Topic : Environment & Sustainability
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Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of products formally considered waste.
Paula Daniels is working to transform our food system through the nationally networked implementation of a powerful idea: the food purchasing of large institutions, which can and should better reflect society’s values of economic equity, environmental sustainability, and public health.
Looking at Europe from a different angle: As origin to impactful social innovations and their founders
Camilio is catalyzing the integration of isolated and non-connected communities through internet access and illumination in areas where the government and private markets have yet to reach. In doing so he is generating resources for and by the community.
Bruno created a platform/network that enables the environmental citizenship and speeds conservation through collective action. Bruno goes beyond the traditional scheme of protection of the green areas, and promotes a citizens' movement for its conservation. From a positive approach he develops a "culture of affection and empathy" in which people develop actions driven by love and not fear.
Oriol is leading a paradigm change in the wildfire community by shifting the focus from fire extinction to management and prevention. He has built a global community of researchers, firefighters and civil society members to share knowledge and create new solutions to make the forests and rural areas safer and more prosperous.
Young changemakers are often brave enough to take unconventional routes in making meaningful changes in our society.
Molly Burhans is transforming the way the Catholic Church and other holders of large, non-contiguous lands are able to respond to climate change and its attendant crises, using new technology tools for informed environmental planning beyond the border of the nation-state.
Ashoka Netherlands is delighted to announce the election of their latest Fellow Wietse van der Werf. Wietse is the founder and CEO of the Sea