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Inspirational Speaker & Solutionologist

Nicola inspires others to make a difference in the world.

She pushes us to question everything and to remember where there is a problem there is always a solution.

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Nicola has been working for most of her adult life on finding solutions. Blessed with common sense she has focused on finding solutions to the numerous environmental and social problems she has encountered.

Since 2000 she has been working in the Ecuadorean Amazon. She traveled from the headwaters in Ecuador down the Amazon River to Brazil researching the effects of the oil industry on the environment and indigenous people who live there.

Her discoveries led her to share her insights in a number of short films as well as the feature documentary ‘Blood of the Amazon’. Producing a film was not enough, driven to find ways to help deal with the contamination left from the oil industry she co-founded The Amazon Mycorenewal Project, bringing together a group of scientists to research mycoremediation (the use of fungi to clean up contaminated sites).

Looking for an immediate solution to help the people she started to build rainwater systems for families drinking contaminated water. Over the years Nicola has built numerous families water systems. She has also initiated the clean up of villages using eco-bricks (empty plastic bottles filled with rubbish).

Nicola built the first ecological restaurant in the Amazon (built from 3,200 eco-bricks) and the first place to serve local coffee. Working with the local councils she has provided them with environmental consultancy and worked to change the entire way of looking at waste.

After visiting the Pacific coast of Colombia and seeing the vast amount of beach rubbish it was apparent another bigger solution was required.

Nicola’s focus has now moved on from eco-bricks to promoting the use of the open sourced machinery which can chip plastic and melt it down into a new saleable products. This then turns rubbish into a resource, trash into treasure and brings an environmental, social and economical solution.

Nicola is currently working with Ecopazifico in Colombia.

For more information on the machines see Precious Plastic

With the charity Rainforest Saver she has also been coordinating an agroforestry project to help prevent the slash and burn of tropical rain forests. Last year they grew 4000 trees and trained the first 400 farmers. There are now 25 demonstration farms.

This is Nicolas personal website , for more environmental education see her original site Eyes of Gaia



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