Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of our human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and means of development. Forests account for 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, providing vital habitats for millions of species and important sources for clean air and water; as well as being crucial for combating climate change.
Today we are seeing unprecedented land degradation, and the loss of arable land at 30 to 35 times the historical rate. Drought and desertification is also on the rise each year, amounting to the loss of 12 million hectares and affects poor communities globally. Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 percent are extinct and 22 percent are at risk of extinction.
The SDGs aim to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands and mountains by 2020. Halting deforestation is also vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage.
They deliver cardboard cribs to vulnerable families to provide a comfortable and safe space to protect babies.
Youth of El Charco, Nariño, substituted illicit crops for regional exotic fruits to commercialize.
Promoting tourism in areas affected by conflict, as scenarios of reconciliation and construction of
A system which traps mist and humidity and turns them into drinking water, providing a solution for vulnerable communities.
La Fontaine School provides quality bilingual education to underprivileged boys and girls.
With materials from their environment, they create art so that youth may develop creativity.
Rehabilitation kit for children with cerebral palsy, with a patent.
Association of demobilized combatants in the process of reincorporating to civilian life, who traded arms for agriculture.
They lead the strengthening and articulation of a community for ecotourism, as a strategy for sustainable and inclusive development.
They promote the enterprising spirit of native communities so that they create their own business models.
They transform cocoa into chocolate and derived products as an alternative of economic development in Montes de María.
They provide a second chance to people in prison.
Through processes of complementary education, they empower boys and girls of vulnerable communities.
They work in processes of prevention of consumption of psychoactive substances and keeping youth away from violence.
Desalinates the water of the sea, employing solar energy to obtain water in vulnerable communities of coastal areas.
Your trash is my businees ooks to develop innovative ideas through recycling.
Lavoplast is a washing machine with plastic material and recycled waste, and it works without electricity and saves energy and water.
Chocó to dance is an online dance academy in which youth of Chocó teach the world how to dance.
Sin Palabras is a café-bar for people who have hearing disability, and the first of its kind in Colombia.
They promote development of robotics in La Guajira.
What does Musicoral do? Chicoral Music School, each Saturday takes volunteer teachers
The sports club La Paz F.C is an initiative of social entrepreneurship, construction of peace and reconciliation.
They develop prosthesis for extremities, with easy access for underprivileged and vulnerable people with amputations.
It looks for the conservation of native bees and the promotion of meliponiculture, which is the raising of bees without a sting.
El Destrampe Pacífico is a dream of the Centro Cultural for children of the Pacific.
Zansue generates social transformation through a process of artistic training, offering better life opportunities.
The Bibliobus Trazasueños is a Chevrolet Bus model 84, conditioned as a mobile library and a creative laboratory which goes to the communities.
RecyApp is a mobile application (app) of free connection between: recyclers, homes and businesses which ease the processes of recycling.
It is a vehicle which allows the theatre to reach people and brings the community together through the creation of a cultural space.
Productive initiative of income generation for youth with cognitive disability.
They motivate processes of recycling of plastics to transform into products that may be commercialized.
Ekoducha H2O+ reuses grey Waters to promote saving of drinking water.
Tejiendo un país is innovating in the market of footwear and boots.
Ho’oponopono is an initiative which provides for the construction of peace through personal transformation, forgiveness and reconciliation.
It is a social entrepreneurship which looks to organize artisanal fishing communities to sell their produce.
Device which controls the pressure of water to diminish consumption of drinking water
They generate productive opportunities to the population in the process of reintegration through the creation of artisanal lamps.
Through social technology they offer solutions to access basic services in vulnerable communities.
They create home-aids at a low cost for disabled people.
Through clown they attack the structural causes of poverty and inspire lives.
They tend to homeless children by giving them alternatives.
They promote care, preservation and environmental sustainability.
Through audiovisual production they seek to get Comuna children and youth away from gangs, drug addiction and violence.
They eliminate intermediaries in the process of commercializing agricultural produce to improve the quality of life of farmers.
Working toward the empowerment of girls and teenagers to protect them against sexual and gender violence.