Proyectos noveles

Comprende candidaturas de individuos u organizaciones con una gran idea o proyecto en fase temprana de menos de un año.

El premio se otorga a individuos, comunidades, empresas en crecimiento o grupos y organizaciones recién formados para que establezcan una sólida base sobre la que crecer.

El intercambio de conocimientos, la formación y el desarrollo de estrategias son maneras en las que esperamos que el dinero se invierta. Asimismo, se aceptan otras sugerencias si le ayudan a hacer realidad una idea.

Existen cuatro premios en esta categoría, y cada uno de ellos cuenta con 10.000 £. Nuestro objetivo es otorgar al menos un premio a un proyecto de pequeña escala en esta categoría.


Cuatro ganadores de los premios de 2019.

Abajo están los ganadores, los proyectos finalistas y otros nominados.

Lo sentimos, pero no toda esta página está disponible en español.

Ganador

Apthapi Comunidades del Vivir Bien

Las Comunidades Apthapi del Vivir Bien creen que vivimos en una época de desequilibrio entre el ser humano y la naturaleza. Tanto es así, que nuestra propia existencia está en peligro.

La asociación sugiere que, para alcanzar un mayor equilibrio natural y social, debemos regenerar y restaurar la forma en que nos relacionamos y coexistimos.

Así nació la idea de crear un espacio donde enseñar y mostrar que Vivir Bien es posible. Un espacio donde se puedan formar nuevas generaciones que aprendan un estilo de vida más equilibrado, conocido como la «Escuela del Vivir Bien».

Desarrollada en las localidades de Achocalla, El Alto y La Paz en Bolivia, la «Escuela del Vivir Bien» es una nueva iniciativa que resulta de las experiencias combinadas de cuatro organizaciones: Flor de Leche,

Inti Phajsi, Casa Espejo y Wayna Tambo. Su programa está dirigido a grupos de personas organizadas en forma de colectivos, instituciones o asociaciones que puedan poner en práctica estos cursos de formación en sus propios territorios.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects

Información sobre el proyecto

Ganador

Laboratorio Sicilia 2030

En este momento crucial de crisis climática, medioambiental, social y económica, Sicilia lucha por encontrar una visión global, por liberarse de la inercia y la resignación generalizadas, defendiendo sus valores.

La idea de Laboratorio Sicilia 2030 es apoyar activamente a las personas y organizaciones del país para que puedan dedicarse a la regeneración y el crecimiento de forma sostenible, siguiendo la Agenda 2030 de la ONU. La iniciativa ha optado por unir distintos proyectos locales, a menudo descoordinados, para perseguir los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

La idea es colaborar con todos los sectores de la sociedad y facilitar el trabajo entre las distintas partes interesadas.

Para Laboratorio Sicilia, ha llegado el momento de entrar en una era de responsabilidad compartida y aprendizaje, creando de forma conjunta un laboratorio de soluciones para mejorar la salud del planeta, algo que beneficia a todos.

 

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects

Información sobre el proyecto

Ganador

Ripanu

En agosto de 2018, el fundador de Ripanu llevó a cabo una investigación sobre el pueblo Sapara y su resistencia a la explotación petrolera. Una de las comunidades visitadas, Ripanu, estaba interesada en realizar un proyecto de turismo ecológico como estrategia para detener la explotación petrolera en sus tierras.

Así fue cómo desarrollaron la idea conjunta de construir un centro dirigido a la conservación de la selva tropical, la enseñanza de los sueños lúcidos, la curación y el rejuvenecimiento emocional, mental y espiritual de los visitantes, mediante el uso de la medicina ancestral y natural.

El centro constaría de cinco cabañas con una capacidad para 20 personas. Se construiría en tierras Saparas, en mitad de la Amazonía ecuatoriana, y se promocionaría a través de un sitio web utilizando vídeos, fotos y mensajes de la comunidad de Ripanu, invitando a personas de todo el mundo a descansar, recargar pilas y soñar en mitad de la selva tropical.

