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Support Elizabeth and Global Action Zanzibar 2020

Support Elizabeth and Global Action Zanzibar 2020

I am a student at Berkeley Green UTC with a genuine concern for our natural environment. Whilst I know it's rare for one person to change the world, i want to prove that one person can make a difference, so here I go! With the support of Global Action, me and some of my fellow students from Berkeley Green UTC intend to visit the island archipelago of Zanzibar next year to study the ecology of the spectacular coral reefs, sandy beaches & coastal forests. Among the most diverse & productive communities on Earth, it forms one of the world's 25 most important biodiversity hotspots with many endemic & critically endangered species. I will be studying marine and terrestrial conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, natural resource management, alternative livelihoods & poverty reduction working with local projects, charities and school children. The level of study achieved will be recognised by the award of the widely recognised ASDAN Universities Award. The fundraising process is a fundamental part of the educational and life changing experience for me as I progress through my studies and towards a working career as an active member of society. It will help to develop my entrepreneurial, budgeting and teamwork skills and realise an otherwise unachievable learning and travel opportunity. The money I raise will pay for all flights and activities organised and supported by Global Action, the UK's leading provider of Global Learning programmes. I hope to raise additional funds that will be donated to local Zanzibar charities and projects dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism including: Zanzibar Butterfly CenterJozani-Chwwaka Bay National ParkCreative SolutionsPaje Seaweed CenterMenai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA) You can also support my fundraising at no extra cost simply by shopping online at www.easyfundraising.org.uk Thank you!

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Iguana Cup Galapagos - Conolophus goes to mainland

Iguana Cup Galapagos - Conolophus goes to mainland

,Dear Friends, welcome to the crowdfunding site for the Iguana Cup Initiative.  The project aims to raise the environmental consciousness of the 30.000 inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands and of the 250.000 tourists every year. We aim to reduce the generation of yearly 1.2 million single-use plastics in Galapagos by 30% until the end of 2020. A resistant pink plastic cup is used for hot and cold takeaway beverages. The cup is free of bisphenol-A and has a very strong design for long life use. Currently it is still produced in Germany to assure quality standards and "cleaner" plastics. But in the future we would like to considerate local production. The goal is to show that plastics are useful if we use them apropriately. More informacion can be found here on this VIDEO. The endemic pink iguana of the island Isabela is promoted in our project as it did not have contact to disposable plastics yet. The 120 pink iguanas live on a remote volcano in the National Park Galapagos. However, they are in danger of extinction and need protection. Currently around 40 establishments are offering the reusable Iguana Cup. Hotels, Cafes, Restaurants and also Universities are amongst them. We are present on the Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz and San Cristobal), in Quito, Otavalo and Ibarra. In the next step we want to reach out to airports since a huge amount of single-use plastics are used in the airports and airplanes. Also, we want to start in the city of Guayaquil. But we need your support because most of the work is still voluntary and we still need support to reduce the costs below 2 USD. With only one click you could support our project. If not, you may follow us on INSTAGRAM. We thank you very much for your support Nuria, Ginette, Isabellle, Max and the Conolophus team

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