from the French International School of Hong Kong, he is currently studying Economics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College, USA.

The Rainmaker Enterprise

James Thuch Madhier, from South Sudan, is the founder of The Rainmaker Enterprise. Using a solar powered pump and well, James will build a farm with micro drip irrigation to grow livestock feed and collect water. These will then be sold to family farmers in the northwestern city of Wau at modest prices to help them nourish their livestock in the dry season, increase livestock sale prices, and reduce resource scarcity and conflict in the region.

MealFlour

MealFlour is a social enterprise that trains communities with high rates of chronic malnutrition how to build and maintain environmentally sustainable mealworm farms, and how to turn mealworms into a protein-rich powder. The participants in the trainings can incorporate the protein powder into existing local staple foods or sell the powder in local markets and bakeries for an additional source of income. MealFlour currently works in Guatemala, which has the world’s fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition.

Sulav Urja

Raunak Thakur is the founder of Sulav Urja, a social venture bringing biogas to rural households in Nepal. Through her venture, Raunak will provide households in rural Nepal with a biogas digester to help generate biofuel from organic household waste. Sulav Urja will reduce the harmful effects associated with indoor burning of firewood, reduce deforestation, and economically empower the households living in this village.

Wetland Furniture

Irfanda Odytia & Karina Nur Arumsari founded Wetland Furniture, also in Indonesia, to harvest water hyacinths and empower unemployed women to learn how to build furniture from this freely available resource. The team will provide the women with resources, training, and designs, as well as a generous profit-sharing structure. Wetland Furniture also has a distribution deal with the largest retailer in Indonesia.

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