GERES Newsletter #12 - Let's all vote on My Positive Impact!
The GERES newsletter
#12 - June | 2015
Urgent: vote for our project on My Positive Impact!
2015 is going to be a crucial year for the future of our climate. In order to highlight the best solutions out there, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation has decided to launch the My positive Impact contest.
GERES' bioclimatic housing project in Afghanistan is one of the solutions competing for a one-million-euro communication campaign.
To help this project win, give it 5 votes every day until July 5th! We really count on your support to make the difference!
Follow the instructions below:
New faces have arrived at the direction of GERES! Alain Guinebault, who has led our NGO for 25 years, is preparing to retire. Mathieu Ruillet has taken over as new Executive Director as of May 1st, 2015. The new position of Deputy Executive Director has also been assigned to Laurence Tommasino.
This new blog is filled with stories about how the projects conducted in the region have changed the lives of people for the better. Stay posted to hear about our latest news, events, and project developments in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Indonesia.
In Mali, the people of the small town of Konseguela are currently building a new area of activity exclusively powered by renewable energy in partnership with GERES. Quite the change in a country where only 18% of rural areas have access to electricity!
This winter, young students in Mongolia followed classes on nutritional balance. They learned about new vegetables grown under bioclimatic greenhouses: pumpkin, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, radish and many more! The school staff also enjoyed some cooking lessons to prepare these new ingredients.
2 minutes of projects around the world with GERES!
Social value of carbon revealed
Carbon has several prices and limiting a ton of CO2 simply to a price defined by a market means that its social value is overlooked.
A new platform to understand carbon offsetting
With the support of the French Agency for Environmental and Energy Management (ADEME), GERES has launched a new platform to share neutral information on carbon offsetting. The first of its kind in Europe!
Focus on a partner
Since 2014, the EDF Help Foundation has been supporting the construction in Mali of a new area of activity exclusively powered by renewable energy.
Impact of charcoal on forests in Cambodia
Cambodia is changing quickly but with rapid growth also comes increasing social inequalities, deforestation and land degradation.
This study takes a look at the impact of charcoal production on forests.
Catalog for Kabul Households
After 30 years of research in Central Asia, this catalog covers a wide range of prices and a mix of technologies allowing 30% to 60% of fuel saving for the households in Afghanistan.
In Kabul more than 3,000 households are already equipped with a mix of technologies to gain and keep the heat inside.
GERES is recruiting