In villages in Laos, even the boats are made of bombs

October 14, 2015 by  
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Atelier COLE’s Bamboo Trees combats illegal Moon Bear trade in Laos

May 12, 2015 by  
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Want to learn sustainable building in Laos, and help save some bears?

February 9, 2015 by  
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Building Trust International is offering a hands-on participatory workshop in Laos this April/May, where volunteers will gain experience in sustainable building techniques and design, while helping to save endangered indigenous bears. The project will have a huge benefit to the local community as well as local wildlife, and volunteers will gain an insight into a number of building techniques and architectural styles. Work will take place in the protected Tat Kuang Si Park ,  alongside the internationally acclaimed Free the Bears Fund Rescue Centre , which rescues and cares for moon bears that are often captured for traditional medicine. The building project will be the construction of a new, sustainably built merchandise store, which will enable FTB to sell items to fund their ongoing bear protection efforts. The build workshop takes place from Sat 18th April – Sat 2nd May 2015, and there are limited spaces available, so sign up soon! + Building Trust International + Free the Bears Images from Building Trust International and Free the Bears ‘ Facebook pages The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bear rescue Laos , Building Trust International , free the bears , Free the Bears International , Free the Bears store , Laos , Laos design , Laos sustainable building , sustainable building volunteers , sustainable design , volunteer building , volunteer design experience , Volunteers

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Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

October 29, 2014 by  
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Cambodia has had nearly 3 million tons of bombs dropped on it in the past century, and most of their remains still lie scattered across the country , maiming and killing hundreds of people every year.  The Purple Buddha Project upcycles these weapons of war  in Cambodia, creating peace jewelry from pieces of UXO (un-exploded ordinances), bomb shells, bullets, and plane parts from the remains of conflict throughout Cambodia and Laos. These pieces are created by local artisans, through ethical cooperative associations that ensure fair wages. Bracelets combine semiprecious stones such as jasper and aventurine with slices of carved bullet casings, while necklaces may contain chunks of mortar shell. A Kickstarter campaign is now underway to fund the project, and the proceeds from each sale will be used to de-mine East Cambodia. + Purple Buddha Project on Kickstarter Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bomb , bombing , bombs , bracelet , bracelets , Buddha , Cambodia , compassion , Jewellery , Jewelry , landmine , Laos , mala , mortar , mortar shells , necklace , peace , Purple Buddha Project , recycled bombs , unexploded , upcycled bombs , UXO , war weapon , warplane , warplanes , weapon , weapons , weapons of war

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Laos Dam Construction Could Drive the Mekong River Irrawaddy Dolphins to Extinction

May 28, 2014 by  
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The WWF reports that construction of a dam on the Mekong River between Cambodia and Laos could spell the end for the last 85 Irrawaddy dolphins . Construction on the Don Sahong dam, which is being spearheaded by Mega First Corporation Berhad , is scheduled to start within a few months. The heavy construction would be extremely damaging to the dolphins as their sensitive hearing would be devastated by the explosives used to excavate the large amounts of rock. Read the rest of Laos Dam Construction Could Drive the Mekong River Irrawaddy Dolphins to Extinction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animals driven to extinction , Cambodia , dam construction , Don Sahong Dam , Irrawaddy Dolphins , Laos , Mekong River , Mekong River pollution , river dolphins , wwf

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