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Mark Gardner

in New York

Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

PRESENTED ON MAY 18, 2015
IN BROOKLYN @ VOL 4

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 

Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.

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Creating community conversations for climate change action

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
IN TOWNSVILLE

Sandy McCathie is a sustainability advisor, who finds peace in nature, adores her family, and has recently returned from Heron Island where she snorkelled with turtles and manta rays. Encouraging others, Sandy reminds people that Global Warming is real, and reminds us that the present deeply effects the future. Trying to bring the community of Townsville, the goal is to start using economical friendly technology and result in the global temperature to drop by 2050. 

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Entrepreneurial Women in Africa

BY REBECCA NAMAGGA
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Four African women - Rebecca Freda Namagga from Uganda, Amina Mahamudu Serwenda from Tanzania, Oluwabunmi Folowosele & Olanike Omobolanle Ojo from Nigeria, talk about their entrepreneurial ambitions and the potential of women empowerment in the development of Africa.

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Africycle

BY MATT WILLIAMS
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 20, 2015

Matt Williams is the Canadian Programming Coordinator of Africycle and is in charge of collecting bicycle donations to send to our 2 shops in Malawi, Africa. He talks about how Africycle provides basic access to rural Malawians through bicycles and the Canadian/Malawian partnership.

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Change the attitude not the size of clothes

BY MANISHA CHATURVEDI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 16, 2016

Manisha Chaturvedi. A well-known media personality makes a compelling case on how women should be treated in Indian society.She maintains there is an urgent need for a shift in perceptions toward the role of women.

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Of Bees and Burgers

BY MANUEL HEMPEL
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 03, 2016

Manuel Hempel, a local beekeeper, presents his favourit meal and shows how it is deeply connected to his beekeeping activities and the ecosystem around us.

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Murder and Honey: a Defiant Playbook for Community Engagement in the Midwest

BY ADRIENNE PALM
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Adrienne Palm is a director at Northeast Wisconsin Gener8tor for the gBETA program which provides support for early stage companies. Adrienne has worked extensively in the community through non-traditional programs and events. Tonight, she’ll speak on Murder and Honey: A Defiant Playbook for Community Engagement in the Midwest.

 

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Bees in the City: the Power of the Pollinators

BY CHRIS KIROUAC
@ VOL 34 ON MAY 31, 2018

Beekeepers and honey producers Chris Kirouac and Lindsay Nikkel are the owners of Beeproject Apiaries, an endeavour that brings beekeeping to the urban environments in the city of Winnipeg. Chris took the PechaKucha Night Winnipeg stage to talk about the ideas, challenges, and benefits of their urban beekeeping initiative that strives to engage and educate Winnipeg's communities, protect the increasingly vulnerable bee population, and propel sustainable ways of food production.

Learn more about Beeproject Apiaries from their website at www.beeproject.ca.

Chris' talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 34, on May 31, 2018, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Sustainable Cities

BY ASTGHINE PASOYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Astghine Pasoyan discusses what makes cities sustainable, including economic, social and environmental development challenges, with a focus on Yerevan. 

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Photography: A Tool for Social Change

BY JANNETH GIL
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Janneth Gil is a Colombian-born, New Zealander. She started drawing and painting at a young age however, the social instability, poverty and cultural beliefs of her birth country led her to follow an Electrical Engineering and Project Management career. She now has the opportunity to completely dedicate her life to what she is most passionate about, art through the eye of a lens. She is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography at the University of Canterbury.

She truly believes in helping others with her skills and uses her photography as a tool for social change to empower, teach, or simply help people to better understand others. Through her photography, Janneth depicts people and their interactions with others and their environment, exploring cultures, societal norms and the conflict between perceptions, emotions and reality.
Her own social photography-based projects include Our Voices www.ourvoices.co.nz depicting the life stories of a group of people living with disability in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, and Void. Void is largely drawn from Janneth’s autobiographical narratives exploring themes and ideas about identity construction and transculturalism in the context of immigration. More of her work can be found at www.jannethgil.com.

In this PechaKucha Janneth shares how she has used photography as a tool for social change. She encourages exchanging our hidden stories with the hope we would recognise similarities with the “other” therefore, contributing to create a more accepting, tolerant and inclusive society despite our differences.