In nearly 10 years, Uruguayan social enterprise Eco-Ser has provided sustainable menstrual products, services and training materials in their native country. Their launch of the Menstrupedia Comic in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has sparked a groundbreaking interest in breaking period taboos in familiar and community settings but at state-levels, other dynamics are taking place.
On World Bee Day 2021, we want to highlight the work of The New York Bee Sanctuary. We spoke with Founder Angell Deer on carrying out sustainable practices for pollinators in one of the world’s megacities.
After a fraudulent volunteer program exchange in Guatemala, two young female entrepreneurs launched Mujeres de la Luna, a sustainable tourism project seeking to provide better economic opportunities to rural women in Santa Cruz La Laguna.
Environmental issues are beginning to take the driver’s seat in different parts of the world. Some countries’ sustainable efforts are carried out through government while others can count on the nonprofit sector. Similar to other nations in the Global South, in Chile citizens unite and work together without the need of being legally recognized as an environmental group.
Water preservation is considered the best way to help us prepare if and before climate change gets any worse. Though many nations are enforcing certain practices through government efforts and the work of nonprofit organizations, some, like Puerto Rico, lack the programs and funding to make any progress.