Sustainable development at local, regional and global scale perhaps is the most difficult task that humanity has ever faced. Central to all of the many approaches aimed at both identifying unsustainable practices and achieving sustainability, are access to scientific knowledge and its application. The great sustainability problems of the 21st century e.g., poverty alleviation, sustainable food production, clean and accessible water resources, the health of ecosystem and maintenance of biodiversity all require usable scientific knowledge as one critical component for their solution.
By using local labor and materials, Nutrient Enhanced-Artisan Reefs (NEAR) plans to create artificial reefs to increase fish production by marine compost of waste products. Owing to global climate change and bad fishing practices, food security for communities that rely on fishing is at risk. The artificial reef would not only aggregate fish to a particular area, but also increase fish production in this areas. This project is accomplished while also reusing and marine composting waste products available within the community.
Farming for conservation entails a new paradigm: shifting the focus away from protecting the environment from farmers, to investing in farming as a way to enhance the delivery of a wide range of public goods and services. It is highly innovative in terms of the measures adopted, the simplicity of approach and the output based payment system. It has been piloted in a highly complex protected landscape of the Burren and has proven envirnmental, agricultural and socio economic benefits.
To create a successful, trusted, socially and ecologically responsible, ecommerce business which integrates the best mushroom related products and technologies. This business will serve as a base to support the educational databases of the site and will fund global projects to conserve ecologies and fight hunger,
CCF is expanding Bushblok as part of a 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to also stimulate a biomass industry in Namibia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuShsDlRvk8.