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Vicky Else

Jun 16, 2014
06:19

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What most intrigues me about this project is the focus on sustainable food production within local communities--beekeeping, aquaculture, and so on. Sustainability is a system, not an action, and certainly not an object.

Paulo Borges De Brito

Jun 20, 2014
01:15

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I agree with the comment above. You can have actions that the main goal is to achieve sustainability. Given your actions, could you actually elaborate more not the indicators of sustainability. Also, what is definition of sustainability? Paulo

Delton Chen

Jul 14, 2014
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Hello Sacred Seedlings, I am just writing to let you know that I have linked your proposal into our proposal for a Global Plan. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300701/planId/1307204 Our plan is called Global 4C and it would provide finances for bio-sequestration. Good luck, thanks Delton Chen

Mellowswan Africa Foundation

Jul 15, 2014
02:00

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Hope this will be a great world climatic Hope

Newton Mwakabambo

Jul 15, 2014
04:59

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I believe this is a big step towards what is supposed to be done by everybody in this universe.Let us work together.

Samuel Robbins

Jul 16, 2014
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Although I do think introducing biodiversity back into these regions is important, making sure the species planted are native and will not be invasive or harm the local ecosystem should also be considered. Overall there are a lot of great ideas, maybe narrowing them into more specific categories/stages of development.

Huynh Phu Dat

Jul 31, 2014
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Earth is multi - locations , why your proposal only try to save Kilimanjaro ? Even you successfully win this contest , can you save Earth from climate change , a global problem by solving a local problem ?

Huynh Phu Dat

Jul 31, 2014
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Are you just kidding with this contest ?

Climate Colab

Aug 6, 2014
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The idea is good. But what experience does the foundation have in terms of planting and sustaining trees? Have they learned from the Green Belt Movement? These are basic ideas and the problem is in implementing - it's not clear that this group has the experience to do that. --- (1) It is a very complete list of items that are addressed in this presentation. Also has 125 comments. It is focused on Kilimanjaro and three other sites close to the Kenya border. Proposed idea is a good one and would expand ongoing activities with support from the government. Currently the state is losing many trees and animals that are hit by folks who take away the crops and elephant pieces to Asia. (2) Personal experience in Kilimanjaro last year. Colleague based in the same town has covered thousands of trees that also include ways to reduce emissions. Big problem was that one of his locations was hit by thieves who stole the products from the trees. He lost many of the trees and the products. It is a common element and the proposal would need to set up ways to reduce such effects.

Hemant Wagh

Aug 27, 2014
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How many saplings will be required and how will you procure those? How will you involve the local people into your activities so that they do not steal the products from the trees? Why not to involve them in to activity such as saving the seeds of fruits they eat through out the year & spreading it annually during proper season and let them use the products of trees without stealing.

Climate Colab

Sep 3, 2014
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- Ambitious proposal for reforestation program in Kenya and Tanzania. While well-intended, it is not clear whether the proposing group would be able to carry through the actions. - Planting lots of trees in Tanzania is a good idea - not novel, but a very good thing to do. Given that so many projects like this have foundered in Tanzania, with one of the main reasons being lack of government interest, it is unlikely that this one will succeed. The proposal is all about what could be done, without considering what has happened in the past and how the problems identified could be overcome. Thus the proposal is incomplete, and appealing is the only thing one can say. - (1) The proposal provides a complete list of well-addressed items. It is focused on Kilimanjaro and three other sites close to the Kenyan border. Proposed idea is a good one and would expand ongoing activities with support from the government. Currently the state is losing many trees and animals that are hit by folks who take the crops, ivory etc. to Asia. (2) I have personal experience in Kilimanjaro from last year. A colleague planted thousands of trees, providing a way to reduce emissions. A big problem was that one of his locations was hit by thieves who stole the products from the trees. He lost many of the trees and the products. This is a danger that is now recognized by the proposal and it now admits that work in Kilimanjaro may take up to 5 years.