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OUR IMPACT THEMES
Taking practical actions to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on our changing world and reverse some of these issues before it is too late. Every issue, from plastic pollution to carbon emissions, comes back to human activity and choices by 2030.
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Provide green and decent jobs that contribute to achieving the per capita economic growth in line with local conditions, with Sierra Leone achieving an annual GDP growth rate of at least 8% by 2030.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by involving them in decision-making as a fundamental instrument for building a more peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world by 2030.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in Sierra Leone
LIFE BELOW WATER
Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from plastic pollution, and its impacts, while enhancing conservation and the sustainable use of ocean-based resources through recycling 1,000,000 tons of plastic by 2030.
As the world faces compounding challenges of climate change and societal misfits, now more than ever, the global community continues its collective efforts to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Sierra Leone- remains vulnerable to the threat of climate change and environmental devastation due to socio-economic and environmental factors caused by economic growth pressure and natural disasters.
The Ecovironment (formerly Bombali Plastic Paving Enterprise-BPPE) is a youth-led organisation founded in 2020. It is committed to environmental preservation, taking practical actions to promote plastic waste management, and advocating for the sustainable use of nature. Through its action-oriented practices, Ecovironment aims to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action) by recycling 1,000,000 tons of plastic waste by 2030 into our everyday goods like floor dilate, bricks, decorating tiles, plaque and flower pots together, bringing climate change education to households in Sierra Leone.
Since its establishment, Ecovironment has been committed to facilitating the transfer of rights to local communities. Various contextualised projects have been developed through its local-driven approach to achieve its mission. This includes promoting plastic waste management and addressing climate change and its impacts by building resilient communities through various initiatives and projects. Over three years of operation, more than 750 tons of plastic waste have been recycled. Ecovironment has also facilitated the implementation of participatory waste initiatives to empower local communities in 40 communities reaching over 100,000 people. Moreover, it has established Ecovironment school clubs in over 9 schools across Bombali District to equip the younger generation with plastic recycling skills and up-to-date climate change education. In 2022, we initiated a school feeding program for underserved schools in the country's rural regions with funding and support from Plan International Sierra Leone. Ecovironment Plastic manufacturing centre is located in Makeni City, Bombali District, where the production of its decorating tiles, floor dallet, bricks, plaque and flower pots.
WOMEN AND YOUTHS EMPOWERED THROUGH SKILLS TRAINING
OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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