Planetary Health recognizes novel solutions that balance the need for both human health and a healthy planet, implemented with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it tells the story of the winners of the 2018 Momentum for Change Awards, in the Planetary Health category:
Climate-Efficient School Kitchens and Plant-Powered Pupils | Germany
Two initiatives which are providing healthy, climate-friendly meals in German schools, initiated by IZT (KEEKS), a non-profit research organization and ProVeg international (Plant Powered Pupils), a nonprofit food awareness organisation.
Composting Waste Treatment: An Ecological Solution to Poverty and Climate Change | Haiti
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is building composting toilets in Haiti, reducing the spread of diseases like cholera and typhoid, creating jobs, and restoring local environments.
Santiago Biofactory | Chile
Aguas Andinas, Chile’s largest water utility company together with its main shareholder SUEZ, is transforming Santiago’s three wastewater treatment plants into "biofactories” that convert wastewater and sewer sludge, a wastewater treatment by-product, into clean energy.
Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project | Sri Lanka
Seacology, a nonprofit environmental conservation organization, is helping Sri Lanka become the first nation in history to preserve and replant all of its mangrove forests.