El pueblo Sapara es un grupo indígena etnolingüístico amazónico que corre el riesgo de desaparecer, a pesar de que la UNESCO proclamó su cultura Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Solo cuatro ancianos hablan la lengua Sapara.

El objetivo del proyecto es defender las tierras ancestrales del pueblo Sapara frente a la industria petrolera, regenerar esta cultura ancestral y vivir en paz y armonía con el hábitat natural.

 

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects

Información sobre el proyecto

  • Spanish, English
  • Territorio Sapara,
    Río Conambo,
    Comunidad Ripanu.
    Ripanu Pastaza 160158
    Ecuador

Ganador

Verdegaia

En 2017, una ola de incendios devastó Galicia y Portugal, acabando con la vida de más de 120 personas y arrasando más de medio millón de hectáreas. Las Brigadas deseucaliptizadoras, que se dedican a la restauración ambiental, surgieron después de este horrible suceso.

El eucalipto es una especie altamente invasora y pirofila que se ha extendido con el paso de los años. Los monocultivos de este árbol crean un «desierto verde» con una biodiversidad extremadamente reducida, consiguiendo que los bosques nativos se conviertan en pequeñas parcelas fragmentadas.

Después de los incendios algunos ciudadanos tuvieron la sensación de que había que tomar medidas en lugar de esperar a que fuese el gobierno quien iniciase el cambio. Más de 400 voluntarios se han inscrito como miembros de la brigada, participando en más de 25 intervenciones desde abril de 2018.

Las «Brigadas» han demostrado cómo el trabajo en equipo puede cambiar el rumbo de los hábitats naturales, transformando el pesimismo general en una participación comprometida.

 

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects

Información sobre el proyecto


Also short-listed

Brickify

Brickify recycles plastic waste bags into building bricks and lumber that are used to construct roads and build low-cost housing in Nigeria. It collects plastic waste dumped in drains, gutters and water ways and repurpose them to beautify the environment.

It also uses an inclusive model to collect its waste, whereby it rewards participating households and community members in cash or in kind as long as they submit the required level of waste.

The idea is motivated by the huge plastic waste problem in its communities. This problem leads to flooding, destroys the environment, harbours disease and causes other sorts of havoc.

Its bricks are durable, cheap, water and fire resistant, eco-friendly and heat resistant. They are available for sale to members of the public, but the project’s aim is to use them to build low-cost housing for the less privileged and homeless at a very cheap rate. There’s no need for cement to build the houses because they are used in a Lego like form.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Brickify

Información sobre el proyecto

Compostopía

The organisation was established by a group of permaculturists and transitioners who joined forces to communicate, and inspire people about, the message of regeneration in Greece. Compostopía is a co-created and interactive theatrical event about composting and upcycling.

Before each event, it gets to know the bioregion and establish a dynamic Bioregional directory. This is a community database that captures the wealth of each bioregion in terms of the: people (skills, needs, offers), surplus (products, services, tools, machinery), resources (waste materials) and community issues that can be addressed by pooling resources.

It integrates this information into a performance, which is delivered in conjunction with local communities. It engages and trains local youth in designing, organising and executing Compostop?a. It utilises wasted resources to make the stage/costumes. It integrates local organic farmers and producers by serving meals with their ingredients.

After the performance, it brings participants together to kickstart or present projects, all based on reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, sharing resources, utilising waste and covering our needs with what it already has.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Compostopía

Información sobre el proyecto

Earth Freedom Collective

Earth Freedom Collective is a decentralized network of co-ops working in the domains of food, solar, housing, hemp/cannabis and health justice sanctuaries. Each co-op has a trauma-informed workforce development component, providing economic opportunity to society’s most marginalized.

The collective has access to over 700 acres of rural land in Northern California and a network of urban eco-villages in Oakland seeking to address issues of racial and economic justice, community health, sustainable housing and climate resilience.

