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To catch the rain cover.png Rainwater catchment around the world.
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Preparing the trap
GEM mosquito control. This method of mosquito control involves the use of water containers inside/outside households as well as other buildings, regularly replaced to kill mosquito larvae. It is well known that mosquitoes lay eggs in water where ever it be. It is also equally true that they visit human dwellings as well as cattle/bird sheds for feeding usually from dusk to dawn and they cannot complete their reproductive cycle without animal protein. Exploiting these weaknesses one could achieve mosquito control. For that provide a few micro water bodies around the building using household utensils. Destroy larvae as & when they appear.

By two months one gets tangible reduction in mosquito problem. This experience has repeated at many sites. Further research unearthed the reasons for the magnificent result produced in a short span of two months.

This can be easily extended to larger areas with people’s participation as well as cooperation & guidance from concerned agencies like the WHO and the perennial & apparently unsurmountable problems like Mosquito menace & Malaria, Dengue fever & a host of other problems can be solved once for all. See also Some history. This tall claim is based on the confidence given by the three decade long experience in the matter. Read more...
A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico.
A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico. Read more or check our book


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Jun 28 Towards sustainable economies UK: Just 6% of UK public 'want a return to pre-pandemic economy' [1]

Jun 21 UK Climate news: Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers [2]

Jun 21 France: La convention citoyenne pour le climat souhaite un référendum sur la Constitution et le crime d’« écocide » [3]

Jun 17 San Diego: Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic [4]

Jun 17 Biodiversity news: Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO [5]

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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Service learning as a teaching method combines community service with academic instruction that focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local and global needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community. Internships offer ways individuals can learn from valuable work experiences while also contributing to the host's mission.

Service learning using Appropedia helps to create an essential knowledge base for the world via learning experiences for individuals and classes. The Appropedia Foundation and the Appropedia community work with universities via service learning courses, as well as service learning programs to create these opportunities. Appropedia internships also offer opportunities for service learning.

 


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