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Shannon Loughnane of My Extremely Long Walk For Climate Action shares his thoughts as he walks towards Canberra from Melbourne to deliver the message to the Australian Parliament that their inaction and obstruction on climate change has been noticed, and is well past due for changing. You can hear his episode all about his long walk here.
Matthew Onyeanula is a permaculture farmer, community educator, and a very inspiring figure. He founded and runs Mattlawie Ecological Restoration Centre. His story is incredible, and so is the Mattlawie project.
Here's more from Matthew about Mattlawie:
Mattlawie Ecological Regenerative Center is an ecological based organization and a registered nonprofit organization in Ghana, West Africa.
Our vision is for humans, animals, plants etc to peacefully and happily coexist in our Ecological Center/ Community; therefore creating an amazing example of regenerative - sustainable agriculture and sustainable living in this region.
Through these ways, taking action against climate change as well as restoring, improving and protecting tropical ecosystems.
*Promote peace and culture.
We are very careful to do all we do ecologically without the use of toxic chemicals, holding firmly to permaculture/regenerative principles, ethics and design systems.
What We Do/ Intend To Do:
Organic Food Production, Organic Cosmetics, Repellents, Fertilizer,
Ecological/ Permaculture / I.C.T Trainings
Eco-Culture Development / Exchange programs, Ecotourism, Eco-lodge / Eco-village
Youth and women empowerment
Aged Care - Elderly Care
Community Development, Landscaping
Beekeeping (Apiculture), Essential Oil distillation, Mushroom Production
Nurseries/ Tree Planting / Agro Forestry Systems,
Sustainable Animal Management,
Renewable Energy – Solar systems, Water Catchments Systems, Biogas, Low Cost Irrigation Systems, Etc.
CAUSE OF ACTION:
Land Degradation / Soil infertility
Alarming poverty rate
Lack of access and means to other knowledge like recycling, Self-sufficiency, etc.
Outrageous Unemployment rate
Eco Buildings for base camps, lodge and trainings
Water Connections on Site