It is working with diverse community partners to establish a hybrid model LLC cooperative and community land trust rooted in black and Indigenous land reclamation. These channels will provide practical pathways for large numbers of people to gain access to land, food and freedom from exploitation. It envisions the creation of numerous healing centers anchored by elders from various wisdom traditions that provide spiritual and practical support for marginalized communities.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Earth Freedom Collective

Información sobre el proyecto

Enactus

ex aqua is part of Enactus, an international non-profit organization providing a platform for students to create community development projects with a social entrepreneurship approach. The project focuses on the Toliara region in southwest Madagascar where people suffer heavily from malnutrition.

More than 75% of the population lives below the poverty threshold of $1.9 per day. Additionally, 65% of the coral reefs in the region have died over the past 50 years, and decades of overfishing have decimated the fish stock. As a result, Madagascan fishermen are in need of an additional source of food and income.

Conventional marine bathing sponges are removed from the reef directly, but ex aqua has a sustainable approach to avoid further exploitation of the reef. Ripe sponges are halved and one part is left to regrow. ex aqua empowers fishermen to sustainably grow and harvest sponges and highly nutritious algae in the ocean.

ex aqua’s partner on site is Reef Doctor, a UK-based non-profit organisation that has been conducting conservation as well as social development projects in south-west Madagascar for 15 years. Reef Doctor’s experience provides an immense advantage for ex aqua in terms of regional knowledge, a very familiar contact with the locals, and the trust of the local community.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects

Future Rural Economic Empowerment (FREE)

FREE aims to address a triple threat to the dignity, livelihood and ecosystem of a community in South Africa through providing the three most essential basic needs: water, energy and healthful food.

This idea was born from personal experience and observation of their rural village, where people have to walk kilometres to collect buckets of water; where kids can’t study at night due to a lack of light; and where, although they have plentiful land, most people live in a food desert.

Every home should have a rainwater tank, a solar panel and a permaculture garden. FREE plans to foster a culture of self-sufficiency by setting up a local company of young apprentices who will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of these systems. Profit can be reinvested to repeat the cycle.

“In 5 years time, I imagine looking over my wall to the hillside – currently degraded by erosion and litter – turned into rows of abundant, green, fresh, healthy vegetables, tended to by smiling women singing songs of gratitude, while kids play in the street, made safer, healthier and smarter by being able to study at night, drink clean water and eat good food.” Co-founder of FREE.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Future Rural Economic Empowerment (FREE)

Información sobre el proyecto

  • English
  • Mohale Street,
    QwaQwa,
    Freestate 9866,
    South Africa

Plantasia

Being aware of challenges such as biodiversity loss, undervaluation of women’s labour in rural areas, and the overuse of agrochemicals motivated the development of LifePatch and the creation of Plantasia. Plantasia is an organization that connects local plant nurseries with communities promoting ecological regeneration in Mediterranean climates like Chile.

The project aims to regenerate ecosystems through implementing swarms of micro biodiversity hotspots, co-designed with botanical-wise local women and fostered by rural and urban communities. The idea draws inspiration from clusters of plants and cushion species, like Yareta, that nurse and shelter seedlings and other lifeforms in harsh environments.

A LifePatch unit is a selection of plants supported by a biodegradable base. In five years time, Plantasia expects to have implemented enough units of LifePatch to allow it to abstract the patterns and structures needed to replicate and consolidate the model in other regions as an efficient way to regenerate ecosystems.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Plantasia

Información sobre el proyecto

Reflorestar Portugal

Reflorestar Portugal came from the collective dream to empower human communities to enable natural regeneration. After the Portuguese wild fires in 2017, it began to call people for a collaborative event (the first Meeting for the Forests), where representatives from all over Portugal and other countries gathered to create bonds and solutions.

Reflorestar understands that it is a gradual process of gathering tools, techniques, economic resilience, and strengthening network bonds to facilitate conscious environmental development. It set about multiplying the number of regenerators. Its focus at the moment is to create seed banks and a tree nurseries network to enable reforestation projects, while educating and creating educational content to be shared.

Sharing experiences, and inspiring, connecting and nurturing people and projects, are key roles it has played on a national level. Its mission is to enhance the human potential to collaborate for the regeneration of planet earth and humanity itself.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Reflorestar Portugal

Información sobre el proyecto

Tarumim

Tarumim’s fundamental concern is helping communities build their adaptive capacity as the climate in Brazil becomes more hostile, both in terms of weather and politics.

