We’ve partnered with Jane Wynne, of Wynne Farm Ecological Preserve, to help women in Kenskoff, Haiti grow food while reforesting the local landscape and empowering the women as educators. The project involves 100 women who have gathered to plant the hillsides of their villages. Earth Givers provided vegetable seeds for planting home gardens and will offer education in composting, sustainable planting practices and organic insect and disease control.
The planting method–Forest Gardens–is a sustainable and erosion-combating approach that uses intensive perennial planting in a layered manner, much like a natural forest system. This approach requires little water after the first year and reduces soil loss.
- WOMEN WHO PLANT GOALS
- Reduce soil erosion and increase food security by planting the landscape with food trees and plants.
- Increase the long-term success of perennial food production by sharing sustainable planting strategies with women.
- Increase women’s ability to sustain their families by increasing the availability of food that can be consumed, traded or sold.
- Develop a network of women who will share their knowledge and skills with other women.
- Provide a model that can be passed on to other villages.
NEUTRAL GATOR is dedicated to eliminating Gainesville’s contribution to global climate change by supporting the University of Florida in reaching carbon neutrality by 2025 and by reducing the carbon emitted by the local community. eutral Gator’s efforts have led to the country’s first carbon-neutral athletic program and the first carbon-neutral football season in NCAA history! We’re using UF athletic fame as a megaphone to amplify sustainability issues in the Gator Nation and beyond. Galvanizing the international sports community, the thousands-strong UF alumni network, local fans, community leaders, and other key stakeholders is an unprecedented yet essential approach toward fighting climate change.
NEUTRAL GAINESVILLE is an initiative that uses locally generated carbon offsets to neutralize events within the city of Gainesville. We have partnered with the county government, Go Green Nation, Gainesville/Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau, and other entities to neutralize events. These events range from conferences, meetings, symposiums, and a local film and arts festival.
CARBON REDUCTION & ENERGY EXCHANGE is here to help musicians, artists and festivals green their projects, tours, and operations through socially responsible and cost-effective energy solutions. CREx benefits our Gainesville community as an initiative of the non-profit Earth Givers which engages in local energy conservation and carbon sequestration projects. The initiative aims to not only help make your project carbon-neutral but to create a residual awareness on how every single one of us can affectchange and rise to the future’s greatest challenge: global climate change and diminishing resources.Music and art are our best forms of mass communication.