Emirates, which flies daily direct from Lusaka to Dubai and Harare, has announced the recipients of its ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ initiative, which provides funding for not-for profit environmental organisations in developing countries.
Globally, more than 400 organisations were nominated for the initiative by passengers, Emirates’ social media network, universities, environmental and conservation organisations and the general public. Applications came from countries across the Emirates network and beyond, and spanned environmental initiatives such as animal, land and tree conservation, biogas, environmental research, and green transportation. The applications were of such a high standard that Emirates has awarded the funding to three separate projects.
The successful projects address a diverse range of issues from fuel-efficient cooking in Malawi, eco-villages and sustainable farming practices in Pakistan, and a conversion of Manila’s iconic ‘jeepneys’ into battery-operated versions that reduce emissions in the city.
“We are acutely aware of the everyday challenges faced by many communities around the world. ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ aims to assist some of those communities in the places we serve, to improve their environmental conditions and livelihoods. The three projects that we are supporting through ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ embody attributes that resonate strongly with us at Emirates,” said Will Löfberg – Emirates’ Vice President – International, Government and Environment Affairs. “They are innovative in their approach to sustainability and green technology, and are dedicated to ensuring that their communities will benefit from enhanced opportunities and a clean environment.”
One of the recipients of ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ funding:
Ripple Africa – Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cook stove project, Malawi
Ripple Africa focuses on environment, education and healthcare in the Nkhata Bay District of Malawi. The Changu Changu Moto (Fast, Fast Fire) stove is a positive alternative to traditional three stone open fires. It is simple and low cost, with a low tech sustainable structure that is sourced entirely from local materials. This stove reduces deforestation in the local area, as well as greatly reducing the direct inhalation of smoke.
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Gillian Langmead; Langmead & Baker Ltd
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