By joining local co-operatives, fishing communities in the island nation are being taught good fishing practices, with benefits to their livelihoods and the environment
Fishermen in Madagascar spend several hours a day on their pirogues (fishing canoes) out at sea. In the past, they would return home with baskets brimming with fish. But today, catch sizes have dwindled due to overfishing, rising sea temperatures and extreme weather. In order to help them preserve their livelihoods and slow the effects of climate change, Swiss social enterprise Weconnex is teaching sustainable fishing techniques while supporting access to markets.
MIAMI, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced Wednesday plans to expand its Fathom brand’s Dominican Republic social impact experiences to its other cruise line brands sailing to its Amber Cove port of call.
September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has sponsored a coffee farmer collective in Papua, Indonesia since 2000. For 14 years Amungme Gold coffee has been farmed and processed by indigenous Amungme farmers under the guidance of Freeport’s entrepreneur business program to meet growing demand from consumers.
The Amungme Gold Cooperative has 109 coffee farmers working on coffee plantations spread over an area of 42 hectares located in four high plains communities near the PT Freeport Indonesia operations.
Businesses that uphold sustainable practices in how they source, produce, and serve or sell food play a crucial role in transforming the food system. Food Tank will regularly feature businesses that are providing food to their customers in environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable ways.
Reward Volunteers 2.0 Users Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities
(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - October 3, 2012 - Reward Volunteers 2.0, a free iPhone app and web widget that allows users to log volunteer efforts and earn prizes for themselves, and the organizations they serve, is announcing the September prize winners following the campaign’s launch in late August. Reward Volunteers 2.0 is the second phase of the program; the first ran from February 14 though July 7, 2012.
Classrooms nationwide eligible to win Cabot Cheese for a healthy holiday party
(3BL Media) October 1, 2012 – GEF and Cabot Creamery Cooperative have teamed up to promote sustainability education and healthy behaviors in elementary and middle schools through their new Holiday Cheese Party Raffle. By completing a lesson on health and sustainability, classrooms from around the nation are eligible to win a nutritious party with $100 from GEF and Cabot’s award winning cheddar cheeses.
Cabot Celebrates the Achievements and Contributions of Altruistic Individuals with its Third Community Celebrity Awards Cruise
(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - September 6, 2012 - On September 14th, 41 volunteers, selected for their exceptional community service, will set sail for Alaska aboard an all-expense-paid Cabot Celebrity Cruise. Representing small towns and big cities across the country, each “Community Celebrity” and a guest will spend seven nights aboard the Celebrity INFINITY cruise ship, as it departs Seattle on its way to the Alaskan coast.