We are in a developing environmental crisis which will make COVID-19 appear almost benign. We know what needs doing. But until the root causes are addressed, everything else is like putting band-aids on bullet wounds. The solutions are clear. The use of fossil fuel and plastic for disposable items such as packaging must end. Alternatives do exist. Education and massive social behaviour change are the only real solutions.
Maga deserves a medal, instead he gets a wagon loaded with trash every day.
Together with the communities in the Banda islands the Vega team designed 4 posters and organized the printing.
When we first visited these islands there was not a speck of rubbish. Now the consumer society has invaded and there is a huge problem.
Eraulo, East Timor
Historic Vessel Vega delivers an entire workshop, seeds and one metric ton of fertilizer.
Among the most notable programs we found was that of Father Gaspar who single-handed runs an orphanage high up in the mountains. They exist mainly on what they can grow in their gardens.
Thanks to YARA Singapore, each re-start a farm kit will come with enough top of the line fertilizer to match the seed input for each farm.
All of Vega’s re-fit was done using re-cycled teak and iron wood from old ships and traditional houses.