Greenpop launches Zambia Festival of Action 2015

greenpop launches festival against deforestation in Zambia(ecotourism.org) “Zambia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. After decades of poor land management, slash and burn farming methods, unsustainable logging and tree-cutting for charcoal, Zambia currently has an estimated deforestation rate of 250 000 to 300 000 hectares per year – that’s twice the size of Houston, Texas.

Greenpop has run their annual Zambia Festival of Action in Livingstone since 2012, as a way to draw attention to their ongoing environmental and eco-education project in the area as well a to bring people together from around the world to share knowledge and work together in a conference-style way.

Through the project and their three annual Festivals of Action, this dynamic social enterprise is making waves across the Zambezi. Their progress over the past 3 years in Zambia includes:

 11,176 trees planted, 97 planting days, 24 sustainability workshops,  educational wall murals, over50 handmade solar cookers,  over 10 handmade rocket stoves, 74 Tree Tuesday radio shows, 48 school eco days, community farms, 1 reforestation site, over 500 passionate planters from Zambia and around the world have joined in the 4 Festivals of Action so far.”

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Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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