Fancy a tour through old gang territory topped off with a Mojito? Great model rehabilitates ex-gang members in Panama, with opportunities for employment or entrepreneurship. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
This sustainable business startup by Amazon indigenous group not only provides local income, but also looks out for illegal mining activity. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Although the focus of Urban Farm is currently on kits to help people get their own agriculture projects started in downtown Dublin, the hope is that it can be much larger. For example, creating mushroom farms in the heart of the city using coffee waste from its hundreds of cafes. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
This is a lovely initiative, bringing together local activism and crowdfunding to improve neighbourhoods. From community gardens to social justice, it helps galvanise people and money to get projects going. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Startup Ogden is providing working space and investment to help local businesses grow. Funded initially by the university and city, it’s aim is to be sustainable, and plough back profits into the community. Nice model. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
This startup goes to farmers who have excess produce, and links them to local (likely well-heeled) suburbanites who want to eat local food. Great match, satisfies a need, stops waste, and reduces the environmental hazards of moving food. Good luck to them. A model that surely could be replicated in a lot of places. See original article …
In Edinburgh, the town’s 3 main universities are collaborating to help support SMEs with a low-carbon focus. 200 products and services have emerged in the last 5 years. See original article …
Sustainable houses with recycled furniture in Jericho. Love what these Palestinian architects are doing. Mud, vision, history and necessity. See more here.
Here’s a great role model for city mayors. Seoul’s mayor provides funding for no less than 72 startups focused on sustainability for the city. See more here.
Starting with Ecaudor, Project Latitude is sourcing sustainable local materials, employing local staff, and sending all sale proceeds back to the local community that inspired the products to build a local workshop. What a neat model! See more here.