Environmental education were the first type of activities we started with over 30 years ago. Live & Learn's environmental protection activities deliver low cost, community-based actions that protect biodiversity and fragile environmental regions while also providing alternative or innovative livelihood opportunities. Our projects cover environmental governance, biodiversity protection and education, invasive species management, conservation, and eco-tourism training....There is growing recognition that nature serves as the foundation for development over the long term because natural systems support our food production, clean our water, regulate our climate, and safeguard the Earth’s biodiversity. The Sustainable Development Goals show that the interlinkages between poverty eradication, basic human rights and environmental preservation are undisputable.
In all our projects we use the following principles to minimize environmental risks and ensure sustainability:
Live & Learn environmental projects often create spin off social enterprise opportunities – such as the Nakau Program, which is a community-based rainforest conservation financing program in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu supplying carbon offsets and Habitat Hectare units to buyers seeking carbon certification, or brand alignment with rainforest protection. In Cambodia our partnership with Engineers Without Borders Australia resulted in the establishment of award-winning social enterprise ATEC Biodigesters - household appropriate technology that combines manure or kitchen waste with water to create fertilizer and gas for cooking.