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Young Champions of the Earth Contest

According to a 2018 study by Deloitte, the five concerns of young people around the world including climate change and food inequality between countries. The United Nations and its Environment Programme, together with Covestro, have launched for the third consecutive year the call for the Young Champions of the Earth contest. The initiative calls for creative ideas for those …

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SIM Announces Winners for the Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Competition

Following 615 nominations from non-governmental organizations and academia, and a rigorous evaluation process involving the Colombian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CECODES), the National Planning Department (DNP), the Swedish Embassy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), we are pleased to announce the five projects selected for the SIM Initiatives Competiton for Sustainable Development: Bancalimentos. …

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Pita’s Battle for Clean Water and Decent Sanitation

The people of Pita have survived armed conflict and droughts. Today, they struggle to gain access to safe drinking water and continue to fight for a better future. About Pita The name “Pita” comes from the Spanish phrase mata de fique with which the inhabitants of this area traditionally manufactured the fiber they use in the moorings …

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[Workshop AGUASAN 2019] “Promoting the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRTWS) through sustaininable business practices”

HRTWS is a public policy conference which focuses on how organizations can promote the Human Right to Water and Sanitation through the adoption of inclusive business approaches. From the 13th to the 17th of May 2019 the 35th AGUASAN Workshop was held in Spiez, Switzerland. The conference provided a platform to analyze the strategies and …

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Two Young Colombians Win at One Young World

Ilana Milkes and Jenifer Colpas stood out from 1,200 participants. Ilana Milkes (left) was a professional football player for the Colombia national team. Jenifer Colpas (right) did her internship in India. Photo: Carlos Ortega / THE TIME – Courtesy Daniel López ‘Everyone deserves decent bathrooms The winners of the Lead2030 Challenge receive $50,000 and mentoring from their …

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Social Entrepreneurs from Tierra Grata and Cunas con Amor Recognized at the Women Economic Forum

Photo Credit: Camila Cooper and Tierra Grata The Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a regional meeting focused on improving the role of women in the economy. Its aim is to pursue initiatives for female economic progress. For the first time, this important forum will be held in Latin America in the city of Cartagena de …

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Full of Energy: Tierra Grata’s new campaign to bring light to the Guajira.

When Colombians discuss La Guajira, two things come to mind. The first is the vast desert, with the arid territory next to the Caribbean Sea a place to go and visit. The second is the poverty with images of Wayuu children and women living without access to water and in a state of malnutrition are …

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Tierra Grata Presents at the UN General Assembly.

World leaders have been participating in the UN General Assembly in New York since last week. This meeting’s theme is to promote multilateral efforts to eradicate poverty, improve the quality of education, and take action against climate change. Many events have already generated controversies, such as activist Greta Thunberg’s look at Donald Trump, Nayib Bukele’s selfie, …

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