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Alley cropping is a fantastic alternative to slash and burn. Working with www.rainforestsaver.org and Unidad Juan Jimenez ( an agricultural college in Ecuador) we grew 4000 inga trees, trained 400 students and farmers and established the first 20 demonstration farms in the Ecuadorian Amazon. There are...

Teaching in a variety of places to a variety of audiences. From schools and universities to local council and government officials, indigenous people, music concerts and western conferences....

Girl Power - Myself and Ivonne Macias ( The Committee of Human Rights, Shushufindi, Ecuador) showing how its done. I was the first person to  build rainwater systems in this part of the Ecuadorean Amazon, to help those most in need and who are drinking contaminated...

A typical looking amount of rubbish on the beaches on the pacific coast of Colombia. From the rubbish we found on the beach and local resources of clay, sand and coconut fiber to make cob we built a shelter and bench. When working with cob it is...

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Eco-bricks are empty plastic bottle filled with inorganic rubbish. Over the years I have helped to build benches, walls, a restaurant, school, a health centre (as seen in the photo) and inspired numerous other buildings. An international group of problem solvers came together and  formed the Global...

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Sadly one of the most contaminated places on Earth is the Amazon. Texaco, now Chevron, left almost 1000 unlined toxic waste pits in the jungle. 30,000 indigenous people won a class action lawsuit against them but they have still refused to pay see http://chevrontoxico.com/about/...