Global Study Guide- Environment
Careful use of resources is critical to the long-term success of our programs. We account for the financial, environmental and social costs of each project so that we, along with our partners, can use those resources wisely and to maximum effect.
Heifer’s Cornerstones include “improving the environment" and having a clean, healthy world for everyone who lives on our planet. Examine the ways Heifer addresses important environmental issues in conjunction with other aspects of a project.
Livestock and Climate-Smart Agriculture: Describes how Heifer promotes agricultural practices that are gentle to the earth, while benefiting the people and animals in our projects. Gives stories from Haiti and Nepal.
Soil Health: Explains the importance of soil health to Heifer’s work; Hands-on science experiment and cooking project; Video (Soil 101) and infographic about desertification; Gives stories from Haiti and USA.
Water Access & Conservation: Examines the impact of water access on the lives of Heifer project participants, especially women; Gives stories from Malawi, Zambia and Nicaragua. Videos and infographics challenge students to examine their water usage.
Healthy Stoves: Explains alternatives to traditional wood fires and wood-burning stoves. Describes how Heifer projects use biogas or highly efficient wood-burning stoves; Gives stories from Uganda, Senegal, Malawi.