In 2008, Tarumim’s director swam in a beautiful stream in Minas Gerais that has since dried up. Minas Gerais has lost over 90% of its Atlantic forest, and the disruption of the water cycle threatens the whole country, with floods in the north, major shortages in the cities of the south, and impacts around the world.

Syntropic farming can regenerate degraded land into bio-diverse agroforestry plots, returning springs to life and increasing rainfall, while its high yields provide food security and employment. There are networks in place, but the system is virtually unheard of in rural Minas Gerais, so Tarumim will channel funds from crowdfunding and businesses into fortifying and scaling these networks.

Since Carol Novaes (pictured) qualified as a Syntropic teacher and transitioned from conventional farming to agroforestry, several of the 42 agriculturalists’ projects in her area have also started experimenting. One of Tarumim’s projects is to fund her to hold free workshops and assist agriculturalists in the process of transition, and thereby catalyse a wave of community interest.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Tarumim

Información sobre el proyecto

Team A.R.K.

In 2017, three major hurricanes hit the Caribbean region, displacing hundreds of thousands of families. The recovery period began immediately after the disaster, but still basic support systems are limited and continue to stifle livelihoods, economic activity and overall development.

Feedback from hurricane victims from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Tortola indicate that some forms of support were slow to come by in terms of rebuilding livelihoods. Therefore, Team A.R.K. has designed The A.R.K. – Agri Recovery Kit.

The kit aims to empower users and communities to grow a portion of their own food during the months after a disaster, allowing room to secure other necessities and to rebuild.

The kit will contain food input materials – seeds (land varieties), organic pesticides and fertilizers, a compost block, degradable grow bags and solar battery, among other items.

It is supported with knowledge videos on practical actions for the recovery period, such as water purification and water catchment methods, food production techniques, and other sustainable living practices.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: Team A.R.K.

Información sobre el proyecto

The Bee Camp

The Bee Camp’s vision is a future with cities in which people and nature co-exist in harmony. Its mission is to inspire and empower communities to make cities a better place for pollinators through education, awareness raising and a holistic approach to social change.

The mission starts with two challenges: 1. people living in the cities are disconnected from nature, and 2. the population of native pollinators is decreasing dramatically. Nearly one in ten wild bee species face extinction in Europe. More than 1,200 species of bees are found in Greece and The Bee Camp is committed to their conservation.

The project focuses on the future by providing hands-on workshops for children. At the same time, it creates city havens, or «Bee Spots», consisting of bee-friendly flowers and insect-hotels, providing safe habitat for the pollinators. It is about to launch the «Athens Bee Path», a safe pathway for the protection of urban pollinators, with the installation of a series of Bee Spots.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: The Bee Camp

Información sobre el proyecto

YAKUM

In 2016, the founder of YAKUM went to Ecuador to learn about deforestation and agroforestry. In 2017 he returned and found some local ethnobotanical experts, with whom he visited many indigenous communities.

The Shuars in particular liked the idea of regenerating pasture-land with the forgotten foods and medicines of their forefathers and mothers, and over six months, they set up 15 small sites in ten Amazon communities, using over 100 culturally important species.

They stayed with many families and talked for hours about needs, pressures, deforestation and cultural erosion. They often struck a chord when talking about food culture, nutrition and forest loss. They built a nursery in one community and it was incredibly successful. They built a couple more, and then a couple more. YAKUM now works with hundreds of community members in ten communities.

YAKUM wishes to bring together core members of different communities to deliver permaculture and agroforestry workshops, ensuring that it not only «reforests» with them but regenerates, ensuring high yields, less pests and rich soil.

The project’s vision is for these communities to become centres of excellence in Amazon agroforestry and conservation and lead the projects themselves, through capacity building and youth leadership development.

  • 2019
  • Intentional Projects
Photo: YAKUM

Información sobre el proyecto

  • English, Spanish
  • Via Macas,
    motorway between Puyo and Macas Tsurakú community,
    Pastaza,
    Ecuador