Hyderabad, Pakistan used to be known as the city of windcatchers, but today these traditional ventilation devices are hard to find – but not impossible.
A Common Tomorrow is a student project I helped develop that shows how permaculture and knowledge sharing across cultures can improve lives in rural Kenya.
What do architecture, sustainability and travel have in common? How did I get involved with these topics and how did this lead to the creation of this blog?
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Preservation of culture and a women’s coffee cooperative are two grassroots projects by the members of La Laguna indigenous community in Nicaragua.
Sonati is a Nicaraguan NGO that is fighting environmental problems through education, community outreach and recycling parks built with reused waste.
A new tourism cooperative in Rio Chiquito, El Salvador gives the locals a chance to benefit from tourism on a new level – thanks to affordable cob construction.
Toni Rüttimann is an independent humanitarian bridge builder whose pedestrian bridges have changed the lives of two million people.
Mayan Families is a non-profit organization that works with community development and poverty alleviation in indigenous communities in rural Guatemala.
Water Works is a project in Guatemala that is improving access to clean drinking water in impoverished rural areas with ceramic filters.
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When used correctly, bamboo is a material that has the potential to improve lives, boost local economies and contribute to environmental sustainability.
Elegant water management strategies made the rise of the ancient Maya possible, but did it also make them vulnerable to climate change and collapse?
Long Way Home is a non-profit that is creating new skills, employment and awareness by building a vocational school out of waste and natural materials.
Maya Pedal is a Guatemalan NGO that is upcycling old bicycles into pedal-powered machines that make manual labour and daily tasks easier without electricity.