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Dr. Bremley W.B. Lyngdoh is Director Microfinance & Ecorestoration of Earthbanc, which enables smallholders to plant mangroves and build sustainable livelihoods by investing capital from their savers via microfinance. He’s made a career out of bringing people and organisations together to create environmental and agricultural projects. I caught up with him online in his home state Meghalaya, north-east India – just before he left to check on leaking uranium waste tanks that no-one will take responsibility for in the jungles of South West Khasi Hills. We covered …
- just how many million mangroves people can plant
- how cyclones made the people of Myanmar suffer where they had destroyed their mangroves
- saving money with Earthbanc funds local smallholders to plant trees
- how Earthbanc monitors progress using satellite data
- whether local people would really want tigers in the forests they plant!
- the beautiful wilderness of Meghalaya, with its living root bridges and 25m (75 foot) annual rainfall
- if Bremley is in fact one of the Na’vi and Meghalaya is Pandora
- the evils of uncontrolled uranium mining
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Interesting Info from Bremley
The technology behind mangrove planting finances: https://blockchainclimate.org/combining-blockchain-and-climate-action/
Spring Valley Farm in Meghalaya – regenerative farming and agroforestry – their youtube channel and farm website: