Transition of Shelters – Portable Emergency Shelter

Migratation of refugess are indeed a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a Society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. It affects both physically and mentally. It also causes health and safety […]

Habitat for Humanity helps Haiti

Three years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. Habitat for Humanity was able to help more than 200,000 people. Just recently the “Jimmy Carter Project 2012” took place. Though recovery has been slow and arduous, progress is visible in the new community of Santo.  In February 2012, 155 families moved from […]

Green Container International Aid

Green Container International Aid is responding to the crisis in Haiti and Chile with a long-term rebuilding plan that will design, develop and implement community centers, schools, and sustainable housing from the donation of shipping containers to be reconditioned and repurposed.

Solar Kiosk

The world’s first solar powered kiosk is helping developing nations to develop renewable energy while growing sustainable small business. This solar powered kiosk, designed by GRAFT Architects of Germany, opened in Lake Langano, Ethiopia. The small store provides local residents access to goods and offers power for battery charging. The kiosk has photovoltaic panels on […]

Turning Hydropower into Light – ES Pipe Waterwheel

The ES Pipe Waterwheel is a tool that utilizes hydropower generated from regular water taps by converting it to energy. The waterwheel works in the same way as a mini turbine does, the waterwheel pipe connects to a regular water pipe, as water runs, the turbines turn and generate energy. This energy is used to […]

Pallet House

21 years of civil war has left 1.5 million people in Somalia internally displaced. Pallet House is an inexpensive, efficient and easily assembled shelter for people displaced by natural or man-made disasters. A pallet structure can evolve from an emergency shelter into a permanent home with the addition of locally available materials such as, mud, plaster, concrete […]

Earthbag building solutions

EarthKaya is dedicated in providing low cost, low impact, earth bag building solutions in South Africa. Less time, less impact, less cost. In a world where organic agriculture is more expensive than traditional crops, solar panels are often costly to install and electric cars are inconvenient to run, many people may be reluctant to ‘go […]

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