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La Platjeta – the future of fishing may lie in its past.

You have probably heard of veggie baskets -  but have you ever heard of a fish basket? (See our post on Fish Box for more on this). The initiative “La Platjeta”, based in Barcelona, Spain, delivers fish baskets, fresh from the sea, to their clients. The peculiarity of their model is that species other than the ones the market dictates are targeted: La Platjeta has specialised in seasonal fish and species [...]

2018-01-09T09:54:04+00:00europe, fish|Comments Off on La Platjeta – the future of fishing may lie in its past.

Project Tamar

Project Tamar is a marine conservation centre in Brazil that is internationally recognised marine conservation programme that involves coastal communities directly in its socio-ecological research and activities. The primary mission of the Tamar, is research, conservation and management of the five species of sea turtles that occur in Brazil, all threatened with extinction. It protects about 1 100km of turtle habitat in 25 locations across 9 Brazilian states. Project Tamar was [...]

2015-10-01T15:45:00+00:00Brazil, Conservation|Comments Off on Project Tamar

Projecto Tamera

Tamera is a peace research village with the goal of becoming "a self-sufficient, sustainable and replicable communitarian model for nonviolent cooperation and cohabitation between humans, animals, nature, and Creation for a future of peace for all." It is also often called a "healing biotope," which literally translated simply means a place where life lives. In Tamera, however, "healing biotope" is also described as a "greenhouse of trust", "an acupuncture point of peace", [...]

2015-09-28T14:21:00+00:00community, europe, sustainable living|Comments Off on Projecto Tamera

Fish Box

The Fish Box scheme is a group of UK initiatives that brings sustainably caught, fresh fish right to your doorstep.  Fish comes straight from the landing site direct to your door and apart from having access to fresh fish, you also get to know the different landing sites and boats and are also assured that it is caught sustainably. There seem to be an overwhelming abundance of these schemes in [...]

2015-09-27T16:26:23+00:00Food system, Social-Ecological Seeds|Comments Off on Fish Box

Refugees Welcome

Refugees Welcome has been described as Air BnB for refugees. It is a site that aims to connect refugees with people who have spare rooms to let in their apartments/houses. It was started by a couple Mareike Geiling and Jonas Kakoschke in Berlin, initially to host refugees in Germany and Austria, but it is branching out into other EU countries. It is essentially a platform that enables ordinary people to help out with [...]

2015-09-02T16:14:24+00:00europe, Social Seeds|Comments Off on Refugees Welcome

Five Feet

Five-Feet.org aims to initiate gatherings large and small "at the tide" (along beaches and tidal lowlands) around the globe to connect everyday people with the coming realities of sea level rise. Five feet (or 1.5 meters) has been chosen as a benchmark, because it is a measure easily judged using human stature as a guide. The goal is to use these Five-Feet Moments as a learning tool to engage everyday [...]

2015-08-28T12:19:23+00:00sea-level rise|Comments Off on Five Feet

Tyisa Nabanye

Tyisa Nabanye is a non-profit urban agriculture organisation growing organic food on the slopes of Signal Hill in Cape Town, seeking to improve food security, promote sustainable livelihoods and create employment for their members. Started in 2013 by a group of urban farmers from the townships around Cape Town, Tyisa Nabanye, which means "feed the others" in Xhosa, is an urban garden based on the principles of permaculture. The team [...]

2015-08-13T17:02:56+00:00Food system, Skills Development|Comments Off on Tyisa Nabanye


How important is skills development around biodiversity conservation in the good anthropocene? Greenmatter is an initiative aiming to drive transformation in graduate level skills for biodiversity conservation in South Africa. In 2010, the South African government’s Economic Cluster convened the first Green Economy Summit, to map out a green growth pathway that creates jobs while reducing pollution and using South Africa’s natural resources wisely. There was growing recognition that economic growth cannot [...]

2015-05-15T09:33:38+00:00Skills Development, Social-Ecological Seeds|Comments Off on Greenmatter

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 was established as a national project of the Goedgedacht Trust in July 2007 in South Africa. The name comes from an aim to effect a 90% change by South Africans in how they engage with earth systems by the year 2030.

2015-04-10T15:06:14+00:00Social-Ecological Seeds|Comments Off on Project 90 by 2030

Oranjezicht City Farm

Local residents from the Oranjezicht community in Cape Town's city bowl came together in 2012 to transform an open area in their neighbourhood from a disused lot attracting criminal activity into a vibrant urban farm where community members grow their own food. In addition, people from all over the city can participate by volunteering as farm helpers, and people are encouraged to assist the farm by contributing their kitchen waste [...]

2015-03-16T13:50:52+00:00Food, Social-Ecological Seeds|Comments Off on Oranjezicht City Farm
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